Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Yellow Jackets are ready for action

Greetings once again InterWebs!!! I am pleased to present to you for your viewing pleasure my completed CCC faction team 'the Yellow Jackets' for the Mercs Minis game.

Here are some individual close-up shots of the various team members starting with the:
Assault Leader

Demolition Man:

Incinerator Heavy Trooper:

The Medic:

Heavy Machine Gunner Trooper 'The Wall of Lead':

The Sniper 'Spiderman':

The Breacher Trooper 'The Doorman':

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! These miniatures were a lot of fun to paint and I can't wait to play some more Mercs! Take care.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May the 4th be with you-----X Wing first impressions

Greetings once again InterWebs!!!! It is May the 4th and several of my friends stopped by to try out the newish game from Fantasy Flight Games called X-Wing, we decided to give this game a try in celebration of May the 4th being the unofficial 'Star Wars Day'. X-Wing is a game of starfighter dog-fighting/ship-to-ship combat which we found really enjoyable.

The first thing to do was assemble the ship models. The models come prepainted and only require attaching to their bases. The whole process did not take long at all and was kind of fun:

The group of friends (including the tall Mordian 7th) getting ready to start the fun:

Some game play pictures (note that Star Wars: A New Hope was playing!):

The super nimble X-Wing rolling 3 'evasion' results to avoid the Imperial firepower:

Movement and turns are measured with special templates:

Mid-space collision!

After getting a few basic games in to learn the rules we all decided to try a team battle which would use the awesome looking YT-1300 model and asteroids!

The YT-1300 model is in scale with the rest of the ships making it look big and impressive!

All in all it was a great time and everyone agreed that X-Wing was a game we were looking forward to playing again soon! The game seems simple and fun but has a ton of tactical possibilities that will keep the game from getting stale/old. The best part of X-Wing was the games went quick (about 20-40 minutes) allowing the group of us to get several games in during the course of a few hours. I will be looking at making some 3D asteroids and other 'space debris' as well as looking into getting some nice outer space/nebula/Death Star maps to play on which should really look awesome! Thanks again for stopping by and taking a look! Take care and May The Force Be With You Always!