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Wednesday 27 April 2022

More Deffkopters


More rusty flying junk for Waaagh Scrivs. 

My usual opponents will no doubt be thrilled to find out I've added another trio of Deffkopters to Waaagh Scrivs.

I've continued with the shabby chic rusty look that prevails throughout the force, and I think that as I was no longer in a hurry to get boots on the table these are probably quite a bit better painted than the earlier trio. 

The first Deffkopter is armed with Kopta Rokkits which after the Skorcha are probably the best ranged weapon in any Orks arsenal.

When I painted the original batch, I assembled the pilot and painted in-situ, for these I learned the lesson and painted the pilot components separately and assembled after painting.

Deffkopta number two also has the same loadout.

The third Kopta has a Kustom mega-blasta and a Big Bomb, although this load-out is an extra five points over the Kopta Rokkits in my limited games s far, I've not found a situation where this would be the preferable load out. 

I plan to put this trio into action in tomorrow evenings game. 

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Antietam: Bloody Lane


On Saturday I hosted a game of American Civil War using the Pickett's Charge rules for Martin and Nick

We played the Bloody Lane scenario from the rule book as I've got pretty much all the figures I need to play this, although Nick also contributed some Union Generals and a battery of Union Artillery to the game. 

What follows is more of a photo-dump rather than a full report of the game.

The Union Generals struggled to get their troops moving in the early, with every Brigade Hesitant on turn one! In the early stages we looked to be heading to a solid Confederate victory as casualties racked up on the uncoordinated advance.

The Union troops finally seized the initiative and in the middle third of the battle Kimball, Meagher and Morris all had units in the lane and the Rebels were facing disaster. 

It was not to be though, the Confederacy took back the lane at bayonet point and in the last turn of the game the Union troops were back on their start line with three faltering brigades.

Martin has also added a report of the action on his blog.