As Bring Out Your Lead 2016 is slowly fading into warm fuzzy memories I figured I'd best contribute to the glut of posts celebrating this paragon of old school gaming!
I didn't have anything arranged for the Friday so spent the afternoon happily mooching about, chatting and checking out the other games in progress - not something I've had time to do in the past.
Saturday morning saw the weekend really kick off and my contribution was a participation game of Adeptus Titanicus - Many thanks to Mike and Nik who joined me. Worthy opponents both!
We eventually got the game going after being distracted by Kev Adams and his brilliant charity face sculpting - I'll share what I got done in a later post...
|My Deaths Heads Titans advance in the face of a cunning flanking move from Mike's Warhounds - supported by a Nemesis Warlord of the Fire Wasps.|
|Nik chose the Fire Lords and got stuck in straight away.|
|My Nemesis Warlord is caught in a cross fire from Mike's forces!|
|Nik's Warhound makes good use of cover, going "hull down" behind a building and gaining a -1 to hit modifier against Mike's Nemesis Warlord.|
|Clever maneuvering gains Nik a massive advantage in close combat - you really don't want to be taking a chain fist from the rear!|
|They don't like it up 'em!|
|Turning is an important part of the game too with different classes of Titan having different levels of maneuverability - My Nemesis Warlord brings its guns to bear on Mike's Warhounds...|
|Mike's Warhounds close in on my Death Bringer - their powerful Melta Guns pack a punch but only have a 12cm range!|
|Any hits scored in close combat cause critical damage - luckily for Nik he swiped Mike's Titan's legs from under it and didn't hit its reactor.|
|My Death Bringer Warlord goes down under the combined fire of the Warhouinds but help is at hand from the Nemesis!|
|The Warhounds go down like nine pins in the face of the Nemesis' massive firepower!|
|Which in turn gets lit up with an impressive long range shot from Nik's Plasma Cannon - a lucky shot that set off a reactor melt down. Great way to finish off the game!|
I was really impressed with how Adeptus Titanicus plays - surprisingly smoothly and quickly once you've got your head round all the damage tables and modifiers. Must remember the +1 to hit modifier that First Fire orders give you!
I'll be posting some close ups of the various Titans I've got painted up for the game including the ones who didn't make it on to the table, including the War Griffons, Warp Runners and Storm Lords. As always it was a bit of a sprint finish to be ready for BOYL and I've still a few banners to finish off!
Oh and finally - don't forget to check out Mike's excellent write up of the game and his also excellent blog!