This time my Austrians faced Chris' French. Simon took command of one of the Austrian Brigades and John had one of the French brigades. It was still very much a learning exercise with these rules.
Friday, February 25, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
At the February NWS Games Day Simon assembled his fortress and prepared to stand siege.
My post on our previous game using this fabulous terrain can be seen here: https://onesidedminiaturewargamingdiscourse.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-siege.html
Friday, February 18, 2022
Zoe and I got in another game of this today. Took around two hours and we were much quicker than before (it helped that I had now read the rules). This game is a lot of fun, but very hard to win. Zoe was the Scout and I was the Soldier. I was a rotten shot! Zoe got slimed and spent an inordinate amount of time looking for clean clothes! Just as we were starting to make progress the aliens, eh intruders, started appearing. Then fires broke out. Then the alien queen took a liking to me - result I died. Then the fires spread. Result ship blows up. As it was it was just about to go into hyperspace and none of use were safe. Plus the destruct sequence was underway. Engines unknown, but destination earth!
My daughter told me she had played this game with her friends and really enjoyed. Thanks to Tactics here in Perth I was able to source a copy super quick. Then it was just a matter of finding some time to play. Our first game was a bit of a challenge in not knowing the rules etc, but it played well, provided you remembered that you were in an alien (hint hint) infected space-hulk (hint hint). Zoe's character was the maintenance and and was intent on collecting shiny things (didn't happen). I was the commander and wanted to send off a signal and find peace in hibernation.
We fought off a few intruders, survived some wounds, got covered in slime (well one of us), both got infected and died, just as the game was coming to a close.
Now to play again.
Whoops, forgot to publish this. Game took place around 20 January.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
At the club last night we reconstructed the game from last week and pushed along a bit, getting a better handle on fire combat, charge and melee.
I haven't read the rules or watched any of the videos so it was a bit of a suck it and see exercise. Some bits irked me, like skirmishers shooting up artillery and skirmishers not getting a bonus firing on squares, but this might be me being so used to playing Napoleonic's were an on table unit represents a brigade, not a battalion.
I mentioned before I found the rules to be like Shako, but this similarity started to fade as I got a better feel for them. The charge mechanism seems interesting and I liked the idea of maintaining supports for units to rally back on.
I did have some shitty die rolls, but nothing new there.
I'm about to start on an early Roman army to match my Carthaginians. This is based on a DBA army I picked up from the late Tony Cooper, some spare figures from Simon and a purchase from a chap in New Zealand which I had the good fortune to find on Facebook.
Need to do some research, but I am sure I have at least enough for a Basic Impetus army.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Today's session completed this excellent game. We had a lot of ups and downs, but ended up exactly where we started in terms of Victory Points - zero. nada, zilch.
Sunday, February 13, 2022
So I rocked up to the club expecting to play Black Powder with some of Simon's excellent SYW figures and find I am playing General d'Armee with some of his excellent Napoleonic figures. Such is life.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Friday, February 4, 2022
Effectively a rematch from our game on 16 December, this time Stephen took command of my Arabs and roughed up my Byzantines.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Using the same system as Europe in Turmoil, this game tackles the Cold War. Richard and I started the game on Tuesday and got carried away staging coups in Egypt only to discover this raised the Defcon tension and precipiated Nuclear War and end of the game. Being gentlemen we didn't apportion blame for causing the Nuclear War and with the planet now destroyed there seemed little point. In the future cockroach scholars are sure to debate the origns of life on the planet, once they have evolved sufficently. The smart money is on a lot of big bangs.
Excellent game, looking forward to next session.
Now is the start of 1945 and while the Allies have lost the initiative, at least the Soviets have been blessed with snow.