Friday, 8 August 2014

ACW Batrep - The Battle of Old Man's Cabin


Some of the Rejects got together for a game last Sunday, Postie put on a 6 man ACW game, one of the 6 was fellow Blogger Loki from Loki's Great Hall. We've been trying to arrange a game for Loki for nearly a year now, but what with my and Fran's shift patterns in was a nightmare.

Now I'm afraid unlike most of my batreps, this one's quite short??? The reasons for this you'll find out if you carry on reading??


The enemy
Rich, Ian and Fran
The Dirty Bluebellies


The Confederate set up
Dave at the bottom, me in the middle and Loki at the top


Believe it or not, there was a battle plan for us Confederates but..............


The centre of the field


The right....
Now here's where things started to go a little tits up!
Loki bangs on about his unlucky dice throwing ability, but us Rejects have Lee to compare the boast with.
But Loki could be the new Champion shit dice thrower!
In the pic above Fran charged down the road in column? A dodgy but quite legit move, Loki would have done the same if we had won the first move.


So it went down to melee, Fran threw a 9, Loki threw a......................1
Shit!


Meanwhile on our left Dave and Richard squared up


I unlimbered my guns and changed into line, Ian did the same.


It was getting very messy on the right, Fran won the melee and charged again
8-1 to Fran....%$£!&^%!!!!


It was then Loki's time for revenge, he charged Fran's unit and guess what he threw in the melee
another bloody 1!!
He looked very pleased with himself...the tit!


Fran's hero unit sits looking pretty in a sea of shit Confederate units!


Fran's hero troops are finally pushed back, although If I remember correctly it was
 from a bad morale throw?


I talked Loki into charging the now depleted unit which was spent (red marker)
Guess what Loki threw in the melee? I'm not even going to type the bloody number!


After a few more bad move roles by us Confeckingerates I threw in the towel.
Ian managed to get 7 units setup in line in the centre while I was still poncing around, trying to set up
Loki was in a hell of a mess on the right. Dave still had a chance to at least to try and do the Union some harm, but in a mere 2 hours we'd basically had it. There was no chance on earth that we'd win the game.
Utter spanking complete!!!
So plan 2 was set in motion ( Sorry Postie!!)
Another game was set up..........

Prepare for the Battle of Loki's Revenge!!!



71 comments:

  1. What is it with you guys and throwing ones?
    Isn't Fran always the enemy, Ray?

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    1. Fran's always the enemy, even when he's on my side!! As for the 1's????? I dunno!!

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  2. Nice looking table, Ray! It does look like Loki was a good sport about his sh*t luck. It happens to all of us, some more than others. Who provided the dice for the game?

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    1. Would you believe Loki bought his own dice! They were given to him by his pal Kev and are now somewhere on the hard shoulder up the M1.

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  3. Somebody slipped you some heavy dice!

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    1. They were definitely favouring one side that's for sure!

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  4. Sometimes, the best of plans are laid waste by the luck of the die. I feel your pain!

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  5. I don't know Ray, Loki is a notorious trickster you might have been had.

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  6. What a game!! Great report Ray. Better luck next and put Andrew with Fran!

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  7. Great looking battle, unlucky man!

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    1. That's what you get for playing Fire and Fury, I guess!

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  8. Dear god, it sounds like I have passed the curse on via the internet! Sorry Loki!!

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    1. We all knew it was your fault really Lee, your aura always seems to curse some poor sod, when you're not there of course!

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  9. Absolutely hilarious! That's really brightened my morning Ray.

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  10. The title of your blog says it all, Ray.

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    1. Yep! Before Loki threw any dice I reminded him of my blog name, he then ignored me and the rest is history.

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    2. I didnt ignore you at all my dice just misbehaved ;)

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    3. Misbehaved isn't the right word me-thinks??

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  11. That's a great looking game and very enjoyable write up. I look forward reading about the the re-match!

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  12. You two should swap blog titles, maybe?

    FMB

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    1. I dunno.........."Loki's Don't throw a a bleedin' One" has got a good ring to it??

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    2. So has Ray burning in a Viking Longship!!!!

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  13. Sounds like a bloody battle - wonderful terrain and figs as always too. Best, Dean

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    1. Cheers Dean, I'm not sure how I'd class the battle...........forgettable springs to mind??

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  14. I was a brilliant day, day 3 however was revenge of the Squid ;)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed yourself, sorry about day 3, but I told you it was nice!

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    2. Oh day 3 was fine buddy and I had a great time, though the dice did act up on the main event! I look forward to my next excursion as the day out was very good and enjoyed the whole experience.

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  15. Boy that's bad dicing and than some! But it seems you had a great time anyway and that's what counts right?

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    1. We all did really have a great day.

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  16. I'm guessing you weren't using the 'offcial' Reje cts dice and paid the price for it.; either that or you affronted the dicegod's somehow. (Did Postie give you "special dice" pre-game ? - just a thought)

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    1. Reject dice only come in D6 format, we were using D10, perhaps we should invest in some D10??

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  17. Bad luck mate. It looked great! I had a similiar game of Across the Dead Earth a few weeks back whole gang took out with out even firing off a shot

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    1. Its very when something disappointing happens like that!!

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  18. It seems that you did not tell Loki how to appease the southern Dice gods. He was probably still sacrificing lead figures to the Northern Dice gods. And we all know that just does not work in this part of the world.

    Nice one Ray a very enjoyable read.

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  19. I can imagine Ray chewing on pieces of terrain in utter frustration as Andrew with a grin threw one 1 after another enjoying the spectacle!

    Christopher

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    1. It was very frustrating, not just Loki's dice the whole bloody game, but that's Fire and Fury for you.

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  20. Ah dice: such little b******s! Nice game though.

    ;O)

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  21. You need warm dice Ray, bring your own next time mate!

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    1. I'd prefer dice without any 1's 2's and 3's,that would be a good start!!

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    2. I am with you on that point Ray. my fucker was a complete twat and is serving out the rest of his days at Watford gap!

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  22. Loki didn't heed your advice, "don't throw a one"

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    1. He did try bless him, but failed with a Capitol F!!

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  23. Nice report Ray! A very fun read – I could certainly feel your frustration with the fickle dice gods ... :)

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    1. That's the trouble with Fire and Fury, absolutely everything is on the dice!!!! gggrrrrrr!!

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  24. Nice to see you back Ray, I wondered where you had gone.

    John

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    1. Life, work & all that jazz just keeps on getting in the way John!!

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  25. Anything... ANYTHING... but a 1!

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  26. Owch, that is some pretty stinky luck. I think next time you need to palm Loki some Average Dice to help nudge him over the hump.

    Entertaining Batrep though!!

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    1. Best thing to do is keep Loki away form Fire and Fury rules, it's safer for everyone that way.

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  27. Great looking ACW game...sometimes a spanking occurs!

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  28. OK, I've pissed myself laughing after reading two of your battlereports! What next?

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