Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Club Apocalypse 28th December 2009

On the 28th we gathered for a 40k apocalypse game. Rick and Mike took Imperial Guard, joined by Jim with his Space Wolves and Ken with his Grey Knights. Against them was Steve H with his Shadow Marines, Colin with his Dark Eldar, and me with my Eldar.

We deployed Steve with his marines to defend our deployment zone, while the enemy deployment zone was crammed with Imperial armoured vehicles.

Ahead of the Imperial forces dropped the Space Wolves. I committed some Jet Bikes and was stunned by their success against the Grey Hunters, at least while it lasted...

I then used our flank march stratagem to follow the Grey Knights onto the table with my Court of the Young King, including my brand new converted Shining Spears, who of course, died swiftly. Ambushed as I arrived I took heavy casualties, but still made major in-roads against the enemy

The enemy then turned a large portion of their armour to face me and I started to remove figures in large quantities! However I had made enough of a contribution by detracting from the front line. We managed a draw with both sides holding 3 objectives, including their vital objective. This was a close game and lots of fun, and I look forward to the next big game, and hopefully will not have to side with the hated Dark Eldar.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Club Night 4th December 2009

After the black powder day, I decided to run a game at the club. Only Steve K was available, so we got his ACW and played the Hangmans creek scenario from the rulebook.

After an initial success against the Confederate centre, I suddenly found my right flank engaged. The on-table unit was defeated and the reserves arrived in column facing a deployed and ready Rebel force that destroyed it in detail.

In the centre I had been driven back out of the town, but managed to get my forces out of the camp and deployed along the road. After some slight success in stemming the southern advance, the turned the Union right flank and started rolling up then line, a decisive Confederate victory, but a highly enjoyable game that played really well.

This is also the last post until after Xmas as I have my 30th birthday party, and Christmas meals. A busy time of year!