Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Target Identified.. Enemy SAM Site Operational.


Reports show us that the rebels have just managed to set up a SAM site just west of the river. If we dont knock it out before the Emergency VTOL passes, we are gonna loose are air mobile medics in one  giant ball of flames..

In 7 turns or less, pass through the forest, cross the river, enter the city limits and take out the SAM site in the building on the far west of the map.

9 Tech Level 1, D8,D8 Troops, Split into 2 fire teams, Smart rifle in each fire team, and 1 flamer unit.

Bad Guys..
Tech Level 1 D6,D8 Troops,
Re enforcement Levels 4+
1-2: 3 regular troops, no leader
3-4: 2 regular Troops, 1 SAW
5     1 Regular Troop 1 SAW , 1 leader
6     2 Saw, 1 Leader

Battle Area

Starting on the far right, the Marines need to get to the base of the building containing the SAM on the far left in 7 turns.

It looks so far away!

The starting point.

Fire Team B with the flamer break right and engage the rebels with the flamer. Leaving no one alive..

Fire Team A moves up on the left flank and engages the rebels.. the swiftness of the assault surprises the Rebels.

Move up to the riverside and engage the enemy, preparing to cross.
From the veiw point of the |Rebels, the Marines take the beach head

All or Nothing and time running out, the troops charge across the open field, remarkably the dice were with them..  (Rebels open fire and roll all failures!!)

Helmet cam shot just before destroying the Sam Site. (I can't wait to paint the SAM)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

2013 Project - Getting Started.. The Human Side.

Ok.. So this year I decided to go with a huge project. The plan is going to be a 4x4 city table with humans vs aliens as theme. Now, I am fan of the movie Battle Los Angelos so I am taking that into account as am gathering all of the supplies for this project.

So, my first step was to order the human side. So far I have collected minis from Ground Zero Games, Rebel Minis and Khurasan. The later being my preferred vendor.

I already owned several blisters of Khurasans Federal Troops. So I purchased a command squad, and a few special and heavy weapons blisters. I also only owned a few basic squads of Exterminators, and I really like the look of those, so I picked up some more special weapons units, and also a couple of packs of the guys in the environmental suits.. which turned out to be awesome, as they make perfect powered armor troops!

Below is a group shot of all of the minis I have to paint.

So, thats the troops.. But I also needed a few more vehicles. So once again, back to Khurasan I went.

I wanted some big tough cool urban looking vehicles for the humans. I have tanks and APCs from GZGs but they dont really fit the bill for what I was looking for.(too sleek, and not boxy enough)

But then I found these.. and its just what the doctor ordered.

So, then I wanted to add something else to the human forces, and I wasn't sure what it was till I saw these. Who can say no to some armored walkers?!

So, as you can see, the 2013 project is exactly that.. A project. I am really looking forward to this..

Stay Tuned for more updates!