End of May 21. UK is starting to come out of lockdown, but the Indian variations are
starting to grow. I'm double vax'd Tony has 1.
So everything back at my place rather than an enclosed space with mostly unjabbed.
Only 16 months. Shit.
Last time I went through how I designed games. Here's the cut-down playsheets.
Useful to tick off figures. Some games we have both each.
I'm still having problems with formatting, please ignore.
Ares Q2 C5
Group fighter, cannot be outnumbered.
Combat master, every activation can be used for a separate attack.
Hammering blow.Roll 1, enemy free hack. 6 +2.
Shapeshift Boar Q2 C4
Forester, no reduction for moving through woods.
Dashing, attacks in the same activation, without requiring a second activation.
Poison. For every casualty caused, roll a D6, If 5,6 another casualty.
3x Amazon Princess, Q3 C3 Mounted, Long, Shoot Short, good shot.
2x Amazon Chariot Heroes Q3 C3 Armoured, Mounted
4 Amazon Noble Javelin Q4 C2 Armoured, Greedy, Shoot Short
2x 8 Amazon Spear Q4 C2, Greedy
4 Amazon maiden bow Q4 C1 Greedy, shoot medium
22 Amazon maiden javelin Q4 C1 Greedy, shoot short
4 Amazon maiden cavalry Mounted, Fast, javelin Q4 C1 Greedy, shoot short
Hephaestus Q2 C4
Smithy. Gives Armoured trait to a Legend on deployment.
Tauroi Khalkeoi (bronze bull) Q3 C4 Armoured,
Artificial, no morale, no invocations.
Big, +1 combat +1 shot at.
Combat master every activation can be used for a separate attack.
Huge, +1 combat +1 shot at. No cover bonus.
Hammering blow. Roll 1, enemy free hack. 6 +2.
Stealth, if next to cover, cannot be shot at legend or mortal.
Ambusher ambush bonus +2
Carrier, 1 action to pick up, automatic dismount at end.
Hero Q3 C3 @ 60
8 Automata Q4 C2 Artificial
Steadfast +1 morale
Greedy. Q test if destroys enemy, fails lose 1 action next activation.
16 (2x8) Spear Q4 C2, Greedy
8 Javelin, Q4 C1 Greedy, Shooter short
The game. No plan survives contact. Somewhere in the last year my 2 D6 boxes got- gone. Hasty plea. Sorted. Deep breath.
OGAM setup is a mini game. For once we added scenery. We diced - and I won. Hephaestus was attacking Ares. Crom. The way it works, the defender places first unit and then the attacker. Anywhere, as long as it's less than a medium away from an enemy. That means no plan survives contact with the enemy. Tony started with Ares - usually we leave gods till last. Sneaky move to gain the hill. But I messed his deployment plan up by sticking the bull so far forward. My left/Ares right was pretty well matched. The enclosure is the ideal location for my javelins to stay safe and pray a lot. The intention of those cavalry is obvious.
I moved Perseus using Pegasus, intending to break the other flank with an end run followed by spearmen. That didn't work or happen.
Tony did a typical Ares move, sending him into the spearmen, intending to isolate my javelins. I had 2 god-killers. Send in Talos, but alas! I got 2 activations, getting in contact but not fighting.
Rats. Send in the bull. I'd sent it up hill to hit the Amazons, now it careers towards Ares!
Ares gets a good go, leaves contact with Talos and strikes him down. Then the bull.