Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Solo Fantasy Games

MacSver has been away on business for the last couple of weeks, and although I've been busy with my Panzer painting I've been feeling the lack of games. Naturally thoughts turn to solo games and using those pieces that haven't seen the light of day they deserve.

Solo for me means Two Hour Wargames and as I've been neglecting my Pendraken 10mm Dungeon I've finally found a good excuse to buy their (relatively) new Two Hour Dungeon Crawl Rules.

I've been fancying running an "endless dungeon" campaign for a long time now (I know I'm not alone there) but have found settling on a good solo\co-op ruleset difficult. I have big expectations for this one. Time to roll up some adventurers...

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Quick Tank Update

Just a quick update as things tick over at Arabian Towers.

There's still Panzer painting going on at the moment, but I also ordered in a trio of Zvezda Panzer III's and a brace of German Opelblitz trucks for scenarios. The Panzer III appears in the force resolution tables of "Hell Hath No Fury" as a weaker enemy (although the only difference in stats with the Sherman is the slightly weaker gun)

The Flamethrower is close enough to be a main gun for me (and a few others on the web in my researches) and although there were apparetly few Panzer III Ms on the Western Front in 1944, let alone Pz. Kpfw III Ls the HHNF rules allow the variance and the lack of Sch├╝rzen armour make it more visually interesting and distinctive on the table.

All light hearted historic pedantics aside quite impressed by these cheap kits. They are designed to be glueless snap-together, so hold well with an extra dab on glue - no holding parts together for ages only to find you've adhered a part to your fingers. There are some delicate parts (especially on the trucks) but where damage is likely the attachment onto the sprue is very thin to minimise the strain, very clever. Also all over the kit the holes, lug and pins have been arranged to make it (nearly) impossible to swap over similar parts in the wrong position.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

HHNF - First Full Contact

First game of Hell Hath No Fury using the full rules with attributes and Stars. We went with 2 platoons each British (5 Shermans and 4 Shermans + 1 Firefly) and Germans (3 Stug IIIs and 3 Panser IVs). The objectives were 3 supply dumps. Winner was the one in control of most dumps at the end of the night.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

SoBH Campaign 4 - Humans vs Wood Elves

This post is a base to catalogue my fantasy "Songs Of Blades and Heroes" campaign with my gaming buddy MacSver. I have moved the campaign page to this post to make room at the top for the next campaign (so for those avid readers this isn't anything new, just a bit of re-organising) 

The basic warband makeup is Humans vs Wood Elves : Initial Warband CompositionsThe campaign winner is the first warband to 10 Campaign points.