So they're here! Despite how utterly miserable I have been feeling as of late, I made a trip to the border this afternoon to pick up my Italian buildings. While down to get those, I stopped into one of the bargain type centers and got myself enough tree toppers to make some trees! At $1 a bag and 5per.....I spent $5 and got enough stuff to make 25 trees. That's a pretty good return on investment, if they work out I might even end up putting some together for EBAY since finding terrain trees online for a decent price is hard sometimes.
So the JR miniature houses really are top draw, I ended up with more buildings than I thought because some of the bags have two in them, I also picked up a bag of 'out' buildings which all end up being the same, but I am sure once they are painted and sitting in different spots, it'll make no difference. I'll get some pics of them up soon and insert them into this post. I did up some fields out of a dense front door mat and used …
It's official; Dice Devil's are prepping to host the first ever Summer Siege FoW Tournament
Summer Siege 2012 Saturday, July 07th @ 1:00 PM
Details: 1500pts LW 3 two hour games Cost = 20$ First paid first (re)served Early payment required to reserve spot as well as faction you will be fighting for (once chosen you cannot change sides) Payment options: Interac money transfer or cheque or cash in person Please contact Brett at Pripyat at gmail.com for payment or questions
Format: Scenarios to be determined 100% Blue on Red 10 Axis Spots 10 Allied Spots Standings to be submitted to RankingsHQ
I tested a couple of options for our new club forums, including embedded and it just didn't offer the options we wanted. So we have opened up "proper" hosted forums, and they are open for people to register for. Please follow the link at the top and feel free to start posting. You can expect information about the Flames of War events/tournaments we will be running to be posted there first.
Well its been a few weeks, but we are back with a Friday Night Fight at Ca$h's, using the complete desert terrain set on one table. I am playing PhantomRescue, who is running MW Australian Div Cav list. I decided to use the EXACT same list as him. I have to sub Grants-for-Shermans, and I also need to stop playing SWTOR to paint stuff this week! Above is the table set up. The lighting is weird because of the glare from the bright table.
The list for the both of us: 2 x HQ Crusader II 3 x Crusader II 3 x Crusader II 3 x ShermanIII 3 x ShermanIII 3 x Universal Carrier 4 x 25pdrs
We rolled up Free For All
About turn 3, we had this crazy Crusader Scrum. Only when fighting other Crusaders does Front Armor 4 make any sense!
After the Crusader scrum, I come out ahead with the 2IC Crusader on his obj, and 2 Crusader plus CO Crusader after a crazy tank battle! It would take a miracle for him to win, as I am about to win (He has to kill the Crusaders, concealed, with 25 pdrs, then take me bel…
So after much discussion and lamentations from the womens, we are forming into a proper gaming club. Basically, we are starting to host our own events/tournaments and the weekly gaming group is growing to the point where some structure is required to organize things. We have taken the opportunity to turn the humble "TableTop Tacticians" blog into a proper domain, thus allowing us more flexibility and options for expansion.
We have become Dice Devils GC - Dice Devils Gaming Club. We have now registered the domain www.dicedevils.com and for starters, have the blog forwarded there. We are looking to expand the site, and it will be growing over the couple weeks from just a simple blog to a more complete site, including forums, galleries, etc. Please be patient and bear with us through this change. Also look for info coming shortly for our tournaments this summer - we will be holding a few this year!
So you can continue to follow us at tabletoptacticians.blogspot.com for now, or …
The poster reads 'The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday'. It pretty much sums up Act of Valor, the movie depicting a few days in the lives of a group of Navy SEALs. In between shopping for terrain and grabbing something to eat, my wife and I went to see it last night. Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit, I expected the acting in the film not to be too great or anything because the majority of the cast are SEALs in real life and their first job is to kick ass and kill bad guys. So with those expectations, I think I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Go see it, I'd give it 3 out of 4.
On to my new project! So having spent some time playing a few games over the past few weeks I decided I would like to have a theme table. One of those tables where the terrain makes up a closer to real representation of a place in WW2 history. With some of the terrain I got for my birthday and shopping around online for buildings, I am going to make a very 'Italian' looking table in antici…