Before I jump into the game ... just wanted to show a couple of pictures of my new gaming table from the "Table of Ultimate Gaming" company. I picked up two of their 4 foot by 6 foot tables with joining kit and combined them into a 6 foot by 8 foot table. The "depth" of the tabletop is adjustable (deep or shallow - I'm using the deeper setting). Quick attach cup holders and pads. My dice trays are on back order. I also have the table "tops" that store in the table. When stored in the table the tops pull out to be little pull out surfaces, otherwise they cover the gaming area and turn the whole thing into a regular old table (for like ... eating and stuff). Did I mention it also has power outlets and USB ports! Anywho, really happy with it.
Roy, John, Steve, Matt and myself managed to get together to play a modern "Russia Resurgent" game this past weekend. I setup a table with a factory that we would fight over.
The initial setup was a small detachment of French armoured cars around the factory, sent as a quick reaction force. USMC and later US Army would come on to try to push back to the factory. The Russians had a sizable force.
French Order of Battle (deployed within 12" of factory)
2 x AMX 10 RC
1 x ERC 90 Sagaie
USMC Order of Battle (enters turn 1)
1 x HMMWV w HMG --- carrying Officer
2 x HMMWV w ATGM --- carrying Javelin ATGM team and MANPADS team
2 x LAV-25 --- carrying Infantry Squad (each)
3 x M1A2 Abrams MBT
US Army Order of Battle (enters turn 3)
1 x HMMWV w HMG --- carrying Officer
2 x M2 Bradley --- carrying Infantry Squad (each)
2 x M1A2 Abrams MBT
1 x AH-64 Apache (enters on turn 4)
Russian Order of Battle (enters turn 1)
1 x GAZ Tiger --- carrying Officer
1 x BTR 80A
1 x BTR 80 --- carrying RPG-30 team and HMG team
1 x ZSU-23-4
1 x BMP-3 --- carrying Infantry Section
2 x BMP-2 --- carrying Infantry Section (each)
7 x T-90
3 x T-80
1 x MI-24D (enters on turn 4)
Battle was a blood bath ... with the Russians pushing the factory quickly and the USMC assaults being thrown back. Helicopters didn't get much done due to poor rolling (once they showed up). US Army (I was running) did little due to my own failure in the dice category :-)
End result was 40 VPs for Russians and 31 VPs for the NATO force, a Russian victory.
It was great to break out the modern toys since it has been a while. This was also the first time I used a full sized fur mat for a modern game (using paved roads over the mat). Worked out ok I think.
A few staged pictures below followed by lots of in game pictures. These ones using my SLR camera.
Poor old Samsung pictures below of the action ...
There you have it folks!
That's all kinds of awesome 😃 So your new table will charge your cell phone lol! That's brilliant!ReplyDelete
It's so cold here that I can't even get outside to prime stuff and you've got the garage door open letting in the sun and fresh air, totally jealous.
Lol, it sure does! This is all part of my intricate plan to get you to California, lol!Delete
No! This could not be true! 😯ReplyDelete
That lool so real!
Big bravo for all! Terrain of course! But also for pictures!
Thanks for this so beautifull batrep!
Thank you :-)Delete
Impressively! Excellent table and miniatures. Thank you that shared 8)ReplyDelete
Most welcome :-)Delete
What an amazing looking game, I have gone through the pictures twice and really enjoyed them, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
A lovely looking game as always Jay...ReplyDelete
That table is splendid... ;-)
All the best. Aly
Thanks Aly, just trying to keep up with you ;-)Delete
Every thing about this is cool!ReplyDelete
Will you be picking up some of the modern French and Germans from Empress now that they are out?
Also with your modern rules, do you have rules for a AN-50 or AN-52? I snagged one of E-bay and would like to use it.
Yo, not familiar with the AN-50 or AN-52? Got a link?Delete
My Bad, KA-50/52.Delete
Yo! Ahhh, that's better :-) Essentially I'd use the same profile that I have for the Apache from the US Army list. I need to revamp the army lists a bit -- many of the helicopter weapons are not defined in the actual weapons list ... oops.Delete
We all have those moment's. Ether way I am sure the update will be great. So when do you think warlords will try to publish your lists? HahabDelete
If they did I would snatch it up real quick. lol.Delete
Warlord wasn't interested ... they only wanted me to not use the BA logo graphic for it. Would need more work and refinement ... e.g. separating modern from ultra modern and some other tweaks ... will eventually get there.Delete
Lol, all I get from that jargon is that they are not ready to support a modern range of minatures yet.Delete
Brilliant looking game and I am more than a little jealous about the table(s).ReplyDelete
This is bloody marvelous. I love the attention to detail on the table top, great scenery & well painted models - what could possibly go wrong?ReplyDelete
Lots of scatter terrain :-) Thanks Jeremy :-)Delete
Is this a tabletop game or pictures from a real life front??? Truly inspiring work, Sir!ReplyDelete
Lol, you are too kind good sir :-)Delete
Holy Cow is that a sweet table!!!! Beautiful pictures of battle are sweet, but..... Holy Cow is that table sweet!ReplyDelete
Maybe in my next life a table like that will be in the cards, unless your willing to adopt a really old dude;) Okay that was creepy, but hey one has to try:)
Lol, adoption paperwork in the mail Kevin. Thanks ... if you ever find yourself in the SF bay area ... come play a game :-)Delete
HFS, Jay!!! That TABLE!!!!ReplyDelete
There is no limit for you, man! Gobsmacked...
Lol, thanks Wade :-)Delete
Dang! That's really really nice, sir!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jay! :-)Delete
The set up is wonderful, but the table (furniture) - I recall looking at some of the custom made gaming tables by the now defunct company that brought their wares to Historicon a few years back - marvelous stuff, but the cost - far too rich for my blood, and that;'s with having a family income in the top 5% at least.ReplyDelete
Agree, Chez Geek was uber $$$. These guys are much more in the realm of what you would expect. :-)Delete
Checked out the site - not cheap, but within the realm of reasonableness for sure for such a product!Delete
Yeah, it took me a while to decide not to buy more minis, terrain, etc. And buy them. Happy I did tthough.Delete
The table is the one thing you WILL use for almost every game, right?Delete
Oh heck yeah. At this point everything I spend is weighed againt miniatures .. eat dinner or get 5 guys painted ... hummm ... lol. :-)Delete
Good to see some modern action again.ReplyDelete
Thanks mate! :-)Delete
Another fantastic collection Jay. The terrain, figures and vehicles all look superb and played on the ultimate table.ReplyDelete
Hey Jay just found your blog again, this looks amazing. Is this done in 28mm? And if so where did you source your models from?ReplyDelete
Hello there! Yes sir, 28mm. Models are a mix of Empress Miniatures, Spectre and Eureka.Delete