|It became clear that finishing the trees and pouring the river are going to be needed before this feels a "proper" board|
The poor villagers of Cliché-on-the-wold had been driven from their homes by an assorted band of creature of nightmare and the marginalia of manuscripts come to life. Some fled North and some fled South, each group finding a (surprisingly identical) chivalrous band prepared to aid them in their plight...
|Sir Christopher with his knights (Elite foot), an enchantress (hvy missiles + spellcaster), and the peasants (ravenous horde)|
I had some warriors of evil (elite foot), a large ogre/small giant (offensive heavy foot)...
... a band of beasts led by a minotaur (bellicose foot), a bad-tempered troll (offensive heavy foot), and a small group of goblin archers (scouts).
|The village filled with monsters|
|Starting positions of the rescuers|
|The village is that way|
|Counting his troops and his dice|
|Enough photos, Daddy, let's play!|
|The knights advance...|
|...and race for the high ground ahead of the advancing giant ogre and his master|
|The advantage of the high ground would be telling|
|While on the other flank the goblins fail to shoot...|
|...and are promptly run down and slaughtered! First blood to the goodies|
|Sir Edmund's enchanter sends a successful bolt of eldritch power to scorch the giant ogre|
|Both bands of knights take the high ground and taunt their foes to advance|
|The bellicose beasts counter-charge Sir Christopher's attack and promptly lose half their number. They fled, battered, recovered and then counter-charged again...|
|...only to be utterly slaughtered in the bloodiest encounter of the game - the knights rolled all 12 hits (thanks to having magically sharpened blades), and the beasts rolled 11!|
|Only Sir Christopher survived that encounter, but the flank was secured. Glancing across he saw that Sir Edmund had finished off the ogre, and the wizard had put the enemy general to flight...|
|One swift downhill charge and the day was won!|
A great game! Some amazing dice at the right time for Sir Christopher, and careful use of the slope by Sir Edmund, saw the forces of evil defeated in time for tea. Smashing!
Next time we will include Glory points and Quests/Boasts, as well as scenario objectives. I think they're ready...