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A Banquet at the Abbey

In November Dungeonwork Architects were giving away some nice 3D printer files for a Banquet model set (table, chairs, food and tableware), this happened to coincide with us discovering Redwall Abbey which is an anthropomorphic fantasy series that features a lot of banquets and food descriptions. This got me thinking that the banquet files were great when printed, but would be even better with some miniatures sitting at the tables.

28mm seated figures

28mm seated figures

28mm seated figures

28mm seated figures

The seated miniatures are 'The Seated Crowd' figures, which were designed for sitting in our Blood Bowl Stadiums, but are also great for filling our Fantasy or Medieval Taverns, click here for more details. The seated figures have been converted using Albedo Miniatures 'Critter Conversion Kits'. These are head and tail sets for dogs, cats, rabbits, otters, foxes etc. that allow you to take any miniature and easily convert it ino an anthropomorphic 'critter'. Click here for details.

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Pulp Alley Old West

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Last week Doug and I got together for another fantastic game of Pulp Alley

Pulp Alley Old West

We had not played Pulp Alley for several months so our trigger fingers were itching to give a western themed game a go as we have been talking about having another play through of 'Vice Alley' using outlaws and lawmen.

Pulp Alley Old West

As we had not played for a while, we decided to keep it simple, so we choose the 'Smash and Grab' scenario from the main rule book. In this scenario, all the plot points are on the table at the start of the game. The major plot point in the center of the table and the four minor plot points anywhere on the table that is at least 6" from another plot point or the edge of the table.

Pulp Alley Old West

We decided to have four movable perilous areas. These were represented by a dog and three horeses, who were obviously very spooked by the gun fire. At the end of each turn these moved D6" in a random direction projecting a 3" diameter periolous area around them.

Pulp Alley Old West

The stray horses, proved just as dangerous as the flying lead!

Pulp Alley Old West

For my league, I had focussed on quality rather than quantity. I took the 'Com,pany of Heroes' perk that allowed my league to include four sidekicks, Marshall 'Leather' Durham, the leader for this game (Quick Witted & Sharp), Bernard 'Glory' Barnes (a Deductive Veteran), Ralph 'Wild Boy' Hicks (a Daredevil Veteran) and WIlson 'Wild Hog' Hurley (A Quick Shooting, Eagle Eyed, Shotgun wielding SOB!), we also gained a Level 1 Brawler as a random scenario event, although he did not last the day, as is often the way.

Pulp Alley Old West

Doug took a different approach and seemed to field a cast of hundreds, (well quiet a few).

Pulp Alley Old West

In traditional style our leages deployed at opposite ends of the main street, my league split up heading for minor plot points hidden in the back lots and side streets.

Pulp Alley Old West

Doug's crew emerged from a side street between the Saloon and the Bank and a savage fire fight errupted that lasted several turns (but did not cause the off duty cow hands to spill the beer they were sampling out side the saloon).

Pulp Alley Old West

Here we see Bernard 'Glory' Barnes and Wilson 'Wild Hog' Hurley captured for Time Life Magazine by a passing photographer while taking cover behind some handy sacks and barrels while tradding shots with one of Doug's sharpshooters.

Pulp Alley Old West

Distracted by the photographer, they were very surprised when a stick of dynamite landed behind the crates!

Pulp Alley Old West

However, this low down trick was not enough to carry the day and Marshall Durhams boys slowly whittle down the opposition.

Pulp Alley Old West

Eventually Doug's leader goes down in a 'Blaze of Glory' leaving the Marshall in possesion of the major plot point plus two minor plot points.

Another great nights entertainment from Pulp Alley that has left us both eager to refine our leagues and get started with an Old West themed Vice Alley campaign.

For full details of Pulp Alley rules and accesories click here.

The game board was built using Sally 4th Terra-Former modules - click here for full details.

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All about ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game

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Albedo Combat Patrol, ACP164 is a new 28mm science fiction miniatures game set in Steve Gallachi's “Albedo Anthropomorphics” universe.

