Monday, May 13, 2013

I missed the last night but got a game in over the holidays

Sadly no report from the last games night I wasn't there and the camera I loaned out had dodgy batteries.

Instead for your consumption was my first game of FOW3. During the holidays I was lucky to meet up with an old friend and one of his newer opponents. I have had FOW3 since it came out but the club gamers that play Flames of War have not been coming for quite some time so World War Two has had a back seat except for a test run introduction to the club some time back,

I played on a beautifully buit table (made by Richard) with some rather nice prepainted buildings. If any one knows who made them please leave a comment as I would like to get some my slef and Richard can't remember who made them.

I played a 1500point German Grenadier force with Artillery and Marders in support.
Matt played Russian Strelkovy and well steam rollered me. Not since CanCon 3-4 years ago had I lost in FOW so badly. Nothing like lots and lots of infantry and 10 Matilda 2s Ouch.

Before the battle
You can see my Germans throught he centre, Russian hords to the right and 10 Matilda2s and 4 Su76s to the left. Just hold out I thought, use the artillery and the Marders to smash the armour.
Bit dark I know but you can see the useless artillery (only becasue of my poor placement). Mind you the Marders did no better, so many 1s rolled argh!

I concede when the horde eats me. Oh well fun was had by all. It was great seeing only slight changes with the 3.0 rules and well it is always good to play someone new. Thanks Matt and Cheers Richard. Matt deserved to win and well as they were Richards Germans I put it down to this not my lousy generalship.
Just the place to bury my honourable dead, the buildings on the board were just fantastic. Any idea who?


Monday, May 6, 2013

Early April meeting 2013

Not much time to blog as holidays took over and a trip to the barrier reef and catching up with family and friends ensured that games remained firmly in second place.

We seem to have become a defacto Friday night magic centre, to be honest this is rather good as at least it grabs a few of the more gently members of society into the games.

A couple of games of Malefaux were had.
Wings of War or Wings of Glory take your pick. A good game with a nice bomber scenario that led to it being shot down I believe.
I got to play Spear and Shield in 15mm. An older set of Australia produced rules (yay) playing 15mm War of the Roses. No real victor as it was really to get our heads back into using the rules and teaching me the basics.
It was similar but different to WRG 6th and not really like any other set at the moments. The game had a nice old school charm about it but I still have not found my perfect set. Resilience maybe close, Hail Caesar for bigger games (lots of people), DBA hmm still a favourite but I would really like to give Impetus a go. FOG seems to have fallen way out of favour and no one, absolutely no one plays WAB or any of the Clones, pity as many of the lads play WFB.
I’ll miss a couple of games nights but the lads might take photos for me. Game on.