For the May holiday we took a trip up to the lovely East Neuk of Fife for a quick break in our caravan.. The weather wasn't quite as lovely all the time, but fortunately I'd looked at the forecast and taken up the Skirmish Board and accompanying kit, all compactly stored in a Pizza box. Almost as a demonstration of concept, when the rain started I cleared the small caravan dining table, set up and had a game with Arabiansquire. Almost in keeping with the pseudo impromptu nature of the game I'd forgotten my camera, so had to borrow the wee lad's ipod for photographic duties. That is the first of my poor photo excuses. If you need more, please apply in writing - I have loads!
A fun battle (although Arabiansquire was having a bit of a hard time with some crucial unlucky dice rolls). The Skirmish Board really worked out well this afternoon. Literally up and playing in 10 minutes was a lot quicker than getting ready for the game of Risk that followed And to my mind more fun - although the Wee Lad will claim that's because I won.
Everything from board buildings to rulebook dice and figures conveniently fitted in the pizza box, so it was no trouble to pack with us (unlike the cursed bag of shoes that is the blight of any car packing).
And just to keep the record straight Arabiansquire completely wiped out both his parents at Risk in the most compelling display of dice karma I think I'll ever see!