Monday, August 22, 2016

Fleet Action Dystopian Wars

I had the chance to try out Dystopian Wars Fleet Action rules in a 600point Air-Force only game.
Empire of the Blazing Sun faced off against Antarctican Scientists inventions.

It was my first run through these rules and we learnt a lot about the rules and suspect that some minor aspects we didn't get correct. While the rules are much better in my opinion than the full blown version 2 rules and make for an improved experience. In my opinion some clarification or re-wording could help this game further though.

We ended the game prior to the on table conclusion but it looked like the Blazing Sun might prevail.
However it turned out that the Antarctic forces only have 1 Small air force option (as do my Blazing Sun) but that small choice are only small bombers so had no role to play in this game. Had I known beforehand I think it would only have been fair to make an allowance to include a small naval choice as an alternative. Even though that breaks the rule books force construction requirement.

The Antarctic forces seem to have a large amount of defensive ability when they are targeted. The Blazing Sun has great Long Range options.

Cheers from Brendon
Islands just for decoration. They played no part.

Tetsubo Interceptors and Blazing Sun forces.

Antarctic Scientists getting ready to blast.

More of Charles amazing painted details.
Yep....Amazing detail and freehand design by Charles.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Detailed Dystopian Wars painting

Dystopian Wars has released a smaller, faster version of the rules (Fleet Action) which my local club is just starting to play. I went down to my local club (Darwin Tabletop Gamers) and was introduced to Charles who had these marvelous examples of extreme detail painting. Amazing work I think you will agree.

It was the first time in a long time I attended the club. Here in the North of Australia winter has been awesome. Northern winter is our fun time to get out and about. The Dry Season. So camping and long Road trips have taking up most of my time and painting or gaming hasn't had a look in for ages. We even managed a trip to Kakadu this year.
That will likely change soon as it gradually gets hotter and eventually the Wet Season begins.

Cheers from Brendon.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ceaser novel series - well worth a read

Not posted in a while but I have not done all that much wargame hobby stuff either so not much to report really.
I recently completed reading an Historical Novel series by Conn Iggulden. The Emperor series is based on that most interesting of Emperors Julius Ceaser and follows his life till his death and the 5th book is after his death.
Any Wargamer who reads these will find a truck load of inspiration for projects, scenarios and general hobby mayhem. There is lot in these for gamers. At the end of each novel the Author points out any differences he may have deviated from history and also some further reading. Some parts of Julius's history is not covered in detail as he was one of history's massive over achievers. Immersive reading material like this should really motivate me to get back to my 28mm Early Imperial Roman project. But it still remains on my 'round to it' list even though I actually purchased some additions for it.
I really enjoyed the Mongol series by the same author as well. The next logical step seems to be reading the series based in The Wars of the Roses.

Cheers from Brendon