Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hobby Night 29/06/12

The mayhem continues!
The Tank Aces campaign, a light and easy skirmish-based Flames of War format, proved to be a nice break from all current existing game systems. The rules and game length is just nice for a short game, and a really good environment for new players to learn the rules.

However, the overall turnout for the last Hobby Night was rather low, as initially expected in anticipation of the Warhammer 40K 6th Edition release the next day. I've skimmed through the rules a little bit during the weekend; overall, all I can say that it's a really nice change from 5th Edition with a touch of 2nd Edition here and there. Abuse of wound allocation, vehicle-spam, winning games by simply annihilating your opponents will be disappearing; although the rise of power to (any) Terminator Squads is a valid initial concern. We'll see how it goes in a few months. Credits to the game developer though, for actually trying to make it a better game. I have yet to read the fluff area so, apologies for not being able to comment on that (although really looking forward to know what is happening to the Imperium since in the 5th Edition fluff, it was noted that the Golden Throne is weakening).

Speaking of which, the Kindred III tournament which will be held on 14th of July, 2012 will still retain the 5th Edition rules. Consider this as an official statement on behalf of the tournament organizers, ok folks.

Till next week, Ave Legio!


  1. The terrain in that pic looks awesome! Looking forward to this Friday! Definitely will be trying out 6th ed with the Sons or Eldar. Also painting up 2nd platoon from my Blitzkrieg force (which is the last combat platoon to paint)

  2. That was Carentan and the proud 101st were pushed back last week by a german armored company. But the fearless vets will be at it again this week.

  3. I'm still in disbelief at what .50 cal machine guns can do to panzer armor... And even more so that the Panzers managed to hold the line!!! :S The Panzerkompanie will be rearing for more tomorrow night though, right after Hauptmann Blitz scores a few more rings for his pretty little Jagdpanther..


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