This past Sunday and Monday, my GF and I took a quick trip out of town. As such that was more on my mind than gaming, though I suppose that there is a little bit of gaming stuff to report.
Saturday evening my Stirland army took on Rob's Ogres yet again. Turn one saw little action aside from his lead belchers gutting my Swordsmen regiment in return for a few crossbow bolts getting stuck in some man eaters. Turn two, the man eaters advanced on the crossbowmen, who apparently were shooting with fear on their minds and wiped the man eaters out! The cannon crew decapitated a lone leadbelcher with a cannon ball, and the main battle lines connected.
In melee a unit of bulls made mincemeat of my halberder's, yet with the general leading them and (as usual) partaking of his 'Bottle of Belligerence' (Crown of Command) they held their ground. In the center the warrior priest had gotten off the 5++ ward in HTH prayer and that, combined with hatred saw the Great Swords and spearmen detachment best, and summarily run down a unit of bulls that also contained his BSB and Butcher (general).
At that point, Rob threw in the towel, and vowed to sell 'em on ebay, as usual...lol.
Then a great weekend was had with the little woman and I've been a bit slow in returning to the gaming fold. I did do a smidgen of painting last night however. I had picked up some French Microarmor VBLs which I intend to use as Mechanized infantry in Battletech. Mechanized infantry is maligned online as the absolute worst unit type in CBT, however as dirt cheap as they are who cares? I see them as cannon fodder infantry who don't need a sometimes expensive APC/IFV. Plus the VBL has kindova cool and futuristic look to it.
|The French Army frequently mounts missile launchers on these, so equipping them with SRMs and LRMs doesn't even require a stretch of the imagination!|
As for this weekend, I plan on taking my GF's Tau out for a spin to get an idea as to how they work with the new rules. I figure it'll make teaching her how to use them a bit easier. Speaking of her Tau, Screech donated to her cause last weekend. Passing to her the remnants of his (and prior to that my) old army. This added another squad of Fire Warriors, even more Stealth Suits (she has too many of those to fit into a force org at this point), a few much needed pathfinders, and a bunch of bits which are always handy.
Aaaaaaannnnd...that's all I got for this week.