On Saturday we ran 2 demo games at Phalanx in St Helens. It was a really good event, and I'd urge those who didn't go this year, to check it out next year. I've not got any pictures of the actual event hall and stalls, but there were a lot of really great traders, along with a bring and buy. (So next year, I'll start saving up some pennies a couple of months before!)
So, we decided for our MAWS 40K demo game, we'd like to do one of the Armageddon battles, but it was dependant on who would be going as to what one we'd run. Eventually it was decided that we'd do the 2nd War for Armageddon as we had Orks, Guard and Blood Angels.
We did it at 10k for the Orks and 9k for the Imperium, but loooking at the table we had, we vastly underestimated how much stuff we had to fit on the board - although it did look epic! But actually trying to play the game and move units was a nightmare.
So yeah, here's some pictures of it all...
|Pre-Game shot of the terrain on the table, courtesy of Sanguinius' hard work.|
|View from the ultimate Vantage Point. No cover saves from up here folks!|
|The Green tide descends!|
|"Who suggested 10,000 pts? Look how many Orks I've got to move!"|
|Tycho and Corbulo become a road block, to prevent the Stompa getting to the Land Raider.|
|"Fire EVERYTHING at the Stompa!"|
|Mr Stompa Head finally topples over after 3 turns of Imperial shooting.|
|Sly Marbo takes aim...|
|Ork Fighta Bommas emerge amidst the Imperial Guard's backline.|
|The Killa Kans attempt to avenge their father... "Nooooooo! Daddy!!"|
|(Young) Commissar Yarrick takes on Warboss Ugulhard, ultimately defeating him and claimining his Battle Klaw!|
|Dante and the Sanguinary Guard take on the Meganobz and Warboss.|
The Imperium held back the advancing green tide (no thanks to the amount of terrain on the board!) succesfully defending Hades Hive for the time being. But we all know that Orks never truly lose!
We've got a few plans for future demo games, (all of which will be reduced in points!) based on feedback and other demo games we saw around the hall.
Big thanks to everyone who helped out beforehand and on the day (Sanguinius, Col. Straken, Farseer Jordan) and also a big thanks to St Helens Spartans for organising a fantastic event, and allowing us to play the demo game.
P.S. Everyone LOVES the Stompa. He'll definitely be at the next show.