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.

24 comments:

  1. Great lokking game and a nice read.

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    1. Thanks Steve. Definately to follow SBH is recently getting some game time at the moment.
      Cheers stu

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  3. Great to see you returning to these horror games - most excellent!!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks Frank good to have you back.

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  4. Great looking game, Can I ask what stats you use for muskets?
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan sure, unerring aim, shooter long and I have given them lethal to undead for shooting at everything but short range. I originally had the Spanish as Q3 but will probably push this to Q4 for the next game. Cheers Stu

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  5. Excellent. Great looking figures and terrain. Most inspiring.

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    1. Certainly a fun way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.
      Cheers
      stu

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  6. Great AAR of what sounds like an exciting game! I really like the SBH system, we mainly use Flashing Steel, which incidentally covers your period… so there are rules for muskets and pistols.

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    1. I my give them a look, having picked up the basic rules I was surprised at how easy they were to switch to any period. But may well give Flashing Steel a crack now I know how enjoyable the core rules are.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  7. Wonderful game, Stuart. The figures, terrain and photography are really nice.

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    1. Thanks Dean always felt the terrain can only add to a good scenario.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  8. Great-looking terrain and miniatures! What's the source of the terrain mat?

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    1. eBay I think if you search faux fur throws it normally brings up a good selection. It was about £20 for 8ft by 4ft an absolute bargin.
      Cheers
      Stu

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    2. Thanks, could you remember the seller? Cheers!

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    3. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Extra-Blanket-200x240cm-Linenstowels2011/dp/B006W08QO4
      Try this.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  9. Great looking game Stu and very nice report. I need to try this rules someday, but with a little less bizzare elements, so no zombies, werewolves etc...

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    1. Easily transferable Bart, I am looking to try them with my English vs Irish for the plantation of Ireland it just so happened that they fitted with the stranger games. In these the focus should always be on the tabletop action rather than pouring over the rules.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  10. Looks good Stu - esoteric as usual!

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    1. Did you expect anything else Phil.

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  11. Silver bullets for their muskets should do the trick with those werewolves Stu.
    A great looking game.

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    1. They certainly will next time, now the guys at the club know what to expect :-)
      Cheers
      Stu

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