Tuesday, 24 April 2018

All These Toys! Club Meeting - 22 April

A pretty large variety of games being played at club this week and there were definitely more people coming in to get their game on! Pretty awesome to see, but we need MOARRRRRRRR!!!

Dave and I finally got around to playing some ancients using the Basic Impetus rule set. My Greeks taking on his Bromans.







Once we managed to come to grips with the rules, it's actually a pretty quick and simple system to understand an play. The model count is pretty low, which is also helpful, and you can get away with having a force of less than 80 figures.

The Bromans took the field this day....but Athens will return.

Because ancients was quick and bloody, we also managed to get a game of 40k in with Dave's Fist-Chodes taking on my Smurfs and my Knight.


The Open War cards certainly make for some more interesting games than just playing from the book!





Darren and Daryl also managed a game of 40k with the dastardly Drew Carey heading into Nurgle's clutches...






There was also some itty-bitty 40k as well....



And let's not forget the Bolt Action either...





Blood Red Skies also made an appearance.



But there was a crowd brewing...


A race to the death was imminent...


It was time for GASLANDS!!!




The game sure does look fun! Can't wait to start painting them Hot Wheels!!



Sunday, 25 March 2018

I Have You Now.... Club Meeting: 25 March


It was a day that will be long remembered. It saw the end of our wait to get Star Wars: Legion on the table at TCOW and it did not disappoint!

You will have to excuse the unpainted minis, I mean, we only got the freakin' things a few days ago! Monkey and I cracked out two games today, the first with the peanut gallery squawking from the sidelines and the second in much more subdued surrounds.

The verdict is that the game is a winner. It plays simply, allows a lot of room for customisation (as you'd expect with an FFG game) and also allows for very tactical decision making.

And the model look super sweet!


The table includes a mix of Battlekiwi and Monkey terrain, the perfect level and balance here I think.



The AT-ST is an imposing model. I didn't manage to kill him in 2 games, and that wasn't from lack of trying!




Father meets Son in mortal combat!


Only one can triumph....




There you have some Legion. I can see Monkey and I getting more new toys for this one soon...


We also had a number of other systems hitting the tables at TCOW today.

Daryl and Sofia hit the battlefields of Mother Russia...








Darren and David played WW2, just bigger...





Time Lords made an appearance and got all timey-wimey...


And itty-bitty space ships had reactor meltdowns...



Good club was good.

More Legion needed....