 

Fast paced, easy to learn rules combine with a unique range of miniatures, vehicles and terrain to produce a fun and excitingly different SF gaming experience

Wargames Illustrated Albedo Miniatures Game Prime Time Review

Click here to read Wargames Illustrateds Review of Albedo

 

Albedo at Beasts of War

 

Sally4th spent three days with the great guys over at Beasts of War filming some Interviews and 'Lets Play' videos about Albedo Combat Patrol

.... so if you want to see and hear what it is all about check out some of the videos that we made.

Beasts of War What is Albedo Interview

Introduction to Albedo Miniatures Game Interview

Beasts of War Lets Play Albedo Introductory Scenario

Beasts of War Lets Play Albedo Introductory Scenario

Beasts of War: Albedo History & Background Interview

Beasts of War: Albedo History & Background Interview

Beasts of War: Lets Play Albedo - Subway Scenario

Beasts of War: Lets Play Albedo - Subway Scenario

Beasts of War Weekender Interview: Albedo the future

Beasts of War Weekender Interview: Albedo the future

Click here to watch the Beasts of Wat: Lets Play Albedo Cityfight video.

Click here to watch the Beasts of Wat: Lets Play Albedo Cityfight video.

Click here to find how to get a FREE copy of rulebook

Click here to find how to get a FREE copy of rulebook

Click here to join our Facebook Group

Albedo Combat Patrol ACP164 has it's own Facebook Group, click here to join

 

The Albedo Miniatures game is set in the world of Steve Gallacci's Albedo Anthropomorphics Comics

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Click here to take a look at the comic bokk archive and catch up on the story of Erma Felna EDF

 

We also have a Twitter Feed for the Albedo Miniatures Game @albedo164

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...so if Tweeting is your thing, you can follow us by clicking here

Kickstarter 100% Funded in first 13 hours!

Now accepting Late Pledges / Pre-Orders via Backerkit

Albedo Combat Patrol Kickstarter

Take a look at what's available now in the acp164 webstore.

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Albedo Combat Patrol - Recce Patrol

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Last Saturday (15th September), Doug & I had a first play through of the introductory scenario from Albedo Combat Patrol.

I also played this scenario through with Justin when we visited Beasts of War and we made a 'Let's Play video of it'

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Click here to take a look

The introductory game represents a recce patrol running into a defensive standing patrol. Confed Forces are in defensive positions around the main communications complex. The ILR have sent out recce patrols of fire team strength to identify the defenders state of readiness and the strength of their positions.

Click here to download the scenario as a PDF file

Click here to find out how to get a FREE copy of the rules

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This clash takes place in the industrial estate surrounding the comms complex.

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As this is an introductory scenario with very small forces involved, each figure gets it's own activation dice and acts as an independent unit. Confed had a fire team consisting off a squad leader with machine pistol and three troopers armed with the LAKW 1-56 Assault Rifle.

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The ILR fire team has a team leader and five troopers, four armed with carbines and one with a LMG.

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The Confed team leader and foxy trooper deploy into a building, hoping to get a good field of fire from a covered position.

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Trooper Fox smashes the glazing with his rifle butt and scans the horizon for signs of movement.

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At the far side of the complex, ILR troopers are moving through buildings and taking up positions for a cautious advance.

Confed form a loose line, making best use of the cover in and around the buildings to the left.

The superior range of the Confed rifle takes it's toll, as the lepine casualties mount.

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However, the frontal assault is a feint and a pair of ILR troopers make their way around the rear of the buildings. Although one of the pair goes down, the survivor takes Trooper Fox out as he fumbles a magazine change, leaving the path clear for a rush to the exit (which game the ILR three bonus victory points) as they had slipped the patrol and could report on the positions they were shielding.

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At that point, on the last turn it looked like a draw with 4 victoty oints a side. Confed had incapacitated 4 ILR troopers for 4VPS, ILR had got a trooper of the table and incapacitated one Confed trooper for 4 victory points. How ever, in the last activation of the last turn this Confed trooper charges and manages to incapicitate his opponent tipping the scales to a 5 vs 4 result for Confed.

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This was a very tense and exciting game which could have easily gone the other way. The introductory scenario is a great way to get to grips with the fast, fuirious and realistic card driven combat mechanics at the heart of Albedo Combat Patrol.

Albedo Combat Patrol was sucessfully funded via Kickstarter.

