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What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

Facehugs for all!First off, Happy Easter everyone!ToH Roadside Scenario set upLet’s see, hobby wise, I’ve assembled the two 15 pt Test of Honour warbands, and have started painting them as well.  I also assembled enough of the Plastcraft Games ter…

Romans vs Goths: 6pt SAGA AAR

Posted on April 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by


I took so many pictures from my last 6pt game of SAGA, I figured I would do a bit of an After Action Report (AAR) from it.  By my count, this was my 4th time playing the Romans, and I faced off against the Goths for the first time.  (also form the A&A book)  I didn’t know my opponent’s exact composition, but I THINK it was something like:

 

Warlord
3x Units of warriors (5,5,6)
3x Hearthguard (5,5,6)

 



While I brought:Warlord
2x Units of Bowmen (8,8)
2x Units of Warriors (8,8)
1x Unit of Hearthguard (4) **Filler unit
1x Unit of Levies (12)

 



**As I mentioned before, I want to drop the HG for another Levy unit + Ballista

 

The game is about to start.  We basically lined up across from each other.  I set my two archer units on either side of my army, with melee to back them up.  The bulk of my force was set up in the center, ready to respond to whichever direction my opponent went.  My opponents always target the archers first, I use them as bait to draw my opponent into range of the rest of force, as Romans are a slow moving army, that or risk getting peppered all game.  I also set them up, so that any potential 1st turn charge, which I was expecting, would require multiple activations.

 

I lost the first turn, and my opponent elected to have me go first.  My first mistake was moving up the archers to get into firing range. Honestly, I should have rolled my dice, placed them all defensively, then passed the turn.  As they say, hindsight is 20/20!  The archers on either side took some potshots at the goth warriors facing off against the, but to no real effect. On my opponent’s turn, the Goth Warriors respond on either side by charging in, wiping out 1/2 of each unit.  I tend to play extremely defensive on my opponent’s turn, cutting my attacks in favor of defense dice, and then counter attack with a melee unit on my turn.  I had some great defensive rolls, despite massive attacks coming at me.

 

 

On my turn, the Roman warriors on the right cleared out the Goth warriors that attacked the archers.  My Hearthguard attack the warriors on the left, but end up retreating , as each side killed  2 models.  My Levies move in, and  attack the warriors on my left.  The goal wasn’t to kill them, but to exhaust the warriors, and I ended up doing just that, and retreating after only losing just a single man!

 

After that, my Warlord and  move in to finish off the exhausted warriors. On my opponent’s turn, the Goth Hearthguard and Warlord charge into the woods.  I end up bouncing off, having played defensively as before, having only lost 2 warriors.

 



In a crucial play, my Warlord charges the Hearthguard in the woods.  My strategy was to thin the HG down a bit, and then activated him again, going in for a another side-by-side with the warriors.  Maybe go in once more against the Goth Warlord if he’s left high and dry!  Sadly, the combat was drawn, and I had hoped to be able to bounce to the right to pull off my strategy, but instead, I bounced to the left, well out of side-by-side range, and my activation dice was poorly placed, leaving me with no real option to assault the Hearthguard once more.  Man, if only my Warlord had went to the right side and not the left!  I honestly think I would have secured the game right there!


That said, during my opponent’s final turn, the highlight of the  whole game for me had to have been when the Warlord charged into my Levies, failed to cause any wounds, and subsequently retreated. It’s not every game that a Levy unit sends a Warlord packing! (That’s gonna stain his SAGA for the rest of his life!)

 

The final turn was also the most crucial turn! The score was 11-9 in favor of the Romans. His Hearthguard charge in, kill enough leftover bowmen to bring the goths up to an 11-12 lead.  Then, his Hearthguard charge in against my hearthguard. He’s exhausted, and only rolling 5 dice. I’m hoping to keep the game in a draw range at this point, so I figured instead of playing defensive, as usual, I would go for the attack, and try to cancel out any gained points. I’m also rolling 5 from the combat pool. Both raise and lower armor, we roll. Both score two hits. The Romans, after having insane defense rolls all game, roll 1’s to block, while the Goths roll 6’s!

