Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hail of Arrows

South Auckland Gaming day for March bought in our first games of Hail Cesar.
So the guys all turned up on Saturday and pulled out the various armies for inspection and the oh aarh factor. They were in states of unpainted models on bases to fully painted armies. John had a fully painted army as did Glen, and Bryan s army almost fully completed looked really nice with his colour selection.

With eight of us there today we got four tables going, which is really awesome. That means we will be able to get in a few more clubs days playing different armies every time.

My first opponent was the master dice rolling king himself, Kamikaze Kavin and his Samurai army. With each of us with two divisions it was going be interesting.

So the first couple of rounds was all about me getting shot up. With no surprise, Kavin was making hit after hit, and I was failing my saves. So by the time I made it into hand to hand I was already well on my way to breaking.

We had fun with mixing up all the rules, so I think we played a few rules from FOG and some Pike and Shotte rules, but slowly worked them all out over the course of the game.
The Samurai are pretty hard with there shooting and  hand to hand, so I slowly but surely got wiped out as Kavin played it well to his armies strengths.

The second game was up against John with a English type list (cant recall exactly what they were) … lots and lots of Bow and two handed weapons.

So with no other choice I ran across the table as fast as I could otherwise I’d die in a hail of arrows. This time I managed to make a bunch of my saves going in, and managed to destroy one unit of archers really quickly. I then ran into some hard hitting two handed weapons and started dying quickly. I soon discovered that support can really help, and going into larger numbers isn't the best idea.

Then a friend of mine turned up… Snake Eye’s and his mate Number 2, the slaughter began… and ended quickly after that. John broke my army completely for a good win.

So two good games in and some rules learnt. Since then I’ve read the rules a bit more and worked out some rules that I didn't know about that would have saved my butt from a complete whipping. I’m re-gigging my list and adding in some more units by dropping my really tough guys.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Battle Ready

So my Greeks are now all based ready for action on Saturday. I haven't managed to get as much painted as I had planned, but I'm still pleased with the progress, having got paint on over half of them.

Here's a quick (crappy) snap of the whole army. So many shields to go...ahhhh

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Foot

Nope, Im not talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, rather my foot vs solid wood bed frame. So Friday night saw me smash my foot into the bed frame at full speed, and seriously bruise three toes (dont think I’ve broken anything .. welI hope not anyway). So yesterday and today were spent in a bit a pain,but modern pain killers are great, but rough on ones stomach.  …. Bed Frame 3, Foot 0.

I still managed to get over to Mark’s for a few games and take my mind off the pain.

With the guys all getting their new Infinity Rule books, Infinity is back on the table. I throw together a basic list from what I could mostly recall and rolled out a couple of games with Will, (see Which I lost both games, but that's not surprising with my history of the playing Infinity. Once they come out with a new army builder I think I’ll get back into it. I have more than enough models for all sorts of lists and even managed to find several models still in the boxes.

After that I pulled out my D&D Attack Wing toys … I have just a few now … (most of them) and rolled out a game. After reading the rules again this evening,I made a few mistakes, but nothing major. Will took a bunch of photos of that game as well (see We played with just the character Dragons and a Giant with no upgrades (Except the Giant) to get a feel for the game. It’s definitely going to be a lot more fun with pimping out the dragons with spells and upgrades. I’ll be building a few lists up for some Good vs Evil games over the coming week to make the next game more fun.

On the Greek front, I’ve slowed down the painting but still chipping away at it. With all the models now together bar their shields I’m at least ready for the first games at the next Club meeting.

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If I get the current unit finished that is on the painting table, I should have 50% of the army finished for the first game.

After Arthur pointed out a mistake in my initial army list, I’ve actually got an extra 50 points to spend, so I’ll need to re-gig a few things.

I’ve used some round bases in my second lot of troops so it will enable me to use the models in a few other games as well as Hail Caesar.

Really looking forward to cranking out some games of hail Ceasar over the coming months based on how much fun Pike and Shot has been.

Roll on some painless toes and a a good week of painting.