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Galadhrim heroes   Leave a comment

Posted September 25, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Rhunish war drakes   Leave a comment

Posted September 25, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

CROWN OF ROSES   Leave a comment

We played through one turn of this very complex card driven game. Lancaster remained as King but York was in a powerful position heading into Turn 2. Certainly felt we knew what the game involved by the end!

Posted September 18, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 11th September   Leave a comment

Spectre. Bruce’s bran new game. Phil won as Raoul the Traitor.

Posted September 11, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Time of Crisis   Leave a comment

Darryl won this time round being the most successful emperor.

Posted September 4, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Defence of the North   Leave a comment

Campaign two scenarios four and five.

Burning of the Mirkwood

Razgush sends his forces into the woods with orders to burn down the five central tall trees.
Tauriel is ready to defend the forest.
Razgush is victorious as the final tree is felled.

This scenario seemed impossible for the elves. We even allowed only one roll per tree per turn to bring a tree down. With the orcs having troops that move faster and the greater numbers we wondered what they could do otherwise.

The finale. The battle under the trees. The good side are even awarded Grimbeorn as a result of their previous victories.

Thranduil and the Ellie’s.
The spider queen lurks in the shadows.
Orcs advance in the centre whilst the faster denizens advance on the flanks. Elven archery kills about five wargs and orcs as the lines close. Orc archery and spear throwing has no effect at all.
Grimbeorn is staying behind the copse guarding the left flank against the spider queen.
Deadly spiders.
After heavy fighting the orcs on 5e elf right flank are beginning to outflank the defenders . The elves are beginning to get surrounded. The bear is being held at bay by the queen aided by her bats and spiders on the other flank. In the centre Tauriel and the ranger captain are slain by Razgush and his forces. Thranduil and his guardsmen are undefeated. However the count is now 18 elves lost to 15 orcs.
As the elven line began to collapse we declared an evil victory.

This was a tough scenario for the elves. A victory for evil in the second campaign of defence of the north.

Next will be campaign one as I am busily painting up some black dragon warriors and have some proxy Rhunish war drakes on order.

Posted September 2, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Prepare for the defence of the north , the burning of the Mirkwood.   Leave a comment

Razgush has readied his horde and is burning the edge of the fair green wood. he means to destroy five great trees and to set the whole forest aflame .

Can Tauriel and her small elite force of elves stop them ! ?

Posted August 29, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Time of Crisis   Leave a comment

Rome ! Civil war and barbaric hordes.

Phil , Bruce , Mike and Darryl.

Mike and Bruce suffered from barbarians and minor kings . Phil and Darryl dealt with the northern tribes especially benefiting from limes in Pannonia and Gallia for Phil .

Then Mike attacked Britannia so Phil stole Hispania . Finally Phil made the move on italia becoming the first emperor and grabbing the extra victory points just before the end .

Posted August 29, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 20 August. Britannia.   Leave a comment

Bruce Red . Mike blue. Phil Green and Darryl yellow. We played Britannia . It was fun to get the old board game out again . Green did well because of the Welsh despite losing both the Jutes and the Caledonians from attacks by Red .

We stopped at turn 13 and green was in the lead by then.

Posted August 21, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Legendary X files   Leave a comment

Mike brought round his Legendary game. We played as characters from the tv series . First time round we solved the clues but lost just before the big reveal when an event caused my character to kill Mike’s.

Second attempt we got completely wiped out without achieving anything useful and then my character died all of a sudden in one attack .

Posted August 21, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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