Monday, 30 July 2012

Battlelore Defeat !!!

While waiting for the next Rapid Fire game to kick off, I played a simple little game of Battlelore with my youngest daughter. Ah, I thought, I'll get to show her the ropes, give some tactical advice, dole out the old fatherly gaming experience to help her along. But...No! Defeated by damned devious use of the magic cards...

The initial setup.

Apparently, the heavy troops look like...monkeys (awww cute).

Heavy fighting occurs in the centre.

Then? Creeping Doom...decimating the centre of the action.

Then? She played the damned 'deja vu' card and got to use Creeping Doom again!! Not fair I tell you!

Which proves once and for all that the actions of tabletop warfare professionals can be predicted, but the world is full of amateurs...

Thursday, 19 July 2012

In other news...

The next Rapid Fire game has been unavoidably delayed by a week, so here's a taster of which year it might be set in. German armour - early camo - heading east is it? The scenario is from a certain 'blue book expansion' for RF.

In other news, I found some wonderful little frames and dice, which are very useful for Volley & Bayonet. They can be used to hold dice, allowing hits to be recorded and to show red/yellow disruption markers. They appear to be 2mm lasercut MDF (ohhh we loves mdf we do, precioussss).

Available here:

And finally...
Look what is on the varnishing tray. Modern Spearhead anyone?

(Apologies for pic quality - it was darkish).

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Stay on Target!

All this talk of 54mm Volley and Bayonet led to the completion of an Austrian Brigade. But next game is definitely Rapid Fire, honest...