Thursday, November 24, 2016

One day I will finish the painting and put sails on the little ships, Man O War at the club

Quieter night as the RPG and Magic lads and lasses were not there. Yet 3 games were played. Barry's obligatory Wings of Glory WWI this time, 40k Nids vs Marines and a dusty old favourite from GW Man O War, Bretonnians, Chaos Dwarves and Orc fleets, plus more random sea monsters than all the pirate movies put together.

Let Battle comence

Nids won but it was very close this time

About to conquer the high seas, yes that is the dreadfleet mat and a beauty it is.

Orcs and Allied Norse

My Brettonnian fleet

Hand built Chaos Dwarves that rolled more miss fires than I have seen in a long time, boy did we laugh, well 2 of us laughed!

Closer to the lovely Norse ships and the ring in Skaven Vessel that we allowed to act as an orc.

4 on this table with smiles as well.

Check out the ones.................I never get that many ever.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Battlegroup at home rather than the club

Unfortunately I was not available at the club night in early November due to other commitments so I can't give updates for this night. But I can tell you about a fun game with my son on a recent weekend.

I have been very keen to get a proper game of the BattleGroup rules up and running and it game me pause to think about what to play. I have run this system solo with 15mm miniatures but decided to return after 34 years (ouch) to 1/72-1/76 scale or 20mm if you prefer. The old Airfix and Mathcbox kits still hold their own if you want access to huge amounts of models for WWII.

Well the game was a complete success. We played a small squad game with 220 points a side. Basically a platoon of infantry, a tank and a little support. Needless to say I lost but only just. I made a rush to the objective in the last couple of turns only to have a German Panzerfaust blow my Halftrack and Leaders apart. Thus causing my battle rating to plummet and the lads to retire off the board.

All I need now is a few more games and I will introduce it to the club.

Btirish battlegroup

German battlegroup

The House in the middle is the objective, Brits to capture, Germans to hold

German Positions after a couple of turns

Brits moving up

Germans using the hedge wisely

Nasty MG to remove my troops and the HQ in a cool resin car I bought at Cancon 2016

Brits moving up the flank

Germans still control the forest and stop my flank movement.
The end is near, yep the halftrack is torched leaving me with failing morale and a much diminished force.
It really was nice to play in 20mm again, almost regression therapy.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

An old favourite has new life breathed into it, more club antics

40K took a nose dive at the club over the last two years or so, due to, well a lack of desire to by the same army book over and over again. In fact one club gamer that played 40k recently admitted that the last rule book he purchased was for 4th edition. Yet all good things come around again. Sure enough an astute purchase (new and second hand) by a couple of club members means that 40K is up and running again. It never really left just went into hibernation.

Picture show time

8 gamers with 600 points aside, nice.

Necron Crab like thing perched precariously on a rocky out crop. Brilliant model


Battle of Britain

The fine art of simultaneous movement

Not sure who won this dogfight over Britain but Wings Of Glory is such a good game.

Magic the Gathering and ........chips.....lots of chips.... surely you get your cards messy?