HURRICON 2018 Saturday, Sunday Photos

October 1, 2018

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Saturday, Sunday

HURRICON 2018 Thursday, Friday Photos

October 1, 2018

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Thursday

Friday

Seekrieg 5 – Alternate Battle of Samar

September 22, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Second World War naval game using the Seekrieg 5 rules. The scenario was fictional, but included ships present near Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944.

US:
Battleships West Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania
Cruisers Louisville, Portland, Minneapolis, Indianapolis

Japanese:
Battleships Yamato, Nagato
Battlecruisers Kongo, Haruna
Cruisers Tone, Chikuma

Transport ships of the Leyte invasion fleet were present nearby and provided a potential target for the Japanese.

The models are 1/2400 scale GHQ and CinC. Seven players participated.

We played seven turns in about 4 hours. Of the US battleships, only Pennsylvania was hit and took one tier of damage. Portland took two tiers of damage. Minneapolis took one tier and lost a primary turret. The two Japanese battleships took little or no damage. Kongo took two tiers of damage and lost a primary turret. Haruna three tiers, an engine room, a boiler room, a primary gun and all primary fire control. Chikuma had significant damage and fires. Tone blew up.

ACW Ironclads

August 26, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Ironclads, using the board game rules with some adjustments to accommodate miniatures larger that the game’s one-hex ship counters.

The scenario was to be loosely based on the CSS Arkansas attacking the Union fleet at Baton Rouge in August of 1862. The large number of players that showed up required some non-historical ship additions .
The ships were 1/600 scale models from Thoroughbred.

 

Pig Wars Viking Raid

August 6, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Pig Wars.

A Viking raiding party led by Eric the Black has been looting the Welsh countryside. Now Eric, his men, and their loot are headed back to ships hidden in large cove to the West of Din Ganwy on the northern coast of Wales. Unbeknownst to Eric, a force of English and Welsh led by Ian Gwynedd stands between the Vikings and their ships.

Vikings

Eric the Black
4 hearthguard with 2-handed axes (Norse Gaels Bodyguard)

Warlord
4 hearthguard with axes
4 hearthguard with hand weapons
8 warriors with spears
4 warriors with Jane weapons

Warlord
4 hearthguard with axes
4 berserkers
8 warriors with spears
4 warriors with Jane weapons

Norse Gaels
Warlord
4 hearthguard with spears
8 warriors with 2-handed axes
8 warriors with spears and hand weapons

Welsh & English

Ian Gwynedd – Gwynedd Clan
4 Fully Armored Warriors (Teulu – Bodyguard)

Warlord
20 Militia Spearmen (Unarmored)

Warlord
15 Militia Archers (Unarmored)

Warlord
15 Warriors

English
Warlord
10 Warriors
5 Crossbow

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – Yavin Avenged

July 28, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures game. The scenario was a rematch of the previous game, but with equal points instead of a canonical setup.

Six X-wings faced 8 Tie fighters and 1 Tie Advanced starfighter.

Four X-wings and two Tie fighters were lost. The last two X-wings escaped.

 

Ship ‘o the Line Test Game

July 18, 2018

Today we did a quick test of the Ship ‘o the Line naval rules by Battleline, after converting them from the original square grid to a hex grid. This is similar to what was done to create the Wooden Ships and Iron Men game, but retaining the slightly higher complexity of Ship ‘o the Line.

Main Battle Tank Game AAR

July 14, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a 1980s Europe game using GMT’s MBT rules, with miniatures substituted for the counters. The miniatures used were GHQ 1/285 Micro Armor.

The Soviet 210th Motor Rifle Division leads the Soviet Center Front’s surge across border against the US VII Corps in the Hof Gap region of Germany. The US 1st I.D. (Mech) is moving to block the Soviet advance.

At the end of the game the US had slightly more points from objectives, but the Soviets more than made up for that in forces destroyed. A solid Soviet win.

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – Battle of Yavin

June 24, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures game. The scenario was based on the Battle of Yavin.

With the Death Star approaching, Y-wings from Gold Squadron and X-wings from Red Squadron and Green Squadron were dispatched to carry out the attack plan. A total of 30 ships were deployed in the assault on the Death Star: 8 Y-wings making up Gold Squadron and 22 X-wings, some making up Red Squadron and the rest making up Green Squadron. The Starfighters weaved through the turret emplacements destroying many as they passed.

The Death Star’s defenses were designed for a direct, large-scale assault. By using small, one-man fighters, the Rebels would slip through the Death Star’s main defenses, maneuver down a narrow trench leading to the exhaust port, and insert proton torpedoes through the exhaust port.

Some time into the battle, Imperial officer Jude Edivon aboard the Death Star identified the threat of the Rebels’ attack strategy, and attempted to warn her superiors of the danger. However, Grand Moff Tarkin ignored the warning and refused to evacuate the station or launch any of the stations hundreds of fighters. Meanwhile, Darth Vader himself decided to lead his personal squadron of TIE Fighters to destroy the remaining Rebel fighters. 

The game consisted of the main dogfight between elements of Red Squadron (7 X-wings), Gold Squadron (3 Y-wings) against Black Squadron’s 9 Tie Fighters. Meanwhile Han Solo was fighting with his conscience whether to intervene with the Millennium Falcon or continue on his way to payoff Jabba the Hut.

In the end, seven Tie Fighters and one X-wing were lost. The Rebel ships continued on toward their mission to bomb the Death Star. Darth Vader survived to return in Episodes V and VI.

Bolt Action – Aslito Airfield, Saipan

June 9, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game set during the Battle of Saipan.  The scenario was based on the Japanese counterattack on Aslito airfield on the night of 16-17 June 1944 and pitted the 23rd Marine Regiment against the Japanese 118th Infantry Regiment.

After about four hours of play, the Japanese failed to achieve the required victory conditions. As a result, the airfield was held by the Marines.