Roll a 4, 5 or 6 to hit…All the numbers are here, except the numbers that would actually hit. 8 LMG shots all needing 4s or better to hit. …Yep, that is pretty much how the entire game went.Now this was my second game in the Bolt Action Tourna…
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1. Forces. Siły.
2. The game. Gra.
|© Angus Konstam|
|© Angus Konstam|
3. Links. Linki.
Here are a few Spanish Civil War figures I finished recently in observance of the Siege of Madrid, which occurred 80 years ago this past month.By the end of October, 1936 Franco’s Nationalists closed around Madrid and prepared to assault the Repub…
In today’s post, I want to give a big shout out to Matt Sears of Hyacinth Games for sending a number of Wreck Age PDF downloads. Thank you.Wreck Age is a game that I have heard about before, but never actually investigated before. The core book itself …
This huge ‘Lock n Load’ offer cranks up the adrenaline as the Project Z spotlight falls on the Spec Ops: If you’ve never ventured the apocalyptic streets this is the set to grab before it’s gone! It includes all you need to play the original Project Z then adds a whole new focus for dealing … Continue reading Project Z Spec Ops →
With the upcoming release of Rogue Stars I find myself working on miniatures to prep for that game. While North Star Military Figures has the official figures, I decided to work with what I have.Like any game that I collect, I like to have two forces f…
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) is a beast and I love it. It is among one of the largest vehicles you will see on the table and is a real centerpiece for an army. Today I will review the LVT Buffalo from Warlord Games and discuss it in game. I will only be speaking about the use of the LVT with Commonwealth forces this time, as the entry differs slightly from those available to the US.
|Tim with the table.|
|My Capitan taking the ship.|
|The winner of that fight would take all.|
|Participants (from the left): Mike, Ian, Campbell, myself, Bill, Bob, Ray, Colin, Dave M., Donald and Dave P. Photo by Tim Watson|
|Donald with the winner of the day: Dave P and the main prize.|
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With this new supplement for Frostgrave, players can lead their warbands into the vast network of catacombs, sewers, and dungeons that run underneath the Frozen City. It was in these dark confines that the ancient wizards known as Beastcrafters experimented on living creatures, creating strange hybrids and deadly monsters, many of which still roam the … Continue reading Into the Breeding Pits →
Now this is a product that I have reviewed before, but I have done some more work to the model since the review. To complete the work, I added the decals. For those that have not applied decals before, I done so by coating the area where I wanted the d…
The other Friday night we got together for a little Viking raid.The raiders disembarked along the coast and proceeded inland through the surrounding forest.There were a number of Saxon woodsmen in the forest but all but one of them either ran off and h…
Warlord Games have posted up offer 3 for Black Friday online. Offer 1 and 2 have been posted here. Offer 3 is for the Armoured Fury box set for just £50/$80. Normally retailing at £80/$128 and already with over £100 worth of tanks, dice and other bits this is a real offer. Warlord are not … Continue reading Warlord Games Black Friday Offer 3 →
Well just to show I have been busy beavering away on a project here it is at the Halfway point.I have posted some normal photographs to the Brigantes Studio blog and you can see them by clicking the link in the sidebar.RegardsLoki
So a while ago I posted an article detailing my first foray into Zombicide, since then I have only managed to play one further game, which was the first scenario to use 6 players. If you can remember (or have just read the article) you will see I was a bit scathing of Samson and … Continue reading Zombicide Black Plague with pitch forks and torches →
Today, we are going to do a comparison of Six Squared Studios 25mm round bases to GW bases. Right off the top, I will admit wholeheartedly that I am a frugal gamer – so this review is looking through the eyes of a budget conscious gamer.As a value cons…
Warlord Games have outlined their Black Friday deals. Starting on the 22nd at 1pm GMT there will be 20% of selected resin tanks. This is a limited offer so when its gone its gone. Each tank will have a countdown to show you how many are left, so if your after that King Tiger you’d better be … Continue reading Warlord Games Black Friday Offers →
For quite some time I’ve been wanting to put on a large Sharp Practice game, focusing on the struggle for the Aspern churchyard within the Battle of Aspern-Essling.
The battle of Aspern-Essling is an engagement that I find both fascinating and exciting. It was epic (HUGE), very close run, and resulted in Napoleon’s first significant humiliation on the battlefield.
On May 20th, 1809 French troops began crossing the Danube, just a few miles east of Vienna. They were pursuing the Austrian army, led by Archduke Charles, after a grueling, fast-paced campaign which had been initiated by the ill-stared Austrians.
The lead elements of the French force, under Massena and Lannes, quickly moved onto the Marchfeld plain, establishing themselves in two villages separated by about a mile of raised road. The villages were called Aspern and Essling. They positioned themselves, awaiting the rest of their comrades who were lined up for miles on the opposite side of the Danube, queuing to cross the bridges to the northern bank.
