Friday, August 26, 2016
Finally, time has come for the last battle report of the HG Assault Gun series. Up until that point of the tournament, I have already had my ups and downs with this company. However, when I saw my opponent's list, I was not so happy:
It seemed a good mix of cheap Panthers, a lot of veteran Pak40s with some backup from the 88s along with SS, panzerfaust-armed infantry (including tank hunters). I really did not look forward to play this company. The only positive was the scenario: Surrounded. It gave me at least some edge over the Panthers and a chance to spread out the defences of the SS Panzerbrigade Westfalen.
I completely took the chance by placing the Objectives as far from one another as possible and once I knew where the defenders were, I cut my forces in half and deployed the StuHs, one platoon of PakPumas with 1iC + 2iC on one side of the table and the rest on the other. With this kind of deployment, I was looking for a way to get some sideshots on the tanks and to force the Pak40s to move.
It is Reksio here from Sexy Sixes and I will jump directly into the second part of my rant about the ETC I participated in this year. I already talked about gaming aspects in my previous post so I thought I would also cover everything around it. I tried to find the correct structure for this article but I think I will just go point by point and dive deeper whenever necessary.
When I first heard about Athens I was not fully convinced this was a good idea. The political/social/financial instability of the region, combined with relatively high prices was in my opinion a big obstacle on the way to organize a successful event. I also got the feeling that some other teams shared the same fears and simply did not show up. This had an impact on the number of teams attending the FoW tournament, which dropped from 30 (in Prague) to 22. It was not a disaster but still a painful decrease.
In the end, the reality was not so bad. There were signs of financial crisis in the streets of Athens, with many businesses closed and homeless people appearing here and there but the overall conditions, apart from searing heat (I'd say 36 degrees Celsius on average at noon, without a single cloud to stop the sun), were acceptable. We were never harassed in any way, cash machines were working just fine, staff of the nearby restaurants was very friendly, etc.
The venue itself was ok for gaming purposes, although not so clean. What was most important however, it had a functional AC system, which apparently was a huge improvement over what Prague offered :)
We also had good fun doing some sightseeing - we went to see the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium, the temple of Zeus and some nearby monuments). Going to the beach would have been fun if not for the fact that the public one was just plain filthy. Learning from this, we checked out cleanbeaches.gr and found one that was more fitting to our needs :)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
-Flint, Vice-Captain, Mason's Guild
As many of you know by now, Guildball has taken some of us by storm! This post isn't much more than my attempt to showcase some of the beautiful models by Steam Forged Games, which is a big draw to the game for me!
One of the most exciting parts of devouring new game expansions for me has always been diving into new weapon systems or equipment that change the rules of the game. These new items broaden the horizons of possibilities in the game, for better or worse, and always refresh the viability of older units and options as new combinations of gear come into existence.
While Konflikt ’47 is not technically an expansion to Bolt Action perse, it kind of is. Because it is built on the version one rule set of BA and because units of BA immediately slot comfortably into the K’47 game and universe, it is hard not to consider new weaponry within its pages as a expansion on how armies in the game play. Today, I will be looking at the three new tank mounted weapon systems that K’47 introduces to game.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I had another chance to play on Sean Mackintosh's geo-hex 6mm board.
We decided on a dust up between a Soviet MRR and US Mech Company. The Soviets had two Motor Rifle Companies, BMP Scouts, Full T-72 company, Hinds, and some Gohpers. The US OB was Three platoons of Infantry, mortar platoon, Vulcan platoon, 2 ITV platoons, Arty, Abrams, Attack Helos, and A10s for good measure. It was shapping up to be a good fight we rolled random for who was Soviet and let the action begin.
The board the Soviet side to the right, US top left.
Guten tag comaraden!
Translation: Hey y'all!
It's me! SonBae! Live from WWPD-South, bringing to you another in my installment of tips and tricks from models from Battlefront's Team Yankee game. This time we are going to look at models from the newest faction to enter the Team Yankee fray, the West Germans.
First up is the Luchs (TGBX05). No, not the PzII variant from World War II, although it does bear a closer resemblance to an 8-Rad or Puma. This Luchs is a sleek little all-terrain Armored Car. In Leopard, you can find these bad boys in all of the West German lists. You can get up to 2 Trupps of 2 Luchs each in the Leopard II Panzer Kompanie, Marder Panzergrenadier Kompanie and up to 4 Trupps of 2 Luchs eat in the Panzer Aufklarungs Kompanie. You get some pretty cool rules with it like Spearhead, Scout and thermal that help beef up that 20mm gun.
On to the models!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
"You're just meat to them … weak, tender, soft meat. And they're the Butchers."
-Greyscales, Vice-Captain, Fisherman's Guild
The Butchers' Guild! These are guys and gals who play the game one way: by slicing and dicing their opponents. Let's have a look!
Hello again team, for this review I am taking a look at an MDF building kit produced by Knights Of Dice as part of their 28mm desert range. The particular one I am looking at today is called Desert Residence 2 from their Tabula Rasa range and is made from 3mm MDF. This is the first kit produced by Knights Of Dice that I have ever built so I thought it was a good chance to do a review for you guys. The Tabula Rasa range is promoted on the website as follows - 'A range of simple shapes and shells designed for the scratch builders and terrain enthusiast to improve upon, these kits include no instructions so we suggest dry-fitting all the parts before applying glue. Add some bits from your 'bits box' and you can transform these buildings into something only limited by your imagination'
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