Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cold War Commander Battle Report 3 - 6 x 6 Game Challenge

I finally got around to playing another game of Cold War Commander for my 6 x 6 Game Challenge.

It has been a little while since my last game, so I probably got some rules wrong.  I added in some artillery for this game so had a few new things to learn as well.


I played the Counter Attack Scenario from the book.  The Soviet Union was defending with 1,335 points available and the US was the attacker with 2,000 points available.

Both sides would achieve a minor objective if they caused 25% casualties to the enemy and a major objective if they broke the enemy formation.






It was a fun game and came right down to the wire with the end result being very, very close.

I think I will try to use an forward artillery observer in the next game to make better use of the artillery.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Painting The Walking Dead: All out War in Black and White - Carl

Carl found his way to my paint table and I managed to get him done and as part of the black and white edition of The Walking Dead: All Out War.


I continue to use my simple process for this model.  Base colors, wash, and then highlights.  I'm not going to win any painting contests, but the models look pretty decent on the table.

Base colors

Wash applied

Highlighted


I think Liam is the only model left from the core box.  Stay tuned to see what I start working on next.

Paints Used:
Vallejo Model Color
               Basalt Grey
               London Grey
               White
Vallejo Game Color
               Stonewall Grey
Army Painter
               Matt Black
               Stone Golem
Vallejo Model Air Color
               Anthracite Grey 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Painting The Walking Dead: All Out War in Black and White - Patrick

Patrick visited my painting table recently and is now ready to head out to collect some supplies and thrash some walkers.


I continue with my simple but effective painting style.  This is a pretty good way to paint models if you are interested in getting models to the table quickly.  I think it would be pretty forgiving for a new painter as well.




Just a few more models and I'll be done with the core box.

Paints Used:
Vallejo Model Air Color
    Anthracite Grey
Vallejo Model Color
    White
Vallejo Game Color
    Cold Grey
    Stonewall Grey
Games Workshop
    Nuln Oil
Army Painter
    Matt Black

Monday, July 31, 2017

6 X 6 Game Challenge Update - July

I had hoped to make a little progress on getting caught up, but I failed.  However, I am glad to say that I didn't fall any further behind.

My three games this month were all of The Walking Dead: All Out War.  I am finished with the plays for that game and am going to focus on Cold War Commander and Conflict of Heroes next.

I've played (and made videos of) 15 games so far toward this challenge.  My plan was to play 3 games per month so I should have completed 21 games by the end of July.  I now need to play 4 games per month (and 5 in one month) to complete my challenge.

I have plans to make some progress in August, but we will see how that actually works out.
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Cold War Commander
Game 1Game 2

Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear

The Walking Dead: All Out War
Game 1Game 2Game 3, Game 4, Game 5, Game 6

Kings of War
Game 1Game 2Game 3

Imperial Skies

Memoir '44
Game 1Game 2Game 3, Game 4

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Competitive Battle Report 6

I was able to convince my friend John to join me in a game of The Walking Dead: All Out War.  This is my first competitive game.  The game mechanics are essentially the same as for a solo game, but there is much more to worry about with the addition of a force or hostile survivors that you must contend with instead of just the undead walkers.


We played the basic scenario out of the core box.  There are 9 supply tokens placed on the board and the first side to hold 7 tokens in an end phase is the winner.  If the game ends due to threat being too high, then then the player with the most tokens is declared the winner.

We had a good time and I think we got most of the rules correct.  I look forward to playing more games and hope they go as well as this game did.



This game completes my plays for this game for my 6 x 6 game challenge.  I will continue to work on models for this game and play more games, but I will be shifting gears and working on getting some other games played.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Painting The Walking Dead: All Out War in Black and White - Derek

Derek was the next model to hit my painting table.


I continue to use my simple, but effective process of applying base colors, washing the model with Nuln Oil, and then highlighting with the base colors.

It is a pretty quick painting process, and the results look reasonable.


Base colors applied.


Wash applied.

Highlighted.


I'm getting closer to completing the core box.  Stay tuned to see what is next.

Paints Used:
Vallejo Model Color
   Neutral Grey
   White
Vallejo Game Color
   Stonewall Grey
   Cold Grey
Army Painter
   Stone Golem
   Black
Games Workshop
   Nuln Oil

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Solo Battle Report 5

I managed to get my 5th game played for my 6 x 6 Game Challenge.  I played the second scenario from the Days Gone Bye expansion; City Slicker.


This scenario is pretty straight forward.  You just need to get Rick from one side of the board to the other and exit the table edge.





I got lucky a couple of times and I finally managed to win a scenario.