Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Oops, I blew it!

Two shop days this weekend, Saturday was for the kids, as usual, but I did manage to get on game in, a “capture and control” Space Marine v Chaos Marines, through some careful shenanigans I managed a win but only just. To be honest I’m not sure that it’s a legal move if you string out one squad to capture two objectives, I’ll have to look into that.

Sunday was an adult gaming day, I’ve been asked to stop referring to our Sunday sessions as an adult session, apparently it sounds wrong. I played two games, the first was Necrons V Tyranids in a C&C. The beginning of the game was rather amusing. I started with just a monolith on the table, a fun tactic. four squads charged towards it, those four squads took hits from the gauss flux arc and they promptly ran away tactically withdrew. I managed to wound a trygon and a hive tyrant on my second turn, 40 warriors, 3 destroyers, 1 heavy destroyer and two lords appeared on the table and I planned to unleash a whole heap of unpleasantness on the nastiness that is Tyranids, but knowing my luck I knew from the start of the game that I was doomed. I may sound like a bit of a naysayer here, but I know when I’m in for an ass whoopin’ and this was it. After a couple of attempts my destroyers were bought down by genestealers, and they soon caught up with the heavy destroyer and tore into that, bringing it down. The warriors were troubled by hive tyrants and warriors. all I could really do was use the Monolith to pull any of my remaining force out of close combat and bring them through the portal, follow that with a bit of gauss fire in the vain hope that I could do some damage, this wasn’t going to work and the Necrons soon had no option other than to phase out.

My second game was a simple skirmish Space Marines v Grey Knights, oh dear! being limited to just 500 points I could only take one HQ and 2 Troop choices, and considering that the GKs can take Terminators as a troop choice I was pretty much done before I started (again). I did put up a bit more of a fight this time and managed to take out one squad of marines before the decimation of my force began.  Still both games were fun, which is the whole point of the game, although I suspect that my first opponent was a little miffed at the fact that I wasn’t at all bothered by the fact that I was losing units at every dice roll, I feel he wanted me to put up more of a fuss when his genestealers came at my warrior squads with 20+ attacks. My only real saving grace was a few lucky “we’ll be back” rolls. I’m a bit odd really as I don’t think I’m a particularly competitive player, I just enjoy a game. Although, if I’m honest, I don’t enjoy a game that only lasts two or three turns or playing against someone who takes delight in pointing out that he took out a five man squad with 40 attacks, but that’s where I’m lucky as none of the people I play 40k with are like that.

I’m looking forward to our next Sunday session as there’s a chance that at least one old friend is going to be along, even if only to see what it’s all about, it will be good to see them and catch up on days long past.

Until then, ta ta!

Monday, 11 April 2011

just a quick update

Hello there, this post is really aimed at the gaming fraternity, but non gamers feel free to partake.

I have created a forum for use of the gaming group, but even if you don’t get to come along to the meet ups, please join up and post your thoughts. However, please be aware that there is a possibility that persons under 16 may use the forum so keep it clean.

if you paint and/or convert or just like looking at peoples models there is a section for folk to post pictures of their work.

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