22 September 2017

Some SAGA Action

Myself and Adam got in another game of SAGA yesterday. It was the first for both of us in about 6 weeks. Adam and his wife Arianna had a beautiful baby girl Evelyn about a month ago which has put a slow down on Adam's gaming as one would expect.

We both fielded new Warbands yesterday which was fun and despite having two completely new Battleboards to assimilate we were able to get through a game in 2 1/2 hours. Adam decided to play the Irish and I opted for the Romans. I had painted a Manuballista and I was keen to give it a go.

I will leave it to Adam to put out a Battle Report, but I thought I would post a few photos.
The Manuballista
Some Hearthgurad

The Irish mounted Hearthguard attempted to run down a unit of Bow armed unit of Roman Warriors, this was the only melee of the game which ended in a result for me.
Roman Advance was a little tenuous, I was a little unsure of of the Roman offensive abilities.
The Roman right flank
Crazy Irish Warriors with javelins with their Warlord
The climatic end of the battle with the Roman Hearthguard attacking the Irish elite while Warlord's Pride forces the Roman Warlord to attack the Irish King. It did not come out well for the Romans due to my fumbling my BB abilities and very poor dicing. Game end........a poor outcome for the Romans but a fun game.
The Aetius and Arthur supplement has really added another dimension to the game with 6 new factions and updates to adjust the the earlier Battleboards to the 5th and 6th century.

16 September 2017

Winter Supports for the Ardennes Campaign

Not a whole lot of posts recently, I left my MacAir in Montreal on my last trip and just got it back. I have been quite busy on the gaming front though. A couple of weeks ago I finished some US and German supports for the Ardennes campaign. I have also have started a totally new project which I will talk about in my next post. These are supports for the CoC Bloody Bucket campaign. I still need to do a US Sherman and I made an order error for one weapon as you will see below.

German leIG.18 Infantry Support Gun (List 4)- I had some difficulty finding this gun in 1/72. I finally found a First to Fight model. Very nice model but not really for wargaming. A lot of fiddly bits, and the 3 soldiers that cam with it were quite hard to clean. To bring the model up to 5 men I added a couple of PSC troops. I should have got the Zvezda model
US 75mm M8 HMC (List 5)-I was actually supposed to obtain a M8 Light Armored Car, but got a little confused in the ordering process. This is a SHQ model, quite nice. I added in a figure Dan Dunbar painted from I believe the PSC US Heavy Weapons set. I need to put on some decals.

US Bofors M1 40mm Gun (List 4)- Again from First to Fight, very fiddly to assemble, I left out a lot of small bits which were meaningless to me. Nice gun though, again supplemented by Dan Dunbar troops. 

US 57mm Anti-Tank Gun (List 5)-Also from SHQ with some Dan Dunbar figures.
That is pretty well it for the Bloody Bucket campaign, now let's see if I can find someone to play!