Games Actually Played
I did good in March and actually got to play in 3 games. Cup. Runneth. Over.
Maybe this year I can redeem myself and actually get to call myself a miniature warGAMER.
The Old Standard
|My 3 divisions are tasked with pushing some CSA off the wooded ridgeline.|
My cunning plan; to run right at them.
Though as seen by the arrows I would also use my extra men to wrap around the flank.
|The DOOMED troops of the CSA lining the ridge.|
I really like the look of BFF in 10mm.
|My sneaky wife took this picture from the window.|
The backyard set up.
That's David's handsome back and my average front.
|The set up. You can see that I was hogging all the snacks on my half of the table.|
|My Constitution class starship (Ie, Enterprise) being chased by a missile.|
|Another one of my ships in BIG trouble.|
|Piloting and tracking damage and power of 4 ships was not too taxing.|
We did have to tape the sheets down though so the wind wouldn't take them.
Side Discussion: The SFU
Klingon Armada is an adaptation of the Starmada rules to be used in the Star Fleet Universe (SFU) which is best described as David puts it on his blog, as Star Trek Adjacent. It's like it's own version of Star Trek with it's own timeline and such, and it's not the one we know from the TV shows. It's the same universe that games of federation Commander and Star fleet Battles take place in. Klingon Armada tries real hard to be like Federation commander. In the SFU ships tend to fire a bunch of missiles at each other as well as the standard phasers / disruptors and photon torpedoes. The missiles by themselves are alright but there's other stuff in there that's kinda wacky like loading up shuttle craft with explosives, setting the auto pilot, and launching it at the bad guys like a suicide shuttle.
I did though like the game play and the core rules of Starmada are REALLY good.
The New Favorite
|The scene is a quiet Saxon village...|
|But the people are in distress...|
|...because a T-Rex has come to the village.|
Son#2 wanted to put some of his toys on the table with my 'toys.'
He assured me that the T-Rex was friendly.
(and might even be pretty close to scale)
Side Discussion (another one??): 4ground
|Saxons line up to defend their homes|
|The Normans are confident with a mix of Spearmen, crossbows, and Cav|
|the mat seems to be doing alright. A little wrinkled in places.|
In any case, all my tokens for CoS continue to look the Biz-ness so I am pleased.