Monday, 24 September 2018

657 - Bolt Action Sikhs Vs Italians

Hullo All,

Just another quick one - my brave Sikh lads got to face off against Guy's Italians again, recently - we each took 1600pts with one tank platoon and one normal platoon each.

It was a real touch-and-go game which went to a draw as we timed out, but the Commonwealth troops were just starting to edge ahead.

No highlights today - just some purty pics:
...and a few from Guy: 
 I love the pic above - it shows the effectiveness of the M3 Lee's camouflage!

- Drax.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

656 - Infamous JT

Hullo, All,
Just a quickie today - if you're after a couple of gorgeous Rubicon kits, some SASM 'moderns' or sundry other fantastic minis (not to mention Jamie Tranter's own - quite superb - Polish Home Army miniatures!) then I urge you to check out this link here as he not only has some great deals, but he's also decided to donate a percentage to a great cause.

Please visit, and support Jamie and the charity if you can!

Many thanks, as ever,

- Drax.

Monday, 20 August 2018

655 - Beyond the Gates of Antares

Hullo All,
Well, it's been a while...not least because I've been abroad - I've spent much of August in the USA, and it's been an absolute blast!

ANYWAY...a few weeks ago, I finally got the chance to get back to my Wednesday gaming group and play Guy again - this time (having put together a bunch of Sarissa scenery for him) to play Antares.

Now, I'll admit: I'm not a big fan of the aesthetic of Warlord's Antares universe - some of it's great, but much of it just isn't to my taste. The gameplay, though, was something I was excited about - a bit like Bolt Action but with d10 instead of the much more limited d6.

I didn't take a huge amount of photos, and I can't remember the details, but the basics are that we played 1000 points; I fielded Concord against Algoryn (all the minis were Guy's) and although we inevitably fudged quite a few of the rules, Concord won quite squarely.

There are a LOT of things about this game that I like, so I fully intend to play more of it when I get back to Blighty. Although I don't intend to buy any more toys, Warlord gave me a free mini rulebook, and I intend to devour it, warts and all. You'll be hearing more yet about Antares, I fancy!

For now, though, blogger is really playing up, so here are just some pics.
My Concord lot
The table, with that gorgeous
(if work-in-progress) Sarissa stuff

I have no idea why blogger insists on left-justifying the pic above (of my transport disgorging its troops)

More details about my thoughts on the Antares game will DEFINITELY follow. This is an interesting one. Hmmm...

- Drax