Saturday, April 1, 2023

Its ovah! The GZG con that was

 GZG ECC XXV, been there, done that, had a LOT of fun (as usual).  Wow, 25 years of playing soldiers at this con, what a great bunch of folks it has been over the years...

Some pics, few words

Test layout of my game

Busy evac-ing supplies

Load 'em up

GZG ECC Con time...
Friday night Ken got stuck in traffic so I pulled out my Gundam's to play a scratch game

In summary: PEW! PEW!, SWOOSH! BANG! (and repeat)
These are DP9's Jovin chronicles figs (more on these later)

Lots of shooting at giant robots in space silliness ended with a duel between the leaders, plasma sword vs plasma axe.

Meanwhile Ken arrived, so I used the gap to set up for Saturday

Dropship down, marines debus

SAturday I played Mark Kinsay's Ghost in the Shell games (two episodes), this was the set for the second

Some nice figs and toys

The set for game 1, it was lovely

We played Section 9.  I've been watching it on Netflix with Mini-Me Minor, so I knew who I wanted, Togusa, the other players were kind enough to let me play him

The scene was a Yakusa bust where we had to hack the cyber brain of the boss, it started with Togusaa and Batu tailing the yakusa (in the red car) then the yakusa crash into the bus and leap out guns blazing.  What saved us was Scott racing in the yellow car and mowing down Yakusa flunkies allowing Batu time to hack the (by then) dying Boss' cyberbrain, then it was off to scene two.  A fun (but long) game, just as well I had already set up!

Its quiet...

...Too quiet


...frosty Marines!


Dakka Dakka! Splat

Ewww, splat! Splat, sizzle... ...dead

More Dakka


Oh Noes, crash.  the dropship was swarmed by Xenos, so we rolled a completely random path fro the dropship to crash and it managed to crash right into the tower, no really, it was random


Nuclear reactor shut down effected, you now have 50mins to reach minimum safe distance  
(yup PO'd marines shot plasma cannons as a nuclear reactor... ...I guess, it is one way to shut it down)

As it was near the end of the game we did the countdown in real time

The W-Y guy decided it was game over, so did the young queen.  They both rushed to the only working evac ship on the table

Whooosh and away! 
(with 5 mins to reach minimum safe distance remaining)

Saturday night I played my annual FT game and Sunday I played a Two Fat Lardies tank game.  I played some fun games, players in my games seemed to have fun, a lot of banter with some great folks, so in all, an excellent weekend was had.

Oh and this happened.  I think this is the first time I've entered the Full Thrust category in the Painting Competition.  I put in a unit of Joviam Pathfinders from my Gundam game, and I won!  

I won this handy dandy miniature trophy, some custom GZG ECC dice and a fleet of ships.  Many thanks for the prizes, they are super.

And then 6hrs drive home to start thinking about games for GZG ECC XXVI...

1 comment:

  1. Great looking games, and congrats on the trophy.

    BTW: Spotted a typo:

    (yup PO'd marines shot plasma cannons as a nuclear reactor... ...I guess, it is one was to shut it down)

    Was should be way.