For more details check out the these links!

Albedo Miniatures available now

Albedo Miniatures pre-orders / Late Pledges via Backerkit

Albedo Combat Patrol website

Albedo Combat Patrol Facebook Group

Albedo Combat Patrol Newsletter

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Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard Revisited

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Around fifteen years ago, I used to run a couple of hobby stores and I had just about every Warhammer and Warhammer 40K army that was available, including a 3,000 point Imperial Guard (Cadian) Army. Most of my 40K troops were auctioned off on ebay to finance other projects but I do have some bits and pieces of Space Marine, Ork and Tyrannid left.

When I was tidying up last night I came across a case of Imperial Guard Heavy Weapon Platoons, so I've decided to use these as a basis for putting a small force together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

They are all heavy weapons teams. Enought to make a Mortar Platoon, Anti-Tank Missile Launcher Platoon and a Heavy Laser Platoon. I will need to check the latest fluff to find out what these are called at the moment.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

I had a quick look and I'm pretty sure that these are the same as the currently available Imperial Guard Miniatures, so my next job is to pick up a box set of the standard infantry to start putting some core troop choices together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard

Friday 31st August 2018

 

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

Just arrived, a brand new box of WH40K Imperial Guard Infantry, just the way that I remembered them from about 15 years ago when I last put some guardsmen together.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

This time however I am going to be looking to do some conversions rather than straight builds.

Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Conversion

One of the things that I used to love about Warhammer was the sheer breadth of the canvas, back then you could buy straight from Games Workshop a huge variety of different uniforms for the Imperial Guard including ones based on 19th century British soldiers from Rorkes Drift, WW2 Russians, WW1 Germans and many more together with Abhuman troops including Ratling (Hobbit) Snipers, Squats (Dwarves), Ogryns (Ogres) and Beastmen. The whole rational from Games Workshop was that the Imperium was huge and that the Imperial Guard raised regiments from tens of thousands of planets and that there was a wide diversity of life to work with.

Warhammer 40K Abhuman Regiment

... so this next stage is going to be to play around with some bits that I have left in my bits box from making some miniatures for another new sci-fi miniatures game, Albedo ACP164, to come up with a new and unique look for my Imperial Guard.

Update 2nd October 2018

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

Finally got around to assembling and painting first five Imperial Guard Feline Conversions.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

These all use the plastic pieces from the standard Games Workshop Imperial Guard plastic sprues combined with Feline head and tail conversion pieces from Albedo Miniatures.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

I've also upgraded the bases to Sally 4th clear plastic bases so that they will belnd in with what ever terrain they are standing on.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

All of the terrain shown is from the Albedo Miniatures game Kickstarter which goes live on 15th October.

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

WH40k Feline Imperial Guard Conversion

Links for Further Information.

Albedo miniatures figures and conversion parts

Sally 4th Clear Plastic Bases

Albedo Miniatures Game Facebook Page

Albedo Combat Patrol Forum

Sign up to Albedo Combat Patrol Newsletter

Free Albedo Comic Book Archive

 

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Red Book of the Elf King at The Other Partizan 2018

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On Sunday 19th August we were at 'The Other Partizan' wargames show at Newark Showground, with our Red Book of the Elf King participation game.

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Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Partizan 2018

2. The game was played on terrain boards made using Sally 4th Terra-Former terrain tile kits. These are kits to make 12" x 12", 12" x 24" and 23" x 24" square terrain tiles with embedded rare earth magnets and precision laser cut profiles of hills, cliffs, rivers and streams and much more.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Partizan 2018

3. If you like the look of these terrain boards, and would like something similar, you can give Sally 4th a shout as they now offer a custom terrain making service.

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9. The author, Rick Priestley offers some advice and answers some questions on how the rules work.

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Click the links below for further information on.

Red Book of the Elf KIng Rules & Miniatures by Lucid Eye

Terra-Former terrain tiles

Lukes Apps terrain making products - these are what we use for ground cover and are highly recommended.

Custom terrain making service.

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To be the Strongest - For King & Parliament

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To be The Strongest - For King and Parliament Rules - My first game.

