Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Miniatures: Fantasy Skirmish for the Holidays

My Great Nephews Dalton and Trent got their first miniatures game so..... of course we had to play! Above- Dalton's forces line up for battle.

Trent's forces huddle in a defensive posture.

My Orcs spread out to face both foes.

Dalton advances as a group, with his wizard holding back. He takes some losses to Orc magic as he approaches battle.

The Orc Hero leads his troops in an assault on Trent.

Meanwhile, Trent's archer and Wizard march to face Dalton's forces.

Dalton approaches with caution, taking cover from the Orc archers and Shaman.

Trent's Wizard falls to an Orc arrow while his Hero and several troops go down killing the Orcs

Dalton's troops rush in to finish off the last of Trent's forces. He, in turn is picked off one by one by the Orc archers and Shaman.

The game was played using a free set of rules called OnePage Fantasy Skirmish rules. The rules formed a nice base for introductory games and can be easily expanded with more detail as needed.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Miniatures: Spearhead from Space

A bizarre meteor shower draws the attention of UNIT and their scientific adviser, The Doctor. He and his assistant, Liz Shaw search the grounds of a local farm.

Meanwhile, the Brigadier orders his troops about.

Autons, animated shop dummies, search the woods near-by for the globe containing their Swarm Leader.

Eventually they near the farm where UNIT searches.

The Brigadier leads his men into the woods to face the diabolical constructs. Meanwhile the Doctor and Liz work to build a jamming device that will disrupt the Autons.

UNIT soldiers fight bravely, but are surprised by the Autons.

They are out gunned, their weapons hardly having an effect on their plastic foe.

The Autons fight fiercely to protect their Swarm Leader.

Soon they breach the farm defenses, killing UNIT soldiers with ease.

Even the Brigadier falls victim to the crushing blow of the Autons. He fights with pistol, then in hand to hand, until he is rendered unconscious and left for dead.

The Doctor, sensing the urgency of the situation, leaves Liz to run the Jammer while he rushes out into the woods. Liz stalls the Auton advance, but is under threat when a circuit blows.

Trapped in the machine shed, Liz looks despirately for a means of escape.

She dives out the open window, but is pursued by Autons. Climbing over the fence she is graised by a blast and falls uncounsious at the foot of the wall.

But the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to disrupt the Auton in posession of the Swarm Leader. As the Auton falls to the ground the Doctor grabs the pulsating, plastic globe and flees the area. He will of course return for his fallen friends when the time is right.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Miniatures: And again, Doctor.

Unit Machine Gun Team proxy (WWII Commando with Bren gun and a converted clix figure)

Leela in outfit from "Horror of Fang Rock" (Reveresco miniature)

"Miss Shaw, do I have to remind you that you are still a member of UNIT?"