Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dragon Rampant - Men of the (Pacific North) West vs. Team Orcabusiers

Pics from today's 30 point warband game between the Men of the (Pacific North) West and my buddy Ron's Orcabusiers. Orc's won - despite both warband leaders being killed off. The "Flying" rule is awesome! My earl was jumping all over the place!
We didn't use any of the scenarios from the book - basically played a straight up fight to the death. The only "Fantastical" rule used by the Men of the West warband was the Earl's "Flying" trait - which is really cool for jumping over obstacles - including Attacks.
The Orcabusier warband had two Elite Foot units with missiles, which made the Men of West wary of getting within their missile range.
Men of the Pacific NW archers bravely take on Orcabusier Elite Riders (I know what are they riding?!)
After the archers retreat, the Heroes charge into the Orcabusiers - taking them out after they failed their Courage test.
Lancers wisely staying out of enemy bow range - no they are not hiding!
Warband leader vs. warband leader (both Elite Riders) - round 1
The remnants of the Lancer unit advancing on the Orcabusiers - I kept forgetting I paid for Mounted Missiles.
Men of Pacific NW leader taking on some of the Orcabusier leader's henchmen. See him hiding after retreating from his lost round of combat.
Lancers trying to finish off the Orcabusier leader - which they eventually did.
Man, that dude on the left looks so much like Karl Franz!
Men of the Pacific NW Heroes mounted on demigryphs take on Elite Foot Infantry (they must've been recruited by the Orcabusiers).
My buddy Ron made good use of the "Fearful" trait to lower a couple of his units by 2 points, thereby increasing the total number of units in his warband. It makes sense since the Men of the West with only 4 units, went to half-strength a lot sooner - which affected Courage tests. Anyway, I'm thankful for Ron driving about 50 miles from Silverdale to my place in Puyallup in very rainy weather. A lot to reflect upon and possible redesign ideas for the warband. Thanks for dropping by and hope you enjoy the pics - it was a fun game.

24 comments:

  1. I do enjoy the pictures; great figures and terrific terrain.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jonathan! We had a great time. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Beautiful~!
    Game table, terrain and miniatures!

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal! It was great to get a Dragon Rampant game on. Best, Dean

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    1. It really was, Michael. Dragon Rampant is a great way to get old figures on the table again. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic! Looks like a great game!

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    1. Thanks, Tim! As you know, Dragon Rampant is a nice set of rules - one which I can paint up a figure here and there on a whim and then get to use them in a game. Warmest Regards, Dean

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    2. Indeed, I love the flexibility of it - it reminds me a bit of Hordes of the Things that way - except without the stringent basing requirements!

      My kids' friend that we've been playing 40K with just started picking up and painting some Age of Sigmar fantasy miniatures - I have a feeling I'm going to be introducing him to Dragon Rampant soon (as I have no interest in playing AoS!).

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    3. That would be a great way to have him use those figures!

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  5. Great table, figures and game 8)

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    1. Thank you very much! Regards, Dean

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  6. Nice center piece for your army, table setup, and it reminded me alot of Warhammer Fantasy. Looks like fun. But.... I am not going to start another project;)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks a lot, Kevin. Yes, it seems to me a great way to use WHFB models in a much more free flowing format. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. A beautiful fight. Terraine and figurines are very beautiful!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Dmitry! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly! Best regards, Dean

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  9. Excellent game. It sounds like a lot of fun and worth a trip from Silverdale any day.

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    1. Thanks, David. Yes, it was very nice chatting with Ron during and after the game. He's another "fan" of the Wars of the Roses :) Warmest regards, Dean.

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  10. Looks like loads of fun and good looking figures too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. Yes, a nice way to get figures that have been collecting dust for several years. I could see playing this with 100pt warbands! :) Best regards, Dean

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  11. A really wonderful looking game Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher. There's a local "tournament" in a few months - gotta get some practice in. I just don't want to be dead last in the placings :) Regards, Dean

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