Monday, September 1, 2008

Movies I just saw

I stopped posting to my blog for a reason. You see, I could blather on all day about a whole variety of topics but it would just mean that many more words being blasted into the void known as the intrawebs and frankly I still can't get over the whole pretentious factor with them. It makes me feel kinda dirty (and not in a good way). But to hell with it. I've read far worse crap then what I'm posting and frankly I just don't care anymore. So without further ado, please rejoice in my latest movie reviews!

1. Batman, The Dark Knight - AWESOME! Seriously if you haven't seen this movie then you suck, period.

2. Tropic Thunder - So damn stupid it was funny. There was some dull times sure, but I love a lot of the over-the-top humor style movies like this one. Rental bait at the very least. Be warned it's crude and has some seriously gross scenes (Monty Python gross, not slasher film gross).

Back to your lives now people.

First game of 40k 5th edition

Darron and I got together at our usual haunt, Ancient Wonders, to get in our first ever game of Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition. Now our group is not big on 40K preferring Warhammer Fantasy (and a whole host of other games besides) over it. However, we do have a sort of love/hate relationship with GW and we love the 40K background so we still keep up with it to some extent.

Really 40K isn't a bad game, it can be pretty fun. Sure it has some bizarre rules and a lot of the mechanics are dumb, but if you stop worrying about depth and just try to have fun it's actually a decent game. To be perfectly honest, the main reason that 40K has such a bad rep is that a good portion of the players are frankly idiots. Yep, I said it, morons, boobs, simpeltons, etc. And that's not even considering all the asshats. More often then not they fit the bad gamer stereotype to a T.

Our little FLGS has the same problem. I won't name names but suffice to say that there is at least two players who fall into one or more (actually all) of the following categories:

a) Cheaters - Either on purpose or out of ignorance
b) Unclean - I'm talking guys who would make Papa Nurgle proud. Allergic to both soap and water.
c) Obnoxious - And I don't mean just loud, but loud, know-it-all (they really really don't of course) and just plain crass. Not to mention having absoluetly no shame.
d) Powergamers/Poor sports - The degree of win at all costs players who play 40K is staggering, the concept of fun for both players is completely lost on these guys.

I'm sure I could come up with a lot more but that's good enough to convey my point. Frankly we try very hard to not associate ourselves with these guys. That may sound snobish or elitist, but frankly if you met them in real life, you'd likely make the same tough choice we have.

At any rate, enough of my tirade. Here are my impressions from our first game keeping in mind that I played maybe 30 games of 4th edition.

First of all, the only major change is true line of sight (more on this later), all the other changes, while for the better, really didn't require a new edition of the game. They all could have easily been wrapped up in a nice PDF for download from the main GW site or as a White Dwarf article. But lets face it, 40K is GWs cash cow and they are going to milk it for all it's worth.

Second, the big change of true line of sight is just simply retarted. Now granted, 4th editions bizarre area terrain size system was seriously dumb, but true line of sight is just as dumb and far more prone to argument. At least with 4th edition you and your opponent could agree on terrain sizes prior to a match, but now with "true line of sight" you can potentially end up arguing over a lot of shots. Now gentlemen gamers are generally going to have no problem with this rule, but you may recall my little bad-40K-player list above to see the glaring hole here.

As to the game itself, it was a very fun 1500 point match between Darrons Necrons and my Space Marines using the Seize Ground mission with the Spearhead deployment option. I must say that I really like the new mission and deployment system a lot and I think it brings a much needed level of variety to the game, well that is if players actually use it. Our regular 40K bad boys have been simpy ignoring it for standard annihilation battles. That's gonna end up biting them in the ass in the end but that's their problem.
I had a solid victory against Darron which honestly surprised me but it does show another of the problems with 40K. Space Marines, while beatable, are a very tough army that is very forgiving. This has fostered the joke, "You brought Marines? OK, you win". It has a grain of truth to it (though just a grain) but, like 40K itself, Space Marines are a cash cow representing a huge portion of sales for the system. GW is never going to bite the hand(s) that feed them in this regard.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Game Night Aug 27, 2008

So it's been quite a long time since I posted to my blog. Mostly this blog was meant as an experiment for me and I had kinda figured I wouldn't keep it going for long (I know me you see). But tonight at our gaming group my friends gave me some grief about it and so I am returning the blog to action.

