Club Day, a very relaxing day spent with mates rolling dice, talking crap and pushing models around a table. A.K.A The South Auckland Gaming Club, which was on Saturday.
I got stuck into a couple of games of Kings of War while a bunch of the others played some ACW using the Black Powder rules.
First up I got stuck into Phillip's Kingdom of Men with my Twilight Kin (Dark Elves) and Abyssal allies in my first 2000 point game. Which was a really good size, and think it will be a standard for us in the future.
The battle set, the objective markers down for the Pillage Scenario, lava pools of bubbling death a.k.a impassable terrain, a few obstacles and a couple of forests.
I rush out my horde of Spear men and some other units to take and hold some objectives down teh right flank and center.
My first running of Hell hounds and some squishy Gargoyles, took on some Spearmen on the left flank...ouch...to spiking for them.
The Dragon Lord and Dark Lord on a Pegasus eat there way across the table.
The Dragon manages to survive the first assault from a large horde of spearmen by the skin of his teeth, and then returns the pain tenfold...Nom Nom Nom ...
A unit of Crossbowmen hold there nerve and an object only just after a few assaults from a hero.
A pretty good win for my list. I've got the hang of the Kin, but my Abyssal command defiantly needs some work. A fun game which went my way with a few critical rolls at the right time.
My second game I played Jason, also with his Kingdom of Men. It was Jason's second game of KOW so he only had 1000 points and was still learning the rules, so I put together a 1000 point list of my Abyssal I had with me to try them out. (with a unit of Dark elves to make up the points) Which did't do me any favours with the scenario we rolled up. "Dominate" Didn't take any photos of the game as I got caught up playing and having fun. The game was a rock and roll affair, as I felt like a pincushion as my units got picked of by his bowmen.
My saving grace was the Efreet and a Chroneas .. both 20 attacks. with those two surviving the hale of arrow to wipe out a few units of Jason's, it came down to the last turn with the Chroneas center stage in the open and Jason's Scout riders taking down the huge Chroneas with the last dice roll of the game. A hard fought battle for both sides and a good win for Jason.
Looking forward to getting the rest of my Abyssal's put together and on the table for some games.
Here's some of the other pictures of the lad's playing the ACW games.They looked awesome on the table, the photos don't do them justice.