Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brandenburgers: Part 1

This years Flames of War Late-war GT is going to be like a mini-convention, with display games, painting competitions, and events running into the evening on the Saturday. One of these events is a display painting challlenge involving some of the Battlefront staff.

We're all going to paint a small 500 point raiding force from Burning Empires in preparation for raiding aces. The challenge is to finish the force in 24 hours. The figures can be assembled and undercoated before hand (Luckily!).

I've chosen to do a German Brandenburger force, mostly because I think the DAK figures are some of our nicest but I won't find the time to do a full DAK force. And they get captured Crusaders! The enemy disguises rule could also be fun to play, but I'll find that out later.

This is everything I have to get ready before the event (19 Nov).

HQ, and 2 combat platoons (one with disguises) all with trucks gives me 500 points. I'm also going to paint some HMGs at the same time since it's only a few more things and I'll need them for the next point level. The crusaders and some AA half tracks will get done later.

I'll post pics in the week before the event once they're all assembled and undercoated, and then after the event weekend to show off my speed painting skills... hmmm.


Sunday, October 2, 2011


GuardCon was this weekend, and it was pretty damn fun. Was very relaxed, not super competitive, and met some cool people. I even managed to get 2nd place! Out of 9 players though. Also got the fastest assassination with 15 minutes on turn 2. 

Being just Battleboxes really kept the playing field even, and players old and new to the tournament scene could have just as much success.

I went in aiming for 2 wins, but after day 1 when I realized Chris and I were both on 3 wins, It became my goal to beat him. Quite fittingly, we both won all our games on day 2 before facing off against each other in the last game. The decider!

We though I had it in the bag, until we realized we hadn't read the scenario properly. Then it was looking worse for me, having lost 2 Gunners already and being far from scoring my 3rd control point. So I had to move my Dwarfs stumpy legs and rush towards Chris's Khador, expecting to get charged by Sorsha but maybe not the Juggy. Turns out they both could charge Gorten (note to self: never forget Rock Wall!) and Gorten miraculously survived with 2 health boxes left, leaving me free to move a Gunner to score the final control point. A fitting end I'd say. 

Forgot to take my camera the first day but here are a couple poorly taken shots.

The hall, with WH Fantasy left, FOW middle stage, and WH40K right. Warmachine was out in the foyer, far less cramped.

Gorten and co. get attacked by rampant 2-headed wolves before pushing them away.

Lined up against Cygnar.

The final battle against Chris's Khador. (thanks to Brad for my bullet casing focus tokens.)

And A couple photos T.O. Chris B. managed to take.
First game of the day.

Trolls in the woods, tough to get to.

And I got a fancy coin!

In other news, Tampa Bay have made the playoffs, and the Warriors suck.