Welcome to "Dust, Tears & Dice", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming.
If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you.
I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford.
All players welcome.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Wargaming - The War of the Worlds
With my father playing Jeff Wayne's album every Sunday it was bound to happen one day.....
This Sunday see's a return outing for my War of the Worlds collection to the Wyvern Wargamers.
It's one of those projects that I keep coming back to, adding a unit here and there every few months (quarters)
I always wanted to play out the following episode from the album as I figured it would be a great game.
We hurried along the road to Weybridge suddenly there was a heavy explosion.
The Ground heaved, Windows shatterd And guts of smoke erupted into the air
THERE THEY ARE !
WHAT DID I TELL YOU ?
Quickly one after the other four
fighting machines appeared, monstrous tripods higher than the highest
steeple striding over the pine trees and smashing them, walking engines
of glittering metal each carried a huge funnel and I realized with
horror that i've seen this awful thing before.
fifth machine appeared on the far bank, it raised itself to full hight
flourished the funnel high in the air and the ghostly terrible heat Ray
struck the town.
The six guns we have seen now fired simultaneously decapitating a fighting machine
Martian inside the hood was slain splashed to the four winds and the
body nothing now but an intricate device of metal went whirling to destruction.
As the other monsters advanced people ran away blindly the artillery man among them
But I jumped into the water and hid until forced up to breathe.
Now the guns spoke again but this time the Heat Ray sent them to oblivion...."
So Sunday's scenario is as follows.
It is the summer
of 1880 and the green flashes from Mars have stopped, a number of cylinders
are reported to have landed in Britian.
attack on the first cylinder at Horsell Common, near Woking was repulsed with
heavy losses. The intelligence reports talk of a giant walking tripod machine
that was created within the cylinder.
Reports are coming in that a similar cylinder has landed in your sector.
aim is to prevent the building of any Martian tripods and to try to eliminate
the Martian threat.
One of your
capsules have landed some way from it's original destination but has managed to
successfully build a walking machine. You need to defend this site until
additional forces can come to your aid and the domination of this Blue-Green