Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Song of Blades and Heroes Campaign

Wow… September hit like a… like a… something that… um… well, it’s been very busy. I’ve hardly even painted anything in the last two weeks. (I did however finish building the first – of SIX – bookshelves I need to build this fall).

This week we finally kicked off the first of our Fall Song of Blades and Heroes Campaigns (using the campaign system from Song of Deeds and Glory). The plan is to run a short campaign through September – for everyone to learn the campaign system and get some sense of what works good in a campaign warband – and then run a longer campaign through October, November, and December. (Also I figured it’d give them a month to source out their OWN figures for the second campaign!)


FORCES


Amanda’s Amazons

Lasthena – Amazon Infantry Leader
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 70 Points
Leader

Kyra – Amazon Warrior
Quality 3+, Combat 3,  Points 30

Herophile – Amazon Warrior
Quality 3+, Combat 3,  Points 30

Niobe – Amazon Warrior
Quality 3+, Combat 3,  Points 30

Eurycleia – Elite Amazon Archer
Quality 3+, Combat 3, 50 Points
Shooter (Long), Unerring Aim

Polydora – Elite Amazon Archer
Quality 3+, Combat 3, 50 Points
Shooter (Long), Unerring Aim

Cybele – Amazon Light Infantry
Quality 3+, Combat 2, 28 Points
Shooter Medium

288 points
12 gold



Curly’s Crusaders (Rick’s Warband)

Curly – Dwaf Commander
Quality 2+, Combat 4, 95 Points
Leader, Fearless

Dwarf Warrior #1
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

Dwarf Warrior #2
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

Dwarf Warrior #3
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

Dwarf Warrior #4
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

Dwarf Warrior #5
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

Dwarf Warrior #6
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 34 Points

299 points
1 gold



Champions of Lagozed (The Boy’s Warband)

Garthoth – Lizardman Champion
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 82 Points
Amphibious, Tailslap, Tough

Lizardman Warrior #1
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 52 Points
Amphibious, Tailslap

Lizardman Warrior #2
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 52 Points
Amphibious, Tailslap

Lizardman Warrior #3
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 52 Points
Amphibious, Tailslap

Lizardman Warrior #4
Quality 3+, Combat 4, 52 Points
Amphibious, Tailslap

290 points
10 gold



Elysthyth’s Wander’s (The Girl’s Warband)

Elysthyth – Elf Wizard
Quality 2+, Combat 2, 70 Points
Magic-user, Forester

Elf Elite Archer
Quality 2+, Combat 3, 70 Points
Shooter (Long), Unerring Aim, Good Shot

Elf Elite Archer
Quality 2+, Combat 3, 70 Points
Shooter (Long), Unerring Aim, Good Shot

Elf Warrior
Quality 2+, Combat 2, 38 Points

Elf Sneak
Quality 2+, Combat 2, 53 Points
Stealth, Forester

301 points
0 gold


ROUND ONE

For this round we determined Elysthyth’s Wander’s would battle against Curly’s Crusaders and the Champions of Lagozed would battle against Amanda’s Amazons


GAME ONE

Elysthyth’s Wander’s  was defending against Curly’s Crusaders. The Girl picked out the “Clearing in the Woods” Game Board and they rolled “Accidental Meeting” for a scenario.


Dwarves and Elves scattered about the woods in an Accidental Meeting engagement.

We’ve not played this scenario before. Each takes turns deploying the other players models such that none are within One Long of another figure. It was quite fun. It would such to play with a warband of goblins or something with mostly Q4+… you’d never get then all together…


This elf as a bit surrounded… The Girl was a bit overwhelmed as to what to do and briefly considered conceding before they even started!? WE encouraged her to try it out a couple turns and I ended up giving an awful lot of advice…


With their 2+ Quality the elves very quickly gathered together and started raining arrows down on the slow-moving dwarves who were desperately avoiding the woods. (Woods are for cutting down and making axe-handles!)

At the other end of the table Curly gathered up a few of his warriors and charged into the middle of the clearing. Curly (seeing he could make it to the wizard and wanted to show off to his pals) made the mistake of charging ahead of his mates… He managed to knock the wizard down, but in the Elves next turn he was surrounded, and cut down. The loss of their leader unsettled a few of his compatriots who fled. Another Dwarf was killed in a gruesome fashion (arrow through the neck) that caused more to flee, which brought the numbers on the table lower than those that had left and antoehr morale test carried off all bu one of the Dwarves…


The last dwarf standing.

Checking afterwards Curly managed to survive without a scratch. Apparently when the rest of the Dwarves thought he’d been killed, it turns out the elves had simple pinned him down, bound and gagged him. He was later found still bound and gagged (and naked) wanding out of the woods with a fresh tattoo on his but that read something like “Elves Kick Ass”.

The Other Dwarf was well and truly dead.

Elysthyth’s Wander’s netted 13 victory points, one campaign point, and 30 gold for this adventure. Rolling on the exploration temple the Elves discovered a Temple of Evil – which they declined to sack (due to the one in six chance of incurring the wrath of the evil deities!).

Curly’s Crusaders gained no victory points or campaign points, but did collect 20 gold and found an abandoned keg of ale in their explorations. Not enough to Hire a replacemtn for their lost warrior, so they’ll be down a bit for the next game.


GAME TWO

Next The Boy’s Champions of Lagozed battled Amanda’s Amazons. The Amazon’s defended a mountain pass and rolled “On Dangerous Ground” for a scenario.


Somehow I only managed to take one picture of this entire game…. This is just at the start of the Lizards’ second turn. the Lizardman warrior in contact with the Amazon light infantry is about to take her down… The only casualty the Amazons suffered in this game.

The first success for the Amazons was to take Garathoth down an notch – being tough, his first wound only reduced his quality – but it was enough that when they outnumbered and Gruesomely Killed one of the other lizardman warriors he fled the field! Another Lizardman warrior was felled before the rest fled.

After the battle Amanda collected 11 victory points, a campaign point and 60 gold! Her injured slinger was seriously injured and will miss the next game. In their explorations the Amazons discovered a Haunted Wood… lacking a necromancer, no ghouls joined their warband…

The Champions of Lagozed collected 1 victory point and 20 gold. The came across a roadside shrine to Lagozed and made an offering, but Lagozed did not show them favour… The injured Lizardman was moderately wounded and will suffer a reduction in quality for the next game. Like the Dwarves, they were not able to aquire enough gold to replace the lost warrior (the one that suffered a gruesome kill) and will be down one on their next game.  

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

I have a few Greeks I’ve been working on that hopefully I’ll finish up this week. other than that, there will be a report of next week’s games one week from today (hopefully a few others might be able to make it out). 

10 comments:

  1. Good on the elves!
    I don't know if I said this before, but excellent job on the owl shield for the amazons!

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  2. I playes my first game using this rules engine recently. Very interesting.

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    1. I've been trying out a few of them this year and haven't been too disappointed! Just picked up the Samurai Robot Battle Royalle and going to have a go with some old 'mechs sometime soon.

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  3. Great looking figures and scenery. I can only imagine how much fun it was. :)

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    1. Fun enough that I forgot to take more pictures!

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  4. Inspiring. I'll try to start a campaign of my own with the kids soon.

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    1. My kids really love the campaign - getting to have guys that gain experience and can improve and stuff. But they also get very anxious about losing them in battle!!

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  5. Great looking game, and beautiful Amazons!

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    1. Thanks Phil! I have enough of them to build an army for Hordes of the Things... but I keep feeling like just basing them individually and adding to this skirmish force!

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