Reinforcements for my Roman army

I finished four bases or units that I had half done time ago for my Roman army, though I don't know why I'd  bother as I cannot find anyone to have a game. I would happily play Art of war, Hail Caesar, to the strongest or even Impetus with them, but no one will show up.

Anyway, here you have two units of Cretan archers and two of Gallic cavalry, all from Magister Militum.


X-Com base attack

Continuing with the testing of my home rules today I played an alien assault to an X-Com base. 

The base has seven regulars armed with MARSEC rifles, hand grenades and kevlar armour, one with missile launcher and another with a SAW, plus one mobile platform and six veterans in battle armour with MARSEC rifles and one automatic missile launcher.

The attacking aliens are 30+ random Sectoids, Snakemen, Chryssalids and Mutons.

 The X-Com base.

First turn and aliens broke through into the base, taking X-Com by surprise. First blood is one man down and another stunned from a Sectoid Psi-attack.

A snakemen sneaks behind and kills another soldier.

The tank fired in reaction and missed all its shots but then the Muton didn't with his plasma rifle.

The commander attacked by two Sectoids and a leader but he shrugged off all mental attacks. Behind him, Another man fell down by a grenade.

The SAW man  killed one snake and made first alien blood.

Another grunt fell by a fearsome Chryssalid.

The Muton who destroyed the mobile platform is received by two reaction fires and is wounded.

The commander killed four Sectoids single handle! Odds started to balance a bit.

The already wounded Muton finally died by a direct missile hit.

The SAW again in action, shooting at their backs, killing one and wounding another.

The soldier who fell down, recovered thanks to his automedikit and slaughthered and bunch of aliens with one well put missile.

The commander is inoculated by a Chryssalid and turned into a zombie!

And another Chryssalid turned one more into a zombie!

 - It's a zombie, shoot him!

Last stand.

The X-Com base fell in the hands of the aliens but their defenders managed to kill thirty of them and only four more survived.
In the beginning many regulars died but then veterans with better armour and combat skills stopped the aliens and almost win the day.



You may have noticed that I haven't written anything on my blog in a while. Well, this is because now I'm working on a different island and I'm flying back home every weekend to see my children so I don't have time for the hobby; just two or three hours per week that I'm using to paint. So, up to July you can expect a low number of publications here.

Well, with that little time I have painted these five Snakemen for my X-Com project, and I hope I'll be able to play a solo game next week taking advantage of Carnivals.

From left to right: Muton, Snakemen, Chryssalid, Sector, X-Com soldier. Now I need to paint flyers and soldier in heavy armour to finish this little project.