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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 3:17 p.m. PST


Our session today had a goodly number of players and in four hours we got in 8 full turns. The attacking Human force consisted of three squadrons of landers and a supporting group of four rocket armed gunboats.

In past engagements, the unarmed British landers have suffered from attacks by flying lancer. This time these craft were placed in the center of the formation, protected by the better-armed vessels. This didn't keep the Hive from extracting a toll on the Earthers though, as they did heavy damage to a number of American vessels and two of the British Shakespeare class ships.


The humans swung their attack to strike the Hive's left flank, where there was more open terrain for landing. The bugs had anticipated this and had placed units of powerful shooters in that area. A duel between the biological ranged weapons of the Bugs and the guns and rockets of the humans ensued.


At some cost, the humans were able to clear the Hive Shooters from the area and begin landing. The landing zones proved hotter than expected as melee bugs made immediate counter-attacks as soon as the landers kissed the ground.


Turn 8 ended with the humans having cleared an end of the top of the Hive. They face a rapidly developing counter-attack when turn 9 begins at 10 AM tomorrow morning.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

Tense. Cool, and epic in scale. Thanks for sharing.

Uparmored16 Jun 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

This is so great. It's an original concept I suppose..

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments. The concept is a combination of a lot of things: THEM!, Space 1889, Colonial Wargaming, and dozens of other oddness. It's my own special blend.

Gavin Syme GBS Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

Lovely stuff! Well done!


tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 4:50 p.m. PST

The blue and white landers are modifications of Alternative Armies Scorpion Landers from the Laserburn 15mm range. I added turrets and a top armored deck (otherwise an open-topped lander is nothing but a candy dish for the Bugs!

The basic model is great to begin with, and it was a fun project. Th top deck is resin cast from a homemade master. I'll be replacing the 3D printed HRC barrels with metal ones. The 3D printed ones are really nice looking but just not durable. The Virtual Armchair General has provided me with nice cast metal ones that should be much more durable.

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