Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hell Divers deploy from a Raven into New Angeles City...

I hope to have the Raven and sparrowhawk in two weeks or so, here is another sneak peak!

Hell Divers deploy from Raven VTOL
(Hell Divers Painted by Timothy Spakowski,
Buildings from Old Crow and Miniatures Building Authority, roads from GameCraft Miniatures)

Monday, December 23, 2013

HEL/DIV SpecOps team conducts a HVT extraction mission...

A Hell Diver SpecOps team infil'd via Raven and extracted the HVT with no team casualties and three enemy combatants KIA.

Drone surveillance screen-caps of the mission:

The raven will be available soon and will retail for $21.99 with discounts for multi-packs.

Tonight i'll be painting up a Sparrowhawk!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gruntz Battle Report - Hell Divers attack a pirate outpost.

Hi Everyone,

I sat down last night to play a quick Gruntz demo game with my wife to show her how the basic rules worked.  I also wanted to see how a demo game would go since I want to schedule some Gruntz demo days at my local hobby shops.

I had a 6-strong squad of Hell Divers and she had two 7-strong squads of pirates/mercs.

The pirates had set up base in an abandoned mining colony and the Hell Divers were tasked with taking them out and restoring stability to the local trade routes. 

The Hell Divers deploy from their Drop Pod and begin to set up overwatch positions. 

One squad of pirates is outside of their shacks, probably gambling. 

A 2'x2' table was used.  Terrain is from GF9 and GZG with other various bits and shuttles from Micropanzer and Combat Wombat.  My daughter left the star shaped snack on the side for the game.

The Hell Divers move up from the Drop Pod, no LOS to enemy targets yet.

Pirate Squad 2 moves around the north side of the board to try and out maneuver the Hell Divers.

Pirate Squad 1 moves directly towards the Hell Divers and takes up cover.

Pirate Squad 2 attempting to lay a trap for the Hell Divers.

The Hell Divers react and open fire on the enemy squad to the north...

...with good effect, downing two pirates. 

The Pirate Squad to the south opens fire and takes out two Hell Divers.

The Auto-Heal nanites go to work on the downed Hell Divers, one without success.  

For revenge for their fallen brothers, the Hell Divers take out the remaining pirate squad to the north with a well aimed shot from the missile launcher.  After the large explosion the Pirate Squad to the south moves into the building to get cover and a field of fire.

The Squad opens fire from above the Hell Divers...

...and three more Hell Divers go down! Although two have superficial wounds and return fire..

Causing one casualty on the Pirate squad. 

At that point the Hell Divers had already taken more than acceptable casualties and snuck away to regroup and nuke the pirate base from orbit.  It was the only way to be sure.

We didn't use all the rules from Gruntz, since it was just a demo game, but we had fun and my wife enjoyed it because she won!