Thursday 29 September 2022

Olympic OGAM Day - photoshoot

 James set up a space to photograph all the armies between the last two games.

Like an idiot I only actually took pictures of my own army and Martin's who I play against reasonably often.

So no nice pictures of Tom, Chris or Kev's beautiful armies. Or even James' (though that's easier to resolve).

Just a carefree young god taking his pet squid for a run.

(James borrowed my Poseidon and kraken for the game as he fancied a change)

Martin's Hecate force.

Hermes and his lads.

Just wish I'd taken pics of the other ones...

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Olympic OGAM Day - game three

After a brief break for more beverages and a photoshoot it was back to game three where I would play Kev with his Pan's People. Specifically, Pan, a huge cyclops, a harpy legend some centaurs and several units of satyrs.

We played a tweaked variant of the sacred spring scenario, with a well guarded by a unit of harpies who attacked random units that got too close.

The random hand of fate (James' cards) gifted me a unit of archers.

I parked the sheep in the woods with instructions to pray (bleat) hard.

Kev used his harpy to deny me a corner.

The harpies swooped about their well.

Th 'uge cyclops lobbedd rocks.

The well harpies attacked the bow armed sayrs

Then flew off to have a go at Pan.

Hermes forces crept forward.

The Big Cyclops threw rocks hard enough to push the Huge Cyclops back into the garden

The well harpies were a proper nuisance.

Pan's satyrs surged toward the well

The archers got their first but were then  jumped by the centaurs

The archers dealt with, the centaurs had a go at the hoplites.

Pan kept making people tremble or be transfixed.

I'm not quite sure exactly how things ended, but they didn't go Hermes way and Pan's People were triumphant.

Another cracking game and Kev's beautifully painted army looked amazing. He was also a gent to play with.

And with that we bade our farewells to Letsxcape café and headed home after a terrific day of gaming.

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Olympic OGAM Day - game two

So, fortified by a Black Pudding panini (delicious) it was time to face Chris and his followers of Athena. In addition to 'er Ladyship Chris had centaurs (sober) and a small unit of hoplites with the Minotaur, Herakles and a Generic Greek hero by the name of Jason,

We were playing the sacred grove scenario.

The forces assemble

Orpheus strums a little ditty to raise morale.

The Centaurs decline to get "on the cans"

The Athena model is from the Mythic Pantheon boardgame and Chris' paint job was great. Lovely model.

Big Herk soon ran amok. Much to Odysseus' relief he headed off in a different direction

Hermes and the Harpies moved up into back field.

Perseus had joined my crew (James had some cards with small random additions to forces that we drew after each game).

My archers began creeping around the grove.

Soon enough Athena popped Hermes

And Jason did for Perseus

Odysseus finally dared the Sacred Grove and, inevitably fell victim to the vengeful spirits. Orpheus sang a lamentation.

Hermes popped back and clashed again with Athena, this time aweing all and sundry.
Altogether now "Awwwwwwwwww"

With time ticking Athena nudged into the grove

Orpheus did his best to stay out of range.

Herk and the lads moved up.

While Hermes went and picked on the centaurs.

The reduced harpies made a nuisance of themselves

But Athena was ruling the grove.

Herk chased off the hoplites and victory went to the goddess.

Another great fun game. A bit less swingy this one, we both stayed clear of the grove - with good reason as it turned out. Chris was a splendid opponent and his army looked cracking.