Logan Grimnars Chariot by Lee Wright
Checkerboard tile for diorama by James Salisbury
Base coated Rebel Commander and Trandoshan Hunter for Imperial Assault by Jon Halls
Star Wars: Imperial Assault by Fantasy Flight Games, is awesome. The game itself is a topic for another time (yes Matt, i WILL get around to it) and the components are extremely high quality. Included in the base set are 3 squads of the Empire’s finest. The Imperial Stormtrooper. These humble little guys start out fairly naff, but with the right agenda selection can be truly scary, near limitless in number and generally your go-to guys when you want something made dead. Unfortunately, they come in a dull grey plastic..what to do…. oh yeah…. Continue reading
What is it with a certain selection of geeks out there, with their “is better than Star Trek” or “Star Trek is better than Star Wars” or god forbid, the really boring “What would win in space battle, the Enterprise or an Imperial Star Destroyer?”
IT DOESN’T MATTER, GET OVER IT!
Why? Let me point out some important points.
1, Star Wars is set (all together now), A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away……
This means, that even though they look human, they aren’t ‘earthlings’, and as far as we are concerned, we could have still been scratching around in trees whilst Luke was spanking Vader.
2, Star Trek is set in our future, a possible vision of where we as a race may be heading.
So the above scenario would never-ever happen, so stop with it, now!
And don’t even start with this crap!
Last nights club meeting was a blast, 3 games of 40K and the conclusion to the Star Wars: Imperial Assault campaign.
Game 1 saw Gaz and his Eldar (Craftworld & Harlequins) take on Keiths Grey Knights with Imperial Knight support. The result was a massacre in favour of the Eldar with the Knights seeming just have dangerous masses haywire shots can be…
The second game saw two tendrils of the Hive Mind both fighting over the same planet, the result; a bloodbath…
Game 3 was Tau vs Dark Eldar, the result a win for the Tau but more importantly it let Sam have a run through of 7th Ed and get used to the subtle changes that have taken place to the Dark Eldar.
The Star Wars: Imperial Assault campaign ended well, there was a fear that ‘campaign creep’ meant the Heroes were too powerful for the Empire to stop, but the last mission was more than a match for them! It finished with the Wookiee downed to massed Stormtrooper fire, the Bothan out from being force-choked, the smuggler running for the hills, wounded and exhausted (she’s maintaining it was a tactical withdrawal). The campaign ended in a one on one duel between the Jedi-in-training and Darth Vader himself.
Vader was forced to retreat eventually and the heroes won the day (and the campaign).
Great club meeting, next time it’s 40K Kill Teams!
#ThrowBackThursday – July 2012
It’s Star Wars year so this seems rather appropriate!