Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Wizard's Tower: a Dragon Rampant game

Long have the greenskin hordes looked down from their mountains and coveted the riches of the denizens of the valley below. But always has their guardian, the wizard Valdamere protected them. Word has spread that the old wizard is dying. Now is the time for Garn Gorespear and minions to strike!
 A few of the Duke's men scramble to intercept the horde.
 News of the wizard's death have been greatly exaggerated.
 A goblin chariot streaks across the field.

 "Out of the way peasants! We're here to save the day!"
 Gary looks for opponents, but finds only cabbages.
 Let the burning and pillaging begin!

 A few skirmishes fail to make their escape and are destroyed by orcs.
 "Slow your roll, foul beasts!"
 sooooo much pillaging.....
The Duke himself takes on a pair of ogres.
This turned out o be a great little 4 player game. On the small side for us. We usually play DR with each player getting 3 "Luck: tokens to preroll failed activations or poor attack/defense roll. Not this time.
The Duke's men could not get going until it was too late. I wrote this off as too much time getting lazy and fat in the valley.
We managed to decimate the Orc forces but not till after they burned most of the village. We had enough time left over to play Gorechosen, a great little gladiator game.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Mega GASLIGHT Battle!

It's been a awhile since we've played any Victorian SciFi. With the news I'd be hosting an 8 player game, cold boilers were stoked to life, battered old veterans were dragged from their plastic homes and piles of 20 sided dice were stacked in anticipation.
 Forces marshal for the assault. 
 The tower laboratory of the mad professor. Both sides want his latest invention!
 The American Expeditionary Force holds the right flank for the Allies.
 The Jaguar speeds ahead. This little beastie is usually dead within a turn, but he managed to dodge and weave until the end.
 Prof. Nighshade's flankers stoically advance.

"Look at the size of those cabbages!"..german forces are momentarily distracted.
 Krieghosen with tank support advance against the Americans.
 Meanwhile, the Germans abscond with the mad scientist.
It was a close run game. I was glad to see the troops back to their terrible habits after a few games otherwise. The Rokkitruppen, Ulan Unicycle Lancers and Citizens Brigade died horribly and to a man without firing a shot. Contraptions failed when they were needed most and many beers were drank to salve the losses.