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Saturday 7th March: Legion of Honor   Leave a comment

Bruce introduced Mike, Phil and Darryl to his new game:

legion of honor

It is a bit like En Garde played with cards and d10 simulating the experience of raw recruits as they try to capture Napoleon’s notice and rise through the ranks without being killed, executed or captured.  Darryl was a lowly sergeant compared to the other sous-lieutenant’s but captured the notice of one of Napoleon’s relatives in an affair du Coeur.  He joined Phil in the Regicide and seemed to make lots of money.  Phil did quite well with experience, glory and money but had a bad campaign falling prisoner in the North which stalled his progress during the War in Italy.  He even got to meet a Lady who was quite out of his league.  Mike seemed to have the most fun; getting diseased, robbed, captured, wounded over and over and driving off hordes of Mafiosi; but was always where the main action was not.  He was volunteered for a dangerous mission by Bruce and came off very well.  Bruce was nearly always the senior officer with astounding success in capturing Napoleon’s notice, especially through his incredible bravery and valiant actions during the Italian Campaign.

Lot’s of fun and certainly one to play again.  The vagaries of fortune can be quite brutal.

After that we played Love Letter which was a clever little card game which Darryl won.

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Posted March 11, 2015 by wargamesdiary in Boardgames

Saturday 28th February: Star Wars and Death Angel   Leave a comment

We played the next instalment in our campaign (see below).  Gaarkhan  purchased a new Ax and the Heroes set off to aid Mak Eshka Ray in his revenge in the Loose Cannon Scenario.  Upon entering the Imperial complex Mak leapt into the empty AT and began to wreak havoc.  Though the Imperials were able to wound both his comrades he proved to be invulnerable in the AT.  With all the Stormtroopers and Guards defeated the players gained Victory, claiming Mak Eshka Ray’s special Shadow Suit combat armour and a few credits.

Death Angel:  We tried this out for the first time and made it to the last room relatively unscathed only to realise we were completely overwhelmed and outmatched with no chance of victory at all!

Posted March 1, 2015 by wargamesdiary in Boardgames

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