Lot & lots of fun & laughs was had by all [even Rodger who managed to throw 3 (yes 3) Double:6 command blunders in 4 dice rolls - thankfully on a nice planet empty of anything hostile!] - oh how we larf'd & larf'd & larf'd!
I will slowly (over time) add some labels for the photos, and some descriptive narrative but for now this is just to wet your appetites:
|Day 1 - a Mad Max scenario on my Scabby Desert terrain
|The objective. A crash-landed alien ship with valuable data to be down-loaded by COs who start their initiative phase in contact with it
|Al (Shedman) - centre, Rodger - right & Gordon - left (in his now distinctivly recognisable pose - checking something devious in his much thumbed copy of FWC!)
|Gordon's Scavengers advance over the drop-zone/airfield
|Steve's Space Marines make it to the Objective first & form a defensive screen around their CO
|The Pax Arcadians cautiously move onto the table (is that their Commander checking his military text-book?)
|Oh dear ... Luke's Space Marines (arriving late to the party top right) sneak up on Gordon's Scavengers
|My Orange Orkz - bikes & pig riders sweep around the left flank & a patch of soft sand onto Pauls rear
|Gordon ... "I think you'll find that page 76, paragraph 3, sub-sentance 4 ... that you are well & truely stuffed! I think that is the correct technical term. Ah yes ... it says it right there!"
|The Pax Arcadians advance in text-book formation (see, I was right about that text-book)
|The Marine perimetre - "hold the line"
|A nice satallite shot of the action, with the Space Marines top left by the toxic acid-lake, Mikes Eldritch slowly move on hugging the terrain bottom centre & the Pax Arcadian top centre
|Steve's Marine CO shifts to the flank of the downed space-ship to hopefully avoid the attentions of the Pax-Arcadians
|The rest of my Orange Orkz cautiously move towards the Space Marine defensive parimetre (not probably the best of plans)
|My Orange Orkz being hit in the flank by Steve's Space Marines (ah well ... it seemed like a good plan at the time)
|The remains of my Orange Orkz led by their 'mullah' in his mobile prayer tower - with their CO (in his mono-cycle in support) continue their advance on Paul (who also had a Space Marine force)
|The PA's dismount & Opp-fire with Smart-missiles
|Another small but deadly force - Mike's Eldritch IFVs advance
|Steve's Space Marine CO having been over-run by Rodger's Pax Arcadians falls back into the toxix acid waste lake from the industrial fascility - oh how we laughed & laughed & laughed - ho! ho! ho!
|Oh dear ... Lukes howitzer barrage aimed at Mike's Eldritch nearly deviated enough to catch Gordon's tripod CO in the blast template ... but not quite
|The PA's open-fire again, is that another 6 you've thrown Rodger?
|Shedmans - Red Nazi Scavengers fighting their way into the industrial factory complex
|A nice shot of the fighting in the Industrial complex between Gordon's & Shedman's Scavenger clans
|The Gene Bank @ Dudley Zoo - the focus for my Saturday afternoon game
|The Dudley Zoo table from the Neo-Soviet landing zone ... nobody is quite sure what the large black cloud was that sat over the Gene Bank all day - but a theory was that it was a swarm of geometric formation flying bees ...
|A rather nice armoured wormy thing in the open-park in the zoo
|Something that looks a bit like sand-hoppers or shrimpy things
|A two legged jumping creature - but with a lot of teeth
|Another version of the two legged teethy things
|A very rare Zebra shrimp - it was the last one alive in captivity - until the Neo-soviets shot it up
|more fierce critters
|The Neo-Soviet force disembarks and advances into the zoo
|A very nasty infestation of Jawas ... eek ... get out the flame-throwers!!!
|The Neo-Soviets enter the parkland. With lots of free-roaming critters and white concrete pens that all looked ominously empty (to start with)
|Jawa's attack Neo-Soviet Mammoth Tanks & Vombat IFVs - with the FAO & an APC on the road
|The Neo-Sovs split up to deal with ever increasing numbers of Jawa's
|Yet more Jawa's ... thankfully this lot were easily suppressed
|Putin's Finest - my Neo-Soviets advance deeper into the Dudley Zoo complex - shooting everything that moves - well they make nice trophies & photo-opps or the media
|Paul's fantastic 'Developed'World' table ... I am not sure what the scenario was as I was too engrossed in game-hunting in Shedman's zoo
|Some sort of Land-train (but I have no idea what it was up to)
|Nasty looking walkers & flamer-tanks (glad I got to a day out at the zoo)
Sunday Morning & it's a "Stargate too Far"
|Black Teams Homeworld (at peace)
|Stargate Table 1 - Gordon's desolate industrial wasteland
|Stargate Planet 2 - Shedman's nice green peaceful steppe planet
|Stargate Planet 5 - my Scabby Desert terrain (again)
|Stargate Planet 6 - Steve's Urban Paradise
|Red Team Homeworld - with a minimalist defense force - well a couple of huge nasties & two big bunker complexes + a nuclear power plant & genetically modified crops ... hmmm ... me thinks I 'smell' Gordon's influence here?
|Black Team Homework: with the various armies deployed ready to pass through the Stargate.
Neo-Soviets top left, Pax Arcadian centre left, PacFeds centre front & Rodgers Red Rovers on the right
|Rodger's Red Rovers arrive through the Stargate onto Planet 6 & a warm welcome from the Krays
|Steve's pinko Kraytonians shift into teleport mode - which always scrambles the camera
|The Table 6 Stargate fires up again suppressing the Pax Arcadian & Red Rovers (more nasty critters in the pens on the top right) but who is coming through the gate behind them ????
|The Krays re-appear on the flank, out of Teleport - small but deadly
|Gordons giant 'jihaadi' lizard moves off in seach of lunch
|Mike's Eldrich emerge from the Stargate onto my Scabby Desert world terrain (Stargate Table 5) - all on their own ... a re-occuring feature of Mike's trips through the Stargates
|Black Team Homeworld - home defense force ... the Neo-Soviets formed & ready to repel all invaders (but there where none) - sadly
|A final close up of Mike's Eldrich advancing out of the Stargate & into the firing arcs of three enemy Black Team armies ... ouch!!!
That's all for now folks ... I'll add more narrative as & when i have the time
Bye for Now