I had a really enjoyable play test for Fistful of Lead: Big Battles (working title) earlier today with Basement General Steve and his wonderful collection of Star Wars miniatures.
those that follow the blog will know we've done several play tests with large amount of troops and players, but I wanted a smaller go at it 2 players and 7-9 five man units a side.
Imperial forces: 6 units to the Rebel 8
The Imps had hordes of faceless minions led by Vader himself.
Both had the goal of securing the landing pad, but each had secondary objectives.
The rules? Pretty much Fistful of Lead. Except instead of 1 card per miniature, it's one card per unit or Hero. Special cards do what they do.
First blood went to the Empire. The Rebel dead piled up. As with most games played with "modern" weapons, getting caught in the open is terrible.
Enter Luke Skywalker. By the end of the game he had wiped out 4 Imperial units by himself. The key was waiting til a unit had racked up sufficient shock to make them nearly combat ineffective. Before they could rally Luke waltzed in and destroyed them,
Vader did some damage too, but came under heavy fire from Rebels in cover and was put Out of Action.
I'm obviously biased, being the creator, but I had a great time. It was the game of Star Wars I've been wanting. Biggest compliment came from my opponent who had just been soundly defeated: "When can we play again?".
I have an idea for a scenario...