In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Barbecue and Dwarves

It was supposed to be 8 of us last night. So instead of WW2, which can get complex and move slowly, I decided a big game of Dragon Rampant would be fun, easy to GM and bash along even with all the side chatter and socialising. 1944 France got switched around to 14th century France/Middle Earth.

Dan brought his 80s vintage Warhammer Dwarves.  He also brought the "5 Meat Platter" from the infamous Lancaster Smoke House for pregame nibbles (or in my case dinner; I'd saved my appetite being forewarned).

Ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork

Grits, slaw, bacon macaroni, beans, jambalaya and corn bread
So after stuffing our faces and then washing the barbecue sauce off we trooped downstairs. With some bad weather it turned out to be only five us.

Dan decided he didn't need any of my troops and did a list up using his Warhammer figures. Slayers were bellicose foot, gyrocopters were greater Warbeast with flying and artillery were heavy missiles. He gave all his infantry the invisible upgrade, negating my goblin archery but after the barbecue I gave him a pass on that.

I tried something different last night and interspersed the goblin light foot with missiles to support the evil men heavy foot and also spread the trolls out more to give each group some offensive thump.
Each side ran to 90 points. Even with the invisible upgrade negating my archery, I was able to use my 3:1 advantage to destroy Dick's dwarves on my left. I lost some scouts, a pair of trolls and my wizardling lost a fight with a gyrocopter.

Some snaps of Dan's retro Dwarves.

I think my trolls had some grilled dwarf that night for dinner.

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