Monday, May 23, 2016

Battlelore standards

Jess and I spared over a game of Epic Battlelore last night as I finally finished up most of the major.

Jessica handily beat me (I could not roll worth a damn) but it was nice to play and see my boys out on the table. I think I used the first Epic scenario but took the fantasy element out and stripped off the magic to make the rules simpler (mostly for me--I was tired!).

I've spent a fair bit of time this past week grinding out the banner. The trick here was that they were already stickered so I spent a lot of time painting around the edges. Leaving them as plain grey plastic wasn't really an option as I found I had a hard time telling the green and blue apart. I think the result is pretty good.

Up next: I have about 50 more dwarves to finish. I'm doing them in a giant lot production style. I am also hoping to get these figures out again shortly for a game of Dragon Rampant.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Last of the goblins

I finished off the goblins from the various Battlelore expansions I have. These included a bunch of hyena-riders (I think--or maybe dogs?).

There were six models which makes them about the perfect size for a mounted unit in Dragon Rampant.

There were also a bunch of regular goblins with scimitars and shields.

And four more of the larger goblins with halberds.

Up next: I am slowly making progress on the dwarves. There are maybe three of four lots of them to finish off.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Club Night May 3

We had eight guys out last night at the club and two games ran. Terry hosted a game of tomb robbing (The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus). A fun game with a fair bit of randomness.

As the ceiling starts to the guys who ran deepest into the tomb (where the best treasure is) get nervous.

There was quite  rush at the end and a few near misses. No idea who won--maybe Andy or Terry?

Dave and Elliot played a game of X-wing.

We then had a second go at tomb-raiding. The drama this time was around Andy. he was the last man in the tomb as the escape route got narrower and narrower. But he held his nerve and grabbed treasure after treasure to barely escape. Not sure who won.

Up next: Mayday is Saturday and I also have a bunch of painted goblins that I need to show off. Alas, the summer weather is hard to ignore.