Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Enemy of my Enemy Star Wars in 15mm using Age of Saints

Rob Kenobi and I had a go at a game of Age of Saints set in the Star Wars universe.

After Order 66 the Jedi are scattered as Annakin, now Vader sets out hunting them down.  The trail leads to Geonosis where the Bounty Hunter Bossk has secured a Jedi Holocron for Vader.  The AT-TE arrives to pick him up but comes under heavy fire from Kenobi who has reactivated battle droids left in the CIS caches.

Will Vader arrive and retrieve Bossk and the Holocron or will Kenobi get to him first?

 The table, AT-TE is stranded in the center surrounded by Kenobi's clankers.

 Another view.

All power remaining in the walker is routed to the shields, but their strength goes down each turn as the batteries drain...

 The Battle Droids rain fire on the Walker and the 2 ARC Trooper squads.

Kenobi exits from his star fighter.

The first of Vader's forces arrive, Fighter Tanks, but the AATs quickly engage them.

 Sliding for angles, the tanks engage.

Super Battle Droids assault the second tank and destroy it's drives.

 Vader arrives with 2 squads of the 501st.

 The deploy using Deploy lines from the Gunship.

The nearby droids fall under heavy fire from the Gunships chin turrets.

 ARC Troopers sustain casualties as the fire increases.

 The Gunship takes a hit to it's side and it's deploy lines are destroyed.

 Forced to land for the evac, 501st moves to support.

 Droids begin to converge their fire on the Gunship.

 Another round of fire destroys the Gunship and kills the crew.

 Kenobi uses the Fire of Saints card and fries a squad of 501sters.

 Vader casts Gale of Saints and blows away 2 Super Battle Droids as he looks to square up with Kenobi.  Kenobi is wounded in the hand by blaster fire, but casts his saber and slays the remaining 501sts.

Initiative wins in favor of Bossk who manages to escape off the table.


Fun game!  I really like the 15mm scale for the ability to maneuver force on the table, especially when it comes to tanks and other vehicles.  Maybe I'll pick up a Hailfire droid next...

More to come,
Doc