Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Saturday, 14 December 2013
This time, I brought in a Squat land train in. They were terrible in Epic but I had high hopes of it in FWC.
The Land Train decides to make a run for it around the flank of the table, catching Orks in the open before they got into the BUA. A flamer does wonders on inf.
The Cyclops starts advancing. Look what I can see on the other side of the table......
What's the range again?
Close up of the Cyclops, Gav did a real nice paint job of it.
The Colossus with Squat enhanced Rhinos advance up. Gav upgraded the Rhinos with Las Cannons, a very Squat thing to do.
A large chainsaw does wonders against a large target.
The Cyclops gets revenge for the Colossus and nails the Gargant with a direct shot.
This ended up a narrow win to the Orks. A few more turns and it would have it would have been a Squat win as the land train was running around doing it's thing.
I really have to get someone else to play FWC, it's fun.
Thanks Gav for getting your figures on the table, so cool and love what you have done with the Squats and Orks.
Gav kindly supplied both armies and he ran the Orks.
We choose lots of shiny toys, I got a Colossus and a Cyclops, Gav got a Gargant and other Orky goodness.
We line up
The Squats start to advance. Pity their command rolls were hopeless
The Cyclops lines up to fire on some hapless Ork
The Cyclops lines up again. "Stick your head out John!"
The Cyclops decides that close assault works better
The Orks decide that running away is a better idea
It was great fun to get a game in of FWC, it's a fun game and plays nicely.
Now, if I can find someone in London to play it
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
I picked up a mega fleet for the NSL as well as a little space platform (always need an objective).
I've been resisting for a while, but gave in.
wonder what I'll be painting over xmas....
Here is the runners & riders for the comp
I won three games and drew one, which ended me up on 74 points. Big difference to the last few years at Warfare
Game 1 vs Derek Bruce 22 - 3
Game 2 vs David Parish 23 - 2
Game 3 vs Don McHugh 9 - 11
Game 4 vs Kevin Johnson 22 - 3
I ended up only a few points behind Alasdair, so, getting close now.
Don Avis Later Imperial Spanish
Lynnette Maxim Later Thirty Years War German
Stephen Stead Early Thirty Years War Swedish
Simon LeRay-Meyer Later Thirty Years War German
Don McHugh Later Thirty Years War German
Peter Davis Later Imperial Spanish
Byron Emson Early Thirty Years War German Catholic
Martin van Tol Later Thirty Years War Swedish and Weimarian
Tim Porter Early Thirty Years War Swedish
Nigel Emsen Mongol
Kevin Johnson Jurchen, Later Jing and Qing
Dave M Allen Later Ottoman Turkish
Simon Clarke Later Imperial Spanish
Stewart Johnson Thirty Years War French
Jim Gibson Later Imperial Spanish
Chris Richards Later Thirty Years War German
Paul Greenwood Later Thirty Years War German
Alasdair Harley Later Thirty Years War German
Richard Davey Early Thirty Years War Swedish
David Parish Hungarian-Transylvanian
Richard Young Later Thirty Years War Swedish and Weimarian
Ben Jones Thirty Years War French
Ray Boyles Later Imperial Spanish
Keith Spedding Early Thirty Years War Swedish
Derek Bruce Scots Royalist
Tim Thompson Later English Civil War Royalist
Jimmy Carter English Civil War Parliamentarian
Brian Holmes Thirty Years War Danish
Monday, 11 November 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
One big win and three big losses.
Later Swedes 22 - 3
Louis XIV 2 - 23
Polish 2 - 23
League of Ausburg 5 - 25
It all looked so good on paper and all fell to pieces when the shooting started.
Only having one average mounted really makes it hard, once one flank has collapsed, it's hard to plug the gap.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
I've been missing playing scifi as no-one in my club seems to play any scifi other than Epic.
I'm partnering up with Martin and we are bringing Later Danish.
It's another themed competition, any army, in 1695.
We are expecting lots of Swedish and League of Ausburgh Dutch.
Our army is mass musket-bayonet with regimental guns, so, should be fun.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Monday, 30 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
GB 2: 305
Portugal 1: 277
USA 2: 274
GB 1: 254
USA 1: 208
France 2: 207
Portugal 2: 178
Congratulations to the French.
