Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lions Rampant

I braved a rain storm (in Edmonton in January?) and drove out to Bruce's place to try out Lions Rampant. Bruce had painted up a bunch of 15mm figures for the game: a mix of Essex mounted and Peter Pig foot.


The game was a hoot: very light, few rules, stark choices and enough randomness that it was fun. I had a knight-heavy army and watched with alternately delight and horror as they charged off after whatever was close. Jeeez!


Very simply rules that you could explain and play with anyone. I wonder what the fantasy version is like (as I paint up my Battlelore dwarves)?


Up next: More 15mm Battlelore. First some foot then some Dwarven pikemen.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely looking figures. Just curious, when using 15mm figures do you switch the movement ranges from inches to centimetres?

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    1. We wee using inches. Using cm would affect the command radius aspect of the rules. Not sure it would be workable (maybe--never thought about it).

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  2. I've really enjoyed Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant. They are pretty much identical - more or less the same troop types with different names - with a few fantastical special rules added in (nothing drastic). It reminds me very much of HOTT and DBA - their relation to each other that is.

    Most of the stuff currently on my workbench (and recent purchases inbound) are for Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant. (and a few things for Frostgrave... or stuff that could be used for Frostgrave OR Dragon Rampant...)

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    1. Yes, just finished reading dragon rampant and agree. Looking forward to playing this but have to get some more units painted first!

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