IntroductionThis is game 35 in play testing my ancient rules by replaying historical battles. The previous version of ‘Ancient Battlelines Clash’ is on its own blog page. Note at the time of writing the version I am using to play this battle (Version 3.2) is very much in draft as it is a rewrite of what I planned for V3.0 and closer to what V2.5 (the one I used to play most of my games). V3.2 currently requires a lot of tidying up, and is missing design notes, examples and the programmed opponent. I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books. ABC is designed to finish in around 30 minutes on a 2'x2' table.Battle of SillasiaSparta attempts to (re)dominate Greece and attacks the current power, the Achaean League. The latter, after several defeats, turn to the Macedonians who invade Greece along with the Achaean League as allies.Very little on the internet:Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle
It’s time for anther Riot Quest! I throw down with Mike from Epic Duck Studios in this Best-Of-Three standard format match.
It’s time for another 40k Battle Report! This time Owen is building a custom Wraith Craftworld using the new Phoenix Rising rules to take on my Deathwatch in this 1750pt ITC 2019 mission.
Reject HQ saw two battles over the weekend when I faced off against Mr Rousell (of Don't throw a One fame) in a set of linked games set in the seven years war. Postie has been running a few games like this recently, with a smaller game determining advantage to the winner in the second game, and it made for an interesting days gaming. The SetupAs usual, we started by picking out of a metaphorical hat for sides, and I got the Russians while Ray would be the Prussians. I was clearly going to have my work cut out fighting a more experienced player and a better army (+1 morale rating for most of their troops, because they are better trained). I wasn't going to make it easy for Ray and if the dice gods looked on me favourably I might just pull off a win.... I'm all for positive thinking! Game One (Battle of Schwedt Woods) Order of BattlePrussian Reconnaissance Force 2nd Hussars (6th Battalion) 4th Hussars (7th Battalion) Bosniacks (8th Battalion)Russian Reconnaissance Force Jo
Lord Gilbert, halfling Vampire, returns to lead an invading force into Brotherhood territory. Will the knights stand firm or will the shambling horde of undead?
They had withstood, and even repelled, the initial attack. But the brave soldiers of the Pax Arcadia knew they couldn't keep withstanding the massed ranks of Marines that kept breaking from orbit. A true overwhelming mass was gathering on the outskirts of the cities, and soon they would begin their break out of the landing zones. Officers at Central Command could see the legions of debauchery line up, the storm would come very soon...The third game in our Future War Commander "Colonisation" campaign, as Nemesis and me faced off again for a battle at the club. This time, I would command once again 3000 points, while he would have a measly 1500 points at his disposal, but the previous battle showed that is no way a sure defeat.My forces where build around speed and transport capacity this time, as I would need to either occupy his third of the table, or even better get as many troops as possible from his table edge. He needed to prevent this.To that end, the Pax Arcadia force broug
The Endless March drifts into the territory of the Gitz. Can these deathless spirits stop the rampaging Gitz as they search for relics amongst the Eight Points?
Last week I had beginning with sunday the chance to play a couple of matches of Cruel Seas. The first game was on sunday with Dino, a face off using the content of the Strike Fast, Strike Hard! set, so 6 Vosper vs. 4 German S-Boats. As I have the Dreadfleet boxed set from 2011, […]
The Titans hit the streets with their Bat Box and Team Format which allows them an increased Rep pool to hire some of DC’s awesome young heroes into a force to be reckoned with! Two-Face is at it again and must be stopped!
David returns for another 2000pt Matched Play Mission, this time the Deepkin take on the Beasts of Chaos in another mission from GHB 2019.
The Spiral Arm Campaign is 10 linked missions charting the terrible events of the Galactic Purge and their incursion from Core Space. Mission One sees the crews take advantage of the Chaos to find some work.
Rashroz the Necromancer returns in the next mission in the Ice and Iron Ladder Campaign against Owen’s Brotherhood – Snowblind!
On Sunday I introduced Posties Rejects to the excellent To the Strongest rules with a refight of the Battle of Trebia. This was initially intended to be a solo game but the Order of Battle grew and grew until I had to admit this just wasn't possible to play alone. Instead, I decided to run the game at Reject HQ (the shed-o-war) as it would probably take a couple of players per side to manage the 'workload' of such large commands. None of those taking part had played these rules before so I would umpire the game, manage rules questions and keep track of lost units and when commands became demoralised etc. The Battle of the Trebia was the first major battle of the Second Punic War. Having crossed the Alps with his army, Hannibal was eager to strike at the Romans to consolidate he position and help convince local Galic tribes to join him. There had been an earlier, smaller, clash between the two sides over a month earlier when Hannibal had attacked and nearly killed Consul Publius Cornelius Scipio in w
It’s time for a new Season of ITS! Season 11 kicks off with a host of new rules for TAGs and a new Scenario; Countermeasures.
Owen returns with the Gitz! Off to find glassware to store their mind-obliterating drugs, the greenskins bumble into Sigmar’s warriors and fighting ensues!