Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Dystopian Wars: EotBS vs Prussians

Had my second game of DW last night.  It was a 1200pt game and I used my EotBS while Phil used his Prussians. My force was my BS, 8 Frigates, 3 Gunships, 2 Ika, 3 Inari, a War Gyro and 10 Tiny Flyers while I think Phil had a BS with 3 Escorts, 2 Gunships, 6 Frigates, a Sky Fortess, 3 Scoutships, a Fleet Carrier, 3 Bombers and 20 Tiny Flyers. The photo below shows our starting positions.

I planned to use my Ika to attack and board either his BS or Fleet Carrier supported by my BS and Gunships with the Frigates running interference. On my right flank I massed my aerial force to threaten and distract from my main attack. However these plans were pointless as we only managed two turns! I quickly realised that we were never going to get the game finished with 1200pts each on the table. I suppose if you're really familiar with the rules and know what your doing things would go quicker. But DW doesn't strike me as a game where you can expect a quick resolution with forces much above 750 pts, especially not on a club night. That's not to say I didn't enjoy playing, I did, it was good fun and I learnt a lot. I especially enjoyed the look on Phil's face when I rolled double '1' for crits twice in the game and watched his ships explode.

The position at the start of turn two

After two turns Phil & I had both lost most of our frigates I'd also lost my BS while Phil had also lost a scout blimp, a gunship and a bomber with various other models taking damage as well. As time had run out we called it a night with Phil having the advantage.

I'm looking forward to the next game but that one will definitely be much smaller

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