Sunday, March 31, 2019

March 2019 and Of Armies and Hordes test game

Three months into the year and my progress on the Very British Civil War figures has been going well. I have also been getting in one game a month. I purchased and played "Of Armies and Hordes" with my 15mm fantasy figures. The game is based on the mechanics from Song of Blades and Heroes, but it is a mass battle agme. It was a very fast game, each combat resulted in heavy casualties to both sides. The game uses an interesting area movement mechanic that could be very interesting in a larger scale WW2/modern/future game with battalion sized units. Overall, I liked the game, but not sure it would replace my Hostile Realms/Pique mash-up. I have re-set the table to play the same basic scenario with my rules to get a better idea.

Despite my attempts to focus on only the VBCW project and to not get into anything new...I have been looking at plastic 28mm fantasy/historical figure (such as the Frostgrave figures) sets that I could use with the animal head conversion kits from Sally4th. This project would revolve around forces fighting over and exploring a lost continent...essentially replacing my Wooden Warriors project (and keeping me from jumping into Lego mini gaming). For now I will just do some figure research and make try to resist any purchases until all the VBCW figures are complete (by Historicon in July).

You can just make out the area movement zones broken up with foliage

Ghosts defeat the elk riders

Zombies vs Dwarven Pike

Undead right flank is destroyed

Skeleton Knights flank the Elf Rangers

Second wave of Dwarves attack the hill


Skeletons burn the village and retreat to Un-live another day

52 x 28mm AVBCW figures: 52 points
Next batch complete

Socialist ranks grow

Bavarian mercenaries

1 x game Of Armies and Hordes

$84 on the Pulp Alley 2 Kickstarter
$94 total to date

Friday, March 1, 2019

February 2019

Continuing on with the Very British Civil War figures and games. I have 4 batches of figures left (189 total) to get done before Historicon. The pull of my 15mm fantasy figures has been strong...must stay the course on painting.

I am going to set up a 15mm fantasy game using the new "Of Armies and Hordes" rules. Interesting area movement system.

52 x 28mm VBCW figures: 62
TOTAL: 52 points

1 x VBCW game with Combat Patrol

$10 on pdf "Of Armies and Hordes"
$10 total, year to date
---need to buy some paints/supplies