NSL Exploratory Station Wolfgang had suddenly gone offline 4 weeks ago. A routine resupply vessel landed there 2 weeks ago and had also not been heard from since. Frau Hauptmann Pfeiffer has been tasked to lead an investigatory mission to find out what had happened and to recover the data core from the station. Leading her elite grenadier troop, she landed just outside the station perimeter and found...
.."Xenos Ma'am, farsands of 'em!"
The station was overrun with big and small bugs. Simon also had 6 spawning points and every turn another big bug or pack of drones would appear at one of them.
|None in this pic - a pack of drones wiped out by heavy firepower and some good old HE|
|But another pack took out one NSL squad in a close assault...|
|Oh crap - huge bugs with huge bioweapons! But my commander has rushed to the station to download the data core|
|Another pack of drones almost obliterated|
|The dead pile|
|About to be dead #1|
|About to be dead #2|
|About to be dead #3|
With hindsight, taking a platoon of power armour troops, mainly specialists and no vehicles wasn't the wisest choice, but it made for a fun game. Equipping them with full-auto capable SAWs, grenade launchers and heavy missiles was a good idea; having some with plasma rifles wasn't such a good idea. Besides, it was about time Simon won against me.
1) The Warbases order came today. I'll be taking them to work to hit with texture spray during my lunchbreaks.
2) I got a red card of frustration today as well. I think it's the foam trays and Litko bits I ordered from Figures in Comfort. I'll be collecting it on the way home tomorrow.
3) I've placed an order with GZG for some more 6mm turrets and a couple of their 25mm figures to see how they work with the Hotwheels size cars.
4) I've also ordered some machine guns and bits from Sgts Mess.
This evening I've drilled the rivets out of the four Fast 4WD cars and the four black ones that I bought on Saturday. The metal bodies are in the stripping pot at the moment. I'm hoping to get them stripped, modded and primed before the weekend so that I have plenty of time on Saturday and Sunday to do the painting. That will give me three sets of four matched vehicles for Car Wars "Amateur Night" or Divisional events.