Shabby Opponent

Friday night was game night once more for the Friday Night Fire Fight Crew and I managed to get along for a game.  I agreed a game of Beyond the Gates of Antares with Darryl, with both play Ghar so double disruption dice made the game interesting.

We randomly rolled a scenario and got a scenario where you have to retrive a drone from the middle of the table.  You start with only half your army available to start with and the others have to pass an order test to come onto the table from the second turn.  Well we had pretty similar armies (2 Battle suit squads, a squad of tectorists), Darryl took the Disruptor Cannon on it’s own and I took it as part of a squad of Outcasts.  Darryl started with one Battle Suit squad and his tectorists, I started with one Battle Suit Squad and my Outcasts.  Well the rest of my army obviously got lost on the way to the battlefield, even the cries of death of my entire Outcast squad in one turn couldn’t get them to the battle.  Darryl used one of his tectorists to grab the drone and then used his battle suits to stop me targetting the little blitter as he ran off with the drone.

I enjoyed the game, but those d10 are in trouble.  My Luiggers rolled a 10 on limited ammo the first time they fired!  I did manage to kill 3 of the 4 tectorists but that was it.

A shabby tactic by Darryl, but well played.

The table - we really need to remember some Sci-Fi terrain next time.
The table – we really need to remember some Sci-Fi terrain next time.
Darryl's well painted Ghar.
Darryl’s well painted Ghar.

On other fronts I’m making progress on the buildings for Stalingrad, just need to finish off the concrete exterior and the interior on the last three and the concrete floors on all four buildings.

I’ve also continued the inventory of my miniatures and have now catalogued 1679 of which 92% are built and 63% are painted.  I just added my AT-43 army which is a pre-painted game so that helped increase the percentages of both.  Lots more bags to go through as well as the two crates of unassembled figures (whoops!).

Gaming time

No work on the buildings for Cavalier this week, although I have now decided to go with concrete floors, they require less work and seem to make more sense to me.

What I have managed this week is a game, the first of 2017!  I played David at Beyond the Gates of Antares last night and whilst I lost by a country mile it was a fun game.  The dice gods did not look favourable on me as I repeatedly failed to roll less than a 10 on a 10 sided dice!  I do need to build some more figures at some point.  If I get time I’ll try to write a little story for the game, I do find myself drawn more and more to the narrative aspects of this hobby.

On another point I’ve slowly been working on my inventory of figures so far I’ve checked 1538 miniatues (I’m counting 15mm squad bases from FoW as one miniature here), 95% of which are assembled and 66% of which are painted.  Plenty more figure to add to the inventory and loads more to paint.  Of the ones I’ve add, 649 are for Warmahordes with 179 of them for the Khador faction.  My biggest single army in terms of figures is my Slaughterloo dwarf army standing (very short I know) at 291 figures, 95% of which are painted.

More next week, and hopefully more progress on the buildings!