Full write-ups of these can be found here and here - however, I'll post some recent pictures from NJ Con to keep current.
|The SMS Mercs - Pinned atop the Dinom Corp HQ.
John caught one of my squads in the middle of the street, shot them up with vehicle-mounted lasers, and proceeded to over run them.
|Here comes the cavalry - 1300 HP worth
|And they're gone.
On Saturday, I was pleased to have John return for "Canned Vland". Once again, he had choice of sides whilst I would run opposite. He chose the Planetary Defense platoon and supporting ConFederation Marines. I would run the Vilani.
|Downtown Mikanek - Soosboro
Once at the barricades, the fire from the PDF intensified, pinning down the Imperial recon - John decided he could spare a few LAW rounds, and one hover scout went boom. I think some of the crew got out, and you can see them sheltering in one of the nearby burning buildings. Idiots.
As the plasma main guns of the tanks fired in support of the recon unit, building caught fire and the PDF SWAT team lost half it's numbers.
Finally, around turn 4, the first tank crossed the barrier, and the missiles began to fly in earnest. Fortunately (for my side - hurrah!) John had some pretty mediocre rolls, and couldn't score a major hit. He logged enough minor hits to disable the lead tanks plenum chamber (or Bernoulli drive, or whatever) and the crew de-bussed in a panic and took shelter in a nearby burning building. Idiots.
Buy the end of turn 5, it was obvious the Vilani would be unable to get their three remaining vehicles (2 tanks and a recon sled) off the enemy side in time (end of turn six). The Terrans were declared the winners. Well done!
Post Convention Thoughts
Both games played well - a single player has a certain advantage vs a team, in that his moves are well coordinated. He loses something of a broader perspective, but in a skirmish game, focus is sometimes better.
In both games, we played to a clear result in just over two hours - a fast moving game is ALWAYS better.
By the way, if the reader noticed the barricades were different in this game, you win a cookie. I wasn't able to find the corner stock berms from previous games, so I used my Northwest Frontier sangars from my 25mm Colonial collection. These were made back in the late eighties using ornamental pebbles and craft glue, and they have served honourably ever since...Ω