Yesterday Reilly and I made the trek to the Time Machine game shop in Connecticut to meet up with the New England EPIC gaming group (aka "Adeptus Inepicus" - awesome name :-). They have kindly been inviting me to their monthly game day for the last year but travel and schedules just haven't allowed. So this being our last chance we made sure we could go and I'm really glad we did.
From the first it was a fantastically warm and inclusive group who welcomed us in and were very chatty. Matt lent us both an Army (SMs for Reilly, IG for me) and we were off!
|The lad sets up his SM army for his first demo game with "Dave the Destroyer"|
|Dave and Reilly face off|
The quotable quote of the day was Reilly finishing up his game and admitting to me "I have lost so badly that I have shamed our family" No pressure lad! Apparently getting beaten by Dave is a ludicrously common event and howls of derision fell upon Dave, questioning his manliness in beating up on a teen playing his first game. The banter continues via email as I type this...
|The "shamed one" taking the shop wide banter very well!|
|Some of the lovely SM models Matt loaned to us|
|He even converted his Terminators - madness!|
|Tim aka "Dwarf Supreme"|
|The lads of "Adeptus Inepicus" enjoy a healthy wargamers' lunch mid battle!|
I took a Russ Armoured Company, 2 Steel legion Mech Inf Companies (one with Regimental HQ upgrade), a Hydra AA Battery, 2 Basilisk Batteries, 2 pairs of Lighting Fighters and a Warhound squadron (I just can't play EPIC without a War Engine of some kind, well IG anyway). Some highlights of our game:
|My Mech Infantry company with RHQ takes up a strong defensive position in the middle, securing an objective|
|while my other Mech Inf company secures the opposite flank and its objective (F14 standing in for a Lightning)|
|Enemy Mech forces advance on my right|
|and receive Death from Above!|
|After loosing my own Warhounds, my Russ Company dispatch the enemy Scout Titan|
|The field of battle at game's end|
So thanks indeed lads and lady of "Adeptus Inepicus" - we had a brilliant day and you've rekindled a flame for an old favourite game.