Been a massive fan of the TV series, I decided Towards the end of the year to take the plunge and buy myself the miniatures game for the walking dead all out war which after a couple of trial games I pleased I did, the game and characters are based around the comic series which At Christmas I received the first omnibus of. I decided to paint the Walkers first, I have deliberately gone for bright colours as I wanted them to have a 'comic' feel about them, I have done the same with the scenery which was bought as part of the booster for the game. The models have been really well scuptured and once painted I think have come up very nice, they are definetly full of character. Once I finish my remaining walkers I will crack on with Rick Grimmes and co.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017
After watching the movie A Bridge to far the other day it put me in the mood to want a WW2 game as it had been quite some months since we last had our WW2 armies on the table top. Last year had seen us move away from the battlegroup rules, replacing them with the Ironcross rule set, so we picked 600 points of Germans (me) and Americans (my dad)which give us a decent amount of troops and set about fighting a meeting engagement scenario .
German Stug's and infantry squads ready to advance
A Pak40 anti tank gun and infantry squads taking cover in the woods along with CnC
The German infantry continue to hold the ruined rail staion despite attracting a lot of American onto their position
Three Stug's and a Hetzler are knocked out by the Dhermans having failed to cause any damage on the American Armour
Unfortunately the game ended before we could determine a winner,(the Americans were awarded a winning draw) this was mostly down to the fact that my dad and I were rusty on the rules after a long lay off from them, which led to us having a couple of lengthy stops rule checking during the game. This was a shame as I was really enjoy the game despite the fact I had managed to lose all my armour due to expert Marksmenship of the American Shermans but the stoppages proved worth while as we managed to 'iron out' a couple of rules we had been doing wrong up until now. We have decided to have have another WW2 game next week now that we have the rules fresh in our minds again, but this game definetly tweaked my interest again in WW2
Friday, 13 January 2017
The a resistance force led by John Connor
The Terminator force
The table top at the end of the first turn
The main bulk of endoskeletons move towards the centre of the table, two of them were armed with a missile launcher and a flamethrower which is very deadly in the game of terminator once they get into range.
'Hasta la vista baby' as a terminator crawler has a couple of plasma rounds blasted into it as John Connor crosses the street rubble
one of the three objectives destroyed a roll a 4 on a D4 would see the game end and victory go to Skyet and the machines.....PHEW!!, a dice roll of 2 saw the game continue, if I managed to gain the tactical edge and roll at least one activation on the fate dice I would be able to detonate the second objective and win the game and the terminators would be helpless to stop this.....
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Our first game of the year saw a fantasy battle as I got to try my hand for the first time using Mantic games Kings of War rules useing my dads Orcs & Goblins and Dwarf armies in a pitched battle scenario. I had read through the rules on a few occasions over the Christmas holidays so I had a fair idea how the rules would play, obviously the game was a good trial for me to see how certain units would fight and how effective shooting and spells etc would be along with which enemy units to try best avoid as your likely to get a good hiding! Unfortunately for the dwarfs on this day I was in command of them and they ended up on the wrong end of a server defeat. The game was fast and easy to play, and the rules were fun enough to feel like it was a fantasy game, it can be be abit hard when it's your opponents turn as they do all the dice (and lots of them too!) rolling while you just have to sit and take it, but at least if your troops survive you know you get to make immediate pay back in your turn. I'm looking foward to play them again as I now have a better idea of fighting capabilities of certain units and next time I fancy my undead army will make an appearance. Here are some photos of the game...
The centre of the dwarf lines deployed in front of the river
Things start to take a turn for the worse as the dwarf Beserkers don't quite rout the horde of goblins and find themselves flanked by a unit of Goblin wolfriders.