Well, did you guess correctly? The mystery was a large troll ( given to me by Jim Duncan in its wonderful painted glory- thanks again Jim) and here is the ensuing battle. The troll was the regenerative kind courtesy of Poul Anderson and then D & D. In game terms that meant each turn a d4 was thrown and the resulting number was the number of hit points the troll got back but only to its starting total of 10 and no more. The coins were used as “dummy troll” markers which had to be spotted before it could be fired upon. One coin was the troll the others just distracting rustling in the undergrowth. A close game resulted in the light infantry failing to damage the troll and running away! All in a a fun wee game. More troll hunter action soon.
Splendid game Tradgardmastare! I like the fantasy creature appearing in a non-medieval setting.ReplyDelete
I like that too. For example Poul Anderson wrote A midsummers night tempest set an alternative English Civil War period. Good to mix things up in games I think.Delete
Yes! I remember that book - isn't there a 17th Century train in it!!?Delete
The troll is a 'Hill Troll' by a company called Ral Partha.ReplyDelete
It's a genuine 'oldie', I've had it since the late 70's.
I hope it finds more outings in the Duchy.
I guarantee it will Jim, old school at its best.Delete
It looks like it was an interesting little game ... an although I'm no great lover of fantasy wargame, this looks like one that I would have enjoyed playing.
All the best,
Thanks Bob, a little fantasy tweak in a game can be fun.Delete
Internet is full of trolls these day s- ha ha.ReplyDelete
Lovely game. I must read Poul Anderson again.
Thanks, Three hearts and three lions is a good read.ReplyDelete
Nice little vignette.... And a great gift (Citadel Fiend Factory 16-1 Giant Troll).ReplyDelete
He is a splendid troll.Delete
I had always believed he was a Ral partha sculpt.Delete
That surprised me - I was expecting something less corporeal, more Scandi-Transylvanian.ReplyDelete
Trolls! Maybe when the squirrels blew up the bridge in the Forest Of Death And Blood, it sent the troll off on a murderous rampage, as trolls are usually supposed to hide under bridges and harass goats.
Unpredictable chaps trolls and squirrels too ...Delete
Excellent! Looks like a fun little game.ReplyDelete
I'm a fantasy fan, and enjoyed a lot of Poul Anderson's works (both sci-fi and fantasy). And I do like the insertion of fantasy into other Earthly historic periods as well.
Interesting fact - Poul Anderson also founded the Society for Creative Anachronism too. I was introduced to his works in my teens and have retained a fondness for them. Sadly lots of his books went in a purge of my library many moons ago prior to moving house/ downsizing.ReplyDelete
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