Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Basement-Com Saturday (Medieval slugfest)

Saturday's game at Basement-Con, was a medieval slugfest using one of favorite rules "Flower of Chivalry (see previous posts on the Campaign for the Kingdom).
The scenario, the doddering king Osbert III, had been facing opposition to his throne for years. Finally, his nephew Ruprect made his move. It would be a battle over the strategically important village of Farfield-Upon-the-Smund.
the battlefield

Ruprect's forces arrayed

the battelines close

Things looked bad for Osbert. Most of the general's on Ruprect's side were rated as "Brilliant", allowing them to operate more independently. But. early in the game, the losses were almost equal.

The battle for the village begins
Then, suddenly, in one turn, everything changed. Ruprect's troops inflicted heavy losses on Osbert, taking out 7 units in one fell swoop. It was over.
Each commander started with equal units. A knight, a halberd and a longbow unit. Then, they took turns choosing more units till they all had five.

Each commander had a card that matched his troops.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Wonderful looking terrain . . . and it looks like you had fair attendance too.

-- Jeff

BaronVonJ said...

Thanks, wish you could have been there.