Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Fugitive : Lion Rampant

A busy week at work so needed something easy and with limited preparation to play. We rolled out some figures for a game of Lion Rampant. The scenario straight from the rule book involved hunting for a lost monk. The role of my welsh contingent was to prevent him being found.

The benefit of LR is simplicity but with just enough depth to give a good game.......
The fugitive is hidden in one of the thick grass areas in the centre, my welsh are rushing forward....the danger is finding the fugitive too quickly which spoils the game luckily that didn't happen here
After a few turns it was clear he was hiding in one of the areas closest to the welsh but it wasn't going to be easy for the English to search 
Heavily armoured knights charging about ...good on the charge but hard to control
The light cavalry on the right were involved in exchanging arrows and crossbow bolts for much of the battle
The English knights are reluctant to come forward
Gradually the units started to disappear, the welsh faced with the prospect of being eventually shot down by crossbows decided they needed to attack rather than defend and surged forward
A very tight battle ensued in the centre with one side then the other getting the upper hand..
Eventually though by some strange chance it came down to one unit on each side, the same two light cavalry units, but the Templar sargeants had the advantage and it was going only one way.....
The final two welsh horsemen gallop off...the monk finally popping up to be rescued 😀
We had time to reset but as is so often the way with a different scenario and the objective to grab and hold the central cross a couple of failed rolls and the game was literally over in a few minutes.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great game, fast and evenly balanced until the end.

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    1. Thanks Michael yes very tight down to 1 unit each at the end 😬

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  2. A neat little game. What did the monk know that made him such a prize, I wonder?

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    1. Thanks AJ......no doubt the whereabouts of some Christian relics ?

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  3. Nice, never played it. Played dragon rampant, which was good

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    1. Pretty much the same with out the single figure rules...

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  4. Good fun there, I like LR, as I get older I find I like rules systems that don't make my brain hurt ;~)

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    1. Personally I think they are amongst the most flexible and best rules written recently.......

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  5. Nice looking game, lion rampant is always fun I find.
    Best Iain

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  6. Great looking game and figures, Matt! Good to hear you like using the rules too.

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    1. Thanks.......Dean definitely a good ruleset

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