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Monday, 11 September 2017

Saxons Triumphant

The forces of Penda Fudd continued their advance into the British territory of Powys today. We used Lion Rampant rules with the Dark Age modifications. We dispensed with the 3" proximity rule for friendly units and utilised the rule for leaders suggested in the UTube video by RossFigurePainting.

This allows the Leader to be an additional figure, that can also join other units within 12" at the end of his sides activations. The unit he has joined can re-roll any failed activation dice roll, to counter this advantage it also becomes easier for him to become a casualty. When a unit he is with receives casualties you roll two D6, if -
The unit has two casualties, a roll of 2 or 3 he is one of the casualties.
The unit has three casualties, a roll of 2,3 or 4 he is one of the casualties.
The unit has four casualties, a roll of 2,3,4 or 5 he is one of the casualties.
The unit has five casualties, a roll of 2,3,4,5 or 6 he is one of the casualties.
And so on

It was a hard fought action, the British archers failed to cause any real problems failing most activations whilst Dave's attack dice despite only needing a 3+ were similarly poor. The British were however eventually being worn down, the loss of their leader being the final straw, the remaining units retired from the field.





Figures are mainly Footsore with the odd Foundry and Gripping Beast figure for good measure.

TTFN

22 comments:

  1. A splendid game! Wonderful figures, a super table, grand company and a sausage sandwich for lunch! What more could a chap want from a game?

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it, while talking sausage, we will have to play the "Sausages With Mustard" scenario next time :~)

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  3. Another brilliant looking game! Really like the aesthetic of the figures & the terrain.

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    1. Thank you very much for the comment, much appreciated.

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  4. Very nice, strangely this is one game which has not made it to the club.

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    1. Thank you, George. LR is ideal for a club night, the games rattle along and the rules are more subtle than they first seem.

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  5. Lovely looking game as always......some interesting modifications to the rules well check these out 😀

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    1. Thank you Matt, we thought that the 3" between friendly units was not right for the period and the leader rule gives them more of a role, just being a morale modifier and snakes eyes to become a casualty is a tad boring, this is an age of heroes after all :~)

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  6. Beautiful pictures and a stunning looking game. Thanks for sharing....I feel all inspired now!

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    1. Thank you Lee, glad you are suitably inspired, that is one of the aims of doing the blog.

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  7. Lovely looking game and nice sabot bases for your individually based figures.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, was contemplating multi-basing but think the period lends itself to this scale of action, although as the collection grows I may consider Michael Leck's 3,2,1 system.

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  8. Beautiful looking game and interesting amandements for LR!

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    1. Thank you Utgaard, I think a lot of folk play the 1" rule for friendly units, makes more sense in this period to us. We didn't move our leaders this game, but I did suffer from the revised risk :~(

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  9. Lovely figs as always...and great looking game!

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