Saturday, 22 March 2014

Warzone action or how I got blown up

So Paul and I got together for our first proper 1000pt game with cards

We got take and hold with quarter deployment which was awesome 

Set up and army lists


Upgrade - crazy horses

Warlord big bob

10 Airborne
5 free marines
5 heavy infantry

2 purple sharks 



Warlord - Angelika Drachen
Lord - Max Steiner

5 hussars - schnel and iron will with a rocket launcher
5 hussars - schnel and iron will with a MG40
3 Juggernauts - schnel
Vulkan - schnel 

Turn 1 - Capitol initiative

The Capitol forces moved up and Angelika moved up and called in an air strike which got lost en route thanks to Bob

The sharks moved up and blasted a jugger to bits.

The Vulcan moved towards the objective the free marines infiltrated to and flamed 3 of them

The free marines retaliated with c4 but failed to scratch the impressive Bahaus designed armour

Max cleared another marine 

The airborne deployed launching missiles as they land 

Before the missile attacks from 10 airborne....

After the fusillade....

This made me very sad...

Turn 2 

The juggernauts opened up destroying the sharks followed by the heavy infantry killing the juggernauts with armour piercing rounds 

The orca pumps out lots of fire immobilising the Vulkan.

At this point Steiner and 2 hussars were all I had left able to effectively fight so i conceded for lunch.

Was a great game the first half of turn 1 I couldn't fail a roll my Vulcan passed every life support check I rolled.

But the dice turned against me in at the top of one when the airborne landed and I lost so much.

Oh well back to another game.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dust Tactics

So I popped to the local games store this weekend and picked up some new toys also a very good game

Dust tactics

The Dust background is a continuance of WW2 with a dash of alien tech and removal of Hitler

I picked up all three starters and the quality is good and it all comes pre-built and pre primed in a faction colour

each Taskforce contains a paper battle-map, a rulebook and a set of faction dice.

The game plays with specialist dice to resolve tests the dice have 3 symbols. A faction logo which is what you need for most rolls and then a shield which helps in cover rolls and a target symbol which i haven't used yet

The game plays somewhat like Deadzone in that it is a grid based game and movement/range  is based on number of squares

The models information comes on a card, here is a breakdown of the card layout.

The game plays quickly but is also has a tactical depth rivalling most war games.

The Rulebook including fluff info is available Dustrules_starter.pdf

After the starters the models to expand the range are varied and interesting including some superheroes.

looking forward to playing more

Friday, 7 March 2014

Warzone painting log part 2

So I have finished my part for Big Jim's painting challenge but still have a lot of time to go so built some more Bauhaus and also reworking on my Dark Legion.

For month 2 I painted Max Steiner, a squad of hussars and a squad of juggernauts.

I have built 5 etoiles mortant and a Venusian ranger and 2 vorreitters I may hold of until next month challenge for them though as I still have to base of build a load more.

For my legion (haven taken photos of most of it yet) I primed alakhai with his new sword the old one was too small, a Razide with a nazgaroth and my squad of undead legionnaires. I also built and primed Golgotha, a squad of Praetorian Stalkers with scythes of semai and a Praetorian Behemoth 

So lots to paint now very exciting times.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Return

Apologies for being away so long i have been feeling the hobby limbo since the new year and so have dabbled in many games but not really done much with any of them.

So what have i been dabbling in?

well I finished my Grey Knight army and took it for a fun game versus Chaos  which was a lot of fun but also very cheesy

also I started some bolt action Russians but have yet to paint or play.

I have found some time to paint and also rekindled my love for Warzone Resurrection.

so here are my basic force from the starter for my Bauhaus I still need to do some squad marking but otherwise all good

I am also working on cleaning up my Legion starter so that demo's can be run.

also on the Warzone front previews of the Imperial Faction have been appearing and they look amazing though thanks to the mention in the book I will be looking at Capitol next.

Modiphius have also been working on the RPG as previously mentioned when I participated in a couple of the demo games and the Kickstarter is running at the moment with 8 days to go. so go take a look here and take a look at here for a Q&A from Chris at Modiphius with my friend Seb

I will post more updates as i finish the other WZR models from the starter and then crack on with the other cool units.