With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I thought it appropriate to dig out my much beleaguered French Foreign Legion for a game of Fistful of Lead. The Legion had to deliver a priest, carrying vital intelligence across the board, while a Imperial Mexican squad was simultaneously bringing the overdo payroll from the opposite side. Trying to stop both were Insurectos and Republican Mexican forces.
Rules were standard FfoL but with only one shot per Activation due to the single shot nature of the firearms. This made the 2 Card now "+1 to Hit and +1 to Wounds", as it is assumed the model has been sitting the whole turn taking careful aim.
The first part of the game, the rebellious Republicans were dropping left and right under disciplined Legion fire.
The second half, the tides turned and the Legionnaires looked like they may get trapped in the town's center.
But, like any good story, it was a nail biter to the end. The third act saw the Legion struggling the last 10" of board to clear off a heroic stand by sword armed Republican officer. In the end, the Legion pulled it off for once. A great game with twists and turns, and of course, a "Blood Alley" that seemed to deal death to all who dared enter.
Plus, there was beer.