This club meets once a month at a local Returned Serviceman's League (RSL) club rooms which provides a nice big room in which to hold about 14 tables, as well as access to food and a bar. Today was one of the scheduled sessions and I duly arrived with my 1,350pts worth of Ultramarines and a box of terrain to fill a table with.
|The club in action - games underway and hobby talk a go-go|
In my game I played as the defender against Andy (who I knew from his previous life as a member of the GW Marion hobby team) and his White Scars. I let Andy know I hadn't played much in the last two years so he gave me a nice smooth entry back into gaming. Having said that, he still tabled me by turn 3, but I had a blast rolling dice and talking hobby with him so the result doesn't matter.
|Deployment and Andy's stuff arriving - Yes the board is pink - no I don't know why|
|Reserves - and turn 1 deployment corps aka the Sternguard and Drop Pod|
|End of Turn 1 - was not a good turn for my armour pool or my Scouts|
|End of Turn 2 - not good for most of the rest - my poor Sternguard copped a faceful of bolt shells and exploding weapons|
All the tables had adequate terrain coverage, with stuff ranging from home made, old Necromunda and early 3rd/late2nd ed card and plastic jobs, newer cities of death and other GW terrain, as well as donated material from the old GW Marion from when it closed down.
|An Ork v Guard game in progress over terrain I brought for the day - I'll paint it one day|
|Nids v Tau over some Necro and donated ex-store gear|
|Col. Ackland in action against another Guard force|
|Another shot of Col. Acklands board showing his old 2nd/3rd ed buildings and part of his home made Imperial Fort - it's brilliantly crazy|
The next meet up is not for another month, but Col. Ackland and one of the other lads I've played at my place before have expressed an interest in catching up outside of the club for games. It turns out the good Col. and I live barely 5 minutes from each other so hopefully we can work something out around our family/work/study commitments.