Thursday, January 22, 2015
Elizabethan Dog Soldiers.....
Saturday's Zombie outing gave me a taste for all things horror, so Sunday night saw the Wyverns venturing into another chapter in the world of Elizabethan Zombie horror albeit with a full moon twist.
The local Spanish garrison had been awaiting local supplies from the out lying farms, now two days over due the Spanish commander sent out a patrol to secure local livestock believing then to have been stolen or drive off by local English bandits, how wrong could he be.....
The plan was a simple one enter the table secure the 3 separate flocks and leave the table defeating any opponents encountered.
Early activiations and the 1st flock is in Spanish hands now they just needed to be moved off table.
That's odd - The raiders are infact a pack of Werewolves keen on picking up supplies of their own human or sheep.
The Spaniards push on.
They are within touching distance of the second flock, but the longer moves of the werewolves soon has the beasts closing in on the human prey.
Musket fire appears to have little effect on the advancing wolves, whilst the Werewolves advance to the front a lone wolf skirts the flank looking to cut off the spanish with their mutton prize.
The Alpha male closes in on the rearguard ignoring the Spanish Captain and closing with a man at arms knocking him to the ground and striking a lethal blow.
Meanwhile the lone wolf sent to hold up the now retreating Spanish is swamped by the Spanish Infantry, out numbered and surrounded he is put to the sword his death forces a number of the wolf pack to fall back, buying the Spanish more time to escort the second flock off the table.
The Werewolves regroup and close with the defenders, with a combat score of C4 vs C3 of the humans, slowly the human defenders are worn down.
The pack leader and Spanish commander face each other in a battle to the death, the Spanish comander falls and his men flee the table.
Played out using Songs of Blades and Heroes, a really close fight which could have gone either way, the rules give a really even balance of play and the difference of a single quality score makes a real difference.
Having picked up a copy of Songs of Deeds and Glory, I will be looking to create a couple of campaign forces for future outings.