Sunday, 10 February 2013
I seem to have slowed down on hobbying recently, hence the lack of posts.
Even this is from a few weeks ago...
Anyway my regular wargame opponent and I got together a couple of weeks ago with our respective small boys for a game or two of the Hobbit. We are experienced LotrR gamers and I think we were expecting a couple of hours patiently explaining concepts to small children before they got bored and ambled off to pay with Lego while we got on with soldiering.
As it turned out the two boys rapidly grasped things and we had very little involvement.
The game played as well as I remember it doing, that is to say very well when there's not too many models or special rules and you're playing a story driven scenario.
We played two scenarios, the first with three dwarfs trying to retrieve some treasure and get off the board edge past a horde of Goblins, the second with a horde of Goblins trying to get off the board past three dwarfs. variety being after all the spice of wargaming life. The set looked splendid all painted up and the models are nice, although I'm not a big fan of the film aesthetic.
I was left thinking I should maybe revive my plan to paint all the models needed to play through the Fellowship of the Ring Journeybook...