Saturday, 28 January 2012

Tyranid vs Space Marines

Here we have some super pics of a 40k game that was fought out at the Carluke Wargames Club.
Hive Fleet Kraken vs Imperial Fists + a squad of tactical Ultramarines.
Deploying forces. 
Very impressive Trygon model.
A few turns in and the Emperors forces are on the back foot.
Scout squad, too brave to run away.
One word, ZERG!
The Tyranid forces, fast & deadly. The Marines manage to take out a few xenos before being torn apart. 
The Trygon deep striking to come up from behind this Marine tactical squad. Do they have a chance?
Terminator squad proving to be too much for the big guy.
Probably the only thing on the table that could have taken him down.

The Tyranid forces took the table by the end of the day, I was on the loosing side & still thoroughly enjoyed this game. Good game guys.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WFB Goblins vs Elves & Dwarfs

Here are a few highlights of a recent WFB. My Goblin army are besieging a large castle filled with Elves & Dwarfs. 
The Goblin army are sporting 4 hordes of spear-men, a giant, 3 trolls, 2 regiments of short-bows, 20 spider riders, a level 2 shaman, 2 rock lobbers, 3 spear chukkas, siege tower, ram & a pint of Guinness. 
A few turns in & the Elf long bows & bolt throwers make short work of the giant while the Dwarf cannons scare off a horde of spear-men & spider riders.
The trolls make it to the gates only to have boiling oil poured over them.
The Goblin archers firing from a siege tower proved to be a great tactic, this provided hard cover & combined with a poison banner soon started to thin out the elf long-bowmen.

The shaman definitely took man of the match, single handedly taking out 2 cannons, a bolt thrower & the boiling oil. Foot of Gork seems far too overpowerd (To be fair though, I was using the magic rules incorrectly)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

40k battle

Here is my first ever attempt at posting a blog so I will apologise in advance. I'm going to keep it basic until I get more comfortable with the UI & stuff.

This battle was fought out a few weeks back at Beanshields (free for all), it's a 40k battle using Imperial guard, Imperial Fist Space Marines, Blood Angel Space Marines & Tyranid Genestealers with a Broodlord.
Each player picked a quadrant & set up.
A few beers & it's ready to kick off.
Imperial Fist Scouts Snipers get into position while the tacticals wait for reports.
It starts to turn sour for the Imperial Guard early on in the battle, the tank gets taken out by an Imperial fist Auto Cannon.
These nicely painted Imperials decide its time to call in some support.
Blood Angels taking the high ground, who will be their next target?
Turn out it was the Imperial Fists, the Genestealers & Blood Angels combine there efforts to take down a Land Speeder. Who would have thunk it!
 Lets mix it up a bit more, send in the flame thrower.
The Imperial Guard take advantage of the turncoat activity to get into cover & set up firing positions.

It turned out to be a fun game if a little crazy at times, I think the Imperial Fist won the feild by the end of the night. 
The photo quality isn’t great as I was using a cheap camera, I will be using my new digital SLR for future postings :)