The South London Warlords slwarlords.blogspot.co.uk salute.co.uk took the final part of their Route 66 game to the Hammerhead show. The trilogy of games started at Salute 2013 link with the 36 foot long rush down the eponymous Route 66 to Clyde city by two detachments of Slammers and some allies. They only got to the outskirts of the city.
Colours in 2013 link saw the attack into Clyde city itself with a smaller game some half the size of the Salute game. In that scenario the Slammers had to park a vehicle out side of the main administrative offices of the city and they succeeded… just.
But – as so often happens in war – the territory gained was subsequently lost again and the Hammerhead game saw the Slammers retaking Clyde City with a pincer attack. This time – to make sure they didn't have to do this all over again – the Slammers needed to park a vehicle outside of three buildings in the city and they formed a pincer attack to do so.
The game took place at the excellent 'everything's a participation game' Hammerhead in it's new venue at the Cedric Hall Pavilion at Newark Showground and a jolly good time was had by all.
The game used the Ainsty Blowers, Khurasan based Antargran Army and Brigade based West Riding Yeomanry plus the usual assortment of buildings and terrain. It also featured a 'beta test' of a new Slammer's Token set to be released by Figures in Comfort which has an acrylic widget to mark all of the leadership points, damage results and weapon loss markings that you may want to use, plus two different sorts of explosions for destroyed (and completed vapourised!) vehicles.
Needless to say, the game used Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible rules. It also won a prize on the day, which was nice!