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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gaming & Guinness XIV Day 2

Day 2 of Gaming & Guinness XIV began with Pete's Death Star pancakes, a truly Imperial treat.
Scott handily won two rounds of Wits & Wagers; I was the question-master this year.
Last year, I came up with the bright idea of trying out one of the Death Star trench run scenarios created by fans of the X-Wing Miniatures game. Knowing Scott had a talent for building terrain, I asked if he could create a trench for us. I imagined something pretty simple, but as you can see, Scott went above and beyond to create a visually spectacular playfield.
Steve, Scott, Mike T and Pete played the Rebel side.
Jeff, Island Mike, Rob and I took control of the Empire.
With up to 20 ships on the table, six in the trench and the rest on the surface, with some flying over the trench, the logistics of moving all those fighters around got a little hectic, with a few little accidents here and there. But the battle was tremendously fun, and just like in the movies, Luke Skywalker used the Force to fire a proton torpedo right down the exhaust port. Aside from that, it was a strangely bloodless game, with only Biggs Darklighter and an anonymous Black Squadron Pilot being blown up.

Not so bloodless was the violent and depraved Vintage Miniature Deathmatch, a no-holds-barred battle to the death with medieval weapons and armor.
I believe Scott's mini walked away with this victory. It certainly wasn't me; my miniature was killed with one mighty blow. 

1 comment:

Stephen Fitzpatrick said...

Dude, I can forgive a lack of accuracy in many things, but the difference between a pancake and a waffle is both significant and profound.