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Lord of the Rings – Goblin Raid

May 20, 2012 in Fantasy, LOTR

Sunday Night – Club Night, the new website is starting to bear fruit and we welcomed 4 new guy’s to the club.
As part of a future project I wanted to give Lord of the Rings rules a try, despite being a gamer for over 20 years I had never played them and was looking for a set of skirmish rules that could accommodate plenty of figures, with heroes and leaders – more of that in future posts.
Thanks to Dane for the lend of the figures.
The scenario was a simple one, a homestead in the hinterland was attacked by a Goblin and Orc war band with a view to stealing the sheep herd….. the valiant defenders had to hold on and protect their live stock.
The farm and surrounding countryside before the Goblin horde descend.
The defenders rush to the southern tree line as the Green mass attack, archery fire proved to be in effective, resulting in very few casualties on both sides, the troll can be seen at the bottom right, which was to cause so many problems.


 To the North Orc’s skirt the walled compound looking to gain entry to the farm.

  The good guy’s are no match for the size and bulk of the troll.

In the center of the village the Rohan engage the Orc’s. The Captain of the guard killed several of the Orc attackers but they were unable to stem the tide and stop the Orc’s breaking into the village.

  With the defenders pinned by Goblins to the South and Orc’s to the North the troll was free to pick up the flock and wander off unmolested.

The rules flowed really well, but will need a few tweaks to fit with the project I have in mind, all in all a good evenings entertainment.

Extra club night – 29th April

May 6, 2012 in Club Nights

The local brownie group had the hall booked over the bank holiday weekend, so we moved our night forward a week to accommodate – it would be easier than explaining to 8 year old girls why we played with soldiers.

Stuart, Dane and Mark continue the Napoleonic action between the Turks and Russians.

Chris and Andy brought their newly painted Napoleonics for another FoG game.

In the back room, a motley crew played ‘Small World’, a great board game (cheers to Ade for bringing it along), we must play more board games – a large Memoir 44 is being planned. I sneaked in a win too – result.

Carl brought his considerable ACW collection along for a game of ‘Bull Run to Gettyburg’.

A Norman 3 Way …… Saga AAR

May 2, 2012 in Saga

Sunday night saw our first serious venture into Saga and what a fun night was had by all. It was my first game and I found the rules easy to follow and the turns flowed easily. I think I shall be amassing a Welsh army soon.
3 club games followed by a 4 player encounter with each player out for themselves.Warbands were called to Battle from Anglo-Danes, 2 Vikings and Norman’s.
No one wants to go first, I hedge my bets and had straight for the centre of the table, careful not to appear to be advancing towards anyone, even then my placement of Levy Archers appears to worry the Anglo-Danes to my right.
The Vikings opposite me break first and advance towards the Normans in the top Left corner.

With the rallying call we all head for the Norman’s keen to pick up the scraps left behind once the two combatants have weakened themselves.

View from the Norman corner, Pauls knights are knocking chunks out of the Vikings until the Viking Leader charges in, wiping out the Knights and killing the Norman leader.

As the games closes, Normans are down to a few weak Warrior and Levy units, the Vikings and Danes are involved in a titanic struggle in the centre of the field, meanwhile my Vikings are largely untouched but have very little points to show for it, killing a bunch of Norman Archers…

Victory to Mark’s Vikings out stripping all of us, in terms of kills.

A cracking night in the Vale….

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