Our group are true gamers and that means we love all kinds of games. As a result we go through a lot of phases, playing a certain game we all like for a period of time and then switching off to something different when it takes our fancy. Lately we have been playing Warmachine and Hordes from Privateer Press. It is a very fun game with some absolutely gorgeous models (albeit some very difficult to assemble ones).

Tonight Neil and Eric had a Hordes match, Neil's Trollbloods vs. Eric's Circle. Tom, Darron and myself played a three way game. Darron had Skorne, Tom took Cygnar and I had my Cryx. I didn't see much of Eric and Neil's game apart from the outcome which was Neil losing (as usual, sorry Neil... Troops will help, honest). Our three way game was a lot of fun with some very difficult situations. Trying to deal with two opponents at the same time is very difficult but enjoyable, it makes you think even harder about the little things that make Warmachine/Hordes unique from other miniature wargames. In the end I lost first and the outcome wasn't certain between Tom and Darron before we had to pack up for the night (though I think Darron had the upper hand).

All in all it was another great gaming night.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Game Night Mar 05, 2008

As usual, I'm late to posting. I worked a bunch of overtime this week and my new job is ramping up really quickly so it has been my primary focus and probably will be for quite a while. I will try to get better about at least posting game night info though.

So, this weeks game night was my turn against Neil's Pyrrhic army. I decided to use my Athenians as I want to get more practice with that army. As much as I love the Macedonian army I find the Pikes to be a bit of a crutch. It's too easy to rely on them because of their incredible support bonus. Needless to say, I felt I had a good plan for dealing with Neil and his rock hard center which is the elephant flanked on each side by two stands of Pike, one up front and one in support. However, my right flank was week and so I had planned on using my light horse as a decoy on an end around mission to take his camp, hoping that I would peal off his cav and maybe even his general (which is a Knight stand). But alas, thanks to really bad PIP rolls every turn except one I was constantly having to make too many compromises on movement. Finally I made a critical mistake and retired my threatened light horse rather than putting them into the fight or just squaring up. That one mistake (well, and making a key error on spear support because I didn't bother to look at the chart) caused my right flank to be exposed to his cav and knights. My left flank was strong and despite a somewhat drawn out shoving match between two of my spear stands and two of Neil's I came out on top. But it was too little too late as by that time my center was crumbling. For the final stroke Neil's elephant squashed my general under his big fat foot! Stupid elephant! :-P

It was a really fun game and Neil did a great job of doing the right things. I knew he would get up to speed on DBA soon enough. Great job Neil!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Game Night Feb 27, 2008

First I have to apologize for the lack of posting and the delay in posting game night info. I started a new job recently and it has been occupying my mind heavily.

So this past game night I got to watch a great game of DBA between my Macedonians, fielded by Darron, against Neil and his new Pyrrhic army. Not a true historical match up but an absolutely great game none the less. In the end Darron managed to earn the victory but it was quite the slug-fest. It was only Neil's second game and so he is still getting used to the rules but he did a great job. A few better die rolls and the game might have been his.

So congrats to Darron on the win and a good effort by Neil. I'm sure he will be kicking ass with his Pyrrhic army soon enough.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Game Night Feb 20, 2008

No camera for tonights gaming unfortunately but I probably wouldn't have bothered anyway. Not because there wasn't games worth grabbing pics of, but because I had to use all my time to focus on my game.

Tom was by for the first time in a while and so he and I had a game of DBA. Since my Spartans are still sitting on the bench he had to settle for playing my Athenians and I took Alexander. Tom always gives me a challenging game. He doesn't leave me any openings and so I have to earn everything I get from him (or hope he has crappy dice luck, which does happen a little too often for the poor guy to be honest). Tonight I got a solid victory but it was hard work and I had to think about every single PIP I spent. Thanks for the great game Tom!

Tom had a really awesome game of Warhammer warbands using his Khorne army against Darrons Ogres. It didn't look too good for Tom in the beginning but his Champion of Khorne, despite losing Frenzy, pulled a win out for him in the end. The game was a spectacle and a half I can tell you. Better luck next time Darron.

All in all a good gaming night.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Game Night Feb 13, 2008

Yesterday was not the best of days. I woke up sick and though I felt good enough to go game when the time came I was not altogether with it. I had taken my camera and then completely forgot to get any pictures. Not that I would have wanted to document the absolute slaughter that occured. Darron played my Athenians and I my Macedonians and I ended up feeding my army to him piecemeal. I kept saying to myself "Don't do that." but it happened anyway.

