But we're back! And it was awesome. We played some Mid War Flames of War to enjoy our first game day in more than three months!
In the first game, I took on Pelarel's MW British Rifles in a Counterattack.
Over the middle turns, Pel got his Rifle platoons in place between my reserves and the objective and his Daimlers made a huge mess of my Assault Engineers. Even the timely arrival of my Elefantinos couldn't see them off. Embarrassingly.
I played a second game against McBeth Junior Senior running US Tanks. He contacted a dug in Italian infantry position.
Shortly after I took this, the US infantry debussed into the ruined church and promptly spent the rest of the game sitting there under repeat 25pdr bombardment and refusing to rally, even on 3+!
This was a fairly cheeky attempt by my reserve 47mm guns to gank a troop of Lees. AT 6, even against side armour, wasn't great. The Recce Platoon you can see at the far end of the gully zipped up and made VERY short work of the Elefantinos!
The Lees pushed into the Weapons platoon on the objective on this flank and, having blasted the AT guns out of the platoon, promptly didn't have a great time in combat trying to shove them off. Even a cheeky assault by the Recce Platoon couldn't quite get there. McBeth Junior Senior played well, although attacking into dug in Italian Weapons platoons and ambushing 90mms was not an easy ask and those infantry refusing to move was a real pain.
I've been building too, preparing for the impending drop of 40K 9th Edition and getting some of the groundwork for my Nighthaunt project.
New Nighthaunt solos! They're amazing models. The Knight of Shrouds will be a Dreadfiend, the Banshee is a Banshee (!) and the Executioner will be a Shade or a Horror, whichever works. It's such a cool model!
Painted models! I've put the base coat on my Epic Knights and they'll slowly get done this week. I've got some more Grimghast Reapers to build and a box of Grey Knights to make a Strike Squad out of. This is all part of my vain hope that 9e 40K Soup armies are definitely going to be a thing.