Saturday, July 2, 2016

Impetuous pirates swept aside ... arrrrrrrr

First game for a few weeks, and Adrian and I opted for a small game combo: a HotT game followed by a small renaissance Armati game (there was a beer in there, too).

I grabbed my two new HotT armies, orcs and pirates, and opted to field the pirates myself.

The pirates were defending, and ended up with a large forest in the centre of their deployment zone. No idea what came over me but I decided to advance out of the forest even though there were two orc chariots (knights) fast approaching. What's worse, I didn't double rank them.. this was never going to end well.

The lines approach
I'd thought that I'd attach the flanks with the airboat on the left, and the hero and magician on the right. Well, it seemed like a good plan at the time.....

Starved of PIPs, the airboat was well out of the action, and the hero on the right, supported by the magician, managed to lose combats twice

The 'hero' recoiled by an orc war band
The lines hit...

The pirate line disintegrated, losses included the pirate general ... and it was all over

At least the pirate air boat looked pretty

... as did the pirate magicians (the sirens on the rocks)

So then it was Muscovites vs Ottomans in an Armati renaissance stoush. Just a few photos of Adrian's beautiful 15mm figures (mostly Mike's Models IIRC).

Suffice it to say that I commanded the Muscovite army, and was for the second time in the evening handed my 'head on a pike'.

A great evening with two awesome games.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Controlling the Carribean .. arrrrrr

The Pirate army is finally finished, a relatively quick army in the scheme of things. It took one box of Pirates, the single galleon model I acquired some years ago, and a few palm trees.

The pirate camp.. burying treasure, arrrr

Shooters, me laaads

A horde.. lots of drunken lying around.. arrrrr

The magician base (sirens on  the rocks, arrr. an' that's not a drink, me 'earties), and the three pointers - an airboat and a couple of artillery

A bevy of of ruthless pirates.. warband of course
So a pirate army with options.. now to fight for control of the Caribbean an' all that treasure .. arrrrrrr

Not sure the army will be very powerful, but I'm thinking it's going to be fun to play.. lots of "arrrrrrr'ing" and "ahoy there, me 'earties" across the table eh!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Treasure Island and all that

Three more bases added for the Pirates: A Horde (featuring pirates lying around, as I thought they would), a shooter, and the camp, seen at the right rear of this photo, featuring three pirates burying treasure on a beachy shore.

I just need to complete one more two point base so that I can accommodate several variations for the army, and it will be complete.

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