This past Thursday saw a 1500pt DZC game with Joe's freshly painted Scourge, followed by two BFAS scenario games I ran.
The DZC game we played the standard Targets of Opportunity. I played Shaltari consisting of a Caiman, 12 grav tanks, two Firedrakes, and four squads of infantry.
We had the monorail out, using it as a LOS blocker for flyers, but we didn't use any of the monorail scenarios.
|Caiman taking some super long range shots on Scourge walkers|
|Which all emerge unscathed|
|Harbingers carry their deadly loads forward|
|The Coyote advances under AA cover|
|Some Scourge Warriors find an objective on turn two and high-tail it out of there|
|Scourge move into the intersection|
|The firedrakes nuke some walkers over the treeline|
|Two squads of Braves move in to take out some Destroyers.|
|Some warriors about to get pummeled by some more Braves|
|Kurkis movin up|
|Prowler climbing over the wall|
|Both Firedrakes move into the lane for some close range blast templates, killing off all of the Scourge walkers|
|Harbinger taking some shots on some Shaltari Gates|
|A third CQB commences, looking grim for the Braves|
|The Braves fail to kill warriors, losing a stand in the process|
|The big cluster CQB sees some dead Scourge Warriors, a few wounds on some Braves, and some wounds on the Dessies|
|Some Scourge walkers hunting grav tanks|
|Desolator moving in for the AOE|
|Dessies make the remaining Braves flee and take the objective|
|The other dessies find the objective, but are still locked down by two squads of Braves|
|After failing to kill the Warriors last turn, the Braves continue to do nothing productive and lose to basic infantry.|
Afterwards I ran two games of BFAS using the Ambush scenario (although I only took pictures of the first - and only a few turns as my phone died). One of the greatest things about BFAS is that you can play with armies of different point levels and it all balances out in the end. In this case, the Polish were down by three points, so they were able to select the "Ambush" mission.
The outnumbered Polish set up a trap to Ambush the numerically superior and elite Swedish.
|The Polish decoy trap|
|Swedish legions move in with overwhelming force|
|And are then surrounded by Poles!|
|Turn one sees charges flying left and right from the Poles|
|Poleish Wallachians charging into the rear of weaked Swedish Reiters|
|Swedish dragoons shoot into the flank of some Polish Cossacks, annihilating them|
|Polish Pancerni charging the flank of Swedish Reiters|
And then, my battery died. The Polish ended up claiming a Tactical Victori - not a landslide, but a solid win. They hit hard and fast, fighting close combats from turn one, but as time went on, the Swedish started to grind into the Poles with their superior stats.