Saturday, February 22, 2020

IPMS Silverwings 2020

I entered my Flames of War Objectives into the local IMPS show, mostly because I've been thinking of getting back into scale modeling and wanted to give myself two reasons to go check out the event. I ended up placing in the Gaming Miniatures category behind some very nice Warhammer figures.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Legion League II: Revenge of the Sith

I switched up my forces a little and replaced the lowly Imperial Officer with Lord Vader, and used his nice new command cards as well.  I played my last three league games with Vader and Co. and went 2-1.

Darth Vader lead his Stormtrooper squads forward and chased Krennic and his Death Troopers away from the central objective, killing them almost to a man.
In my first game against Republic troops, Vader and a contingent of Royal Guard engaged Captain Rex and then marched across the field to chase down the rest of the clones.  A sneaky move by R2-D2 cost me the game though!
My final league game matched me against another Imperial list and saw how effective Bossk can be.  Vader continued to hunt down and destroy his enemies and I pulled out another win.
I went 4-2 in the league after a bye and that should put me in the top three.  Vader is a beast!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tigers Marsch at Great Escape Games

I snuck in a game against Russ at the local game shop last weekend and used to opportunity to show my youngest son a few basics of the game.  Mostly he rolled the dice and helped deploy the models, and I took over from there.  I put together a very simple list of Tiger tanks from the D-Day German book.  Russ brought British infantry.

Our table.  We played Free-For-All.

Two units of Tigers would approach the bulk of Russ' forces, protected by AA.
The other unit of Tigers and a Fallschirmjäger unit would advance through the 'Haunted Forest'. (Not much store terrain for 15mm that day)
Some lucky shots knocked out two of Russ' Achilles on the first turn, and another on the second.  The AA did good job of protecting the Tigers from some roaming Kittyhawks, but once the RAF targeted the halftracks they quickly died.
With only a single effective AT weapon left, the Tigers began to advance across the open fields.
My 2iC was left behind to secure my objective from any British shenanigans.
The rest of the Tigers encircled Russ' infantry and mortars on the other side, securing the victory.
Poor Russ didn't have anything but the Achilles that could really hurt the Tigers and once they were gone it was only a matter of time.  First time I brought Tigers out in years, really fun!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

X-Wing Tournament

I played in my very first X-Wing event today at Game Kastle in Sacramento since my friend Reno was coming down from Chico to play in it.  I brought five X-Wings and tried to make it as simple as I could.

In Round One I faced a Resistance list with Rey, a Transport, and an A-Wing, and managed to shoot down the fighter before all of mine went down.  
In my second game I was matched up against Reno and his Separatists, a Sith Infiltrator and a pair of Nantex fighters.  I managed to destroy them all while losing a pair of X-Wings.
In the last round I faced a Scum force with a Lancer Pursuit ship, a G1-A, and a HWK-290.   lost three X-Wings while on my way to shooting them all down.
I had fun and actually won two games after not playing at all for over a year.  Crazy!