Then as the night wore on the sicker I got. Needless to say I feel like crap today too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

On the Bench

I'm in the midst of working on the horde of Greeks that are on my workbench at the moment. Right now I'm painting the Spartans with the Thebans on deck.

Look at that mess, I really need to reorganize my workbench.

But then I decided I needed a change of scenery as it were and finally cracked open my Warhammer 40,000 Eldar Army box I bought with the latest reissue. Here is the Wraitlord in progress.

And here is what I have completed so far.


Notice that the Fire Dragons are missing an Exarch. My stupid army box had the six Fire Dragons it was supposed to but none of them Exarchs. Lucikly GW didn't balk at sending me a new one so I should have it by the end of the week. I just need to finish the Wrathlord, three Warwalkers and Falcon and I will have built everything I currently own. Then it will all go sit on the shelf with my other unpainted 40K armies. Someday they will get painted.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Going Solo

I've been getting pretty frustrated lately with the lack of gaming in my life. Sure, I feel pretty lucky to have such a kick-ass gaming group in the gaming wasteland that is Portland Oregon, but just one night a week doesn't cut it.

I plan to play more games with my kids, but I don't get anywhere near the level of gaming satisfaction from that as I need. Though as time goes on that will change.

Gaming with the wife is more painful than it's worth. At least the kids are interested in playing games. My wife, I love her dearly, but she just doesn't game. It's sad really.

So I decided to start gaming solo as much as I needed. Gaming solo isn't anywhere near as enjoyable as getting together with your friends, throwing some beer and pizza down your throat and taunting one other mercilessly while pretending to kill his toy soldiers using your toy soldiers and a bucket load of dice. If there is a Nirvana, let me tell you, that's it.

However, beggars can't be choosers so solo gaming it is. With that in mind I decided to try to make some headway with what are widely considered some of the most solo friendly rules in existence. Those from Two Hour Wargames. Specifically their game 5150. Alas that did not go so well. 5150 (and frankly most of THW rules) is a game that I want to love. I really do. It has so much going for it. But the mechanics are just flat not fun. I know there are a lot of THW fans out there and I say more power to you. I own a lot of their games myself, but every time I try to play them it's an exercise in frustration. The Reaction System is great in theory but I find it tedious and annoying in practice.

I considered using the Stargrunt II rules (which are now a free download by the way) because they are a fantastic set of rules that do a great job of capturing ultra-modern combat. But they don't cater well to alien races and the combat system, while really good, doesn't have a lot of room for extreme variation or bizarre weapon systems.

So now I'm thinking about using the No Limits game. It uses more familiar mechanics and has the additional benefit of being completely free. It has a complete figure, equipment and force creation system that looks clean and straight forward. You can just hustle over to Wargames Unlimited to get it or one of their other free games if you are interested.

Since I'm mainly interested in doing a heavily narrated campaign I'm creating a journal for tracking my characters and their games. So, with that in mind I have started another (undoubtedly pointless) blog to act as my journal. If you can spare the brain cells that will commit suicide because you forced them to read my drivel, just head on over to Holden Salvage. But don't say I didn't warn you.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Game Night Feb 06, 2008

Well tonight was a game of DBA between myself using my Athenians and Neil using my Macedonians. This was Neil's first game of DBA and he did well. But he made a pair of critical mistakes that let me take his camp and coupled with some bad dice rolls meant I won the game rather quickly. It was a very fun game however and hopefully Neil will soon have his Pyrrhic (II/27b) army ready for the table and more DBA action.

Game Over!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

1/72 Plastics

I've been rather busy of late and so I have been somewhat neglecting the blog. My friend Tom wondered about an update so I figured now was as good a time as any to write the little blurb I had promised on why I like 1/72 plastics so much.

I discovered 1/72 plastics quite by accident. Being a Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000 player I was trolling the net one day in an effort to find cheaper alternative miniatures to feed my need to own every single army under the sun. As it happened, searching for "plastic miniatures" brought me to Plastic Soldier Review which is an excellent site devoted to 1/72 plastics. While it didn't apply to my needs at the time I bookmarked it for future reference.