Pool winners were:
Period 1: Graham Briggs
Period 2: Eduard Gatereaux
Period 3: Guy Daubaugnan
Period 4: David Fairhurst
ITC 2013 Runners and Riders
Period 1 – Republican Rome Theme, 900 pts
Period 2 – Elephant Theme, 850 pts
Period 3 – Mongol Theme, 800 pts
Period 4 – Early Medieval Europe, 900 pts
1 Richard Jeffrey-Cook Late Republican Rome
2 David Bannister Tibetan
3 Richard Collins Early Lithuanian, 1250 AD
4 Dave Ruddock Feudal Navarrese, 1070 AD
1 Chris Johnston Early Successor Macedon
2 Hilton McManus Indo-Greek
3 Matt Iverson Song Chinese, 1250 AD
4 Bob Rioux Later Sicilian, 1299 AD
1 Jose Manuel Martins Later Carthage—Hannibal in Italy
2 Paulo Barreiro Medieval Burmese
3 Miguel Mata Mongol Conquest
4 Simon LeRay-Meyer Early Hungarian
1 Francesco Berucci Later Macedon
2 Massimiliano Martellacci Sui Chinese / Early Tang
3 Stefano D'Addino Song Chinese
4 Carmelo Andrea Lo Moro Early Medieval German
1 Walt Burgoyne Later Repubican Roman, 81 BC
2 Rob Smith Indo-Greek, 150 BC
3 Graham Unger Song Chinese, 1275 AD
4 Dannie Martz Sr HYW English Continental, 1320 AD
1 Hubert Bretagne Later Macedon
2 Edward Gerardeaux Nan Zhao, 800
3 Guy Daubagnan Mameluk Egyptian, 1261 AD
4 Christophe Sciangula Early Hungarian, 1199 AD
1 Jacques Destremau Pontic, 85 BC
2 Anthony Leroy Maurayas, Classical Indian, 300 BC
3 Patrice Caillon Koryo Korean, 1200 AD
4 Jean-Yves Cassas Early Hungarian, 1100 AD
1 Graham Briggs Early Successor Antigonas Gonatas, 270 BC
2 Lynda Fairhurst Medieval Indonesian/Malay, 1436 AD
3 Terry Shaw Early Teutonic Knights, 1220 AD
4 David Fairhurst Later Anglo-Irish, 1328 AD
1 Ricardo Simas Later Republican Roman
2 Jorge Martins Indo-Greek
3 Gonçalo Costa Xi Xia, 1201 AD
4 Marco Quinta Feudal Catalan, 1320
1 Joao Especial Early Successor, Ptolmey 217 BC
2 Orlando Almeida Indo Greek, 175 BC
3 Fernando Sousa Early Teutonic Knights, 1241 AD
4 João Costa Latin Greece, 1310
Friday, 23 August 2013
I've always wanted a decent drop pod, right back in the days when I played 40K.
I can see some of these being bought for my Tomorrows War games, when I get around to playing them.
At Gencon this year, they released two new ships.......
The Tantive IV blockade runner
Monday, 12 August 2013
The two armies line up and eye each other up.....
The Savoy battle line
The two lines collide. The French broke shortly afterwards.
The Austrians break out of their fortifications to come and pick a fight
Game 4 vs Later ECW Royalist 25 - 0 win
Martin and I had a practice game with our two armies at the club a few weeks before and he gave me a damm good kicking.
The Savoy advance up to meet the English
The armies eye each other up, wondering who will start first.
The Savoy start advancing in formation
The Japanese had the tough choice of breaking off and risking being shot at on mass or staying in. They chose to remain fighting and one by one, broke.
Game 6 8 - 12 draw/lose vs 30 Years War Protestant.
My final game was against Alasdair, the raining FoGR champ as somehow I was in equal 2nd place.
I completely forgot to take any photos of the battle.
The Savoy line only had one choice, defensive position number 1, box in and hold. Alasdair's army comprised of seven battle groups of superior mounted, four battle groups of dragoons, two units artillery and two units of foot (the cheer leading squad).
I managed to hold out till time was called, having lost 14 out of 15 points and Alasdair lost 10 out of 15 which got me 3rd place.