This last weekend was that time of year again when Amy and myself head to Newark for a splendid weekend spent wargaming and socialising with like minded people all there to celebrate some old school miniatures/games.
Alan Merret - Tony Yates - Tony Ackland - John Blanche - Brian Ansell
Friday was gaming day for us and we had a game of Orks versus the Forces of Nature, the background being that the space hulk the Orks were hitching a lift on had smashed in to a verdant planet which looked rich for the pickings however the planet had other ideas and the very trees themselves started to fight back!
The Orks advance
Those trees are bloody quick
The Orks scarpering off with da magic rock
Game two, not many photos from this as the Orks were soundly squashed far too quickly
We were using the Dragon Rampant rules with the objective for the Orks to collect the the monolith in the first game (it woz big 'un shiny) and then depending on the outcome we'd set up a follow up game. As it happened the Orks smashed through the Nature lines and legged it with the Monolith however Da Boss must have gotten a little too cocky as he met a squishy end in the second game thanks to a rather large collection of walking trees. The rest of the Orks didn't fare any better as they were out manoeuvred and decimated by the Nature reinforcements in short order.
Saturday was a day to check out all the games going on and for a good bit of socialising (which carried through till about 1am down the pub). It was great to see so much 2nd Ed 40K being played as that was my entry way into the hobby and it has stoked a fire under me to get on with all the minis I have lying in wait.
Some outstanding miniatures for a Space Hulk game
2nd Ed 40k - Necrons vs Eldar
A fantastic Mordheim game
A big game of Warhammer
Harry's awesome Might Empires board
More 2nd Ed 40k
The Realm Of Chaos game
Wolf Time (Rogue Trader)
As always the company was excellent and it was great catching up with Tony, Curtis and Curis to name but a few and of course a big thank you to Gadge and the Ansell's for the organisation and hospitality... roll on next year.