Time went on and I started to get interested in perhaps doing WWII and Moderns skirmish gaming and had purchased some rules for that but I had such a heavy investment in WHFB and WH40K that I didn't want to go down the 28mm path again. I really like 28mm miniatures but their cost can be prohibitive especially when you add vehicles into the mix. So I began to look for alternatives and low and behold I read that 1/72 was a popular scale for these genres due to the inexpensive and prolific vehicle kits. This of course reminded me about Plastic Soldier Review so I went to have a look at what was available for actual soldiers. The reviews of WWII soldiers seemed promising but I wanted to see them in the flesh before I committed.

The next day I went to a local hobby store that I thought carried 1/72 plastics and got my first look at a set of Italeri WWII Americans. They were far far better than I had expected. Their detail was superb and it was only $9.50 for a box with 45 miniatures!! I bought them and some Germans and a couple of 1/72 tanks.

At the same time I was getting interested in both Ancients and Napoleonics and decided to buy some boxes for those periods as well. As time has gone on I have extended my collection a great deal with 1/72 plastics.

I can hear you saying, "Great, but why? What makes 1/72 plastics better than 15mm or 28mm?" Well, I wouldn't say they are "better" necessarily. It really is about perspective. For me cost is the number one issue. This is simply because I know myself and knew exactly what was going to happen as soon as I started playing ancients with my gaming group. I was going to start wanting armies, lots of armies. That same motivation had really hit my bank account with WHFB and 40K and I didn't want a repeat of that. At the same time I knew I didn't want to try to limit myself on army counts. So in the end, price, above everything else was what made me decide that 1/72 were for me. Having said that, price is irrelevant if the miniatures were not good enough for me and 1/72 were very surprisingly good.

Are there draw-backs to 1/72 plastics? Oh you bet there are.

First, they are a real pain to work with. Cleaning up mold lines and doing conversions are made that much harder by the soft plastic that is used. Regular plastic glue (usually) doesn't work and so you need to find alternatives such as plastic activator with super glue or "hot welding". Even more than with regular hard plastic and metal miniatures you need to be sure they are thoroughly washed and properly primered before you paint them. For me, the glueing and painting issues are small and easy to deal with. The only one that really bugs me is mold lines and they vary from none at all to just bad enough to be annoying.

Second, while the periods and armies covered is rather broad, the depth of coverage is inconsistent and things such as command models are a bit harder to deal with.

Third, quality isn't always consistent between sets from the same manufacturer so you have to carefully review your potential purchases to be sure that they meet your needs.

Fourth, historical accuracy isn't guaranteed. As with quality, if you are concerned with historical accuracy make sure you review the sets you wish to purchase first. Plastic Soldier Review is the perfect resource for this.

In the end, I don't regret deciding on 1/72 plastics. On the contrary, I am very happy with that decision. As it stands I now have two painted DBA armies in this scale and nine more waiting their turn in the queue. There is no way I could have gotten so many of the armies I am interested in if I had chosen any other scale. Even if you never decide to use them, I would suggest you look at a few boxes at your local FLGS and see for yourself that they really are every bit a valid part of miniature wargaming as lead.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Game Night Jan 23, 2008

Last night was a rematch of last weeks DBA game between Darron and I. He with my Athenians (II/5b) and me with Alexanderian Macedonians (II/12). Last week I won, but this week after a lot of pushing and shoving on the table he managed to kill my general and then essentially surround a lone phalanx pair and destroyed them for the win. It was a fun game but very long, Darron and I are still getting used to the DBA rules and we encountered several situations that were not clearly covered.

The two armies move to engage.

The beginning of the end.

Game night regular Neil finally decided to show his face again so without further ado, here it is in all it's hideousness.

Get a haircut, HIPPY!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

DBA Athenians - Foot Troops Complete

I've completed all the foot elements for my Athenian DBA army. I only have a cavalry and light horse stand left to do in order to complete the army.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

DBA Athenians

With the completion of my Alexandrian Macedonian army I have started working on an Athenian DBA army (II/5b). Here is a pic of my generals element, though it still needs to have it's base painted and flocked.


My progress on this army isn't as fast as the Macedonians mainly because of the lack of uniformity of color. But my goal is to have them done by next Wednesdays game night.

Monday, January 14, 2008

DBA Macedonians - Complete!

