Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Imperial Assault

"Let's find out what's behind Door Number 2!"

fg and I played the first two games of an Imperial Assault campaign last night. The game is apparently descended from Descent (which I have always thought sounded like a horror-themed game) and if the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I think I might give the latter a try too.

The rules are largely easy to grasp, although like with X-Wings I imagine we aren't using all the bells and whistles like we should to maximise the play options. The scenarios seem to link logically,which is always nice.

fg has replaced some of the figures with prepainted ones from the Star Wars miniatures game, which does improve the visual appeal.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Men Who Would Be Kings Playtest 2

Dan has already announced his next set of rules for Osprey, so I need no longer keep the title of the rules secret. The playtesters recently received an updated draft of the rules, and I played a small action this afternoon to test out the effect of hard cover.

I set up three units of British infantry against two units of sepoys defending a breached wall and a building behind it.

The British advanced two units to within close range and began delivering volley fire while keeping themselves at long range of the sepoys' obsolete rifles (technology, yeah!). The hard cover however gave the sepoys a fighting chance as they managed to force one British unit to retreat before they were forced to abandon the wall.

The third British unit then began to advance into the breach, weathering the fire from the sepoys still holding the building. Eventually they made it into contact, but still the mutineers were hard to evict until a second unit was thrown into the melee.

Into the breach!

In terms of points the British were more than twice the value of the sepoys, so this little action illustrated the effectiveness of a double-layered defence.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Grey Seer

Here is the last of the skaven figures I have and plan to paint. I am still looking for a nice figure to use as a Battle Standard Bearer, but other than that, I am done with skavens for now. This figure, like many of the older metal figures, was a delight to paint.

The next project in line is the refurbishment of a unit of 50 Night Goblins, which should see me to the arrival of the Perry WOTR Light Cavalry.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

March Giveaway

In honour of Leonard Nimoy, this month's giveaway features a bundle of sci-fi rules which, while may not have lived long, certainly prospers in the form of its descendent.

Up for grabs are Laserburn, Advanced Laserburn, and the Imperial Commander supplement. As you can see by the labels, I got them from Spirit Games (a long time ago).

Again, the rules are:

Let me know if you are interested in getting either of the bundles by leaving a comment, and I will draw a recipient on the 15th of the month. This is not a first-come, first-serve offer.
The offer is free; once I let you know you have been drawn, do let me have your email and mailing address and I will mail it off to you. You don't even have to pay for the postage. I am doing this not to get some money back, but to give these rules a good home. If you want to pay back somehow, I ask that you make a small donation to a local charity, or consider doing the same thing I am doing and give some rulebooks that you no longer use a chance for a new lease of gaming life.

Good Luck