Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 2013

Good start on the imagi-nation ancients project. Also got to play the first games of Starmada and Song of the Splintered Lands.

148 x ancients: 148 points

Have the next 4 units primed and ready.

1 x Starmada
1 x Song of the Splintered Lands

In March, besides attending the Cold Wars convention, I will finish the WW2 German vehicles and guns if I can find the spray primer. I also want to base the ancients figures I bought already painted.

At the convention, my son and I plan to play games of Fireball Forward, Check Your 6, Tomorrow's War, and anything else we can fit in.

I have a shopping list with some supplies, but only miniatures I plan to get are some planes for CY6.

I was doing well on my plan to spend less this year ($8 until the last day of the month!)...but just pre-ordered a bunch on new Miniature Building Authority items...and they are not cheap!

Here are my ancients units so far:

Monday, February 11, 2013

First Song of the Splintered Lands Battle

My son and I played the first game using the great Song of the Splintered Lands animal figures from Splintered Light Miniatures. Rules are based on Song of Blades and Heroes from Ganesha Games.

These are my favorite figures...see my earlier post about giving away a few of my unpainted samples.
The figures are often based on characters from Brian jaques REDWALL series of books...we are watching the cartoon series together and I am reading the 20 books in the series.

The scenario called for two opposing forces to seach the woods for two idols (Zuni Indian fetishes I got from my inlaws for Christams). The idols are protected by some very unpredictable bear warriors that could join either side or remain neutral.

The battleground

His hare warriors advanced in two groups vs the rats and weasels

A hare prepares for a bold jumping attack against one bear guarding the otter epic fail would see the hare squashed by the mallet wielding bear...and then put in the stew pot

A bear joined the hares on the other side of the field and caused havoc amongst the weasels

The first kill in the game saw this weasel whacked by the mace weilding bear

The rats finally get organized and take the otter idol

The last weasel (I named him Jorge) fights against the odds

Despite lossing their leader, the rats escape with an idol

Jorge the Weasel lasts for a while and takes out 2 of his 4 attackers before falling

End game...we called it a draw since the rats escaped with one idol and a hostile bear guarded the last idol (the badger) despite the rats/weasels taking heavier casualties

Sunday, February 10, 2013

First Starmada Battle

My son and I played our first battle using the space ships I painted up last year using the Starmada rules. Made a change to the movement system to use a "manuever" chart from Check Your 6!

Each force had a frigate, destroyer, light cruiser, and heavy cruiser. My side had longer range weapons, but he had heavier shields (and they paid off).

He destroyed 3 of my 4 ships by closing quickly and shrugging off my horrible long range missle rolls.

one of my two Hotz mats

1st frigate explodes

more carnage in space