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The King   Leave a comment

Posted July 20, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturdays 15 July; Eldritch Horror   Leave a comment

Mike brought over eldritch horror for another truly horrific game with Phil, Darryl, Alex and Bruce.  Phil died on turn two when he realised the soldier had rubbish sanity and a monster dropped on him during the mythos phase whilst he was combating a monster.  His next character proved more hardy and survived to the end.

The players faced the northern winter and the elder one soon spawned despite their best efforts.  They quickly finished the third mythos card and were ready to take it on.  Unfortunately the freezing cold of the winter brought on more hypothermia killing both Bruce and Alex.  This was awkward because, one the monster was now out of reach to be attacked and two, more importantly the players had been relying on Alex and his mighty card which allowed him to deliver huge damage on the monster in just one go!  Basically if he had not died during the mythos the players would have won!

So yet again the horrific horrors prove victorious against our hapless heroes.

Posted July 16, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Castles Kickstarter has arrived from dwarvenforge forge   Leave a comment

Generally positive.  For negative read the forum for known issues.  Problem with drawbridge fixings which do said they would replace asap and I can drill in the meantime.

Main problem is that I did not order two corner pieces and at least one small tower to go with the roof pieces and bases I bought to go with them.  Now that is tricky!  

Posted July 13, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Painting update, iron hills dwarves   Leave a comment

Painted some iron hills dwarves, infantry with spears, command for mattock and goat rider cavalry.  Spent ages so disappointed when the dreaded varnish spray clouding happened.  Rescued with olive oil but they look a little more gloss now as a result.

Posted July 13, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Pickering’s mission   Leave a comment

Posted July 5, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 1st July : Tyrants of the Underdark   Leave a comment

Phil, Mike, Alex and Darryl played their first game of Tyrants.  As game owner Phil took first player.  He managed to take a lead on control and VP sites but Mike, Alex and Darryl were soon setting spies and troops against him to hold him back.  Mike did better on inner circle VPs yet Phil was able to claim victory.  Next time it won’t go his way I suspect as the players soon had a good idea of the rules and VP requirements by the end.  A good game with a nice blend of troop placement and card play.  Word of warning though to new players.  The round card beer mats are actually your inner circle and not your drink s coaster!

Next we played Goths.  This was fun with Team Alex and Darryl beating Phil and his rather confused King twice despite Mike’s best efforts.




Posted July 2, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Trolls   Leave a comment

Two Trolls for my Gundabad army completed.

Posted July 2, 2017 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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