Friday, 30 September 2011

Off to Derby World Wargames - As sponsored by Warlord Games.. caaaatchiiing!

Well it is not too often I feel the thrumb of excitement, but it feels like an age since Triples earlier this year. And so am off to Derby University this weekend for the World Wargames Show.. as sponsored by Warlord Games..

Usually Derby is one of the last events for the year, though we have been to Pudsey in the past. This year however, with the fact I have limited my gaming projects and am currently out of work.
Derby is a walk in, wander around, see what bits I sell on the bring and buy, and if I find anything of interest within my price range.

I usually grab a few bits off the "Tree Fellas" as they make great scenery for 28mm and at good prices. I have a been grabbing four or five packs at each show for a couple of years and so have a fairly large assortment of walls and hedges  and may start to look at the trees they do.

Apart from that, its bargain hunting and generally browsing for me. I don't have much space spare, for books so I don't plan to buy any. I haven't read nearly a quarter of my current collection properly. So they need working through first.

Will be nice to just bimble and see. Will be taking the camera to try and actually take some photos. I did one year,, all of about 4 if I recall. lol

So, about to clamber into the attic and delve through my collection for a few things to put on the bring and buy.

28mm Hard Plastic Marines - By Defiance Games

I spotted this thread today on TMP about these;

Defiance Games not so long ago released some fluff on their gaming system/brackground etc. It got a rough reception, firstly as it contain a lot of proffanity and possible racist comments about the Chinese. I think it was more a poor choice of "slang", rather than an actual attempt to be racist in publishing. That aside, they have been promising a range of figures.

And here is the first. Apparently going to be a hard plastic miniature range. So interesting to see how they do, how tricky they are to build and how they match with other gaming systems.

On the whole I like the figure. Its got a look, and much will depend on the factors I mentioned previously. So its one for the sci-fi fans to keep an eye out for. If I learn anything new, I will keep you informed.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Aliens versus Ninja.. Epic!

I have to say, this made me laugh when I stumbled across it.

So we have Aliens v Predator, Aliens v Cowboys, and Aliens v Ninja.
I wonder whats next??

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Club Gaming Weekend - 24th and 25th Sept 2011 - Spacehulking

Firstly apologies for the delay in progress on my other projects. One excuse has been the prep for a club weekend gaming session. Our gaming club is very fortunate to have access to a large hall where why usually run our annual gaming show "Gauntlet".
And a few weeks ago a few club members mentioned, wanting a weekend to run larger games that ordinarily couldn't get run in a club night. So we booked the hall and I sorted the tables and whalla. A two day gaming session was at hand.

I decided for ease and with a lack of time etc to run a game of my Spacehulk 3rd Edition the RGP I have been working on. So with four willing victims, sorry players. Two of my own sets of space hulk and one on loan. I built up a three level space hulk.

My Space Hulk Table during Saturday Break, exuse the clutter.

Each player had a single squad of five terminators. Their mission was to recover the CAT from where it had become stranded on the third level as its datacore contained vital mission data.

Each level contained a "nest", which as a secondary objective the marines were tasked with retrieving a bio sample from. Not an easy task.

Each squad contained one character, and four marines. Either a captain, an inquisitor, librarian, techmarine, apothocary or chaplain. The four players chose the captain, techmarine, librarian and inquisitor.
It was chaotic and mad fun. To say the least.

Tyranid Nest Tile in centre ground on 2nd Level as terminators try and hold their bridge head on the level.
Ambush! The genestealers launch an ambush on the second level!
A Warrior about to give a terminator some grief!
One of the Fields of Glory Games
Warrior Heroes Game
Pony Wars - Cavalry on the move!
Indians in the hills
The cavalry preparing to ride out from the fort.
Butch and Sundance in sight of the Fort.
The Pony Express reaches Custer at the Outpost.
Having ignored the nest on the first level the marines decide to go back and finnish it off!
Troll minders keeping the wolf riders going the right way!

I didn't get any photos of the Flames of War games or the Blackpowder game that were run sorry.

Over all a great weekend. Drank copious cups of coffee and tea, the bar down stairs did excellent food at lunch time and ate far too much junk food. I don't think I have laughed quite so much during a game and usually at Tom's exspence of rolling doubles or unable to roll higher than 3 on 2D6. Despite that, my players all said they had a great time and that really is what its all about.
Might try and organise another for the spring!