For King & Parliament ECW Game

Last week Nick & I decided to have a go at Simon Millers 'For King and Pariament' English Civil War rules. Both Nick and I had played ECW miniatures games with many different rules sets including Warhammer ECW, 1644 and Piquet Anchor of Faith over the years. One of the idea that attracted me to this set of rules was that the rules have done away with tape measures and measuring completely. For King and Parliament rules use a grid for movement, the size of the grid is related to the base size of your miniatures.

For King & Parliament ECW Game

My ECW collection are based on 50mm square bases. I therfore decided to use a 6" grid. This was very easy to achieve as my wargames terrain is built on Terra-Former tiles. Terra-Formers are kits toacy build 12"terrain tiles with embedded rare earth magnets to hold the tiles together so that they do not drift apart during play. The pieces are precision laser cut for accuracy. There are a wide range of profiles available including hills, cliffs, rivers, streams, beaches and many more. We found that no markings were needed when using Terra-Formers as it was easy to judge the centre of the tile and mentally divide it into four quarters.

For King & Parliament ECW Game

My miniatures are magnetically based. I therfore made a small tray for each unit large enough to hold three bases together with space for a unit stat line together with a coloured square to identify which brigade the unit was from. The rule mechanisms such as activation, shooting, melee and morale tests are all conducted using standard playing cards. To activate a unit you draw a card and need a card with a value of 2 or greater. The more difficult the maneuver, the more negative modifiers to subtract from the value of the card turned. For example, a maneuver other than advancing straight to your front is -1 as is maneuvering a large unit.

For King & Parliament ECW Game

If you have an officer attached to your unit and it fails to activate, the officer can use his influence to draw another card. If you were lucky enough to have drawn a low card (that was still enough to carry out the activation) you can activate again by drawing another card, although this time you need to beat the value on the previous card. Instead of using actual playing cards, I made a set of 25mm square playing card chits that could be drawn from a bag and placed on a space left for them on the units base.

We played the introductory scenario in the rule book which saw a slightly stronger Royalist force with a less effective command structure deployed along the length of a broad hill. The Roundheads initial force was weaker as they had two regiments of horse who had been dispatched to forage for supplies. The return of these troops was diced for each turn, but when they did return, they arrived on a flank, which gave them a big advantage.

We played the scenario twice, taking it in turns to play Roundhead and Cavalier. The Royalists did win both times but my the smallest of margins, and we felt that the battle could have easily gone the other way. I really liked the mechanisms of the game. Easy to learn but with depth and just the right amount of command friction.

For further information on Terra-Former terrain, click here. To check out our range of magnetic and steel vinyl basing materials, click here.

 

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Clash at Old Keep Farm

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Red Book of the Elf King

Fantasy Skirmish Gaming

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

On Monday, Doug and I got together for another great game of Lucid Eyes, Red Book of the Elf King. Up until now, all of our battles have taken place up in the mountains on our waterfall and cliff boards, so we thought we would have a bit of a change, especially as we are taking our waterfall terrain to Partizan for participation gaming on Sunday.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

As usual, we shuffled the 6 faction cards from the Glamour Deck and drew randomly for Thane (leader). Doug drew Saylian Trollblood from the Sarlant Marshes, a good all rounder, versed in the powers of troll knowledge with a troubled face that causes enemy within 6" of him to roll courage checks at a big disadvantage. He is also armed with the Blade Impure, a cursed weapon that deals two wounds per strike instead on the normal one. I drew Meksant Farseer, Keeper of The Red Book, he is one of the most powerful mages in the game. With him you know that pretty much every glamour (magic) you cast is going to work. Although he only has 2 wounds compared to Saylians 4, he does have very powerful magic armour giving him a save of 8 on a D10, plus he has a magic item which allows him three rerolls for failed armour saves.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

Saylian deployed all of his forces together in the centre of the table.