 

What an ending, final score 14-11, my first loss with the Romans!  I’m not super bummed by the loss at all, it was a really tight game, and as I mentioned, I really think had the combat where my warlord bounced the wrong direction gone more in my favor, it would have been a much different score.  Once again, though, the Hearthguard cost me the game, as they are just worth too many victory points, and you will inevitably lose a few.  It’s crucial that I drop them for the Ballista and a half-sized levy unit, as they should give me a better return on my investment in final victory points.  Another takeaway from this match is that I didn’t really blunder my handling of the impetus mechanic like I had in the past, though remembering to raise it through the “rally” ability can be tricky at times since you have to think not only for your own turn, but your opponent’s as well.  All in all, a few tweaks to the list, and bit of hammering down the strategy a bit more, and I should be good to go with my Romans!

 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my AAR!  If you enjoyed reading this, please let me know in the comments section.  I’ll post more of them in the future IF I see they are being viewed and enjoyed by visitors!  Until next time!

 

-WuhSawBe-

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A Full CONGO Column in 3 days!So little, and yet, so much has happened this last week….(Going out of my usual order this time)SAGA DemoIt started on Tuesday, when I ran a SAGA demo for a friend on Tuesday.  I played 4 pts of Romans, and I let hi…

CONGO Update

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As I said earlier, I’ve recently started up CONGO by Studio Tomahawk, and have a bit of an update on some hobby progress.  After doing a bit of research, I’ve settled on doing the British South African Company and the Matabele Tribe as my two forc…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

My Roman Warlord ain’t to be messed with!Hobby wise, since finishing up my intial 6 pts of Romans for SAGA, I’ve dove straight into CONGO.  I started out painting up a Guide and some Adventurers for my Expedition team.  I’ve settled on doing …

6 pts of SAGA Romans are DONE! (For now)

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Recently, I finished up 6 pts worth of Late Romans (5th Century) from the SAGA Aetius & Arthur book.  All of which were built from a single box of Gripping Beast Plastic Late Romans and a box of Dark Age Warriors.  (With parts to spare) &…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m much too busy….This last week or so saw my daughter and I playing a bunch of games, in addition to some hobby progress…CONGO: So it begins…On the modeling side, I managed to finish up a unit of Bowmen and a unit of Spearmen for my Late Roman …

SAGA Late Romans – Painting update

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Recently, I’ve started up a 5th Century Roman army for SAGA, built out of a box of Gripping Beast Plastics Late Romans and a box of generic Dark Age Warriors for the British auxiliary.  My goal is have a point of models completed each week, …

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This week’s “HOTNESS” for me….Been a bit busy the last week or so, hobby wise….NO disintegrations… On the modeling front, I picked up Boba Fett and IG-88 for my daughter, and although I asked if she wanted to help me paint them, she decided …

New Poll: Should I return to 40k with the next edition?

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Posted up a quick poll at the top of my blog, with a simple question:  IF I were to pick up 40k with the next edition (8th edition), what force should I collect?  (plus I left an option for the 40k haters out there!)  The poll will run u…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

“I’ll just add afew happy lil’ spase mareens over here…”It’s been a few weeks, so here’s a bit of an update:… and these are not even all of them!On the Hobby/Modeling front, I picked up some Rebel Commandos for Imperial Assault, and quickly painted…

Halo Lootcrate #4 Unboxing/Review – On the right track?

Posted on February 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

HaloCrate #4 – Halo Wars 2 themed!The last HaloCrate from Lootcrate seemed to be much of an improvement of the previous crates, and while they still seemed to struggle with their shirt designs, they seemed to be improving.  So, how does the 4th Ha…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

** Blogger is doing something weird with the background and text.  SorryOne of my latest SW figures…A lot has been going on these last few weeks, so I’ll try and make this a quick as I can…I’ve been painting up a storm of Star Wars Imperial As…

Imperial Assault: Painted Core Box Models!

Posted on February 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Fully painted and ready for a fight!Recently, I’ve been playing a bit of Imperial Assault (Skirmish mode) with my daughter, and I also just finished up all the models from the Core Box set!  Personally, the game itself (skirmish mode at least) is …