Saturday, January 25, 2020

Legion League II: The Empire Strikes Back

A new Star Wars: Legion league started up a few weeks ago at Game Kastle here in Sacramento using the skirmish rules and a reduced points limit.  My Imperial troops have engaged Rebel forces twice now, losing the first match while winning the second.

A close match seeing heavy Rebel casualties, but the Son of Skywalker hit my center hard and allowed the remaining Rebels to control enough objectives to win.
The jungle fight vs. a second group of Rebels saw the destruction of most of their forces, securing a victory for the Empire, even after losing their Lieutenant.

Friday, January 24, 2020

2019 Review

Last year I seemed a bit lost game-wise, as Flames of War was played less as V4 has struggled to find a footing in the NorCal area and the meta shift on the national level left me cold.  Strangely though, I seemed to get quite a bit of new units painted in the first half of the year before commission work made me put my own projects back on the shelf for a time.  I also reached out and picked up several new games, such as Star Wars: Legion, BattleTech, and the Harry Potter Miniature Adventure Game, though I've only had a chance to play the first of those.  Conventions were attended in Nevada and here in California, West Coast Nationals in Las Vegas, Gauntlet here in Sacramento, and KublaCon and Pacificon in the Bay Area.  Several smaller events were held locally, though most of these were more casual than in the past.  I got into Legion on the recommendation of some good friends, and even played a few games of X-Wing.  I also managed to paint quite a few minis!

Flames of War painted in 2019
Team Yankee West German Panzergrenadiers
Team Yankee West German Marder I AFVs
Team Yankee West German Jaguar 1s
Team Yankee West German Jaguar 2s
Team Yankee West German M109s
Team Yankee West German Leopard Is
Team Yankee West German Luchs
Team Yankee West German Gepards
Team Yankee West German Fliegerfausts
Team Yankee West German LARS 2s
Team Yankee West German M113 OP
Team Yankee West German PAH-1s
Team Yankee West German Tornadoes
Elven Rogue for Rob
The Gauntlet - Sacramento, CA
West Coast Nationals - Las Vegas, NV
Pacificon - Santa Clara, CA
KublaCon - San Francisco, CA
Had I not decided to get into Legion, I would've made my goal of painting more than I bought.  Oh well.

New stuff to paint!
I still have a few commission items to finish before I get to try my hand at painting Stormtroopers!