Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Its not wargaming. Its V8 supercars I enjoy it just as much.

On the weekend of the 6-8th of November I decided to shout dad a trip to the V8 Supercars in Auckland for his birthday. The track they were racing at was Pukekohe Park Raceway a 2.84km race track. The V8 super cars were competing in three races over the weekend 2 x 60km races and 1 x 200km race with pit stops. Both my Dad and I took over 300 photos here's a selection of some of them.

The best spot we found was at turn 6 most of the action happened here over the weekend.

The starting grid early Saturday morning.

All four of the Pro drive Ford coming up the hill.

A slightly used Holden. Parts for sale to fans of Craig Lowndes car after his crash in Saturdays Race.

Mark Winterbottom's Ford.

Kiwi Andre Heimgartner's Ford.

Fabian Coulthard's Holden.

Scott Mclaughlin's Volvo.

Will Davison's Mercedes.

Michael Caruso's Nissan.

Shane Van Gisbergen's Holden.

One of the drifting cars on display a Ford Mustang.

The V8s racing back up the hill to the start finish line.

My dad with Pro drive racing Australia boss Tim Edwards.

Me with Fabian Coulthard.

Greg Murphy and I in the pit lane.

Dad with Will Davison.

Dad and myself behind Mark Winterbottom's Garage.

The NZ V8 touring cars.

All the cars in pit lane ready for qualifying.

Action at the chicane on the back strait Cam Waters in the Ford and James Courtney In the Holden lead this angry pack.

One of the Setups in the pit garages.

Shane Van Gisbergen's car up on the jacks between practice and qualifying.
Late Sunday afternoon after the dust had settled we left the track having really enjoyed ourselves. We are already looking forward to possibly going next year.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

X-wing skirmish 100pts

Well its been a while between post so since I have recently done up a board for X-wing I thought I better get my good friend Michael around for a game. I went Imperial and Mike went Rebel. I wanted to use some ships i had bought but not really used much or at all so made the following 100pts list.

TIE Fighter - Mauler Mithel (17)
Skill - When attacking at Range 1, roll 1 additional attack die.
Upgrades - Outmaneuver (3)

Micheal ran a B-wing an E-wing and a Y-wing with a twin laser turret. I don't recall what upgrades he had on everything.

My 3'' x 4'' board with 3'' x 3'' play area. Has white speckled paint to look like a star field but hard to see in the photo.

First 2 turns we tried to get around each others flanks.

The first round of combat I got Michael's B-wing down to 2 hit points while my defender took just one hit.

The next round only Lord Vader could see the B-wing but couldn't finish it off but the other three ships killed the E-wing in one barrage of fire. Mike's evade dice were non-existent.

Next round Mike's B-with still limping around took out Mauler Mithel and my defender got to work on the Y-wing.

I expected the B-wing to come to help the Y-wing but he didn't so my ships over shot him meaning he survived another round and took out my second tie fighter. But as the B-wing was out of the pic down went the Y-wing.

We positioned for the final duel but Mike couldn't keep up his B-wings heroics much longer.

with the final volley of shots coming from the proton rockets on the tie advance giving me 5 attack dice Michael's B-wings fate was sealed.

So a good game just to get back into it again all be it a bit one sided in the first 2 rounds of combat but fun was had non the less.