Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Some of my newest units

Finished the Princess up Sunday night, thinking of adding rules for
a few of these special figures. For instance, units within 20cm of the Princess would
have their morale increased by 1. Better death than run and put the Princess in jeopardy!

Somehow I forgot to take any photos of the Guns of Navri!

The Martian Imperial unit commands were completed in time for Saturday's battle. I had
some extra Guard Command so I worked them into the irregular foot.

The Germans were done late last year but never got any photo time. The Clockwork and
Heavy Infantry Soldiers laid down some vicious fire Saturday.

The German Uhlans are Outpost FPW Ulhans mounted on Black Hat martian steeds.
Okay, but I like Bob's Black hat Prussians better.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A farewell to our friend Terry Wills

On a sad note:
Saturday was our first Martian Empires game without Terry Wills.
Terry passed away last month after fighting cancer for several years.
He will be missed by all, especially for his easy attitude towards gaming.
He was our first Imperialist on Mars with his Glatz-Leuthens and the first
guy to invite me to my first wargame 27 years ago at Origins.
"But I don't have any figs."
"You don't need any figures we have more than enough, so here start playing!"

First Martian Empires game of 2011

Well, yesterday was our first Martian Empires game of the year, played at our favorite local hangout, Treefort Games in Fayetteville. We had a pretty good turnout with some 11 players.
Game was fought on a 12x6 foot table.

Scenario for the day: The Guns of Navri.
Prince Tremel has recently asserted dominance over the local canal traffic through the purchase and use of several American siege guns stationed at one of his forts. As his treasury grew
through imposing his new tax, so did concern from several parties, chief among them Emperor
Danh Din, the local Hob Nob in the area. The Emperor was ready to tackle the upstart Despot Tremel on his own, but word had come down that the Despot had also hired the services of several
Earthling renegades such as Captain Smythe , Captain Dumas and Lt John Steele.
"Hmmm, inferno machines no doubt. Best to let the outsiders deal with their own"
With diplomatic flair, the Emperor soon engaged the aide of the German and British missions.

Battle Begins

With the left flank gone and the center collapsing, Prince Tremel
unleashed his royal lancers in a desperate attempt to shatter
the Allied left. It was a valiant try but the fierce Green tribesmen held firm and
and shattered the lancers, pursuing them to the very walls of the fort.

The Despot called his renegades together and mounted his sky-galleon.
'Until next time!'

Our armies our getting to big for the table,
looks like the next game will be several linked battles.