1. I lost all my matches.
2. I was having too much fun.
3. PC and Internet access was limited at best.
Here is the breakdown
My first game was Rescue with Ian. This mission is a difficult mission but I always find it to be very rewarding. I decided to use my two Ninja Hackers to get in close to the HVT while my Oniwaban goes on a rampage to disrupt Ian's advance. The crux was my full link team of Domaru led by Neiko who would move forward like a wave and be the focus of Ian's efforts. Then my dice failed me... "with rather unfortunate dice on his end" as Ian wrote on Facebook.
Well my Domaru failed to keep up pressure and my Ninja were unable to make a single kill. The worst was my Oniwaban who was to be my ace in the hole to be a second turn surprise and start causing havoc. My Oniwaban was quickly found with a critical sensor roll and he died trying to take on Ian's forces. In the end he jumped his way into the difficult terrain and snagged 9-0 in objective points. I had a good game even though I was in retreat meaning I had less than a quarter in army points while Ian has a full 300 points.
|It's my first turn and Ian has already started to kick my ass|
|Taking on Kevin|
|It was a fire fight - with Bows|
The second day was Tye - who is also Kevin's own father and my third US Ariadna player. We played Highly Classified and it was a very dynamic and cinematic game. I earned a few objective points. Having my Aragoto Hacker get off his bike, jump and fence, and coup-de-grace a Blackjack was one of the many awesome moments. We had a Ninja get into a fight with an Unknown Ranger, who also may have turned a small room into a shooting gallery.
|Round 4 with Tye|
|Round 5 Chaos with Joe|
The two days of games was brilliant. More about the Rumble later.