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5150 40k game

November 11, 2010

Coming out of playing an FNG game at Fall-In! and not having anything planned for gaming this week, I threw together a quick 5150 game using 40k figures last night. I found some QRSs online that looked reasonable, and had about 65 Tau infantry of various stripes up against 10 Space Marines. The Marines were all Rep 5. The Tau squad leaders were all Rep 5 and the troopers Rep 4. About halfway through the game, we decided that was too high given the odds I was going for, and dropped everybody on the Tau side by 1. Otherwise, I thought it played well. I thought the table looked pretty good, too. My trees are falling apart, though. I need to figure out what I’m going to do with them…

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Trounced by Children, part deux

September 11, 2010

Huh. This is starting to become a habit! I ran a 1,500 point game of Flames of War with my son. I’m still a little rusty on the rules, so I will use that as my excuse, because I was routed handily again! This, despite me giving him the Americans that I had lost with last time. I forgot the scenario name, but either of us could win the game by starting a turn occupying one of our objectives on the other half of the board. Junior here got his Shermans on the road, and with great audacity, drove them halfway across the table in front of two platoons of Panzergrenadiers that did not have their Panzerfausts set up yet. He then ducked into the woods where he had placed his objective before I could turn my sIG 33 battery on him. While my Panzer IVs were blazing away futilely with their machine guns and ducking fire from four or five bazooka teams (which, coincidentally, can move and fire– how fair is that?), his Shermans promptly machine gunned and assaulted my company command. I threw a few Sd Kfzs 251/1s at him to try and stay in the game for another turn, yet all was lost in the end.

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New Terrain Initiation

February 14, 2010

My new Terrain Guy game mat and hills got their maiden battle Friday night. Mik has a report and pictures. I am a satisfied customer.

Flying Lead

February 10, 2010

Hopefully Mik will post some pictures soon, but we played a couple of games of Ganesha GamesFlying Lead last night. We used my 20mm OIF figures, with just over twenty Arab fighters trying to trap nine American soldiers. I thought the game played well. Fire was deadly, so you tried to stay in cover and use your leaders to improve your soldiers and concentrate your fire against opportunity targets. In the first game we were still getting used to the rules, and the higher quality Americans mopped up the Arabs. This was probably not unexpected as our familiarity with the rules was very low and the American quality was over important. In the second game, the Arabs stayed in cover and used their leaders more effectively, and it was a close game before it was called on account of bedtime. We played some Song of Blades and Heroes a while back and enjoyed it, too. Both games are fairly simple and quick playing. I imagine we’ll be seeing more of both. In fact, Chrispy mentioned wanting to play Song of Drums and Shakos, and I mentioned I happened to have some 40mm Sharpe in Spain figures sitting in a box from last Historicon…

Two Way Battle

February 27, 2009


We finally got around to playing our side-by-side 40k games, so we covered table area twelve feet wide by five feet across. It worked out well, except we each kept trying to ask rules questions or draw attention to cool action on our table when the others were all too busy with their own game to be interrupted!

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Another 5150 Game Report

February 14, 2009

Mik has posted another fun 5150 game report from a game we through together this week.

Trucidos, Game 2

January 16, 2009


I got the second game of our Trucidos campaign finished tonight. It was a 750 point rematch between Chris and me, and a much harder fought battle. However, I managed through tactics and forgotten rules to wrangle out, in the end, a draw…

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Spitfires, Check Your Six!

December 22, 2008


Brian has some nice game reports of our recent Check Your Six games up at Repple Depple. My Spitfires flew over Paris with ace Johnnie Johnson, and defended the Nijmegen bridges, escaping by the skin of their teeth. CY6 are some fun rules!

Trucidos Game 1 Report

December 19, 2008


I faced off against Chris’s Tyranid’s for the first game of our Trucidos 40k Campaign. Here is the tale of my inglorious defeat…

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Guadalcanal Game Report

October 28, 2008


Brian of our historical gaming group ran a Check Your Six Guadalcanal campaign. I had so far missed every single game in this campaign, but managed to make it out for the very fun finale. Two of my three Zeros were shot down, and the third accidentally flew off the board, which is pretty typical of my flying skills; however, in this game I did manage to down Brian’s American veteran and run another American off with engine trouble– three Americans were damaged and two crashed instead of making it back to base. The campaign ending was a razor-thin win for the Japanese. Check out the pictures, Brian runs beautiful CY6 games (well, all his games look great).