While playing a lot more Flames of War since V4 was released I decidet to ad a heavy tank destroyer to my germans. An Elefant. While these vehicles are heavily armed and armoured they are very point heavy and unreliable if you have to cross obstacles. But I like the somehow odd look of these beasts so I included one in my Panzergrenadier list.
I´m quiet busy doing several projects at the moment but I managed to finish more of my Shaltari vehicles for Dropzone Commander. This time I´ve painted a pair of Yari light skimmer, two Heaven terragates and two Spirit light gates.
A friend of mine started painting a swedish skirmish force for By Fire and Sword, but never finished it. Due to lack of time he didn’t finish or played it and sold me the whole deal.
If I really hate something about painting miniatures then it’s horses. One horse per army, well thats ok but a whole cavalry unit? Nope. Horses, especially 15mm ones are my painting nemesis. I had never started By Fire and Sword (BFaS from now on) in the first place because of the huge amount of horses to paint. I like the swedish and the polish armies a lot so there are always horses. Lucky for me, my friend started his paintjob with the horses. So no horses to paint for me at all.
The first game of the Organised Play was played. The Inventors met the Triad of Lotus Dragon in the first mission: The Post Office.
The armies: Since we’re using 2 hero armies both players agreed on using starter box armies to test the mission.
Today I organized some demo games to present the rules and core mechanics of Wolung SSG to some potentional new players.
We played a couple simple killpoint missions. The core of this demo was to show how Wolsung works. The factions chosen were the Ash and Oak club versus the Triads of Lotus dragon. With these factions I could demonstrate close combat (Ogres and Onryo), ranged combat (Mary Fearless and Shade) and some magic abilities (Mr Cheng and Hisao).
Each player chose to play each faction once against the other. The games were short, intense and fun. Everybody enjoyed the game and characters to play. Maybe we’ll get some more players for the Ambassador Program soon;)
The second group I painted for my UCM starter fleet is a vanguard battlegroup. These groups can contain heavy tonnage ships and in my case that’s a Moscow heavy cruiser. To get the boots on the ground, to hold some objectives, there are two New Orleans frigates flying with her.
Usually I’m not that big into spaceship wargames. That’s because most of them only feature a straight up fight in the void. Dropfleet Commander on the other hand builds up conflicts and battles about conquest or reconquest of strategical objectives on planets (or space stations around them). That gives the game a really interesting playstyle in which you have to attack the enemy fleet and simultaneously drop your ground units via strike carriers to get boots on the ground. This and the gorgeous miniatures produced by Hawk Wargames finally lead me to buy a 2 player starter box.