Sunday, 29 November 2015

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!!! Club Meeting - 29/11

Apparently, this week's meeting was the last of the year. Given that Clash of Kings is on during the next club meeting and the whole Unholy Trinity will be there, no one can open the doors. Well, shit. There is some chattering about basement games though, so keep an eye on the Facebook.

That being said then, I'm sure I speak for the totality of the UT when I say thank you for you continued and ongoing support of the BEST WARGAMING CLUB in Auckland.There's no way it could be done without people showing up and having a great time enjoying the hobby. Well done, top notch indeed!

So, what did we do this week? Well!!!

One thing was dominating the scene at TCOW this week. Andrew and his Borg Cube. Now, I'm not talking about a Scout Cube. I'm talking a HUGE, full size (in scale) Cube. I mean, look at this thing:

Andrew and Ryan had a couple of games with this thing on the table. I believe that Ryan won the first and then lost the second. Andrew has plans to light this one up inside, which will look AWESOME!

We had 3 games of Flames of War this week, all as part of the Rust and the City Firestorm: Caen campaign. 

Mike and Pat fought at Juno Beach with Pat's 12. SS managing to escape the clutches of Mike's Canadians and securing a 4-3 victory.

Beautifully laid out table with some equally well-painted models on display for this game and some very interesting turns. From what I heard, Mike definitely used his RAF support to its fullest.

Pablo and Jon fought in Breville, with the AARR attempting to hold back the Hun tide as best they could. This would see them secure a 4-3 victory, despite Jon's best attempts to dislodge them.

And finally, Wayne and I battled at Villers, with my American 3AD attempting to block a counter-thrust from Wayne's 2. SS Panthers supported by Michael Wittman. I managed to hold them back, but at rather large cost, taking the victory 4-3.

A significant moment in the game occurred when Wayne's reserve Pz IV's rolled on by the objectives. I had my ARP holding them but under weight of fire, they find themselves pinned. Wayne moves in for the assault and I have 2 Bazooka's (pinned, remember) which can make defensive fire. 5's needed and....a 5 and a 6!!! Hits! Now, Wayne makes his saves...or rather...doesn't. One killed and one bailed and the assault fails.

The APR then, seeing these buttoned down tanks, unpins and assaults, capturing all of them! WE HOLD THE GOAT!

So 3 games played to contribute to the campaign and a minor Allied victory all told. Nice to be on the winning side of the ledger!

Francis and Jed played a game of Kings of War, Undead vs. Denizens of the Abyss I believe. From the mutterings I heard, this ended as a draw.

And finally, more EDH action as guys start getting practice in for the eagerly anticipated TCOW M:TG EDH League, starting next year!

At one point on about turn 5 of this game, Damo decided to crack his incubator and create....48 MYR TOKENS!!!

Which he then gains himself 48 additional life from...

So we told him to go away, while we played properly...


So, there you have it. The final meeting of TCOW for 2015 and what a year its been! Keep an eye on Facebook for details of the first 2016 meeting and also information on DanCon III, the most highly anticipated Flames of War tournament in January.

From all of us behind the scenes at TCOW, we wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays. Have fun, stay safe and we'll see you in 2016.


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