Tuesday, November 5, 2013


So, after a fair amount of time procrastinating about this game, a friend of mine bought a starter set and some other goodies when he was in Europe.
Suffice to say, that was the catalyst to start the collection.
It started with an order from US, with Starter Set, Slave 1, and YT-1300 (Millennium Falcon).
Then it was another starter set locally (too damn impatient to wait).
Then a LARGE (for me, anyway), order was placed:
Lambda-class Shuttle Expansion Pack
TIE Interceptor Expansion Pack
A-Wing Expansion Pack
TIE Bomber Expansion Pack
B-Wing Expansion Pack
HWK-290 Expansion Pack
After playing a number of games, it's an absolute BLAST! So much fun. More to follow, including some pics.....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My Birthday presents arrived!

Happy Birthday, to me. Happy Birthday, to me.

etc etc.

What I ordered for myself:
2 boxes Red Devils (19 dudes per box)
British Para 3" mortar
British Para Close Quarter fighters, and Flamethrower
British Para 6 pounder AT gun
British Para 75mm Howitzer
2 blisters of British Para squad (10 per blister)
Sherman Firefly (yes, I know technically they didn't have them, but it's a FIREFLY). Jayne would be proud.
3 4Ground buildings - 2 end damaged ones, 1 damaged mid-terrace.

And with that, it all goes into the cupboard until end November. I have too many exams / work IT courses coming up to do these justice, so will have to wait until the end of the year / later in the year.

Still to come to round off the force are some Universal Carriers. 6 to be exact.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bolt Action at Dragonfire

So we had a very memorable game of Bolt Action on Saturday 10th August 2013.
It was roughly 6000 points a side, between German and Soviets.
The forces were basically all we had between 4 or 5 people.
Germans were 54 order dice, Soviets were 72 order dice!

The table prior to any deployments:

Most of the German forces set out:

Look - it's the man with a plan!
 Soviets busy unpacking.

Nothing disrupts the Soviets plans like making the tow for the gun "Go Down". Next turn I popped the T-34 with my Tiger. The Soviets used the T-34's as tows, because we don't have enough other trucks etc.....yet.
 The grinder of a battle in the forest. Trees removed for figure placement.

 Told you it was a grinder of a battle. This is two turns later. Reinforcements arriving....

Pak-40 in the town. Alas, it got to the point that it was out of range of any viable targets.

In the end, the Soviets won the game. Main reason we ran out of time. In future, a game this size needs to be run over two days.

Cape Town Castle

I recently took family for morning out at Cape Town castle.

Here's a photo dump of some pics.