Meksant deployed half to match him in the centre and the other half, led in person went arond the left flank.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

The companions clashed early on outside the ruined keep. In RBEK fortune does favour the bold, giving a healthy plus two bonus (on a D10) if you charge rather then defend.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

Meksant brings a second unit up to form a battle line in the centre and attempts to wear down Saylians companions.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

Meantime he works his way forward on the left flank, making good use of cover. He has drawn a mixture of offensive spells and activation manipulation spells, which serve him well. Casting a glamour on the enemy that causes a red death to spread amongst the enemy, in a single turn he kills a companion and wounds three more before the spell is spent.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

In the fight, center stage, Saylian moves up and leads from the front, causing much damage with his savage melee attacks.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

The combination of his companions and his own savage melee attacks, combined with his special ability that forces an enemy to check courage with a minus three modifier (on a D10) clears the center ground of opponents.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

AT this point Meksant casts a mighty glamour that rolls back time, meaning that all of the activation tokens he has, and any units within 6" of him have get put back in the bag. This meant that Meksant and the Companions next to him got two activations each in a row. These were used to deliver no fewer than 14 ranged magic missile type attacks against Saylian. This reduced Saylain to two wounds, but he passed his courage test and proceeded to cahrge Meksant regardless of his wounds.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf KIng Game Report

In the resulting melee both Thanes managed to inflict two wounds on the other, however Meksant used his magical item to reroll the two failed armor saves and second time around he saved one of them. This left Saylian dead but Meksant still on his feet, wounded but the victor of this encounter.

This was another great game of Red Book of the Elf King. If you are not familiar with the game, Sally 4th are the official show stockists for Lucid Eye. We keep there full range in stock, which you can take a look at by clicking here.

We always get a few questions about scenery, bases and tokens, so here are some useful links.

The terrain is all built using Sally 4th Terra Former terrain tiles. These are kits to make 12" terrain frames with embedded rare earth magnets.

The miniatures have been based onSally 4th Clear Perspex Bases.

The red blood splats that we use as wound markers are Sally 4th Perspex Wound Markers. These are available in either Black or Red Perspex in either shape of a drop of blood or as a blood splat, they are on the Bullets & Brains page as they were originally designed for them!

We are running participation games of Red Book of the Elf King at The Other Partizan at Newark Showground on Sunday 19th August from 10:00 onwards.

Hope to see some of you there!

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Warmaster - Undead Invasion

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Warmaster Fantasy Battle

For the last year or so Lewis has been tirelessley running an online Mighty Empires campaign. Mighty Empires was a great board game that Games Workshop released about 15 years ago. It could be played as a stand alone game or it could be used to generate table top battles to be played out using Warhammer or Warmaster Fantasy Battle rules.

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The first campaign year saw rising nations enjoying an uneasy peace as they seized unpopulated lands to form there lands. As most of the unpopulated lands had been claimed the second year opened with a Tomb King invasion into the Dwarven Republic.

Games Workshop Warmaster

On Monday Josh and Lewis came over to transfer this action on to the table top. My Dwarven banner in the campaign was worth 1100 points and Josh's invading Undead ammased 1500 points worth of troops. We selected troops, determined that the game would last for 8 turns and deployed on to the table.

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As my thin line of Dwarves were defending they positioned themselves in a line across a significant hill side. The centre was strengthened by a couple of cannons and a flame cannon while a unit of troll slayers was positioned on each flank behind the main line to reinforce where needed.

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The Tomb Kings army must have outnumbered the Dwarves four to one, including a huge block of chariots, bone giants and the mighty Spinx.

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The Tomb King archers cross the river as the skull chuckers are set up on top of the cliff.

Games Workshop Warmaster

A pesky unit of Carrion attack the flank of the flame cannon, luckily it manages to hold off the birds for the first turn. It then turns to face and incinerates most of the birds.

During the first couple of turns the Tomb King is very unlucky with command rolls so the army does not make the progress needed to sweep the Dwarves off the hill.

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In places the Dwarves make localised counter attacks. Here a unit of Dwarf Warriors seizes the opportunity to charge into the flank of a unit of Tomb King chariots.

Games Workshop Warmaster

The Bone Giant models were actually representing Sphinx. These huge monsters charged the centre of the Dwarf lines and created a huge dent, but not huge enough to sweep the dwarves off the hill. At the end of turn eight we counted up our losses. The Dwarves lost 80 points of troops, the Tomb Kings 120points. The difference was so small that it was judged to be a draw so in campaign terms both armies had to withdraw from the campaign hex.

Games Workshop Warmaster

On Tuesday Lewis tried his High Elf army out against Josh's Tomb Kings.

