Thursday, October 11, 2018

Recruits Convention Report 2018

Welcome to the Penny Whistle kind hobbyist.
Sit back and enjoy a visual tour of my gaming hobby at the local 

Recruits Convention
Lee's Summit High School

Friday night - had to have played some games but the camera was not brought out to record anything.

Saturday AM:
First game I got in was a Jay Wiley original production mashing Flash Gordon and Star Wars together.  I was assigned the heroic group of Star Rangers led by Dash Dixon.  Here is my band of spacefaring good guys.

The game is called Galactic Heroes and is just like the Western Gunfight game that Jay produces from his own publishing company.

My space women taking out some baddy with a boomerang grenade.

Some more space soldiers sneaking up on my position to the left.

Big Gronk my space monkey getting ready to hold the corner of that building against the space marines.

Microwave gunner taking aim at Stella Starchild....

An overhead shot of the Tatoine-esque space port.
Sand storms obscured the area at times and allowed me to make a pretty good dash for the space shuttle.

Mr. Jay Wiley himself presiding over the game.  A true Master Game Master.  Jay always has the top notch storyline to go along with great figures and super playable rules.

The table left of me with two factions of space robots and soldiers.

The table to the right of me with two more factions of space baddies.

Lance Lazer with a pile of dead Microwave Soldiers

Pretty cool game.  I made it to within a move of the shuttle with one droid in tow but was shot down on the gantry way.  When you get the chance to play a Jay Wiley game jump right in and if he is game-mastering it so much the better.  'Round these parts folks ask WWJD?

DBA Tournament

Played Steve and got killed quick.  Lost a general in the most ridiculous tactical mistake and also rolled bad dice.  1's.. However my poor generalship more than made up for lousy die rolling.

Played Terry and again was beaten down with the loss of a general.  This time the die was even but I still persisted in mistakes.

Was glad to see Terry play.  DBA is such a good game.

Played Steve G. and this time I won with audacious General use.

That's me with the parasol.

Terry and the Cavemen

Terry C. and I had been watching this game get set up and decided to give it a try.  It is a home grown Paleolithic world sand box with the victory going to the team of cavemen that can build a temple.  Temples are built with the resources collected through hunter gatherer activities that are all across the board.

Card driven turns meant that you may get to go ahead of a competitor.

Terrain provided chits that had numeric buying power.

The board definitely had advantageous entry points that I would look at in a future replay.

Terry's leader facing off against a herd of wollies.

Me pounding rocks.

Display Game

This was set up just for the fun of it.  I would have run it but it was not in the program and a late set up didn't attract enough player interest.

Most of this was painted by my fifth grade students.

Thanks for looking in on the blog.  Check back often for more toy soldier fun.