Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Australia Day Weekend - War of The Ring

The other game that I played over the Australia Day weekend was again not what I normally play but something I have always wanted to try......Lords of the Ring. Scott has a massive collection of figures for this type of gaming especially 'War of the Ring'. The collection I have placed up today are only a small proportion of his Armies and I think Scott is able to field almost all the walks of life from the Tolkien books. 

We played for about four hours this day and we all had tons of fun trying our hands at a different game with magic and the other races of Middle Earth. However with hundreds of figures - Orcs, Trolls, Wrath Kings, Wood Elves, High Elves, Wizards and Dwarves it did make for a very spectacular game.

A rather large unit of nasty wood elves...very hard to kill.

High Elves...I think

And loads apon loads of these rather nasty lot

Tough Dwarven archers 

Orc Warg riders

I soon found out that Elves are very good at hand to hand

I also found out in the fight above that Dwarves are hard to kill and orcs without armour are died very easily 

The Orc bolt thrower is very nasty when it it hit....when it hits

Cop that you High Elf back time

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Australia Day Weekend at Scott's - Dust Warfare

How did you spend your Australia Day weekend??? Well I spent the weekend at a very good friend's house, Scott Robertson, in Nambour on Sunny Coast Queensland. Scott is a huge fan of 'Dust Warfare' a futuristic WWII game where alien technology has been discovered (Germans first of course) and has changed the shape of warfare as we knew it back in the mid to late 1940's.

The rule system is very enjoyable to play and Scott has scratch build some fantastic terrain and vehicles, much of which is shown in the images I have posted on this post. From intelligent Gorillas to giant walkers and zombies it made for a fun game and enjoyed very much by myself and Leroy Simpson, who also participated in the game. I have upload quite a few images of most of Scott's figures and terrain so please enjoy and maybe...maybe you might pick up the box set and start to change history.

Scott's amazing scratch build armoured train

German Jets

And Russian helicopters 

German advanced tanks and walkers

to intelligent gorillas

Tanks busting German but a little disturbing

A Russian walker going hand to hand with a Gorilla? 

My poor Russian soldier had no change

The worlds first Super Hero......he also died fighting the gorillas