Thursday, September 29, 2016

PHR vs Shaltari – 1,500 Pts – Careful Advance – Part 2

And, as promised, here is Part 2 of the epic saga of the battle of my beloved PHR against the wily shenanigans of the shady Shaltari of the even wilier Major Awesome!

One thing that I forgot to mention in Part 1 is that after he found the objective in his home building in Turn 2, Andrew had one squad of Braves dematerialize through a Haven gate, which he prudently kept in the shadow of his home objective building, and had the other squad of Braves move to the central objective building via an Underground Monorail, despite that structure being severely damaged, and likely to take even more of a pounding.  I had considered jumping one of my squads of Valkyries into that building after searching for my home objective Turn 3, and then moving my Immortals there as well (after one of my Infantry squads eventually found my home objective, of course), but with Andrew's Firstborns still in orbit and me without any Sirens, I opted to avoid that structure and stick with my original plan to bring it down as quickly as possible.  There was an outside chance that I could've ultimately won the CQB that would've gone down there if I'd done this, but I didn't like my chances, and liked the idea of just flat out denying Andrew any more easy VPs from an objective he definitely could have found even better.

Score Recap - After Turn 2:
JDW - 0 VPs
Andrew - 2 VPs

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PHR vs Shaltari – 1,500 Pts – Careful Advance – Panther Watch! - Part 1

This past Sunday I had a 1,500 point Dropzone Commander game of Careful Advance against Andrew Fitzgerald’s beautifully painted Shaltari. Andrew is Major Awesome on the Hawk Forum, and he used to be a regular opponent of mine, but our life situations changed as well as our LGS situation, and it’s been difficult to get games in with him this year. But the wife was out of town last weekend, so I was able to make the long trek to Imperial Outpost Games in Glendale, AZ, and throw down with Major Awesome!