This past Saturday at the Hamilton Road Games Group, things were "in flux." We had originally planned another session of our newly home-grown hybrid rules for Seven Years' War, then we were offered a session of the game, "Tanks." Finally, Wayne brought his Battletech battlefield based on the city of Quebec. (I think the title "Battletech" has changed a few times, but that's the name I know it by.)
We've all seen this battle field before and even though I didn't play the game, I took a number of photos of it since it is JUST SO WONDERFULLY NICE! Wayne refereed while Bear, Martin, Brian, Matt, and DJ played. Andy, Ken, and I watched and discussed sealing wax, cabbages, and kings.
|An all-encompassing view of the city/battlefield|
|Checking the stats - weapons, speed, power, heat, all the usual stuff.|
|The "Armory" in the lower city.|
|Industrial concerns below the Citadel.|
|Axis Petrochemicals? Quick! Tell Batman!|
|The Citadel and the Plains of Abraham... and iced tea.|
|Le Château Frontenac overlooking the entire place.|
|Some of the paths in the old city are pretty tight.|
One of the pathways up the cliff can be seen centre left in white.
|Here you can see the depth of the river. Mechs can travel submerged if their hull is not damaged.|
|DJ, Martin, Wayne, Matt, and Brian look over the battlefield.|
|DJ's mech prepares to defend the Citadel. He did this by means of "urban renewal."|
|"Urban renewal" in HRGG "mech-speak" means demolishing buildings to achieve a better field of fire.|
Lovely ruins, I say.
|More "urban renewal" and a chase down the tight alleys of the old city.|
|DJ's hand aka "The Hand of the Almighty" resetting a mech.|
The Citadel was supposed to have defensive fire capacity,
but the gunners were declared "asleep."
|DJ's mech takes down Bear's mech with a double head shot.|
DJ later sustained so much damage, the mech's torso and arms were wrecked,
so he was a head with legs.
|The fight goes on atop the ridge.|
Meanwhile, here's my my son, Rob, with his new pup-dog, Atlas!
|Love at first sight if I ever saw it.|
Enjoy yourselves, folks!