Battle report


The Battle of Ntombe Drift

Following on from my post last week about adapting TMWWBK I have now had a chance to run a couple of play test games. What I decided to do was play a couple of variations of the Battle of Ntombe. This relatively small engagement was none the less significant because once again units of the British army were soundly beaten by "spear wielding savages" (as they were described in the press). The historical battle involved just one company of Infantry against approximately 500-800 Zulu's and was another classic example of poor leadership, poor field craft and a complete underestimation of the enemy. Setup/HistoryWith the commencement of the Anglo-Zulu war in January 1879 the village of Lüneberg, situated in the disputed territories of Northern Zululand, felt very exposed to attack. Four companies of the 80th Regiment of foot were sent to reinforce the local garrison but by the end of February they needed resupply. 18 wagon of supplies were sent to the town and were escorted from the boarder by one compan

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Battle Report – ARENA REX – Ludus Magnus vs. Legio XIII ‘Damnatio’

Gaius has been sentenced to death and the Ludus Magnus have been tasked by the Master of Games with his execution! Between him and them are his fellow Cohort… will they be able to stop Septimus and his fighters?  

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International Vandalism - 28mm ADLG from Devizes 2018

The pleasant west country town of Devizes is home to the Wadworth 6X brewery, a collection of over-filled bed & breakfast pub type establishments and the DDWG annual "Attack!" competition and show - and with a set of propositions as enticing as that, how can anyone resist?The army of choice this time are the African Vandals, as a combination of a simple list with impetuous charging cavalry and my ownership of some brand new Gripping Beast plastic lancers working in tandem with some slightly older Footsore cavalry made the grade.The Vandals take on Arabs and Byzantines in 4 spectacularly large-scale reports featuring 12th century religious iconography, big-hair-metal music videos and an opportunistic homage to Jeremy Corbyn.There are also some fantastically painted troops on display as well - plus a video/audio commentary on the first game too.Don't waste time - dive into some serious Vandalism with these 4 reports!

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Bolt action Road to Berlin - PICS HEAVY!

Heya,Last weekend I had great pleasure to participate in local Bolt Action gaming event, organized by Tricity community (you check their webpage and facebook sites): Road to Berlin.All in all these were 2 days of gaming: there were planned 5 battles for each player, each from different front / war theater.But it gets better: there were 3 different scenarios in each of the fronts, all prepared especially for this event so whole thing was also big testing ground.Initially I wanted to write as much as possible about everything, but there's just too much of it!So just know that it was ton of fun, lots of gaming and friendly players around, no unhealthy competitive atmosphere and beautiful, damn inspiring, game tables.So feast your eyes!Next post I'm coming with old routine: few pics and more babbling.Overall look on empty tables, Saturday morning:My first game.those sneaky Germans managed to steal enough fuel to win the match. This was lots of fun nevertheless (thanks Zimmer!):Second game.This time I had more luc

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Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 13- NOVA Narrative Recap and Changing the 2018 Meta

This Episode the Evan "Gothmog" and Chris "Discordian" recap their excellent experience attending NOVA and playing in the Narrative event for 40k, Evan with his BA Dreadnoughts and Chris with his Dark Eldar spooky bunch. After that we launch into talking about the meta, what it is and where we would like to see it go!Also, here is a link to the KHARN we talk about!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google Play00:00 Intro04:16 Hobby Progress26:30 NOVA Narrative Recap53:09 The Meta and What to ChangeSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1 - The Wrath of KhanClip 2 - Zeonic FrontClip 3 - Blade Runner

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Battle Report – Warhammer 40000 Kill Team – The Fortis Binary Campaign: Ep 07

The Space Wolves enter the fray! For unknown reasons the Wolves of Fenris have arrived on Fortis Binary and are hunting the Adeptus Mechanicus through the ruins!

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Battle Report – Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse – Ep 06

With Hank’s Group intervention in his robbing of local Survivors, Vince looks to get revenge on these do-gooders by stealing their supplies. Catching them cut off from the main lot of their friends, the unscrupulous leader orders the attack!

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Battle Report – A Song of Ice and Fire – Ep 01 – Lannisters vs. Starks

It’s time for a Clash of Kings today as Clarence takes command of House Stark to face the Lannisters under my command as we play another game with the models from the Starter Set!

