Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Horse and Musket Second Edition game

 Tomorrow nigh we'll being playing some not-ECW with the new Fistful of Lead Horse and Musket 2nd edition. Here's some prep shots.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles - Victorian SciFi!


It was nice to have more of the Basement Generals back, vaccinated and ready for in person gaming. For such an august occasion, I decided to have a Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles game.

We had 4 players, each controlling 3 infantry units, 2 contraptions and a hero. In addition there was an over all commander each side. There were 3 objectives on the table. At the end of each turn, a side got a point for holding it. We decided to play first to 10 points or until time ran out.


To begin with, both sides had trouble getting their armored contraptions started. Too long sitting in on the shelves? In fact, the HMLS Triton, an amphibious beast I worked really hard to get painted in time (no unpainted mins on this table!), didn't start the first 4 turns, Then when it did start, couldn't keep the boiler running more than a turn, As a result, the Naval Landing brigade it was supposed to support, was left high and dry. They managed to take the bridge, but were slowly whittled down to nothing.


On the other flank, the Empress's Own lady Hussars managed to seize the ruined tower. There they rained down death on the French Marines, who, like the Naval Brigade were left unsupported by their attached clanker. L'Roue did get started eventually, and managed to electrocute a German unit and singe their commander.


Meanwhile, those sneaky Rokkitruppen  landed in the fortified farm while the equally snakey (sqeaky?) Unicycle Uhlans hid behind the farm, waiting to strike.

 All along the front, the stalwart red line advanced. The Grenadiers endured terrible casualties but marched forward supporting an infantry unit who took  cemetery and poured fire into the Rokkitruppen.

With the Naval Landing unit destroyed, the Germans took the bridge. Now holding 2 of the objectives and racking up points, the British Goliath Impervious Suit trudged forward to seize the only objective left: the crossroads. Just as he prepared to fire on the farmhouse, the Uhlans struck. Explosive lances knocking the big clanker back, he was forced to retreat. But the Uhlans didn't hold the roads long. The Zuoaves attacked. It was a murderous volley. The Uhlans were wiped out to a man. A pile of bloody unicycle littered the crossroads.

It soon became apparent that two of the objectives were lost for good. With that, the two sides shook hands (we can do that now!) and cleared the battlefield.

Great game, and even better to see everyone. You can watch the whole game HERE on our YouTube channel.

Friday, March 26, 2021

I HAVE A RE-ROLL- Playing MotU with Fistful of Lead


I had my first in-person game in a year. What a blast! 

The game was a show case of how you can bits and parts from our different books to make the game you want.


The scenario: Deposits of rare Eternium have been found in the Valley of the Titans. He-Man and his arch nemesis Skeletor arrive at the same time to dig up some of the mineral. He-Man to use to power a dying city, keletor to build a super weapon.


Orko was the first casualty, victim of TriClops eye ray. Meanwhile Evil-Lynn used her dark sorcery to teleport to a ridge to where a deposit was spotted.

Man-at-Arms found some and quickly took it off the table. This left forces of Good outnumbered 7 to 5. But luckily, a Joker was played and He-Man got reinforcements in the form of Zodak, who appeared behind the baddies and ended TriClops sniping.


Stratos took to the sky and pushed Evil-Lynn off the ridge, but was himself too much of target for the baddies to pass up. He too would fall.

Meanwhile, He-Man, being the brave soul that he is, charged up the center to find a deposit of Eternium. But being in the middle made him the target of a lot of attacks.


Teela spent most of the game gagging and choking on Stinkor's stink cloud, trying to bring him to battle.

Heroes were falling left and right. In the end the Baddies won, escaping with enough Eternium to do god's know what. (That's next episode).

I forget to take pics, but luckily, the whole game can be seen here!

Shout out to Steve for his expertly painted minis. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Coming Soon!

 I'm vaccinated and ready for some in person wargaming for the first time in a year! Next week I'll have waited my post vaccine 2 weeks and will join another Basement General for a very special project....


Friday, March 5, 2021

Galactic Heroes live!


Had a great remote game with people from all over last night. If you missed last night's game, you can see it here.