Games Workshop Warmaster

After the previous inability to activate a lot of the army in early turns, Josh took far more Liche Priests as leaders and consequently got to activate far more of the army each turn.

Games Workshop Warmaster

A mighty river divided the battlefield, crossable by a ruined bridge in the centre of the table. Armies were deployed on both sides of the river.

Games Workshop Warmaster

After some initial localised successes by the High Elves the Tomb Kings rallied and scored a significant victory. Although the elves caused a lot of casualties, the tomb kings units were very cheap compared to the high elves troops so when the losses were totalled up Josh had scored a significant victory.

Games Workshop Warmaster

The game was fought over terrain tiles built using Sally 4th Terra-Former kits. If you've not seen them before, you can check them out @ Terra-Former Tiles.

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A Tale of Four Thanes - Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King at Claymore 2018

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Saturday 4th August 2018 - Claymore Wargames Show Edinburgh

Lucid Eye - Red Book of the Elf King Participation Game

Lucid Eye - Red Book of the Elf King Game Claymore 2018

Last weekend we were at Claymore Wargames Show in Edinburgh putting on a participation game for Lucid Eye's Red Book of the Elf Ling miniatures game.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Claymore 2018

Red Book of the Elf King is a fantasy skirmish set of rules, written by prolific rules writer Rick Priestly (Warthammer / Warhammer 40K / Warmaster / Bolt Action / Hail Caesar / Beyond the Gates of Antares etc).

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Claymore 2018

Red book of the Elf King is set during an Elven Civil War, brought about by the dissapearance of the Elf King (presumably together with his red book?). Factions are Led by Thanes. The rest of the faction are aleed Companions. Companions are organised into units of 3 miniatures.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Claymore 2018

A faction normally consists of a Thane plus six groups of four companions (19 miniatures). To keep our participation gmae moving along quickly we played with four factions, each containing a thane and three groups of three companions (10 miniatures per side).

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King Claymore 2018

Each faction started in the center of one of the sides. Victory would go to the last Thane standing. In the case of more than one Thane standing at the end of turn four, the amount of companions remaining would be used to decide a tie-breaker.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

The activation system in Red Book of the Elf King really suits multi-player participation games. Each player rolls a D6, an additional 'Common Die' is rolled and the common and player rolls ara added together. This determines how many activations each player has available. This varies between 2-12. For each activation a token is placed in the bag and drawn at random.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

The token is allocated to a unit which can then either move, charge, fire or move and fire or cast a glamour (spell).

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

This mechanism ensures that all the players are continually involved in the game.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

On top of the rocky bluff, Salian Trollblood surveys the carnage below. A wise player has to balance when and where to risk there thane in hand to hand combat. Although they are the most powerful units in the game, if you lose them you lose the game.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

Salian wisely lets his companions weaken his enemies, while he contributes long ranged magic attacks until the time is right to get stuck in and make a difference.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

Early on in the game, Vashel and Alloysian get involved in the melee and both end up dead.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

Meksant is the most powerful magick user in the game, he is kept out of the battle for as long as possible, contributing powerful glamour attacks to his force.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

... but eventually the activations go against him and Salian Trollblood manages to manouver his forces to force a combat with him. Once wounded Salian moves in to finish him off.

Lucid Eye Red Book of the Elf King GAme Claymore 2018

This was a really exciting game. The four gamers who took part had noy played previously, but very quickly picked up the way that the rule mechanisms worked.

The next time that we are running a participation game is 'The Other Partizan' at Newark Showgrond on Sunday 19th August, where we will be joined on the day by the Author, Rick Priestly.

We are Lucid Eye show stockists so will have the complete range of Red Book of the Elf King, Savage Core, Age of Ice, Plot Device etc with us. We are taking pre-orders now through our web site (just check out as normal and select 'collect at partizan' as the delivery option). If you can not get to the show, we also supply any where in the worl via the website.

Click here to take a look at the complete lucid eye range.

Click here to take a look at Red Book of the Elf King.

All of the terrain is constructed using Sally 4th Terra-Former kits. Click here for details.

We also provide a custom terrain making service, so if you would like a battle board like the one shown, click here for details.

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