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Del Stover (President for Life)

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT GAMERS OF ALEXANDRIA

More on our Historicon Games

Here’s a little background of some of the games we’ll be hosting in July.

The Fall of Hyadum V

S-163, Sat 1 p.m.

 

Players: 3, Hours: 2, Scale: 25mm, Period: Sci-fi, Rules: Tabletop Battle System, GM: Del Stover

 

Hyadum V was a death world dominated by an aggressive species of giant indigenous insects. At least, until the Imperium dropped virus bombs a century ago to exterminate all life on the planet and allow the Adeptus Mechanicus to tap vast promethium fields beneath the surface. But the bugs apparently went into hibernation below the surface, and now they’ve awoken, swarming the planet and killing all before them. Your Imperial Guard unit is tasked with rescuing the last survivors from an isolated outpost. Play will take place on a dedicated, diorama-quality game battle seen in the February 2010 issue of Wargames Illustrated, and accompanied by video briefings, movie clips, and other special effects. Learn more about our game—and table—at www.wnga.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re going to hate bugs

 

Let’s make things clear right away: the humans aren’t going to “win,” at least as far as holding onto Hyadum V. There are millions of bugs.

 

(Remember that scene in Starship Trooper where the soldiers go to the empty outpost and millions of bugs swarm up the valley.)

 

Your mission is simple: As the human player, you must advance your troops through this swarm to the science outpost where civilians have locked themselves in. Then you escort them back to your ship, again through hordes of bugs.

 

The bug players know what they have to do—have lunch.

 

This seems pretty straightforward—and lacking in finesse. But we hosted a somewhat similar game at FALL IN! In one game, one bug player kept getting shot up and complained there was no tactics to the game. Meanwhile, his teammate, a 14-year-old girl, bided her time, letting the other bug player distract the humans, and at the right moment, sent her bugs into a weak spot in the human deployment.

 

Not a single human survived.

 

If you play a lot of WW II skirmish games, you should know the tactics to be played. If you’re a good Zulu player, you know how to use terrain to your advantage.

 

If you rely on the dice to win, you’d better be very, very lucky.