Monday, 31 December 2012

A Year in Gaming

Looking at my (babdly named) Victory Roll for the year, I see that I played a total of 71 games this year. Not bad, and certainly more than I was expecting.

Here's the breakdown:

26 Wins
37 Losses
8 Drawn

Not exactly a glorious list of victories, but good enough to suit me really, and pretty reflective of my actual war-gaming prowess (or lack of them). I'm one of those people blessed (or cursed) with the satisfaction of knowing that my efforts help keep other gamers win:loss ratios favourable.

So what were the highlights of my gaming year?

Well, starting in no particular order, this month was a bit of a weather-change. I won 7 of my eight games. Granted,  four of those wins were playing Once About A Time the card game with my wife, but she's a gamer too so they still count (I'm reaching a bit here, aren't I?). I also won my first  ever game of King of Tokyo, the rampaging giant monster game, in a field of six players. Then I went on to win my first ever game of Dreadball. But just in case you think it was all beginners luck this month, I should also point out that I lost my first ever game of Blood Bowl Team-Manager as well.

Other highlights for me were my abominable 16 game losing streak with my 40K Imperial Guard army. This has been counter-balanced a little by my ongoing streak of 6 games without a loss using my Chaos Space Marines. My track record with the army is 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses so far, not bad considering that the losses were in my first two games. 0ne loss was against Doug's fearsome Daemons ,  the other against fellow pod-caster and high-end tournament player Liam. That was the game featured in the video battle-report in the last post.

The Draw? That was against Rich, another regular tournament winner and Chaos of the Warp host; with his Khorne-themed Chaos Space Marine and Daemon Army.

All in all, it's been a good year. I seem to have gotten back into 40K at just the right time, on the cusp of the 6th edition release. While I haven't exactly covered myself in glory this year, I can't help but think that next year will be different. If it hadn't been for the death of my god friend and fellow gamer, Spencer Werner, in July; it would have been a very good gaming year indeed.

January 2012:
Runewar (Humans) : 1 Loss
Saga (Normans): 1 Loss
In the Emperor's Name (Imp Guard) 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw.
W40K 5th ed: (Space Marines) 1 Win.

February 2012:
In The Emperor's Name (Necrons) 1 Loss (Moral Victory)

March 2012:
Blood Bowl (Humans) 1 Loss.
Heavy Gear (Emirates) 1 Win.

April 2012:
AE-WWII (Finns) 1 Win, 1 Loss
Tomorrow's War (Xenos) 1 Loss
Empire of the Dead 1 Win
Blood Bowl (Humans) Drawn 2

May 2012:
Malefaux (first ever game) 1 Loss.
AE-WWII (Finns) 1 Loss
Empire of the Dead 1 Loss.
Heavy Gear 1 Win
Blood Bowl 1 Win, 2 Lost.
W40K 1 Win, 1 Loss.

June 2012:
40K 4 Lost,
Bang 2 Lost,
Battletech 2 Wins

July 2012:
40K: 5 Lost
Battletech: 1 Win, 1 Loss.

August 2012:
40K: 1 Loss
Battletech: 1 Win. 2 Loss

September 2012:
Nilch. De Nada. Nothing.

October 2012:
40k: 2 Win, 7 Lost, 1 Drawn
Battletech: 1 Win
Blood Bowl: 1 Win, 2 Drawn, 1 Loss

November 2012:
40k: 4 Win. 1 Drawn
X-Wing: 1 Loss, 1 Draw
Battletech: 1 Win

December 2012:
King of Tokyo: 1 Win
BB Team Manager: 1 Loss
Once Upon a Time: 4 Wins
Dreadball: 1 Win

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Battle Report: Black Templars vs Chaos Space Marines

Back from Holiday and already it looks like January is going to be a busy (and therefore) a very happy month for Lead Legion.
As I've been on my hols, I don't really have anything to post up (yet) miniatures wise, but I thought I'd share a video battle report of my recent game with fellow pod-caster Liam. Liam has been taking part in a challenge called 50 games in 50 weeks featuring video battle reports of his three main 40K armies at work. In this battle-report, he takes on my Chaos Space Marines.
I'm the babbling fool in the brown hoodie, by the way