Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sushi and Games

Took the robotics kids to Sushi, and then to the Hobart Games Society to play Cosmic Encounter and Mysterium.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What was that rule again?

Gai project.  it was many months since I last played, so there were lots of little rules that had to be looked up.  I still think this is a great game, and far better than Terra Mystica.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rise of Fenris #8

Our last Rise of Fenris.  Given my poor starting position, could I manage to scrape a win?  A totally different set of victory conditions really helped!

In the end, I won the game and campaign.  But it was immense fun.  With robots with death rays, mad monks, mad scientists, etc.

Thanks to Christine for arranging it!

Monday, June 10, 2019

3d printer test print

Carl was thinking of printing an Italian force for FOW.  A test print of an italian tank next to a battlefront resin version of the same tank.  Not bad at all, though I think the turret needs to be scaled down a little bit.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

FOW States

Played in the Kingston Kup competition.

I took two lists, chosen randomly.  My mail list was British Infantry Tank.

British Infantry Tank

Tank Company, from Blitzkrieg, page 120

Compulsory Infantry Tank Company HQ (p.120) - CinC A11 Matilda, 2iC Light Tank Mk VI B (90 pts)

Compulsory A12 Tank Platoon (p.121) - Command A12 Matilda Senior, A12 Matilda Senior (475 pts)

Compulsory A11 Tank Platoon (p.121) - Command A11 Matilda (0.5" MG), 2x A11 Matilda (200 pts)

A11 Tank Platoon (p.121) - Command A11 Matilda (0.5" MG), 2x A11 Matilda (200 pts)

A11 Tank Platoon (p.121) - Command A11 Matilda (0.5" MG), 2x A11 Matilda (200 pts)

Rifle Platoon (Territorial) (p.125) - Command Rifle/MG, 6x Rifle/MG, Light Mortar, Anti-tank Rifle (145 pts)

Motorised Battery, Royal Artillery (p.121) - Command Rifle, Staff, Observer Rifle, 15-cwt truck, 4x OQF 18 pdr gun (225 pts)
- 2x 15-cwt truck, Quad tractor per gun (5 pts)

1540 Points, 6 Platoons

I also bought a German company to prevent Blue on Blue.  Had some really good games. 
Game 1 was a draw.   I was on the objectives, but the Germans kept contesting it, and we timed out.

Game 2 was a disaster.  I was against Nick Ridge's German light panzers.  I couldnt kill them.  But they couldnt kill me.  As it was a defensive mission, they won.

Game 3 was against Rusty's poles.  I was using my Germans.  I held on for a win -- but it was touch and go for a while.

Game 4 was against Griggsy.  He had no naswer to my Matilda as they walked to the objective.

Game 5 was against Robs BAR.  I was using my Germans, and I had no answer to the thousands of small tanks.  How did the British lose in France?

I ended up in the middle of the pack, but it was a great 2 days!

It was also a robotics weekend, so I played Scythe with the robotics kids!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cold Clank

A cold night in the garage.  Cameron came over.  We did splendour (twice), and then Clank.  Once again, I didnt get out of the dungeon!