The last few weeks or so though I have been getting in some board and miniature games. I started playing in an Imperial assault campaign which isn't going so well for us Rebels at the moment but I am sure things will turn around in the next few games.
My friend Chet came over recently and I tried a game of Armada, Fantasy Flight Games miniature game of large ship combat in the Star Wars universe as well as a game of Battlegroup a WWII miniature game.
Armada was fun but the game needs more variety in units which are due out soon anyways and that will make the play more interesting.
Battlegroup was a fairly quick game to play adding a few twists to a core of some fairly standard rules so there is nothing to throw you off. I liked the way friction of battle starts to wear down your effectiveness and that when firing you can choose to fire to pin or kill.
I have also got in some painting finishing off some figures for Batman the Miniature gane and Robotech RPG Tactics.
I am looking forward to our annual Free Comic Book Day outing in a few weeks as well as a board game weekend at a friend's cottage known as CottageCon and the second annual CottageQuest, a rpg weekend.
|My Star Destroyer closes in as the TIE's engage.|
|The fur ball in the middle.|
|I quickly took care of one of the Rebel ships and now the other closes in.|
|Being harassed by the CR-90 and the last of the X-Wings. Shortly after this the X-Wings were destroyed but I flew off the edge of the board ending the game in defeat.|
|Chet deep in thought! I had a more officers giving me more orders most of the time.|
|My troops had just been glued on bases about 30min before the game and were not painted. I am not sure what Chet's excuse was!|
|Troop eye view. The game was very, very close. We were both about within a turn of causing each other to retreat but I broke first.|
Batman the Miniature Game
|Making bricks for the bases.|
|Applying the basing materials.|
Robotech RPG Tactics
|One Veritech, 3 modes.|
Imperial Assault, game 1.
|Near the end as my Wookie breaks in but is ultimately blocked from achieving success.|
|Mid way as we storm the Imperial base.|
|Early game as we advance on the door.|