Monday, December 21, 2015

The Assault on Castle Klankk - Christmas G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T., Part 1

Last year, Gary ran a game of Battles by G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T, in which the Prussians, led by the infamous Baron Manfred von Klankk launched an attack on the North Pole and kidnapped Santa, in the hopes of obtaining his flying reindeer technology. Luckily, Mrs. Claus was able to escape with a sleigh full of toys, saving Christmas.

With the children of the world happy once again, Mrs. Claus reached out to various world powers in the hope of finding her husband. Nearly a year later, it was discovered that Santa was being held at the remote Prussian fortress, Castle Klankk.

This year’s game would see an alliance between the French, Russians, British, and the North Pole launch an attack against the Prussian castle in an attempt to rescue Santa and, once again, save Christmas!

Gary went all out for this game, providing much of the scenery and all of the miniatures.

The Russians brought along some clockwork soldiers, two tanks (one a walker), and some Cossack infantry.

The French brought a number of walking tanks, some clockwork soldiers, regular infantry, and steamjet infantry.

The British had the most "regular" force, with regular infantry, two larger steam carriers, an armored car, and an ironclad.

Not to be outdone, the North Pole arrived with a number of toy soldiers, penguins, and a unit of toy-making elves. Most dangerous was the armored polar bear that lead the charge.

The Prussians might have been outnumbered, but their defenses were still formidable. Minion artillery lined the walls, alongside walkers of various sorts, clockwork soldiers, and armored cavalry. Most intimidating was the steam tank Wilhelm, which towered over the other miniatures on the table.

The battle will commence in part two.