Another couple of weeks without a post and the guilt is upon me again. Best to do something about it before it gets to be too long and I forget what I have done.
The last few weeks have been surprisingly busy. Not on the blog front (obviously) but I have been almost too busy with completing hobby stuff to find time to write these words! I have taken a few photos though, and played a couple of games in that time as well. I have even painted a few neglected models, though I suspect that as I haven’t bought many recently, most of my collection is now likely to be classed as neglected.
We planned a warm up game of Steam Wars, so that we could remind ourselves of the rules (even the rules we write become forgotten when not played regularly) as a larger game was planned for later the same month.
My plan was to add in a few new units to the US Navy army so that they could be trialled in this smaller warm up game and then used with better results in what was planned to be a ‘big weekend’ of Steam Wars.
Also some of the other units that had been finished over the summer, but never deployed, would get their first outing in the warm up and either prove their worth or be reprofiled to play better in the bigger game. The joy of Steam Wars is the ability to profile up the units and vehicles as and how you want.
Want your Monowheel tank to be armed with Quad Ack Ack? – fine. Want it to better its chances of hitting? – play it as being armed with two sets of ‘Twin Linked’ Ack Ack.
It also afforded me the excuse (not that I need one) of painting up the last of my Pulp Figures Rocketmen. My last unit of these were SMG armed fly boys, and can deliver a good number of shots up close to any target. These guys are pistol toting fly boys and are more close combat orientated. We have found that a flying unit is difficult to destroy using traditional land based firearms. however, flying up to the aircraft and shooting the pilot in the head seems to do the trick quite well.
I will let you know how the actual game goes when I next get time to post something…