Archive for September 2012

Thursday 20th September   Leave a comment

Super Dungeon Explore

This time the heroes gathered a larger party.  An Ember Wizard, a Druidic Bear, a Barbarian, a Thief and a Pixie Ranger entered the Dungeon.  Working together they were able to defeat the minions and mini-bosses until the Dragon appeared.  Then the deadly heroes powered up with mighty treasures found by the Thief slew the Dragon and made it safely home.

Posted September 21, 2012 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Thursday 6th September   Leave a comment

Super Dungeon Explore

This new game is much more tactical and challenging than the Manga style character models would suggest.  Needless to say the Evil Overlord won with the Dragon making short work of the adventurers.

Posted September 16, 2012 by wargamesdiary in Boardgames

Monday 3rd September   Leave a comment

War of the Ring

Darryl played as the Free Peoples, Phil as Shadow.

This time the Fellowship made rapid progress towards Lorien and rested there until full strength.  Meanwhile Sauron explored a strategy of conquest in the North East:  Dale, Erebor and the Woodland Realm.   He mustered rapidly and sent forces from the Easterlings and Mordor whilst keeping a holding force at Minas Morgul and one at Dol Guldur to keep Lorien and the Lady Galadril under threat.  It was a difficult war but with the influence of the Witch King and the support of the two armies from Mordor it was just possible for Sauron to eventually take the 5 Victory Points.  Activating the North meant that he had to Muster Monsters in the North West and keep Isengard forces in the area too.

Sauron chose not to do much with Saruman, keeping Rohan at peace and instead chose to muster forces at Umbar and then march north towards Pelargir.

The Witch King marched his forces towards the Misty Mountains, threatening the Elves at Rivendell and Lorien.  The Free Peoples strenthened both as well as sending Cirdan’s ships to Dol Amroth.  Soon every single elven warrior was mustered.  Gandalf the White moved to aid Lorien, leaving a Hobbit with the Ents in Fangorn if necessary.

The Witch King turned his Army South, supported by a large force from Dol Guldur and the Siege began.  This Siege turned out to be a turning point in the game.  Gandalf negated the Witch King and his Nazgul but casualties began to mount on either side.  Many combat cards were played and reinforcements were necessary for the besiegers.  However with the gradual attrition of the Elves and no forces left to Muster, Lorien began to weaken.  Finally the Balrog arrived from Moria (combat card) and Durin’s Bane slew Galadriel and Gandalf as the final elven defenders were overrun by the Orcs.   This all took time and amidst the chaos the Fellowship escaped and headed South towards Minas Tirith with Boromir and Strider in the group.  At the falls the Fellowship was broken.  Boromir went on to raise a mighty Army at Minas Tirith with the aid of Faramir and his Rangers.

The Witch King then ordered his forces South towards either Helm’s Deep or Minas Tirith whilst he and his Nazgul flew towards Dol Amroth in order to complete the Siege.  However that battle did not go as planned.  Possibly as many useful combat cards had already been used up at Lorien.  The siege almost failed and it was only by raising another force at Umbar and employing the ships of the Corsairs that Sauron was eventually able to capture the Citadel.  Boromir briefly threatened a move against Minas Morgul and did recapture Pelargir as well as destroying a small force of Orcs.  Overwhelming forces coming from Mordor however forced him again into a defensive position.

Finally Helm’s Deep and Edoras fell before the Rohirrim could be mustered to war in adequate numbers.  Without Gandalf the White the power of the Nazgul was proving too great.  The Fellowship led by Strider did make it to Minas Morgul but was unable to make much progress as the Free People’s were consitently distracted by war and they were now down to just 4 dice.

Sauron was thus able to achieve a military victory before they could reach Mount Doom!

Posted September 16, 2012 by wargamesdiary in Boardgames

Saturday 8th September   Leave a comment

Dux Bellorum

The Battle of Ecclesia

Romano-British against the Saxons.  Ambrosius Aurelianius takes on Horsa and the invaders in 5th Century Southern Britain.

Posted September 8, 2012 by wargamesdiary in Miniatures

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