Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Warmachine at Village Games

I took a few shots of the Warmachine action last night at Village Games in Anoka, MN.  There were quite a few people playing, and I think a total of 7 games were played.  It was a great turnout.

I was only able to take pictures of one game as it was the only one with fully painted minis.  Casey's Menoth squared off against Grover's Mercenaries.  I have to be honest, that's about all I know about the units.  I've been out of the Warmachine loop for so many years I just can't remember all of the names!

I hope you enjoy the pictures anyway!

A shot of the battlefield

Uneven looking matchup...

A whole buncha' warjacks!

Three on one?  That's not fair!

Oh wait.  It's only two on one.

Incoming pain.

The line is drawn, forces prepare to clash!

Sneak Peek- Flying Lead WWII Scenario

Todd and I playtested my WWII Flying Lead scenario last night.  I won't give a whole lot of detail, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the action.

The farmhouses and truck are from Pegasus Hobbies.  They have a very excellent range of terrain, vehicles and accessories at a good price.

German sentries watch the perimeter of the farm.  The scenario takes place on a moonless night.

Partisans prepare to sneak through the woods.

Partisans move in from three sides, hoping to catch the German off guard.

Sentries alert their brothers in arms of the attack!

An MG 34 is deployed to slow the attack from the north.

A French assassin sneaks around the woods, unseen by the Wermacht soldier.

The Partisans detonate explosives inside the Opel truck.

A damsel in distress!

A bird's eye view of the assault on the farmhouse.

"Little kraut, little kraut, let me in!"

Looking for a nice spot to lay down some flaming fuel.

The games were an absolute blast!  Thanks to Todd for helping me with some very valuable playtesting! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WWII Using Tactical Assault: Combat Cards

The past few months I have been helping a friend (and owner of Village Games in Anoka, MN) playtest a card driven ruleset for miniature wargaming.  The rules are designed to handle anything from WWII to sci- fi, and are quite excellent.  The game is called Tactical Assault: Combat Cards, and will soon be available for purchase online.

I introduced my friend Todd to this incarnation of the rules last night.  We ran a WWII game in 15mm; Todd's Americans versus my freshly painted Germans. 

Here are some shots of the action:

The start of the battle.  German forces took up positions from the south to the west, with a lone Stug III infiltrating the American position.  Americans approached from the north to east, with an emphasis on taking the village from the Germans.

German infantry, command, machine gun, mortar and Stug III taking cover on the south end of the map.

Americans take cover in a small field to the east of the village.

German forces are pinned down by a dug in and concealed Sherman.  A lone Stug tries to pinpoint it's location and sneak in for the kill.

Americans zero in on the Stug with an antitank gun.

A Tiger I watches the north end of the battlefield.

A German Stug tries to flank the American infantry hiding in the woods.  The machine gun valiantly fires to slow the armor down.

The American towed gun is victorious!  The sneaking Stug is destroyed!  On the west end the Tiger pops a Sherman as it tries to cross the battlefield.

The Americans suffer heavy casualties under a constant barrage of weapons fire.

The concealed Sherman pounds away at the Germans, slowing or destroying all that attempt to reach it's position!

The Germans pulled off a victory today, but I think we have a convert to the new Tactical Assault: Combat Cards anyway.  The game was a blast!

All models on both sides are either Battlefront or Command Decision.  Info on the terrain can be found in this blog.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fear and Faith HEPA Members, Part 2

And here are the last of my Fear and Faith HEPA members for Con of the North.  For some reason these models were quite resisant to being photographed, and the pictures just didn't turn out well. 

My brother volunteered to tackle this one for me, so I let him.  Thanks, Casey!