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Monday, 27 February 2017

Kings of War Campaign

Ideas for a  future Kings of War Map Campaign for 4 to 5 players.

Potential KoW Forces with GW WFB names in brackets:

Undead (Vampire Counts)
Empire of Dust (Tomb Kings)
Twilight Kin (Dark Elves)
Elves (High Elves and Wood Elves)
Human  (Bretonia / Empire / Viking)
Brotherhood (Bretonia)
Dwarfs
Goblins
Orcs
Ogres
Shattered Clans (Chaos)
Forces of the Abyss (Chaos)
Salamanders (Lizard men)
Rat men (skaven)

Map below: The Bloody Fields:


Hex grid with numbers


hex grid

The proposed campaign rules are here, click on "campaign pack":
http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/organised-play/product/kings-of-war-campaign-pack.html

The original Bloody fields map below.

Bloody Fields map

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Frostgrave: the Well and the Mausoleum Scenarios



I got together with a friend who had recently returned to the area for a couple of games of Frostgrave on January 15, 2017.  He brought an Elementalist warband made up of mainly Warhammer  Empire troops and I used a Dark Elf warband made up of Warhammer and RAFM figures. For the first game we used the Well scenario and the second the Mausoleum scenario. 

The Warbands


Elementalist Warband
Elementalist Warband above: Front row: archer, mage, apprentice, 2 treasure hunters, in the back row:  a construct (skeleton giant), infantryman and 2 thieves.


Dark Elf Warband




The Dark Elf Warband above: L-R back row: Treasure Hunter, Apprentice, Crossbowman, Sorceress, Ranger. Front row: 2 minions + War hound.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Frostgrave: Home for Christmas with the Giant Worm




This was the first Frostgrave game I have run and it took place over the Christmas holidays in a wintery village.  We used the "Worm" scenario.  Three groups of brave adventurers: Chronomancers warband, Dark Elf warband  and a Thaumaturge warband went forward to seeks treasure and possibly glory if they chose to fight a giant worm. Then there was Father Christmas who did not do much.
 
Main bridge over the river, Father Christmas looks on.



Saturday, 31 December 2016

Pulp Alley Doctor Who game: Day of the Daleks.

This is my effort at converting a Doctor Who the Miniatures Game (DWMG) scenario "Day of the Daleks" to a Pulp Alley game.  I had run the DWMG game at home and at convention and it was very successful and I wanted to see how Pulp Alley would work for it.



Thursday, 29 December 2016

Pulp Alley Star Trek: The Apple




Star Trek Pulp Alley Scenario:  The Apple.


This was a 4 player Pulp Alley scenario inspired by the Star Trek Original series episode “The Apple” and other similar episodes where a primitive people are enslaved by a computer that also threatens the Enterprise.  In this case other forces besides the Federation are involved. 

Background:


On stardate 3715.3, the Federation starship USS Enterprise along with Klingon, Romulan and Temporal Marauder ships arrives at Gamma Trianguli VI, a planet that appears to be a tropical paradise with very rich natural mineral resources and very dense jungle terrain inhabited by primitive natives.  Each ship captain is eager to gain the mineral rights for his home world and they send down landing parties to try to make contact with the natives but things soon start to go wrong.  The jungle is full of dangerous plants that attack animal life, including firing poison darts, plus some of the minerals (rocks) are explosive.   It is also difficult to navigate through the jungle and the natives prove to be elusive.  However some intelligence is gathered, the natives are called the "Feeders of Vaal" and are effectively slaves to Vaal who is a “god” they worship. The natives provide Vaal with fuel (minerals) and in return it provides the natives with all other resources such as food and shelter and moral guidance. Vaal’s temple is in a large Moai like head statue on a hill in a jungle clearing.  Spock's analysis shows that the entrance to Vaal’s temple is protected by a force field, and it appears to lead to an underground complex with a computer system, perhaps constructed by a long-dead civilization. 
From the original Star Trek T.V. episode "The Apple" Vaal.
Vaal's Forcefield

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Monster Mash Halloween Pulp Alley Game


Monster Mash

This was a seven player game with a  Halloween monster theme using the Pulp Alley rules.
I created this Halloween scenario as a 7 player game so each league was restricted to 5 slots worth of figures and 2 slots of perks which usually meant just 3 figures.  The objective was to capture the treasure in the Crypt in the centre of the battlefield.

An Overview of the battlefield showing the Crypt and the 4 areas with minor objectives


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Doctor Who the Miniatures Game (DWMG) webpage and Yahoo group shut down.

Looks like the DWMG webpage and Yahoo group are no more.  I suspect the heavy hand of Warlord or the BBC.  This is very sad news as Graeme Dawson produced an excellent set of rules (DWMG) that will now be difficult to find (but not impossible, see link below for the facebook page).
 http://www.drwhominiatures.co.uk/

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180247582062247/


Thankfully it has not been entirely removed from the internet:
https://web.archive.org/web/20161001184029/http://drwhominiatures.co.uk/