Last weekend Coronasan and I finally managed to get together for a ‘proper’ game of toy soldiers.
Coronasan has been working hard to get a 6’x4′ gaming table together that is constructed from all of the MDF kits he has designed.
Pringle towers, Pringleless towers, Square towers and base boards, along with a whole heap of scatter terrain and even a dice tower. Add in the large transporter, that he finished earlier this year, and you have a remarkable and hugely enjoyable table.
Even his Forgeworld Flyer came down off the shelf for this game.
When it’s all laid out this way, it’s enough to make a real impact.
It wasn’t too long though, before he took my mind off the scenery, by deploying a large unit of Grey Knight Terminators. My focus was quickly back on the game as, although my Death Guard are quite resilient, those guys throw out a lot of damage…
My proxy Plague Hulk had to climb its way across most of the table, ever hopeful that an enemy would come into its sights, and into range of its great iron claw.
My right was well protected by these three guys. Between them, they actually managed to clear away all of the first deployment of enemy units, before taking fire from Coronasan’s reinforcements.
The bulk of my basic troopers, along with their support units, had a long, slow trudge across the table though. They don’t run awfully fast with rotten limbs and blubber lolling all over the place.
One cinematic moment was Coronasan’s veteran jump troopers slowly rolling up my centre before being probed to death by my Greater Blight Drone.
In the end it was down to victory points, and I came out on top, although I had lost plenty of my own forces by that time. My new Death Guard Terminators finally showed up near the end of the game, and managed to push back at the enemy, clearing away most of the final Imperial Resistance.
Final thought for the game… Coronasan and I still, even after this many games, fail to remember the myriad of special rules for each of our armies. Dementia or a boyish excitement that leaves us forgetting everything in our rush to enjoy the moment?