Sunday, February 21, 2016

Last of the Summer Miniatures...

...well, apart from these...


...which got started just before heading back to school.

Good morning,

I have finally managed to furnish the finishing flocking so as to flick these figures into their...boxes. Couldn't think of another alliteration there.

Parthians...



...Persians...


...and Peloponnesians.


Cool!

Nick

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Last of the Summer Spearmen

Good evening,

Here I now present to you my last spear elements of the summer. Both HaT. One from their Italian Allies set...





...which I'll use as an Athenian Ally element (I really need to get some shield transfers!), and one from their Later Hoplite Greek set...




...who, like the Persian foes, are awaiting some parched straw to add to their flock mix.

Note how I cut away the back of their shields so that I could bend them to their front. It did make a bit of a mess of their backs, but at least her they're not holding their shields out beside them in a "come at me bro!" pose!

And shield transfers!

Nick

Monday, February 8, 2016

X Wing Over Wooston, Game 1

Good evening,

Over this long weekend just past, X Wing made another appearance at the annual Warclouds Over Woolson wargaming event. 

Having just read an article about how to avoid being hamstrung by stress, I thought I'd adapt said suggested list.


Hmm...

Anyhow, my first game was up against Terence. He was flying a Emperor'd up Decimator and Whisper, replete with Agent Kallus.

So...away we went.

Knowing that there wasn't a whole lot I could do with Whisper, I went for the great grey whale instead.


Zipping Tycho behind the behemoth.



Yay for Autothrusters!


Oh, did I forgot to mention that the Big D was equipped with an Ion Projector? My two Zeds found out the hard way!

Which kind of mucked up my next turn. The Rebels all piled in together.


But not for long...


...bother it!

Drats! My hardest hitter down, what, four or five turns into the game.

Drats!

Next bound and I manage to narrowly avoid blocking Whisper...


...as Tycho tries to take out the last few hull points left in the Deci while the Zeds frantically try to turn around.


And then Tycho also runs into the Ion Projector.


Aww man!



Aww man indeed.

Still, at least that crit I gave the Oicunn meant that should he run over, well, anything...


...Boom! There goes his last hull point!

However, with naught but two Zeds to face Whisper...


...and Whisper cleverly avoiding taking shots from more than one at a time...



...the Rebels were only saved by the bell! Ha!

That last shot - point blank from Whisper...and the Zed survived! Ha! :-)

Thanks for the game Terrance, that was cool!

Nick