The river’s current was fast and in full spring flood. In the midst of the French crossing on the 20th, their pontoon bridges were swept away by debris purposefully launched upriver by the Austrians. This situation created an emergency which left a significant portion of Napoleon’s army separated and isolated in hostile territory. Undeterred, the French Emperor was confident that the Austrians were still in withdrawal, so he maintained his position, awaiting repairs to his bridges.
But the Austrians were not withdrawing. Archduke Charles had massed his Hauptarmee in a broad crescent in the Marchfeld, just out of eyesight of the French. The next morning, the 21st of May, sensing a rare opportunity, the young Austrian aristocrat ordered his army to advance on the French positions around the villages. His columns would strike first at Aspern…
|Maps by Jeff Berry @ Obscure Battles|
|Close up of the Churchyard and assaulting Austrians|
French Force = 144 men TOTAL (18 Groups including Eagle guard)
8 Command Cards
This force is divided into 3 separate commands, each with it’s own morale rating of 10.
13 Officers / NCOs:
1 Status IV
3 Status III
6 Status II
3 Status I
Each French command is composed of:
1 Status III
1 Status I
2 Status II
Austrians Assault Force = 104 men for each of 4 waves (13 Groups including one command group)
7 Command Cards
7 Officers / NCOs
1 Status IV
2 Status III
2 Status II
2 Status I
The Austrian force (each wave) is composed of one single command, with it’s morale rating being 10
Special Scenario Rules
– The Austrian guns are abstracted into three ‘beaten zones’, each with a 10 inch frontage. When fired upon they throw 24 attack dice.
– If the artillery targets a single section of wall it can be reduced by hits on 10 ‘misses’. (original misses are re-rolled and any hits are accrued)
– When the Austrian Artillery card is drawn, randomly determine which of the three batteries will fire.
– The Austrian artillery will be masked by any Austrian troops within 6” of the walls or 6” of the church.
– The Austrian first wave starts at the table edge (they can select any 3 sides to enter).
– Austrians decide if they wish to withdraw a wave and commit a successive wave. This will involve leaving one group as a marker of the ‘highwater’ mark of the assault.
– If a wave is broken it will give a -1 to the succeeding waves. These minuses are cumulative.
– Marshal Massena has set up his observation post in the graveyard. His presence can help the French troops ignore up to 20 points of Shock. Once the 20 points are ‘absorbed’ his aides convince him to pull back to a less exposed position.
– Charles will give one assault wave a +(2D4) to its force morale and also the Aggressive bonus.
– When activated, junior officers/NCOs of both sides can ‘nod’ to their commanding officer. Four ‘nods’ will activate that commander. This is in addition to the normal card activation for the commanding officer.
Can the French hold the churchyard? Will the Austrians sweep the French defenders away and award their Archduke with a victory at Aspern?
Here are a few pictures of our run at the scenario.
A new winter pitch has been spotted on twitter and showing the price as well. This is double sided for both the Humans and Orc teams. It shows the pitch in the depths of midwinter and comes with a unique weather table. The price has also been snapped and posted up on twitter by @Sonofultramar, … Continue reading Blood Bowl Games Workshop Winter Pitch details on Twitter. →
Welcome to another tutorial from the team at the Bolt Action Alliance, this time I, Patchimus, will cover how to paint a Panzer Lehr squad to a good tabletop quality. I have been heavily influenced by ‘The Painting War – WW2’ so if you want a more definitive and diverse guide do yourself a favour a pick this book up. This guide will concentrate on the uniform and equipment only to keep it a reasonable size, that being said I have skipped over the flesh part however you can locate another guide from Master Bryan here that can assist you. All the paints I have used are Vallejo (Running joke among the crew is that I pronounce it Valley-Joe, which is apparently very wrong but I cant help it!) unless otherwise stated.
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Recently, I got a game of Frostgrave in with my friend Dave. For this game, we used just the base rules from the core rule book. The mission that we chose to play was The Well of Dreams and Sorrows. The object of this scenario is to collect treasure, l…
Hoi,While painting time is in short supply here, mainly due to me correcting a lot of tests, I painted some more blue clad baddies for my ’80s Pulp Project a while ago.Just the pictures for now, more babble on this project in a later post.Some command …
I had been wanting to make a Viking Longhouse for a far while now. Last month I finally made a start.Once I had begun I found that the enthusiasm took over. In the end it took me just over a week to make and paint.Made from balsa wood sticks carv…
With it being the 100 years anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Somme and with Thanksgiving coming soon, Warlord Games are now offering 25% off all plastic Tanks in their latest offering called Tanksgiving. So head over to the web Store and fill your boots.
1. Forces. Siły
2. The Game. Gra.
3. Links. Linki.
With Christmas just round the corner the avid gamer starts to look at filling out their collections with gifts from loved one. Sorting out the Christmas list is is a must or you will just end up with socks again! BONUS PACK DEALS* – ONLY UNTIL 22nd DECEMBER 2016! 8+2: Buy any 8 standard packs and … Continue reading Wargames Foundry Christmas Deal →