I was totally rusty about the rules. Besides, a friend who had never played wargames wanted a baptism of fire. So we chose an easy way of approaching the game, we played the first Armaggedon Scenario which was supplied within the 2nd Ed. box. Five Space Marines and thirty Gretchins. It was enough for us to cope with. I didn't have any Blood Angels Space Marines, so we had to play with Ultramarines:
|I really have to work on the scenery issue|
|Ultramarines also fought in Armaggedon, so fluff respectful 100%|
|Full scale battle. 2nd Ed times...|
Nowadays it looks impossible playing Warhammer without giant war machines of apocalyptic destruction power. But for me it's perfectly ok fighting these small skirmishes, where each man (or alien!) counts.
|Gretchin jam on one side of the board|
The Space Marines and one of the Gretchin squads stood still to fire as much as they could, while the other two Gretchin squads advanced in order to be able to shoot at the Marines.
|Man down! Man down!|
|Advance and shoot those nasty aliens!|
|Beware that flank!|
|I can't remember where I keep my 2nd Ed templates, so we used this one|
|Ow, ow! Burns, burns!|
|Smash them, my brothers!|
|Die, alien scum, you die!|
|Turn around! Run run!|
|I'm still in flames, don't run, don't let me hereeeee!!|
|Oh, man, seriously?|
|The third Squad surrounded the Sarge and flamer...|
|... and shot him down.|
|However, he killed three little beasts before he fell|
|Let's call that a night and let's come back home|
That was the battle, it was fun taking this back again, with a few minis on the board and some individual actions which made the difference. Pretty nice enjoyable game, it made us want more. So it was fine, that was the whole point of this little skirmish!
I'll bring you some more 2nd Ed adventures as soon as I can! Hope you like it!