Saturday, 13 October 2018

10mm 30 Years War - Pike and Shot

We had three games running at the TWC Games Day on Saturday. I was playing with Chris and Colin in a 30 Years War game, using Warlord's Pike and Shot rules, with Chris' superb 10mm Swedish and Imperialist armies. We managed 3 games, swapping sides each time, with 2 wins to the Swedes and 1 to the Imperialists.

I've always been a fan of Black Powder but this was the first time I'd played Pike and Shot. It was quick to play and great fun.

Other games being played were a 6-player Warhammer 40K game.

And a game of What a Tanker set in 1940 with Belgians fighting off the German Blitzkrieg.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Big Dragon Rampant Game

We played our third annual Memorial Fantasy game on Friday. Previously we had been thinking of this as being Chris' Memorial Game, in memory of a club member who died, but sadly we had also lost Colin at the start of the year, so it's now become a memorial game for TWG members who are sadly missed.

In the spirit of Chris, we played a fantasy game using Dragon Rampant. We had nine players plus an umpire and 4 observers. As umpire, Henry did a fine job of (mostly) keeping the action going (it's a bit like herding cats), whilst sticking to his carefully crafted scenario (making things up as we went along). The battle took place around a large village with a church at the centre. All the players were told was that searching buildings they might find coins (Victory Points) and that they were not to attack the church.

It's impossible to make any comprehensible report of the chaos that ensued, so I'll just show you the pictures.

 Part of my army - Devout (from the Chronipia game)

 A Celto-Norman based army

 The cavalry from a bizarre mix of Norse and Saracens.

 Chariots from an undead army

 A unit of ogres from a allied army of assorted races (other units included orcs, ratmen and beastmen)

 A greater warbeast, part of an army comprising of a wizard and his reptilian pets

My Necromancer prepares to bring down magical fire of a unit of 6 boar riders

 And then there was 3!

 Spearmen trigger a trap as mystical smoke starts to envelope the unit.

 Skeleton archers loose at (and miss) their target. 

 Devout axemen smash into a unit of spears.

 The Lost Tribes leader and amazon bodyguard square up to Devout greatswordsmen.

 More of the Wizard's reptilian pets.

 The Norse-Saracen sorcerer blasts a skeleton unit to dust.

 Ratmen rush one of the buildings in search of loot.

As do the ogres!

My unit of Risen swordsmen succeed in setting the church ablaze.

Bearing mind the previously stated objectives, I burnt the church, lost all my money and was the first played to have all their entire army wiped out! In the spirit of Chris, that made me the winner of this year's game! Much fun was had by all.

There were also two Warhammer 40K games being played.