Tuesday, March 20, 2018

15mm light riders

This week was a touch busy so only a few mounted figures. There are from a Battle of Westerros expansion.

They'll serve as light riders for a 15mm Dragon Rampant army.

U next: Maybe some zombie survivors?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

1/600 planes

Bruce popped over Tuesday for another go at some 1/600 planes using a modified set of c21 airway rules. Our first game saw two flights of MiG 19s assigned to down some Skyraiders.

The Skyraiders were on a pre-programmed flight. Bruce flew a pair of Phantoms on CAP.

This started out well for the North Vietnamese as I actually managed to get in behind the ground-attack planes. But then I could not make a maneuver roll worth beans and Bruce managed to splash two MiGs. I got two skyraiders in the end but it was a pretty clear US victory.

We then switched the WW1 biplanes. Germans escorting a bomber formation against a bunch of nasty Brits.

I had more discipline this game (and less tendency to over fly the target). I think Bruce got a bomber but paid pretty heavily against my escorts.

Overall, the modifications are pretty good. Dropping the cards has eliminated a lot of the tedious guess work. We talked about making shooting in close range a touch harder but otherwise I would say these rules are ready for prime time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Few more Battle of Westerros figures

I finished off another 24 of these 15mm figures that I picked up on Boxing Day. These are from a Battle of Westerros expansion.

Nothing fancy about these guys--basic medieval swordsmen sans shields.

These fellows are a bit more Keep on the Borderlands, with their box axes and short skirts.

For plastic game pieces, these fellows will do just fine to supplement my Dragon Rampant armies.

I have a bunch of mounted that I need to turn my attention to but I just can't seem to get excited about painting horses.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Reign of Cthulhu

It was a quiet night at the club this past week. Terry brought out Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu for Richard, Chen and I.

Richard, Terry and I got in a quick intro game using the "easy setting". And we won. Barely.

Then Chen popped in and we romped to victory on the normal setting.

Overall, a nice light night. Red Claw was very quiet--thank again to Leanne for hosting us.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Who you gonna call?

I picked a few more not-Lego figures for gaming this week. First up were some Ghostbusters. These were a bear to assemble as the complicated backpacks had no instructions. Fortunately, google was a big help.

I also picked up some Big Bang minis. Below is Howard, Bernadette, Raj and Stuart.

And Sheldon, Amy, Leonard and Penny.

Up next: Likely some more 15mm Battlelore figures.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Air games

I was over at Bruce's on Tuesday and we played some plane games. First we started out using C21 Airwar to play a Vietnam game. I had two Phantoms to protect some ground attack craft from 4 MiGs. Better hurry up, boys!

It had been awhile since we had played (years?) and it showed in my play. I was always one move behind Bruce. Then my one plane stalled after a failed maneuver and augured into the ground while the other one saw its missiles go offline.

I did finally manage to get into the slot for one gun shot but it was a good day for the North Vietnamese airforce. What a mess!

Bruce then hauled out some WW2 planes (British Hurricanes intercepting German bombers and CAP) and we played a stripped down version that kept the initiative mechanics from C21 as well as the manoeuvre rolls but ditched the cards.

This gave a way better game, I thought. Bruce again creamed me, with his ME110s chewing up my Hurricane's right out of the gate.

I did manage to back in the game later on but had a hard time putting enough hits in the bombers to bring them down.

Overall, much slicker mechanics here that felt more like running a squadron than flying a few planes. Much less guess work as well. Hope to try this again with jets and the missile mechanics from C21.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

15mm Westerros for Dragon Rampant

A few years ago, I painted my 15mm Battleore figures to make armies for Dragon Rampant. I've been playing it a bit again and thus I picked up a few more figures.

These fellows are from a couple of Battle of Westerros expansions and seem suitable for a Borderlands kind of army.  I have a few more batched (mounted and foot) that I am working on.

I tried to match the painting and basing with the stuff I did a few years ago. They more of less fit in with the Battlelore stuff (centre figure below).

Up next: Probably more of these guys!