Monday, December 31, 2018

Weird World War 1 .. all very weird indeed..

Two further games of HotT for the evening, this time Weird World War 1, and both 24 points,, Andy's host hasn't quite reached 48 points yet.

For the first game I field an aerial hero general, and a magician, two riders, and a mix of shooters and blade. Andy fielded shooters, hordes, blade and a hero general (the captured Mk IV)


Deployment, from behind the British lines

Ghostly German hordes, shooters and the hero general

The British aerial hero buzzing around behind the British lines

Riders take the British left wing

Advance ...

The British magician (artillery observer/counter battery team) ensorcels the British hero on one of those 1vs6 die rolls

The British stronghold.. a mystical deathly chateau

But Andy manages a 6, and brings the ensorcelled hero back to attack the British stronghold

British bayonets (blade) advance against the Germans

Action....

The hero is repulsed but goes in again

And destroys the British stronghold... 

So, time for another game, for which we each change the composition of our forces, just because we can, and we want to try out the new figures/models.

I take out the aerial hero and the magician,. and take a behemoth, a hero, and aGod (a gas cloud). Andy adds in an airboat (Roland C!! ground attack plane).

Deployment

The Behemoth on the British right pushes forward, supported by a rider. The hero can be seem in the middle left of the photo, supported by a second rider

Attacking a ghostly German horde

The airboat pushes forward, but is caught in a control zone in bad going by a rider

Meanwhile the German right advances. The British hero has raced across to hold up the left flank

A German blade base is destroyed by the behemoth and the rider together

The British left is looking distinctly thin on the ground, no re-animated British hordes to be seen

The airboat has withdrawn to try to find some freedom of action, while two British blades go in with the bayonet

The behemoth and rider tackle the German blade bases

It's all very muddled in the centre

That behemoth is still chugging away, slowly but surely

The Germans are feeling the pressure with mounting losses - an aerial view of the 'state of play

German shooters advance and attack the British hero who is feeling somewhat alone at this point in time

And still the right flank tussle goes on
 


British blade try to take out the last of their German opposition

As does the behemoth

Now we are all over the place .. 'ubique' as the gunners would say

The hero has managed to withdraw, one base width at a time in that bad going



The airboat swoops back into the action in the centre to support the German blade

Finally the British God appears - clouds of yellow gas descent

The Hod tackles the airboat, while the behemoth and rifer are still at it against those German blade.. tough fellows!!

The airboat recoils
 However casualties have mounted and this day belongs tot eh British. A great game.. lots of fund. We are pondering customising some terrain for these actions.

While we are here, I wanted to showcase Andy;'s stronghold for his Germans .. a little 'Area 51' ish..  As we would say in reo Māori here in New Zealand 'Ka mau te wehi' .. awesome!!!





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