Monday, 23 March 2015

Journeypeople - ASSEMBLE!

As you can see, once someone plants an idea at TCOW, its usually well received and this week's call to "flash it up" was no different! Ties, suits and even a frock made an appearance for this week's club meeting...just in time for the launch of the Warmahordes Journeypeople event!

We had about 14 people turnout with starter box or battlebox forces to start the league. With both seasoned vets and n00bs alike, there was an opportunity to really mix it up against all kinds of different factions and play styles. I missed the "play as many games as you can" memo, so only got one game in with Kr3oss and his 'Jacks against Andrew's Mercs. It was a close one though. Damned arc-nodes!

The 3x3 tables with limited terrain made for some exciting matches as well, with peeps being able to get in for the kill reasonably quickly! Just what the Butcher ordered!

Big thank to John Mc from Hamilton for sending some terrain up. Maybe next time you'll make the journey to the big smoke for some games?!

As you can see from the few photos that I managed to snap, crowded tables are definitely a regular thing at TCOW!

Final shout out here to Matt for agreeing to run the whole thing and organising the play kits with PP as well. Looking forward to the next round of games!

As well as Warmahordes dominating one end of the hall, there were a couple of other systems on display as well. Mike H and Jonathan were giving SAGA a run with Jon's Vikings pitting their Norse prowess against Mike's mounted Normans. This one was almost scuppered from the get-go when Mike realised that he didn't have a battle-board! Monkey to the rescue!

Now I really do love seeing games of SAGA in action. The models on the small tables really makes for some great watching. This one was no different as it came down to a Warlord on Warlord duke-out for domination! While both died in the melee, I think the agreement was the Mike's died worse giving Jon the game.

On the other table, Dan took Monkey through an intro game of Bolt Action. 750 points as a bit of a warm-up for the Auckland Open coming up in a few weeks with Monkey putting down his SAS with their jeep and Dan letting his Marines getting some time out of the jungle. This one was, unfortunately, a decidedly one-sided affair. Weight of numbers and order dice (and some very lucky dice) were just too much for the elite SAS.

I thought the Yanks were on our side?
Dead SAS. #sadface

Once the SAS bodies had been tidied away, Ryan and Pedro (Damian C with a dodgy mo) played another game. This time was a little more balanced with Ryan's Yanks taking on Pedro's Germans. Rather than taking his Panther, Pedro decided to field his Puma instead. Inspired as this turned our to be a bit of an MVP in the game, killing Ryan's Sherman while recce'ing away from danger and then running over Ryan's ground-pounders. I might have to invest in a Greyhound for my Yanks....

And then to wind up the day, I played Mike in an intro game of the Netrunner LCG. I'd bought this a while ago but hadn't has a chance to play yet. Mike's constant runs at my servers were too much by the end but I really enjoyed the mechanics for the Corp players. A few more games and I might get some league play under my belt!

And thus, we finished another TCOW. What a great day! So many systems and everyone had a good time! And that's what gaming is all about!

See you in a fortnight! GAME ON!

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