Sunday 3 December 2023

Four player Dragon Rampant

 James, Matt and Martin came over for a game of Dragon Rampant. We decided that as it was December a snowy game was in order. Nottingham weather agreed and blanketed us in snow that briefly looked like it might jeopardise the game, but all was well in the end. We took 24 points each and paired up for a 2 v. 2 match up using the basic "fight" scenario. WE decide that a failed activation would only end for the player, not the side, so partners could continue with their activations.

I took my Night Gobboes - Squigs I took as Bellicose Foot. I also made them exploders before realising mid-game that Wild Charge made that redundant...

Venomous Spiders

I had a wizardling with my light foot

Facing the Goblins was an alliance of Dwarfs and Samurai - a classic pairing

The Dwarf archers occupied one of the ruins

Martins' force,allied with my goblins, was all mounted.

Scouting Samurai occupied more ruins.

The Dwarfs were feeling the chill and built a small fire.

The cavalry wing proved reluctant to move at first.

So the gobboes pushed up

Toward the Samurai

The squigs ploughed deep in to the enemy lines

The Goblin archers seized the high ground

Martin sent the Gryph hounds in to action

The Squigs menaced the Samurai

Having feasted on Samurai the Gryph Hounds found Elite Dwarfs considerably less digestible

The gobboes rained death (well, a bit) down on the attackers.

Finally the Knights got moving.


On the flank more knights decided to get in on the action

Despite a good start the Knights were soon on the back foot.

After some heroic defence the archers were finally forced from the hill

More goblins tried to get round the flank

The relentless advance of the Dwarfs continued

The Human wizard tried to stem the tide

But although the heavy horse gained a measure of revenge it was too little too late and the Samurai/Dwarf alliance held the field.

Good fun game. Dragon Rampant is nice and light for this sort of simple bash.

Saturday 2 December 2023

Warhammer Triumph and Treachery: Goblins, Lizardmen and Orcs

With one game over, the sun still just about above the horizon and, most importantly, some beer that needed drinking we decided to get another game in.

Kenton only had his Lizards with him, but Steve fettled up an army from his Orc force of the day before and I plucked out my Night Goblins.

Truth to tell I'm somewhat hazy on the details of this game. Maybe one of the pints I had was off or something. Also for some reason many of the photos are a bit out of focus and blurry. No idea why.

Back to the jungle - and a Dwarf Brewhouse. Of course.

The proud pink obelisk of Slaanesh rose majestically from the jungle floor.

Goblinses on the start line.

Fanatic out nice and early. The skinks, rather unsportingly shot him.

The giant went off to give the enormous pink pylon a stroke.

Once more the reptilian cohort surged forward.

I took a doom diver and then forgot to fire it ever during the game.

The Skinks occupied the brewhouse and levitated to the top of the chimney

I sent the Squigs to deal with the Saurys.

A mighty clash. That I seem to dimly remember went badly for me due to shocking dice.

The Saurus then ploughed into the Night Goblins

My Ogre allies took on the Arrer Boys.

Fighting everywhere!

The Savage Orcs took a bit of a beating.

Lizards fighting Orcs elsewhere on the board meant my Night Goblins separated (one of the quirks of T&T)

But regardless the Lizardmen ran them off!

I honestly can't remember who won. Though I know it wasn't me.

Great game, good looking armies and awesome company.
Hurrah for Warhammer