The temperature has improved and with the lockdown rules allowing meeting up outdoors we finally got a face to face game in this weekend in the shed. We plumbed for something simple and straightforward, as it was mainly a chance to catch up and talk about gaming projects etc... So I dug out two small Al Andalus forces. Set up a 6x4 table in the shed and we were good to go. I now have this table set up down to about 20 minutes so it is t a big effort. The main challenge is carrying terrain up from the dungeon.
Monday, 3 May 2021
Looks like face to face gaming is back on the menu !
A small disputed settlement in arid southern Spain (or is it chilly Cumbria ?)
Medium cavalry scout the village and left flank
A mix of infantry face off across the rough ground of a dry wadi
Mercenary Christian heavy cavalry
We get the better of it at the start chasing off the enemy light cavalry
The enemy are now outnumbered
The remnants of the light cavalry have pulled back
The joy of gaming, two medium infantry units crash into combat take a single casualty each but then both roll double ones and flee the table !
Allied archers are effective but won’t win the battle on their own
Eventually the two protagonists clash in hand to hand combat but neither is killed, the game ends as we reach only five units left on the table and when the points are added the enemy have come out with a minor victory due to the cost of the mercenary cavalry who are still not the table. A close game and it was just great to play face to face and catch up. As the weather warms up more gaming is on the cards 😀
Quite a lot of hobby activity but the only unit completed are these tiny Austrians the Carl Lothringen regiment.
Hope you are all well 👍