Saturday, 27 February 2016

Fellowship of the Ring : Dragon Rampant

Behind on Blogs again ! must try harder. We thought we would try Dragon Rampant with our LOTR figures. After our previous test with DR I was not that impressed....this battle changed everything...... Our scenario had the full fellowship attempting to get across the battlefield to the entrance of Moria marked by a statue. Each of the  Heros had his own stats, (either as Elite or heavy Infantry with appropriate special rules, the only one we might tweek was Legolas who just seemed a bit slow on the day ?) with the Hobbits effectively as two tokens to be protected at all cost. They were up against a mass of Orcs and Uruk-hai coming on from all corners. (see also Hobby Horse Blog) having completed this the photos look a bit fuzzy, sorry I think I may have made a loading or uploading error somewhere.















The game was close and felt balanced despite the big difference in numbers, this is perhaps the biggest advantage with DR allowing us to have a fun battle which was close to the end, I did find myself quoting the film a lot during the battle. I have since tried some similar exploits and will blog them soon.......I am already thinking of other options such as a mines of Moria adventure....... just need some more Goblins I think.











15 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic. i think the flexibility of DR is its secret weapon. It's not the best system at any one thing but you can use it to put toegther a good game for a wide range of purposes.

    I'm certainly going to have a go at some LotR stuff after reading yours and Old Fogey's write-ups.

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    1. Thanks H I have a couple more to blog which prove the flexibility worth a go.

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  2. Brilliant battle report. Big fan of Dragon Rampant, as you know. Being able to mix Reduced and/or Single Model Units with full-size ones has really opened up the game!

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    1. Thanks G least I gave it another go !

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  3. Great report Matt, I think DR is possibly the best ruleset for games like this in Middle Earth. Makes me think of plenty of other stories and episodes from the book to re-tell.

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    1. Thanks..Moria seems a great idea but might need to give the balrog an extra punch !

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    2. Relax the 10 point limit for the Big B, I'm thinking.

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    3. Yes will have to look in the rule book for suitable special abilities.

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  4. cracking, do like you reports and a big fan of DR

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    1. Thanks Martin glad I stuck with DR from the first slightly disappointing battles.

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    2. Had a couple of terrible battles myself, think it's true of all systems

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  5. Great stuff Matt.

    If you don't mind me asking, which software do you use for adding the speech bubbles/commentary?

    Darrell.

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    1. Thanks D. No problem at all....I have to say others do it better than I do see Gordon's blog. But I use very simple option using WS Paint. Save picture, import fiddle then re save and upload. It takes a bit of getting used to and there must be better software. paint has all the bubbles if you play around and experiment a bit. Results are ok and it works but not publishing standard.

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  6. Great stuff Matt, I am in the process of reformating my Narnian stuff and you have captured the feel I was after...
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu....yes. Narnia would give lots of options I hesitate to ask which figures you use ?

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