The eternal champions gathering
The am would be simple at first : get rid of as many chaotics as possible...
So that's how this improbable crew marched on towards the enemy...
The heroes had the ability to summon elementals to help them in their quest...
The first embodiment of the eternal champion to fall was surprinsingly Corum, despite the powerful blows of the hand of Kwll.
Leaving Elric and Jahry in a very difficult position.
Elric summoned a air elemental to lift him right to the summoning altar to end this right away.
The Helsreach Jet Bike race !
Now here are the contestants in line for the start !
The track was a figure 8 leaving town and getting back in through the gates of the city.
A Space wolf did try to take the lead but not for long and my rider passed him in front of the slaver's guild giant walker.
I was closely followed by Chris' light bike as the end was closing in...
With half the race done, I felt in a good position to get the prize !
Only to crash right at the finish line, second of the race...
While some got crashed even before the end... ;)
I would really like to congratulate Aidan and Curtis for a formidable table and set of rules, they were easy to understand and quick despite the many players and felt just right. Hats off you gents !
The Giant Slaying game !
First game I played, I decided to pick the nearest giant and go at him with another dwarf.
Time to drink a potion of resurrection and get back in the pit !
This time I felt WAAAYY more confident in my ability to take a giant down... MWHAHAHAHA !
Carefully picking a lonely target, my dwarf went for his prey...
But Shane's dwarf had picked the same target... No time for second toughts, time to charge !
Well, as could be expected, all the dwarves died again...
The Grox Herding annual challenge !
Like the others, my herder tried to lead his flock towards the objective as fast as he could.
The game was splendidly simple and fun, worked perfectly and Jon like always had made sure this would be the most enjoyable experience possible, even gracing us with a tiny grox coming out of an egg model at the end, magnificent him !
See, this is the embodiment of someone dedicated to people feeling well, I can't express how much brolove I have for you mec. ;)
The eternal war - Rogue Trader pushed to 11
Some poor civilians just didn't know what was about to happen in the neighbourhood. ^^
Of course, no good RT game could be without random encounters !
The mercs and pirates were gaining ground rapidly whereas the Imperial guard seemed to keep its area pretty well secured...
One merc did manage a bull's eye on the space shuttle which crashed... right onto my scavvies... Oh the pain and anger...
Hen combat arose, we decided to use the giant tables to run the big walker in the most stupidly fun fashion possible.
That's how fun happens, you've got to invite it, not just wait for it to ring at the door.
The mercs were getting in town despite losing their naked leader early in the battle, the poor guy was just 2 raids from retiring...
From Downtown ! The last eldar remaining, managed to shoot the walker with his lascannon and made it explode !
With most models gone, the mercs did manage to win the game but just barely. It was really fun to see how such an improvised game (no points, no lists) ended in such a tight result.
The great Armadas : Space Fleet
I hadn't played in 14 years and it did show, thanks again to my partners for their patience ! Despite engaging in a ridiculously too big multiplayer game, I find the pace was pretty quick with a single turn (3 players) taking a bit less than 30 minutes which given the number of models and special rules involved was more than OK.
This has really got me even more excited about playing more reasonably sized games in the future. I'm eager to play a few 1Vs1 and get real confident with the rules to make our next super big game even more enjoyable !
For a first, this was definitely a good looking and fun one !
The ever wonderful cabinets at the FoundryLike for previous years, the Foundry staff had got even more gorgeous models out of their collection and it was such a treat to see models we've all known for 30 years out !
Yep, even the rude ones !
I even scored this brilliant original illustration by Tony Yates which I'm very happy with !