So a week has passed and we have had time to start to recover from what is always one of the largest gaming weekends most of us at club get to do, this year there was 8 players aside with 6,000pts a player (48.000pts a side) battling it out.
Becaus we have now had a year with 8th edition this time round (rather than it droping like 1 month before we have to start giving out all the information) we were able to go back towards some of the preperation we have done in the past meaning there was a return to personal objectives and even participation gifts for everyone that came, this year being Reapers dice
This year we went with a very terrain heavy table (compared to some years) with rolling reinforcments and a turn 1 night fight limiting ranges with the idea being that turn 1 woud be much more about deployment and manouvering for postion with the real destruction startng from turn 2
Whilst table set up as being disscused and secret objectivces were handed out one team made a early lead on thier secret objectives by forming thier bond of brotherhood amongst thier cult (some objectives were achivable wthout ever needing to be on the table)
Deployment and turn one ended up going to the team mostly madeup of the chaos forces and tyranids (with guilaman hiding out amongst the marines alligned to them) with thier infiltratraitors tryingto make an early grab for objectives and the rest of the team trying to get into a better postion.
Turn 2 is when things got alot more intresting as 2/3rds of the armies were on the board and the full shootng abilaties were unleashed as well as allowing people to deepstrike in amongst the forces
Day 1 rounded out on turn 3 with the eldar learning an important lesson about not ignoring the little unassuming genesteler cultist psyker hding out by a phantoms feet as it managed to mindcontroll 1 phantom to shot the other
The grind truey begining to try and clear the nurgle forces
And both teams being drawn in points with no side being able to claim any of the main table objectives
As we drew a line on day 1 the night time entertaiment began, pizza was ordered and those staying in the hall overnight started the traditon of mass movie watching (this year educating scott as he had seen none of them before)
Turn 4 started up and it was time for 2 players to activate thier secret mission, to stop anyone from winning, each side had a traitor in thier midst (tau and guard) who rather than just changing sides decided instead to turn against everyone
The rest of the day lead to som very confusing turns where players were rushing to see who could shot each other first n the same turn and objectives being contested b both sides having to fight of a 3rd faction
The day ended with both sdes having failed to claim any of the table based objectives (there wasnt a single turn they were not all contested), both sides having managed to score points by kiling 2 warlords each in combat and every player having achived thier personal objctives.
As organisers we would like to thank everyone that came along and helpd us to have another great weekend. Thank you for getting in the spirit of our wierd and dumb ideas. there will be a survey for feedback for those of you who were there as we conitnue to learn what did or didnt work and try to adapt to changes GW makes. I will leave you with some more pictures taken from the weekend.
Summer is defiantly here now, the sun seems to be doing a weird thing and staying with us, so why not come and do the British thing and moan about the “good weather” in good company.
The hall will be open again for club from Monday the 13th
August is a quieter month for us events wise due to having the summer hall closures but the 40k league is still continuing
But that doesn’t mean we haven’t got new things to tell you about
Once we are back we will be announcing the start of our plans for our big apocalypse game this year (October 6th-7th) Including prices, build up game plans, how we are doing teams and maybe a few other things
Plans are also underway to start getting ready for our next round of leagues and events as well with necromunda and saga both seeing something coming or them as well as starting to already look forward to next years leagues
So we have a couple of events continuing and coming up in July so thought it would be good to let everyone know whats going on
Firstly on normal club nights we have our first pairings for our 40k league getting underway as well as our next batch of blood bowl games in their league
For our MTG players the 16th of July will see our draft for core set 2019, tickets of which can be bought from our store or on a club night, full details can be found on the event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/590481758081267/
As for external events on Saturday the 21st we have our Shroud of the reaper event our first Kings of War tournament being run by some of our members with some great prize support and Sponsorship from companies. At the time of posting this there is still currently 1 spot left in the tournament all details can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/2001912936744684/
Last weekend saw the clubs second large scale bolt action weekend take place with 8 players coming down to play a 12,000 pts aside game, the sides were split with British and Russian forces on one side and a combination of German, Finish and Japanese forces on the other.
The first 2 turns of the battle took place at night leading to both sides taking advantage of the limited visibility to get into position
Once night broke the frighting got alot more frequent with control of some objectives seeing multiple units try to claim them over the course of the game
This is probably most true for the Finish and British forces fighting over one of the objectives that took heavy casualties from an artillery strike early into the game
One objective saw very little action in the early part of the game but came to be crucial in the final few turns was the battle in the middle of the bridge, with a force of bamboo spearmen sailing to it to try and lay claim to it first at the mid point of the game very few of any of the units sent to it survived fro long out in the open
At the other end of the table despite the German’s tank brigade of panthers and even a king tiger the objective spent almost the hole game under the control of the British with their own support from the Russian tanks
As the game came to its close on the Sunday at the end of the 6th turn the score’s were close (66-60) but it was a victory for the British and Russians
Plans are already underway for next years game with ideas for what the scenario and objectives will be
As some of you may know as a club we are currently working away hard on our salute board for this year a zombie invasion board of salute itself, in contacting various companies for use of the logos and images Micro art studio nicely sent us a set of their Wolsung zombies to use on the stand as well
The box they sent us was 7 multi-part resin zombies, 3 with guns, 3 melee and 1 in a phone box with rules cards for the models. Each model came in its own little baggie
All the models came in 3 parts with the torso and heads being all 1 piece and the arms separate and required a small amount of cleaning before assembly
Cleaning the models for assembly was very easy, the larger sections of flash were easy to remove and it was nice and obvius what needed trimming and there were no noticeable mold lines either meaning assembly was very quick and easy
The models themselves are all nicely sculpted wand capture the movement of a zombie well, they have some nice details as well that makes them stand out from other zombie models as well and should make a nice addition to our board
All in all these are nicely detailed easy to clean and assemble models, and the whole Wolsung range looks to have some nice characterful models that i would definitely consider looking to get more of
So 2017 is here and with it many people will be making resolutions about making changes, as a club I’m sure we will be no different as we are always trying to find ways to make things the best we can for our members, but at the heart we will always be that laid back club that cares most about all our members having fun.