Good games

Went to the last Battleground before the summer break today, managing to fit in two really good games against Jonathan.  I like playing against Jonathan, as he has learned the game really well; better than me in a lot of ways.  He also knows his armies (Retribution and Skorne), very well, so playing against him tests me a lot.

Playing two games, we kicked off with my 35pt Morty list, as mentioned previously; against his 35pt Vyros list.

  • Vyros
  • Phoenix
  • Manticore
  • Mage Hunter Strike Force
  • Mage Hunter Commander
  • Dawnguard Sentinels + UA
  • Sylys Wyshnalyrr

It was a really close game, with the Deathjack munching his way through the Mage Hunters.  Assisted by the Stalkers and Sirens, it was looking to go my way.  Sadly, I got a little over confident and missed an Overrun movement; leaving Morty exposed to the charge of Vyros.  Even with two Free Strikes from Harrower and Warwitch Siren; they couldn’t quite take him out.  Morty dead in a couple of hits, having already taken damage from the Phoenix.

Second game, this time switching to Scavvy; against Xerxis.  Scavvy was running Tier 2 list, with 2 x McThralls + Necrosurgeon/Stitch Thralls.  2 x Nightwretch, 2 x Stalkers, 2 x Warwitch Sirens.  Jonathan had Xerxis, 2 Titan Gladiators, Nihilators, Cetratii and Cyclops Gladiator.  It was a protracted affair, with the McThralls basically slugging it out with anything that came in range.  I am a little disappointed with some things, but definitely need some improvements with this Caster; despite the last minute win.

Good mornings gaming, topped off with a quick couple of turns of Game of Thrones.

Away from painting…..

In other news, I have learned that Battleground my local club; will be starting up a Friday night session.  As of the 18th November, Battleground will be open Friday night and Saturday morning.  This means that larger games will now be possible, as there will be no need to stop the game.

The other good news, is that this weekend starts the first of the Anniversary activities at Worlds at War.  Kicking off with a Demo Weekend, the shop will be host to a variety of games that local gamers want to show off.  From wargames to card games, any game could be on offer.  There is already confirmed WM/H (naturally), Flames of War, Malifaux, Munchkin, Battlefleet Gothic and Warfleet.  Warfleet is the game created by Battleground Livingston, for their annual show Skirmish.  All in all, this next few weeks will be a busy time for the shop; with new and old gamers getting to grips with lots of games.