At the last club meeting I partook in a couple of games, photos of which can be found below along with some of the other games on today.
First up I played in a four player game of the Osprey rules Lion Rampart.
I got this for Christmas and have been looking to try them out.
We used rather more fantasy units than the rules were perhaps intended for, but they do give a suggested fantasy list in the back too.
I was pleased to find out the author was involved with the Songs of Arthur and Merlin version of Songs of blade and heroes, and you could see some influences that had carried over into this game.
The roll 2D6 mechanic is not one I have used in many rule sets but seemed to work well.
We ended up having two sets of 24pts a side in a stand up battle.
I provided the Empire and Bretonian forces making up the near side of the table.
Facing off against some Egyptian cat folk and some undead.
For most of the game my units struggled to move as I consistently failed the second activation test every turn...
My co-general King Richard on the other hand had no such trouble and swept into the Cat folk
Finally getting some units engaged
We got the rules on rough slightly wrong which prevented my knights from otherwise being unceremoniously massacred..
Queen Sue was run off the table and her remaining units fled
Mike's undead lost the least points in the battle but over all the forces of Human kind held the day.
Thoroughly enjoyed playing these rules and look forward to trying them out again.
Would recommend for a quick play but satisfying large skirmish or small battle.
Once your familiar with the rules you could play larger battles with ease I think - although having more than 1 vs 1 does slow it down a bit.
Some of the other great looking games on today:
Fields of glory
D&D Attack wing was the second game I partook in today, and whilst I lost it was fun.
Hope you enjoyed