Sunday, 5 April 2020

7TV Apocalypse

Lincombe Barn Wargames Society is of course on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. So here are some pictures of a game we had last year using 7TV Apocalypse from Crooked Dice.

We had four players in two teams and 50 ratings (points) per player.  There was one moveable objective in a ruined temple in the centre of the table.

Pete's Mean Machine leads his followers forward

This was my team which included and Action Hero and Monster Hunter as it's stars.

The Simians were slow to get moving as they had no unit leader, Nathanial complained "we're monkeys, we're not organised eneugh for this sort of thing".

On of Clive's savage types scales the temple with a grappling hook.

We don't want to fight that thing hand to hand so we ran it over with the truck

This truck was equipped with a machine gun which had just mown down a bunch of Clives savages. I was determined to take it out, which took a lot of models some time.

More car-nage as we attempt to stop the enemy getting the objective off table.

Single combat between opposing stars. The soldiers joined in. My medic failed to arrive in time to save Clive's character.

My Monster Hunter kept finding herself in the wrong place to carry out any slayage. Here she fails to reach the all star melee before the game ends.

The other side won. This was a fun game with plenty of mayhem and monkey related banter. 7TV is popular at the club with the original spy-fi version and pulp also being played.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Sunday 16th Feb All-Dayer

Last Sunday was one of our all-dayers at Lincombe Barn Wargames Society. We had a pretty good turnout and there were plenty of games being played. 

They ranged from Peninsular War Sharp Practice, via HoTT, Saga: Age of Magic, Warhammer Ancient Battles and an unknown AWI game to Alien Squad Leader.

We actually played through a short HoTT campaign, with a variety of armies (Barbarians, Pirates, two lots of Orcs) invading an island continent and fighting both against the defenders and one another. This was rather successful and we will probably do something else along these lines again in the future.

If there are any wargamers in the Bristol area, or even a bit further afield who would like to play regularly on a Sunday afternoon, we are located at Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Downend, BS16 2RW.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Hordes of the Things Tournament 2020

On 19 January Lincombe Barn Wargames Society ran our annual Hordes of the Things tournament.

Armies were 24 points on 40mm frontage. There were 4 rounds using the Swiss Chess system.

There were 10 players of whom 6 had traveled from other places to attend.

Alien Beasts

Ors vs Barbarians

Carolingians (disguised as spaceships) vs Dwarves

 Star Wars Jawas

Hero General rushes to stop the frogs storming the stronghold

 Arnaud's victorious army with the dragon.

Arnaud and his son won were the winners.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Alien Squad Leader Tournament 2019

Lincombe Barn Wargames Society is the home of Alien Squad Leader, written by Alex Self and playtested by our members. It is one of the most popular games played at the club.  On 1 December we held our 14th annual tournament.

Armies were 150 points, games were 1 1/2 hours.

In round one my Hive Mind faced Nick's Alien Enslavers

 After being beaten back by fire for a few turns my bugs got in and illed all of the master race aliens including the commanders. On my left 20 points worth of giga-beetles kept a much larger protion of the enemy army occupied by being big and distracting.

Matt's Alien Imperial army faced Tim's Alien Warrior Caste

Carol's Alien Imperials faced Richard's Alien Tribal Mercenaries

Round 2.
Tim's Alien Warrior Caste vs Nick's Alien Imperial
Nick's Thralls march up the road.

My Hive Mind faced the Giant Mushrooms of Richard's Alien Tribal Mercenaries.

Alex's Human Colonial vs Matt's Alien Imperial

Round 3
Alex's Human Colonial vs Tim's Alien Warrior Caste

In my last game I fought Bob's Cyborg Enslavers. Bob's Cyborgs come from the Dalek Risk board game

This golden opportunity in turn one was a flop. If I'd won either combat the enemy commanders would have suffered an extra hit because they couldn't retreat. But instead I took one hit from overwatch coming in and two more in the melee.

One of my Giga-Beetles had to go and hide behind a hill after being repeatedly hit, the other got into a fight with an Armoured Fighting Vehicle

And the results were:
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