Battleshed Diaries

Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Force was strong with the Dark side tonight!

The first flight of my shiny new GR75 (and 'Epic' rules) -  and it took a bit of handling! As this was more of an experimental game, I quickly picked the escort ships (two A-Wing, one Y-Wing plus a support HWK). The scenario, the Evacuation of Hoth,  had the Rebels attempting to transit a pre-deployed Imperial minefield, with each mine having different effects. 

Cut a long story short, I was so wrapped up in learning the numerous new rules and manoeuvring techniques, (plus two A- Wings firing a barrage of assault missiles and failing), that I forgot the Transport had a 'combat retrofit' and had extra shields and hull! My opponent,  Darth Sam of the Hobbyshed, was thankfully patient!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Three makes a crowd in Obsession

This morning over at Livingston Battleground, I brought along my DMH boards 1 & 2 for a shootout with Ian's gang.

John decided he'd like to get in on the action, so a three-way game ensued. Unusually, my Lawmen weren't the sandwich filler on this occasion, which is my normal position in three-way games and, even more remarkably, my Lawmen were victorious, ridding the town of the ne'er-do-wells without taking any casualties!

Always an excellent, fun game, with much card-playing skulduggery and cinematic shenanigans :)

Advanced skirmish

Friday evening saw the regular Battleshed sessions resume, kicking off with some casual X-Wing action. Always an easy play and fun option after a wee gaming hiatus. As usual, I opted for the Rebels, using two X-Wings, a B-Wing and the HWK-290. Sam had the Dark Side, fielding the Advanced Tie, one of my newly acquired Imperial Aces and a regular Tie.

It was all going nicely for the Rebels, until they lost all their ships! Somehow they managed to lose even with the greater number of ships and a tooled-up B-Wing! The Imperials left the battle with two ships still operational.