I finally finished my Macedonians! Now I will start working on my Athenians/Thebans.

Here are some pictures of the completed army. They aren't very good as I still haven't quite figured out how to take good pictures with the new camera we got last year.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Game Night Jan 9, 2008

Tonight was Warhammer warbands for our escalation league. Alas my 500 points of Nurgle Demonic Legion couldn't quite get the job done against either Darron's Ogre Kingdoms or Eric's Dwarves. Some armies just don't do as well at the lower points levels and unfortunately both my favorite armies, Nurgle and Tomb Kings, suffer from this problem. Still it was fun to get some games in and talk with friends about gaming and miniatures.

Next week Darron and I are going to try to play some DBA games in addition to warbands and I'm looking forward to that.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

DBA Macedonians - First Elements

I decided to tackle painting my DBA Macedonian army by element. I have to say that I did not like the dip method at all. The result too heavily subdued the paint below. This required me to essentially reapply the primary colors. While this resulted in a decent looking miniature it was at the expense of basically painting it twice.

At this point I decided to go back to my usual method of block painting and dry brushing. I rarely ever highlight (beyond simple dry brushing at any rate) as it adds little to the table top view of the miniature but does nearly double the amount of work.

I have never been overly pleased with my painting skills but I feel that my work is good enough for game play. Here is a couple of shots of my first two elements of Phalangites.

All of these miniatures are from Zvezda

The Phalangite on the far left was done with the dip method.

I apologize for the weird orange semi-circle at the bottom of these shots. It is actually the shadow of the lens from the flash. I hope to build a light tent (I think that's what is called) to improve my pictures in the future.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

DBA Macedonians - Primered

The second stage of preparation for my Alexanderian Macedonian DBA army is now complete.


I decided to use a completely new method for painting this army. Usually I primer my miniatures black and use a combination of block and dry-bushing. This time I decided to use white primer, straight block painting and then the famous "Miracle" dip method for the first time.

In other news I got my copy of DBA in the mail yesterday and am eager to start playing in earnest. As soon as my new Greeks and Persians arrive I will get some good rival armies built and then my son and I can get some games in.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

2007 and 2008

Several of my favorite bloggers have done "2007 Year in Review - 2008 Goals" posts that I thoroughly enjoyed. It inspired me to follow suit with my own humble offering.

2007
The past year has been a rather poor one for me on the gaming front. I allowed myself to be drawn away from it all by the PC game World of Warcraft (a.k.a. World of Warcrack). I made some really great friends there and I enjoyed the game. But events transpired that reminded me where my real love was, the table top, so with renewed vigor I got back into miniatures wargaming.

I will say that the main thing I got accomplished last year was to build my 1/72 plastic Alexander the Great army for WAB and to start one for DBA. I also rounded out my Nurgle Demonic Legion army and reconfigured it for the latest version of WHFB.

I also found Neal Shuck's "Meeples & Miniatures" podcast, which I absolutely love.

2008
I've never been much of a goals oriented person but I can see the value in trying to set at least a few realistic goals for myself even for just the hobby part of my life. So I think these will do for now:
  • Complete my Alexander the Great DBA army (meaning completely painted)
  • Plan other DBA armies in 1/72 plastics. I've already got Greek Hoplites on the way, and Early Imperial Romans waiting!
  • Work on the miniatures to fill the OOB for Fuentes de OƱoro for the game Grand Armee. This was a project I started (in 1/72 plastics) before I got into WOW and I really would like to finish it. There are a number of difficulties that have to be overcome however and I'm not sure just yet how to proceed, but eventually it will get done.
  • Get my Nurgle Demonic Legion army painted. In fact I need to paint WAY WAY more than I have in the past, I have lots of plastic and lead wanting paint.
  • Game with my son more. In the past I have always felt that he was too young to really appreciate gaming at this level, but frankly playing more will change this and he deserves the time with me.
  • Read more history. For Christmas my in-laws got me two books from my Amazon wish list, one on the Duke of Wellington and one on Lord Nelson (two of the greatest men in history as far as I am concerned). Both are simply wonderful books and I plan to add to my historical library heavily this year.
  • Explore more podcasts. My daily commute has been greatly improved with Meeples and Miniatures but sooner or later I will be caught up and then waiting for additional episodes. Hopefully some of the other gaming podcasts can live up to the standard set by Neal.

