Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Scottish Highlands- the game and reflection on it

The game was great fun.Time flew by as I played it out solo yesterday. Here is a link to the rules I used-
http://gameofmonth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/stout-hearts-and-willing-swords.html

The Fachan was a Great Hero with Power 3,the Kelpie 2 and the Ghillie dhu 1.This made them powerful characters in the game.The war dogs were used under light infantry category.One,of many, things I like about Ross's rules is the way we are encouraged to add our own ideas etc to his splendid core.
I gave them a + 1 in combat the first round for ferocity.Here they are in action.
Next time I will give an advantage to the Kelpie for fighting in the burn I think.

I allowed three figures to fight with the either the  Kelpie and Fachan at a time due to their size.The Kelpie or Fachan through a die their opponent one each .Scores were compared and modifiers applied.Hits then taken.So at times the Fachan (for example) hit a figure and parried(same score in die) the other two.Clumsily written here but it worked well.
The game went well and ended with a marginal win for the Glen inhabitants- less of their units ran away!I had meant to use a wizard but forgot during the game as i got caught up in playing the battle.I will use one next time! here is a figure I forgot to mention in my previous post the Ghillie Dhu-
Seen here defending his forest home.
I hope this all may have encouraged you to have a look at the rules and try them (with or without fantasy components if you wish) with your figures.As for me I will add to my collection  for this "period" and game it again soon.Finally a picture of the defeated command group (piper,hero/chieftain and chaplain) leaving the glen-
Its as if he's saying "I'LL BE BACK...!"
and I am sure if I have anything to do with it he will.


5 comments:

  1. Excellent little game , sounds very entertaining !

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  2. Great battle report! I like the way you painted the Kelpie.

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  3. I like the idea. I am working on something that revolves around vikings and folklore with a bit of Skyrim thrown in. I think people that are not devotees of D & D like something that involves monsters from legend.

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  4. Interesting little engagement, a fun read. Did you give the piper a bonus, +1 on rally rolls maybe? I really need to get my centaurs painted.

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  5. Interesting little engagement, a fun read. Did you give the piper a bonus, +1 on rally rolls maybe? I really need to get my centaurs painted.

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