Tuesday, 3 July 2018

God will’s it : Lion Rampant

Looking for an easy evening of gaming (after a busy week at work) we played a couple of Crusade games using Lion Rampant a couple of weeks ago. Rolling up scenarios direct from the book our first game saw the Arabs looking to rescue one of their kin before he is captured by the Christians.
A unit of Arab warriors advance down the centre accompanied by their commander Mustafa
A second unit of elite warriors also runs forward to search the nearest patch of long grass (the scenario has the target hidden in one of 6 locations if you find him straight away it’s easy the longer it takes the harder to get him to safety)
The are up against the dreaded Templar Knights who despite the heat have all come in full chain mail
Mounted Sargeants with cross bows
Anyone there ?
The rest of the Templars advance down the left flank, with heavy mounted knights as well
And more cross bows !
Luckily though the target is found in the third location, now they must get away
The warriors form a shield wall to cover the defence
Whilst the mounted crossbowmen harry from a distance
Down the left the heavy knights charge and are counter charged by the Camel warriors, in the melee the camels get the better of it
But they must hurry to block the Sargeants, which they do, giving a good win for the Arabs
We had time for a second game and rolled up a much tougher scenario for the Arabs to escape across the battlefield
Repeated failed command rolls means they are slow to get moving
And are charged in the rear by the Sargeants 
And this is never going to end well for the Arab crossbowmen, charged in the rear by heavy knights ! Squish
After some hard fighting some Arabs do break through
But the camels are cleverly tricked into charging in the rough ground where they are cut down, dash !
A spirited attempt by the Arabs but not enough units get away to make a difference, they have at least made the Christians pay with blood !

A couple of fun games and good to play something simple and quick 😀

23 comments:

  1. Some spiffing photos there Matt, you can't beat quick and simple games at times.

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    1. Thanks of course the only thing better than quick and simple is a massive game 😀

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  2. Excellent looking minis and terrain!

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  3. Immersive report with splendid pictures, what a great looking game with beautiful minis and terrain!

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  4. Lovely pictures, the gaming mat gives a perfect background for the shots.

    If anything sells 28mm it is camelry, my favourite eye candy.

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    1. Yes I do love the look of camels on the table we had some more at the weekend 😀

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  5. Have also checked out your Kusrk mini-campaign via the useful Kursk label - enjoyed the presentation, thanks.

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  6. Fine looking effort and fun too by the sound of it. Can’t ask for more really after a hard week.

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    1. I guess a bear and the World Cup would be nice but,.........🤔

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  7. Well that all looked like seriously good fun.

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    1. Yep we had good fun easy rules and some fun games 🙂

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  8. Jolly nice figures and terrain. I think a good title for the scenario is 'How Not to Be Seen.'

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    1. Luckily I found the hidden figure in the third location any later and it would have been impossible to rescue him

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  9. Great looking game with lovely figures, what more do you want?
    Best Iain

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    1. England lifting the World Cup ? That might be too much to ask 🤔

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  10. Nice game report. Great models and terrain. I do like LR. Though I always pay the extra point so my heavy cav don’t go charging off where I don’t want them to. It’s the only rule I don’t like : forced changes.

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    1. Yes know what you mean, I suffered as my camels were forced to charge into the rough going. We don’t really try too hard so the wild charge adds a bit of fun and additional annoyance 😀

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  11. Great looking figures and game, Matt. Lion Rampant is a fun set of rules.

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    1. Thanks Dean I like my rules to be easy to pick up and LR often fits the bill for a quick game

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  12. Always enjoy seeing you bring your Crusade project out for a game. Great stuff!

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