Friday, June 14, 2013

Out of Luck in Reno.... 6mm FWC

We had 2 FWC games at the clun on Monday 10th June, a fun little variation of a book scenario designed by Gordon.
 
Both played 'Out of luck in Reno', 1250 AP of Junkers defending, plus 250 AP fixed defences, vs 2500AP of Contractors attacking. Junkers have run out of fuel and must dig-in all vehicles (if any) around their base - a rocky hilltop village. This village (Reno) may have fixed defences and is in the middle of the table. Run game as per All-Round Defence, but:

1) Junkers may deploy ambushes.
2) Contractors have partial air superiority every round.
Gordon's reverse terrain rules caused some confusion for me over LOS but as it affected both sides' long range fire it more likely delayed the result rather that actively make a significant difference. Reverese terrain means the entiretable is soft cover other than hills (unless covered) and open terrain templates. This makes fewer points games last a tad longer and gives both sides a chance to actually do something.

KiwiDave ponders where to deploy his Marine Corps.
 
 

Graham and I attacked from opposite ends. I had the Krondal Legio whilst Graham had Euro-Fed French.
 
 
Grahams French move forward using the classical line formation so loved by French armies of old... if it ain't broke...
 
 Dave struck early and ambushed me to take down 3 units for the loss of 1 (IFVs helped me out), his other ambusher got isolated.
 
 
Dave used and infantry walker to up more of my troops but then it was toasted by Graham as it sauntered around the hill. Graham moved into closer range and poured fire into a bunker... When he was not failing Command Rolls that is.
 
 
I used stout recon units to spot and call in artilley which suppressed sentry guns.  In a not often seen FWC moment I manouevred my towed guns into position and unleashed hell upon marines and sentry guns. Adding insult to injury I asked him to move them for me :-)
 
 
 
 
Graham continued to batter the poor bunker and Dave tried to move troops in to it to replace those lost.
 
 
 
I eventually got some infantry up to the perimeter fence and started to move through (recce createda nice gap). Dave finally failed his break on turn 8 (he'd hit it some time before).
 
 

Lessons

1) 12 turns for 2500 vs 1250 plus 250 defences are too many. 8 would be better to encourage movement, 3000+ vs 1500 could manage 12 turns.
2) Snipers are useless vs Marines. They generaly roll 2 dice less for suppression, even the officers roll 1 less so you need 2 snipers or claim rear/flank and under 1/2 range to get extra dice...
 
The other game saw Mark defend against Mike and Gordon, his report can ve found on the BKC forums in the FWC threads.
 










Monday, June 3, 2013

FWC Bootcamp 2013

Saturday Morning
 
There were 3 games in the morning, 2000ap encounters.
 
1. Desolate City
 

2. Wasteland

3. The Red Planet

Gordon and I played on the Wastelands. He managed a Golden Duck, a blunder on first roll of first turn.

I laughed and then promptly did the same, Gordon laughed.

Gray Alien Mothership arrives, sadly I don't have enough Smart Missiles to kill it but manage to suppress it most turns until it gets its shields up.


So I encircle it and go for commander overrun...but his commander has stealth so pops into the Mothership.

Eventually Gordon lands some troops and suppresses some Krays but pays the price and a load of Gray Aliens are toasted.


Saturday Afternoon

Sartorial Wars as hosted by Paul. Control the Tailors in the installation and the fabric producing worms too. Scenario as per that on BKC site.

 


Paul's Krays make an early dash for the clothing factory supported by Mark's Scavengers and Gordon's Kraytonian  Torak R.iders


Colin the Merc' arrives to kill any Krays he can. Foolishly he reckons 4 bits of armour are easier targets than Gordon and Paul's Krays. Fool. That was the last wesaw of his army as my Arkalasts took him to break and my off table gunship arrived to destroy all his expendable stuff. All he had on the table was his CO and a recce unit. I did warn him to to come towards me.


My Krays and Alan's bugs rush to contest the factory.

Mark's Scavengers takea beating

Gordon's Krays get pulse HVP'd by my gunship then flames by bug gunships. It's not pretty...for Paul's outmoded team. Alan gets a bug up into the complex to contest the factory and wins hands down on VPs so Pink is the colour of the day.



Sunday Morning

Small fast paced scenarios to build up to the finale later. Scenario as per BKC site but essentialy run arounf the desert and find good stuff before the prison screws get you.

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

I was on table 3 vs Colin and his Gammoreans and Paul's renegade Krays. Colin obligingly head straight for my deployment line and save me having to move my reckon too far. I had a plan!


Meanwhile elsewhere on the planet fuels convoys attempt to break through.



So Colin races to get objectives, runs past my recce who promptly advice me CO where to land the Teleporting  Karok Lander. Out pile a load of Krays and lay waste to numerous Gammorians. Worked a treat.

See how few Gammoreans there are compared to the first pic....

Second morning game and the same thing although different units for me. This time Mark lines up his troops in Napoleonic formartion... to which pulse weapons are lethal. Mark lost a fair few troops and learnt an important lesson on spreading troops.

Sundayt Afternoon

All the Junkers and Renegade Krays assault the prison complex and attempt to steal the Mothership and escape. However Renegades to a deal to survive and be allowed to leave the planet, taking with them Mark's Orange Junker clan. Leaving  poor mike and Colin to face the music.

Mike obscures the defending bunkers but cannot stop the call for airsupport that destroys his army.
Smokin' tonight Mike.

Mothership arrives at the end of the day.

That's it. a Great weekend,  thanks to all and look forward to next year.