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NOVA Narrative Recap- The Unstoppable Dreadnoughts

NOVA was this last weekend and man was it a BLAST. It is definitely a smooth run operation and I plan on going back again for a third time next year. Last year I took my all Death Rider Army to the NOVA GT and Trios. This year I intended to do the Trios again, but due to team mate issues, I instead went to DC and did the tourist thing on the day of the trios. This is one of the untold bonuses of NOVA, you are practically in Washington, and taking an uber or the Metro to the museums/monuments is easily done and worth it if you are not from the area.  But after a day of site seeing I got to jump into the NOVA Narrative! Check out their mission pack here. Some really fun and cool missions you should try at home (especially Shuttle Crash and Refinery IMO).My 2500 point army. All my armies would be made from this!I had started this article a few days ago, but now I feel I must temper my enthusiasm before I launch into the review.Edit: I leave the following 2 paragraphs for completions sake, but I wa

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Hurricane Season Scenario 5

Prologue FSA-occupied Guantanamo Bay, Cuba The attack on Miami was swift and brutal.  Despite the best efforts of Wales’ men the damage to done to the infrastructure would take months to repair; the civilian casualties were the most devastating. MacCannon was reviewing the reports from their most recent exercise when he heard a rapping at his door. “Sir, urgent communique from  CINCCARR. Miami has been razed, and Fort Pierce destroyed.” “I knew it, despite our early success against the coalition they would not be dissuaded.  How could their movements go unnoticed?  They seem to disappear and reappear at a whim.  I’ve heard stories of Covenant vessels seemingly ‘jumping’ locations, but wrote them off as stress-induced hallucinations.” “If technology such as this exists, surely the Covenant wouldn’t have shared the capability with a potential rival?  If they are in league with each other gods help us all.  Perhaps my contacts know something…R

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Drafted Magic 2019 for a game

Well, it has been two years since I played Magic the Gathering (7 september 2016), but this wednesday I passed by Outpost and did a draft once again, the set being the Core set 2019.You see, Noshi had a dinner with some collegues around the corner, so instead of just grabbing a drink by myself, it was an opportune moment to see some old mates again.I sat down with 10 other players and zero ambitions to open our packs and start the game of give along, and as I didn't have any knowledge I decided on two things:1. pick the rares, as they'll end up on Cardmarket anyways, having no ambition to start playing weekly again and build a deck.2. build something simple without to many special combo's, as it had been a looooong time.Opening my first pack, the rare was a green beast that has a passive ability, the Runic Armasaur, so no thinking required on that part as such.  From that first booster, I decided to pick every green card that came around, and see what the second colour would be should another rare come b

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Death Guard vs Astra Militarum & Custodians – 1,500 Points

Well, the games are coming thick and fast at the moment! This latest game was Death Guard vs Astra Militarum. This game looked great! Mark’s army was all superbly painted and most of mine were painted too. Heavy Weapons Teams *cough*. The table at Boards and Swords with the Gothic Ruins by Gamemat.eu was looking excellent too. Never miss an article? Subscribe! Astra Militarum and Custodians List The following were split into an Astra Militarum Battalion, an Astra Militarum Vanguard and a Custodian Patrol Detachment. Company Commander with Bolt Pistol, Grand Strategist Warlord Trait, Kurov’s Aquila Company Commander with Bolt Pistol […] The post Death Guard vs Astra Militarum & Custodians – 1,500 Points appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Battle of Starsiedel (Lützen) 1813

Sunday morning and I travelled over to Posties shed-o-war expecting to meet up with several members of the Rejects for our usual large scale battle. However when I arrived I was told only two of us were able to play so we had a rare one on one battle. My opponent was Surjit and Postie had set up a Napoleonic battle set in 1813 during the War of the Sixth Coalition. As usual we picked our sides randomly and I got the French while Surjit had a mixed force of Prussians and Russians. SetupPostie decided to play out part of the Battle of Lützen in which Napoleon attempted to halt the advances of the Sixth Coalition. The French invasion of Russia had resulted in a disastrous campaign and the loss of much of his veteran army. Following this the enemies of imperial France felt emboldened and quickly raised a new Coalition against Napoleon. In response the Emperor assembled an army of just over 200,000 men, the majority of which were untrained and inexperienced. There was also a chronic shortage of horses and the

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