Monday, 24 October 2011

In the silence of space ......

An offer of a game of Firestorm Armada was encouragement enough for me to get my Sorylian fleet to at least a point where I could put them on the table. I do want to do some more details and I have some decals for markings.

Enjoyed the game, of course I lost but it was the first time I played so no shame in that. Learned a bunch from the game and will look forward to playing next time.

I have also managed to put together the last few of the Napoleonic French, got them undercoated and started the basing. I will pick up on these later when I want a no brain job.

The Gripping Beast Vikings have moved on a bit too, they are coming along slower than I would have liked, I have also assembled some Guild figures for Malifaux and Bette Noire for the Resurrectionists.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Head of Steam

The next game in our Warhammer campaign saw my Warriors of Chaos come up against Empire, Jim's army is fantastically painted and is gorgeous and a pleasure to play against. I did not know what to expect never having played Empire - I had a feeling they had a bunch of anti chaos toys.

The scenario was meeting engagement, my Hellcannon missed the deployment but would still be in a good position when it comes on to the table. Jim had several units kept of table which would prove more of a problem for him.

I'm not going to go in to a blow by blow account, I made a couple of mistakes, I should have either ignored the steam tank or not charged both units of knights against it. I could then have threatened the artillery which are the real threat in this army.

The game was close which wasn't reflected in the massacre result. My undoing was 'Van Horstman's Speculum' losing me a key melee phase. Well I can still take pleasure in destroying a Steam Tank and watching both Empire wizards dimensionally cascading.

Next weekend I am playing Firestorm Armada so I have tug the sorylian fleet out to finish them off this week then back to the vikings.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What a Saga!

Seems like ages that I have posted, played some games but not done as much painting as I would have liked.

Last week I played another game in our Fantasy campaign, once again facing Ade and his Goblins - I took an elite force heavy on Warriors but I was wrong footed right from the start as I was facing very mobile opponents with plenty of Magic. Live and learn, it certainly gave me more thought to getting chariots and my marauder horse painted up.

Also as always we had a spectator.

At the club we finally got to bring Saga to the table. Normans vs Vikings, just a four point game to start, working through the mechanisms to get our heads round the rules. An enjoyable game, with fatigue and the battle boards giving the expected subtly and flavour.

This game is going to bring some fun, more Viking era armies are promised as well as El-Cid, Arthurian and a free battle board that will be included in a future Wargames Illustrated.

Looking forward to finishing my own Vikings and getting some more games in.