Yesterday (the 23rd) I decided to start a simple "Open War" scenario with my Imperial Guard and some Fue'gel (T'au). I would like to point out I bought another infantry box and a 1/35 german halftrack converted to be a chimera for this game. As i've been waning on the painting I decided maybe playing the game would boost me into painting again but I discovered I'm just tired. I also bought a book and a video game but that will be on another post!
The Battle Report:
"The rough storm had split the Commander's forces through out the desert. Luckily he trusted that his other subordinates would be able to navigate through the storm. He looked out through the rain to see shadows in the distance. As they approached they saw the shadow was truly an old factory set up, not by the T'au, but by a previous race. The infantry and Commander piled out of the chimera only to see an enemy vehicle approching them."
"Blue Team" Imperial Guard
around 320 Points
"Yellow Team" T'au
around 320 points
And that is where I left off. I am only on Turn 3 at the moment and was happy with the results of the battle. I hope this is better to read than most battle reports and sorry that alot of these guys are not painted but I wanted to use some units I had just got recently. Stay tuned for "Part 2" which will have turns 3-5! Of course I'll post it when I actually get to playing those turns. :)
So far the biggest problem with solo playing is actually staying concentrated on the game itself as I found myself thinking alot or looking through the various unit pages thinking of ideas instead of playing the game! Deployment took way longer than it should have but hey... I like to think. Whats good is I do get to take the pictures that I want and create a story that I think suits it best. In my mind it is pretty cool but I'm not testing any of my crazy house rules yet as I'm trying to learn the imperial guard.
My opinion on the 1/35 scale? So far its nice but BIG. I think that tank I bought a while back might be too big unless I buy something that was small (like a stuart) so that it still will be big in the game but smaller in the 1/35 scale. We'll see.
Hope you are having a good time,