Started these guys the night before BFAS came in and everything went on hold, so I figured I'd finish them off last night. Need to order another blister of three before I have enough for a legal unit in the game though.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Got in a quick Overlord game today against Chris J. (Too many Chris's around here!)
We only had a little under two hours, so we went with 1500pts, and I played a 16-model FV list.
Chris took three platoons of boots, a platoon of shermans with one firefly, 6pdrs, M10s, a trio of universal carriers, and 120mm mortars. I took four panthers, four PZ4s, and a platoon of 5 mech panzergrenadiers. The mission was Fighting Withdrawal.
|Panthers hiding behind buildings from the mortar observer|
|PZ4s in the wheat field while the boots double time towards the woods|
|Recce carriers providing some covering fire|
|M10s pop out from behind a house|
|And knock out one Panther with a flank shot.|
|The Shermans knock out two PZ4s|
|The Panthers fail to kill any M10s in return fire, and one pays the price by dying to a front shot!|
|While the Shermans kill the rest of the PZ4 platoon. This isn't going well.|
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Played a quick game against Al today. 1500pts Soviets vs Japanese out of the new book. Al's had Jap figures for a while, so this was his first chance to use them in an official FoW list.
We played Pincer. It ended up being a little bit one sided - the Soviets didn't lose a single model in the end.
Al's list consisted of 3 full strength FV platoons with the suicide tank hunters, one engineer platoon, two field guns, two ATGs, and 2 HMGs.
I took 21 BT5s, 5 T-28s, and a full motorstrelk blob of 29 stands.
Next time, we're going to try with him on the attack and me with a strelk blob list and see if they fare better. Even with the Banzai charge and Human Bullet rules, the Nikuhaku teams never got into close combat - even though they went through the defensive fire, they just always took so much that they got killed to a man.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Nothing really special here - I didn't take a ton of pictures, and the ones I did take wern't great. But crappy pictures are better than no pictures. Random convention photos first.
Some pics from the Bolt Action area
|I have got to get one of these in 28mm. They are super sweet looking.|
Later in the day, I played a qjuick 'Nam game with Steve. We played 1200 Contact, Contact, Contact. I played the PAVN and got CRUSHED. My first PAVN loss. Bittersweet.