Sunday, 14 February 2016

Scottish Tro-Spartans vs. Vikings!

Sometimes one just has to play everything in 54mm! 

Today it was a Four Point SAGA game using the special "Heros of The Viking Age" characters.    The Vikings had "Ragnar Lothbrok" leading a force of mounted Hearthguard, Berserkers and a foot Hearthguard unit.  They sailed to Scotland to fight "Macbeth" and his Scots (who, for some reason, decided to don Tro-Spartan arms and apparel).  The Scottish force was made up of an unit of Levy Archers, and two Warrior units. 

Really the game was just a fun excuse to finally get the Vikings my brother had kindly given me for Christmas onto the table.

I learned that charging Levy Bows with a Mounted Hearthguard unit is a bad idea!

But Berserkers are always fun and do their bit!

Here Ragnar Lothbrok convinces the Scots that he is truly "the son of Odin"!

In the end, Ragnar (and friend) challenge, and then defeat, the mighty Macbeth.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Robin Rampant (or Robin Running?)

Wanted an all Made in China Deetails game last night.  Naturally, Robin Hood and his Merrymen were the first to jump onto the table.  Decided upon Dragon Rampant as the rules and came up with the following:

Robin Hood - Elite Foot, Missiles, with Blessed Bow.  10 Points.

Maid Marion - Light Foot, Spellcaster.  6 Points.

Little John - Bellicose Foot, Shiny Armour (well, not really he's just Little John!). 6 Points.

Friar Tuck - Offensive, Heavy Foot.  6 Points.

Will Scarlet - Light Missile with Sharpshooter.  6 Points.

Total - 34 Pioints.


Prince John And The Sheriff!

Prince John - Elite Foot, Mystical Armour.  8 Points.

Sheriff Of Nottingham - Bellicose Foot, Terrifically Shiny Armour, Hatred of Robin Hood.  7 Points.

Prince John's Crusaders - Elite Foot.  6 Points.

The Sheriff's Men - Elite Foot.  6 Points.

Archers - Light Missiles with Sharpshooter.  6 Points.

Total - 33 Points.

It was a wonderful day in Sherwood Forest...

Suddenly, "It's Robin Hood", says the Sheriff of Nottingham, "I hate that guy!"


Will Scarlet takes up position and begins sniping the Sheriff's men.

But the Sheriff "Wild Charges" Little John!

And sends him packing!

Friar Tuck also runs off after being defeated in combat by the Sheriff and Prince John!  The Merry Men (and Woman) are now down to just three.

Until the Crusaders charge Maid Marion!  They tire of being the targets of her deadly Power Bolt spell!

Disgusted by this, Robin Hood charges Prince John and tries to reason with him.

But Prince John will have none of this, and chases Robin off!

Will Sherwood forest ever be the same again...?

A fun game.  Dragon Rampant really does work nicely for an easy skirmish as well as bigger battles.   Nice to be playing with Robin and the Lads (and Lass) again too.