Finally, DBA is on the way!

Over the holidays Darron and myself have been trying like crazy to get the current DBA rulebook ordered. But we were getting the same story from every place we tried, that the book was out of print and there was no news on a new print run from WRG. Needless to say we were both getting a bit worried about being able to get a copy.

Luckily I found that WarWeb still had eight copies on hand! PHEW!

So hopefully by this Saturday or Monday at the latest we will finally have the rules. We have only played DBA once, a few weeks ago when Tom introduced it to us. While the rulebook is absolutely atrociously written, the game is really really good. Enter WADBAG (The Wasthington Area DBA Group) with their fantastic "The Unofficial Guide to DBA" which is what the DBA rules should have been like in the first place I don't mind saying. I simply can't wait for the DBA rules to arrive at my door and am looking forward to playing it more.

Now if we could just find someone with WRG's HOTT rules in stock as it seems to be suffering the same fate at the moment!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Game Night Jan 2, 2008

Tonight saw a rematch of the mighty Macedonians versus the Persians at the request of one of our game night regulars, Tom. This was only our second game of WAB in the group and we are starting to get a better handle on it, particularly it's rather interesting differences from WHFB which we are all very familiar with.

The Implacable Tom

Now Tom is about to be absent from our regular gaming night for quite a while as his job has a new contract in California. So, being the gentleman that I am I allowed him to select which army he wished to general. Let me be the first to tell you what a giant mistake this was! Tom, of course, selected Alexander. And low and behold I lost to them again... (This is the point where you feel sorry for me folks.) The worst part is that Tom is a much better general than I am to begin with, I needed the more powerful Macedonians on my side!

Seriously though it was a fun game and Tom is always an enjoyable opponent who gives a challenging game. Here are a few pictures from the battle. I didn't take notes and I'm really not up for another long-winded battle report anyway. Suffice it to say that my plan to disrupt his line with either shooting from all my skirmishers or to punch a hole with my heavy cavalry did not go so well. The Macedonian army is rock hard.

The two armies move to engage

I know what you are thinking.. "Those armies look rather plain.". You're right of course, I just barely completed building them last week and I haven't gotten the initiative to paint them yet. Some day though, I promise. The terrain is rather sparse as none of us brought our terrain and the store we play at has had all it's good terrain stolen by jerks over the past years. But we make do.

Another thing you may have noticed is that these are all 1/72 scale plastics. I absolutely love these things. Yes they have many drawbacks but many virtues also. I plan to do a post in the near future with my opinions on using these miniatures in gaming.

The final hour for the Persians

I used the Later Achemedian Persians list from the v1.5 WAB rule book (which is the same list as in the Armies of Antiquity book) and I am starting to think that I should probably review the list from the Alexander the Great book to see if it gives the Persians a slightly better chance against Alexander. The main reason I didn't do this right away is because it does not support the Sparabara formation which I built several units as. By the time Darius faced Alexander the Sparabara had been phased out so my Persian army isn't really historically accurate for this fight but I really like the Spara option.

Regardless, the Macedonian army is incredibly tough with several large blocks of Phalangites, a Companion Cavalry unit, a Thracian Cavalry unit, a Mercenary Hoplite unit (with many of the same benefits that the Phalangites enjoy), some very good light infantry and then the Oracle points on top of it all. Still in all it was a fun game and I look forward to more WAB in the future.

I would be remiss without putting a face to a few of the other regulars in my gaming group. Plus I never would skip a chance to strike absolute horror and revulsion in my readership with such frightening pictures! ;-P

Darron the Mighty (or Annoying, depending)

Eric a.k.a. Mr. Grabby-Hands

Another regular, Neil, wasn't able to come so I will save his image (most vile) for another day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ancients Take Over

Despite really needing to work on my Nurgle Demonic Legion army I have instead spent the last few weeks working on my ancients armies. Particularly I finished building my WAB (Warhammer Ancient Battles) Alexander the Great army and am now building out a DBA (De Bellis Antiquitatis) Alexander army.

Last week I had a game of WAB with Darron, him playing my Macedonians and me playing my Achemedian Persians. As was bore in history so it was on the table top with Alexander firmly crushing the Persians. Another gamer in our group, Tom, wants the same match up this week so tomorrow will be another Greek vs. Persia WAB battle. This time I will take my camera and get some pictures of the game.