The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas!



I would like to thank all the visitors to my blog over the year and also for the many who have left comments they are much appreciated and are a great motivation to keep the blog going. I wish everyone

Merry Christmas
Joyeux Noël
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Buon Natale
Feliz Navidad
счастливого Рождества
God Jul
 Vrolijk Kerstfeest

eat, drink (responsibly) and be merry.


TTFN, until 2020, trust I will see you all back then.


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

To The Strongest At Strontium

Monday arrived, Dave aka Bikkagern arrived, the table was set, the forces assembled, let battle commence, victory To The Strongest!
Our first game using Simon Millar's "To The Strongest" rules, well my second but that was a long time ago, details here (clicky).
As with all first outings with a new rule set, things were overlooked, misconstrued (not I might add a fault of how the rules are written, just me) neither of which influenced the final result.
A photo montage with comments below
Both Sides Advance

First Contact On The Roman Right

The Centre Becomes Engaged

Boric Is Taken Prisoner, The Same Was To Happen To Corbinus, Not A Fine Debut For Either

Turn Four, Things Were Looking Bad For The Goths, Their Camp Was Taken By Roman Moorish Cavalry, Another Three Victory Medals Down. But Wait! Turn Five Saw Two Unexpected Gaps In The Roman Line

Despite Bringing In Reinforcements From The Left The Romans Are Surrounded And Defeated

Meanwhile Baldinus, Bikkagern And Their Commands Continue To Fight It Out
A splendid hard fought game with some memorable moments, Dave, "I will not try to activate them again needing a ten, I will go on to the next unit" chit draw? Yes you guessed a ten!
Me, "you will like TtS the fighting is quick and decisive" the above starting in turn four and still going on at the end of play.
We will certainly be using TtS again, in fact Dave has asked me to take the gridded mat over in the New Year to have a bash using his Saxons and Normans.

One more game in 2019, over at Dave's on the 30th for a Very British Civil War bash.

TTFN 

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Boric And Corbinus

Ahead of the next encounter in the current Goth invasion of the Strontium province which will be decided using To The Strongest rules, both sides needed mounted generals .
I introduce Boric and Corbinus, Boric is a Footsore Miniatures figure, while Corbinus is an A & A Miniatures figure.
Will the next encounter be a clear victory for either or a stalemate like the last one?
We will see.



TTFN