Friday, November 6, 2020

Fistful of Lead: Fantasy

 Last night we had another remote playtest of the upcoming Fistful of Lead Fantasy rules. With the combat and retinue build mechanics worked out, it's time for the Magic rules.For this game a brave Mage walking the Path of the Elements faced off against a vile Necromancer and his Undead minions. 

When the local woodsman went missing, the local sheriff went to investigate. He too disappeared. The Duke himself asked Voltos, a mage of some power, to find out what was going on.

Voltos and a few of his adventuring friends.

Muldar Gravestone

Voltos quickly realizes what's been causing the disappearances, but it's a good idea to investigate the village for survivors.

The Undead attack. Trying to smash down the door of the woodsman's cabin.

A shot from Klaus Kettelbottom unhorses the undead rider.
Sir Porco introduces the Undead to his warhammer.
The cabin door is smashed and the woodsman, his wife and child are captured. Who knows what terrible fate awaits them!
Voltos is wounded by a fould magicks from Gravestone. He retreats to rest.
A fireball rips through the undead (unfortunately one of the Duke's men too).
Most of the undead are crushed, but the captives are being lead off.
Voltos casts Wall of Flames and blocks the line of retreat. The adventurers sweep in and dispatch the skeletons and freeing the captives. Huzzah!

Gravestone, his forces depleted, slinks off into the woods. No doubt plotting his revenge!

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Annual Revenant Hunt

 It's that time again, Ladies and Gentlemen, for the Annual International Revenant Hunt and Ice Cream Social to benefit Sister Agatha's Home for Unfortunate Looking Children. Our teams of Hunters have moved to an undisclosed village to clear out a nest of pesky Revenants and their evil masters. 

After a prolonged battle, they were able to destroy all the spawn points, those gateways to the Other Side, but at great cost. Most of the Hunters were killed, but it was for a good cause. The Home was able to raise enough money to add a new wing. 

This scenario is available through Wiley Games here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Link to video here.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Wiley Wargames Weekend - Virtual addition

 Well, 2020 once again had its way. I missed a trip to London for BLAM and missed a chance to have Wiley Wargame Weekend, my own little convention here in town,

But I was able to put together a virtual addition. Thanks to technology, I was still able to play. I hosted 3 linked scenarios. note: Large colored numbers are there for players to be see their forces on screen.

Battle 1: A German airfleet clashed with an Anglo French fleet over the North Sea. A small section broke off and made a bee-line for a small village in northern England. There the home defense forces scrambled and clashed the Germans. The German fleet was decimated but managed to land a section ground forces near the village. We used Starfighters! fleet sized battles for this.

Battle 2: German troops make their way into the village in search of Dutch scientist Erasmus Van Wratchet and his newest technology. Possession of which could tip the balance of power in the world. The Germans were repulsed, but they would return. Straight Fistful of Lead for this one.

Battle 3: The Hun returned to exact revenge with larger forces. This time they were sent packing for good! A nice little game of Bigger Battles.

Although my back would argue differently, I had a really great time. Couldn't ask for a better birthday (unless it was with a pint in Jolly Ole). Thanks to all the players who made time to stop in and play.