Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo

keskiviikko 12. elokuuta 2015

Star Wars Armada: Naval Battles in Space!

Star Wars Armada

I recently bumped into Star Wars Armada miniature game in my local game store and was instantly blown away at the total awesome factor and idea behind the game - fleets of Victory Star Destroyers crushing the rebels with swarms of tie fighters and bombers? Yes please!

At this point I just have to drop this amazing star wars short anime down here; how many of you remember SW Tie Fighter? If this does not leave you wanting your own imperial fleet then I dont know what will!

Star Wars Armada is a naval battle type game for two players who can command either an Imperial or Rebel starfleet. Each side has roughly 2-5 larger space ships like the Nebulon B Frigate or Star Destroyer, as well as several squadrons of starfighters like the infamous Tie Fighter and X-Wing.

This is what you get from the starter kit

How the game looks and feels

The game breaks down to 6 turns and currently plays at 300 pts. Both sides have up to three different objectives which guide and determine your play style and army build. From a miniature gamer perspective the available models, although ready painted, allow for a good deal of refinement, especially when it comes to the fighter squadrons (which are not painted up). Cant wait to paint up gold, red and yeallow teams with bright colors! Here's a great post about how far you can really go into tuning your fleet....

The Imperial Fleet in all its glory! Copyright DWRR's blog

Rebel fleet ready to strike...  Copyright DWRR's blog

Hopefully I'll find a like minded soul to pick up on this game in the near future. Nothing some heavy initial investment and proper demoing wont help fix though!

Here's an intro trailer into the game to get the idea.

May the Force be with you, gents.

keskiviikko 5. elokuuta 2015

Waterloo 200 year Commemorative Mega Battle @ Helsinki

Hey folks!

I've been quite busy the last few months preparing for our Waterloo megabattle, and here are the pics to prove it!

The 200 year commemorative Battle of Waterloo was fought in our club in Helsinki on the last weekend of July. Compared to our first real Waterloo game in 2013 this was far more massive as we managed to include the Prussians in almost their whole entirety to contest Plancenoit and drive the French Generals to suppress the flank.

Wellington places his troops on the sunken road..

..while Napoleon prepares to assault him with all he's got!

Prussians enter the fray and advance towards Plancenoit

A Prussian infantry brigade holds the right flank

Overview of Bulows IV Corps attacking Plancenoit

The French send a cavalry brigade to stall Prussian movements

With the Landwher moving onwards sluggishly, the Line regiments show how its done!

Since my last update I've managed to create half of Bulow's IV Corps. This includes all 4 regiments of Silesian Landwher (12 battalions) as well as the 1st and 2nd Silesian Line Regiments (6 battalions). Furthermore two cannon batteries and two regiments of Silesian Landwher cavalry were added to round off the forces for Plancenoit! Unfortunately I had to substitute the other half of the corps with stand in troops from my earlier Von Ziethens I Corps, but amends will be made for our next mega battle for sure ;)

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Silesian Landwher Regiments

1st and 2nd Silesian Line Regiments, two cannon batteries and
 1st and 2nd Silesian Landwher cavalry

Thats it for now! We'll be refocusing on the 1812 Russian campaign till next spring after which we'll probably have a go at our first Leipzig 1813.

Stay tuned!