Last night I threw together a quick game of "Flower of Chivalry". When rolling for random command values, one side got "Buffoon" to the other side's "Brilliant". This would normally mean a death sentence, but it turned out to be a real nail biter as both sides were one unit away from breaking. In the end, Brilliance won out.
For those who don't know (or care) I've been part of a online Old School D & D sandbox campaign run by Lead Addict (see link). My character, Hrothgar, just reminded how brittle first level characters can be:
That's right, "Fury" not "Furry". I painted up a few additions to my son's Blood Bowl team. Elvis is the name he gave the Rat Ogre. And, since his Gutter Runner earned the "spikes" mutation, I added some to the figure via some tooth picks. Sorry the two headed guy in the foreground is blurry, but I don't have the money for a decent camera.
Spring and Summer have given way to Fall and soon Winter in Unkerlant. It has been a bloody campaign year for some, and a war of maneuver for others.
The Archy Duchy of Volborg has fallen back to it's traditional borders and allies. The loyal troops of Durmwald and the pious people of Helmgard will now join the Duchess in next year's campaign.
Zlobenia and Franistover have lost their earlier gains and now sit in each other's capital, unable to collect taxes or recruit for next year's battles. Will a diplomatic solution be in the making?
Prince Ruprect and his invading army of Borogravia have profited the most by our horrible little war. No less than seven of Unkerlannt's lands lie beneath the boot of of their Borogravian oppressors. But, in true Unkerlantian fashion, they recognize a strong leader when they see one, and will no doubt provide troops for next season's fighting.
When the Council of Electors meet over the winter, Borogravia will hold 2 votes, Volborg 1, and Franistover another. It takes a majority of 4 to elect a new monarch. It will interesting to see how the "non-allied" nobles vote.
Last night saw the One-Eyed Jacks finally get a win. This time over the Skaven Fury Rodents. The game was sadly thin on the casualties, but oh, well. On the other end of the table, Uller's Uglies were completely mauled by the Nevereverlanders. New standings:
August finds Unkerlant's warring factions making bold moves, possibly to secure lands before the kingdom's terrible winters.
Prince Ruprect reorganized his Borogravian forces, and spread out to capture Wissenburg in Sumpftlund, Ferlangen in Salacia,Klessen in Overholt, and Carroburg in the Principality of Hurn (no doubt for a liaison with his mistress).
In a audacious move, Duke Sigmund decided not to relieve his forces at the capital, Keonigstadt.
Instead, his remaining forces made a mad dash for Franistover's capital, finding it undefended. The Duke lost Keonigstadt, the garrison surrendered to Franistover forces, but hamstringed Prince Adalbert by cutting him off from his own lands.
As mentioned before, Franistoveran armies captured Unkerlant's capital, but lost their own.
Amidst all this marching about the kingdom, the Arch Duchy of Volborg has been remarkably sedentary. Possibly licking it's wounds from the battle of Vollenbeck? The Duchess's only move was to take the fortress town of Waldbruk in Durmwald.
With 2 months of campaigning left, one can only imagine what will happen next.