Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 Goals

It's been forever since I've posted, and the only gaming I've gotten in is a Warmaster matchup between Undead and Dwarves.  I'm playing against my son, but only a bit each weekend, and its dragged on.

In any event, I thought I'd jot down some goals for the year, hoping to inspire myself to get something done.

Painting:

  • Remainder of Blood Angels Army (20 or so Space Marines and two Rhinos).
  • Remainder of Warmaster Elves (about half a small army)
  • Battle of Five Armies/Warmaster Armies (both sides)
  • 6mm English Civil War minis - two very small armies
Modeling:
  • Complete Scratch Built Warhound
  • Build up Bolt Action Starter Set
  • Necromunda Terrain
Gaming:
  • Finish the Warmaster matchup between Undead and Dwarves
  • Play Trafalgar battle (GW Historical Rules), using some paper counters I printed up a while back.
  • Play a few Scenarios of Avalon Hill's Panzer Leader
  • Mordheim
Writing:
  • Write up my very simple Epic 40k rules.
  • Write up a simple English Civil War rules, with DBA-like elements, based on Warmaster standards.
Reading:
  • Star Wars - Thrawn
  • Dan Abnet's Titanicus
  • Christopher Hibbert's Cavaliers and Roundheads




Saturday, June 2, 2018

Flames of War - Memorial Day Battle Report

On Memorial Day, I broke out my just-finished minis from the Flames of War "Open Fire" set and set up my first battle.  Basically, I just wanted to get a feel for the game.

The German and Allied infantry ran for cover and settled in for some cross shooting.  The Allies took an early lead by using the Shermans to machine gun the crap out of the German infantry.  But, once the StuG Gs and the anti-tank guns had a say, the Shermans started to drop like flies.

Below are some pics and observations of my first play-through.

I set up three farmhouses (foam core with some printed up roofs and windows glued on) in the center of the board, with some Christmas village tree woods around the farm.
Infantry needs to find cover quick, else they get cut to shreds by the machine guns.   
This looks like a long stalemate from the German side, as the rile squads slug it out.
Airborne rifle squads are settled in for a long fight.  
Hiding the anti-tank guns in the woods made them tough for the Shermans to shoot.  The Shermans were no match for a side shot.
The StuG Gs just blast through the Sherman/Fireflys' tank skins.  Not a fair fight at all! 
HQ, is staying in cover y avoid the Stug Gs, but in doing so is unable to assist the infantry.
Blasting away at the Shermans. 
The German anti-tank guns are in the woods at the top right.  The Shermans having exposed their sides was a fatal mistake.   

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Battlefleet Gothic Order Cards


Following on my papercraft Battlefleet Gothic order dice, I decided that some reference cards would be nice too.  After a bit of cutting and pasting, I wound up with the following . . .  .

Face:



Back:



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Battlefleet Gothic Paper Order Dice



I'm finally getting the pieces together for a Battlefleet Gothic game, but needed some of the Order dice.  I couldn't find any, so made my own and printed them up on cardstock:
I wouldn't want to use paper dice for rolling, but for markers they work just fine.

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