Monday, 19 January 2015

A small problem with dogs ......

Last night at Wyvern I played Armada era Spanish as they battled against Werewolves using the Songs of Blades and Heroes. SoBH is similar to last times Open Combat but where that is more attritional, characters losing effectiveness, in SoBH models die much quicker.


The Spanish veterans comprised their captain, three swordsman and three arquebusiers. The aim of the game was to seize three groups of sheep and kill any werewolves.


A quick trip in to the field seizes the first group of sheep.


One man takes the booty of the 'table edge' to score whilst the others advance on the next group. Out of camera the wolves advance with their longer moves.


Whilst returning to the group, the Lond swordsman is suprised by a werewolf. He manages to hold his own whilst others come to his aid.


The second group is seized and moved towards the table edge, the Spanish fire their weapons rather ineffectively. Several retreat from the pack leader, leading one man for 'chum'.


The lone wolf is down and surrounded, before long it's killed.


While the second flock is taken off table, the remains of the pack storms towards the Spaniards.


With the death of the prone wolf, the pack recoils in shock.


Before long they regain their nerve, the Spaniards start to fail their activation rolls.


In an attempt to stop then Wolves once and for all the Spanish charge in, the remaining wolves advance.


Wolves and a Spaniard are knocked prone, the Spaniard is killed.


More Wolves charge in. More casualties.


After killing two Wolves, seizing two flocks, the Spanish meet their breakpoint and flee off the table with the Captain the last to be killed. A great game, could have gone either way.

Finally got some figures finished after running out of varnish, here's the first 12 models for my French Companie de la Marine, from Warlord / Conquest games. Just another 20 to paint and I'll have both regular and irregulars for Muskets and Tomahawks.


I've managed to get a copy of 'Blood on the Nile', I've pulled some more 6mm figures out to paint for another Black Powder game in two weeks.



















1 comment:

Michael Awdry said...

What a great game, I wondered which way that was going to go!.