Had a great day yesterday My Son Russell's wedding to Lisa, good time with friends and people I like
Friday, 26 August 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016
We were asked to do a demo game of CONGO by Wargames foundry and Me Alec and Darren found our selfs in the hall, Darren had painted up superbly one of the new foundry Explorers box set and We layed out the first scenario and attack on the camp. My terrain and the other miniatures sorted out we began the game.
Over the day we played the first and second scenario Darren vs Alec then me vs Alec on the gorilla ground one. We had much interest and discussion of the rules and enjoyed the company of many. One pair we let join it to see the game play and they were very pleased asking what to buy to which we gave our views. i think many were inspired and glady got miniatures to play.
The camp scenario
The hall was quite busy and very hot over the day many people looked happy as they wandered around. I meet very old good friends and new ones in the hall many who came to say hello Ray, Matt to name a few, I also had to visit some good friends Ian from Fenris always a pleasure to talk to to and I promised to make him some Darkest African idols and bits to cast. the master Gentleman Craig also had to be intercepted,
Darren did have some dire dice rolls on shooting and combat.
3 of his wonderfuly painted miniatures
The second game we used one of my collection of Apes many asked who made it and to be honest i forgot ?
the table laid out
IWe carried on playing till time was up very enjoyable time.
I had little time to take pictures but had to take some of this superb display of forge world ministure. amazing work and standard a joy to look at
This WW" desert game looked amazing also stunning miniatures. I was not blessed being able to view many games on the day.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Today we again played CONGO, scenario 3 "A survivors account", Father Marcelin is in a village attacked b a tribe his people try to make for an escape from those who wish to capture him.
The layout set up Father Marcelin is hidden in one of the huts most of the tribe off hunting as the Akebons attack
Our forces the brave defenders from the forest tribes and the Angry Akebons from the African Kingdom lists we picked around 70 per side
2 units were in the village at the time fo the attack the others must come on per action phase, the attackers from the short edges
The Attackers scouts move on to the table
more warriors following
the chief and his body guard of young warriors and some Ruga Ruga enter to cut off any escape
Deciding to make a run for it Father Marcelins people grab him and make for an escape
moving quickly they seek a flank route
only to be cut off by the chief and his body guard
the defenders witch doctor arrives back from hunting and seeks to cast her magic
the Fathers group is hit hard and his people are killed as they try to make off the land
the defenders chief makes to engage the attackers
the chiefs group again attacks the Fathers group
he is captured by the attackers held tight they seek to spirit him away
the defenders Cannibal group and spirit warrior charge the Ruga Ruga
The attackers loot the village burning 2 huts down taking the spoils
They chase them off
The attackers fanatics and the Prince seek to plunder the village
The chief along with Father Marcelin escape with his new captive
A lion appears woken by the commotion
The defenders chief engages the Prince in combat
He and his men are forced back form the melee
The witch doctors group shoots at the attacking scouts
the Defending chief is caught alone by the Ruga Ruga and Slain
The cannibals seeking some revenge charge into the Stressed Ruga Ruga
the men fall back again only to face another charge
they are killed ending the game, the attacker won easy with the taking of the Father, we both realy enjoyed the game different to the last 2 and has some great ideas and in game story telling.
I am running Demo games of CONGO at Partizan wargames show on the 21st August on the Wargames Foundry stand please come and say hello if your going.