Wednesday, 20 April 2011

40K Campaign game: Ultramarines (yay!) v Grey Knights (boo!)

A hard-fought, close and highly-entertaining game played at the club on 17th April. My expanding Ultramarines army took on Kris' Grey Knights, fought using the new GK codex.


The game was annihilation, with a pitched battle deployment. It was give and take for the first few turns, although Kris was marginally ahead until turn 5 of the game. My Terminators had been issued with papier mache armour as usual, and my Librarian managed to immolate himself, albeit whilst finishing off Kris' scary new Dreadknight.


As luck would have it, I managed to eke out another two turns. A lucky Vindicator round and massed bolter fire meant that I was able to secure a marginal victory for the Ultramarines.


Victoris Ultra!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

ACW - Opening Shots..

Following on from our "Terrible Sharp Sword" game at the last club, we kicked off our narrative campaign last week. Paul's & Dane's Union forces launched an unprovoked attack on the peace loving Southern States sending Coy I, 76th New York Regiment on the offensive. All that stood in the way was elements of the 5th Texas Infantry and 4th Texas Cavalry.

Using Scenario Two in the rulebook "Marching" sees one force trying to move across the table whilst the other is patrolling the area and unaware of their opponents position. The Union troops entered the table on the road whilst the Confederates entered from the road on the right hand side as seen from the photo below.

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The Table for the "Marching" Scenario

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The Union forces enter the table with Cavalry to their front and the Infantry on blinds.

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Union Cavalry come off Blinds and into sight, Southern Forces can be seen to their front deploying in the maize field.

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The Confederate Infantry loose off a volley.

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Close up of the Confederate Lines as they poor fire into the Union Cavalry. Capt J C Rogers orders the line of G Coy The Milan County Greys.

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Close up of Buckholts Cavalry Troop as they dismount and fire into the approaching Union Cavalry.

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The 4th Texas Cavalry, Company E - Milan County Guards under Lt Charles Buckholts deploy amongst the tree line to slow the Union Advance as Union Infantry deploy to their left flank.

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Coy I of the 76th NY Regiment deploy on the slope and advance towards the Southern Lines. Whilst taking a number of casualties from the Southern Cavalry. Their opening Salvo was enough to inflict sufficient shock on the cavalry to force them from the table. Facing such a concentrated force and seeing the cavalry retire. The 5th Texas withdraw from the table to seek better ground to stand and fight.
A great evening opening game and a number of learns for both commanders.