Monday 15 April 2024

Wargames World Solo, rules play test.

I love new rules and ideas, this was on adverts and FB pages so I ordered a copy wrote by Gregory Ward, it is a solo war game rules, featuring some to me great Ideas, Gregory posted many u-tube videos of the game in play, I looked over my collection and had 2 boxes of Perry Franco Prussian war plastics, these gave me enough units to play test the rules. So a glue job and quick paint up and base, I was pleased and ready to try the rules out.

The table layout decent GW mat and some very old building and walls provided the area.

In the set up you make 3 plans for each army attacker and  Defender the , French were my solo army and the Prussian the VY (virtual you), the  french deployed hoping to stop the Prussian advance, markers for the Prussian advance are placed and theirs a roll to see which is the actual force, its a very good idea, the Prussian were spotted and Deployed in the 2nd plan to take the center and hold the village. The game is solo gamer and VY turns, the Solo army rolls for the number of units to activate, and bad rolls made the rapid French advance stall, the Prussian set and gave fire into the advancing French, there flank attack stalled and the Army suffered from fire, they did return but made no real mark on the  Set in Prussian's. 

The game was actually fast and  it involves the solo gamer in choices and the VY  side makes rolls to activate, I found the French unable to even get close the the center. and loosing a complete unit, decided the Prussians won the day.

I did not use all the rules and made morale and tests on standard rolls the French morale being 9 and the Prussians 8, the combat and shooting works for me extremely well and makes a challenge to your tactics, the VY side worked fine I did not use the moving  tactic but it worked fine, next time I will see if taking hits alters it, theirs loads to use and  occupy the game, Gregory states its your game do what you want! . I recommend to anyone with boxes of miniatures and alone to try these out. 

Monday 1 April 2024

Brady Yates his creations!


My edits Grandson Brady (17) always astonished me when growing up he did hundreds of drawing of creatures and monster, He like's miniatures and to paint them , he has become quite a sculptor in his own right making some of his creation come alive as miniatures using FIMO putty, he always brings his latest creations for me to view, today he turned up and showed me the things he had made, I was gobsmacked and delighted, his talent and creativity rely made me very happy in my self to see the miniatures and how he visualized them.

Here are some pictures of his creations and i hope you get the same pleasure I did from seeing them!!

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Save Princess Victoria (Pulp Alley Game)

 Following Dave's wonderful fantasy U tube of a Pulp Alley game, I decided i needed a fix so ! found my favorite fantasy miniatures, and to fight them my superb Orcs 3D prints from Archvillan. I had the character cards so set up was easy , heroes and  raiders. the small village is where the Princess Victoria and her party were cut off in a huge Orc raiding force.

Wolff Blackmaine set out with a small bad to rescue the Princess, as they enter the village the Orc horde arrives. Scenario 3 "the trail of clues", I know the table was small but the action was fast and brutal.

Wolff' s party enters the village 
Wolff,Fang and Nord hear the  cries and roars of the Horde.
Ogrim second in command takes a plot point and finds Wizard Jeffry, he grabs the poor soil, one for the Orcs.
war bands scour the village
Durotain the Orc leader is in front he spots a point and charges forward.
more war band spread out
Orc archers taking cover to pick off any one in view.
Nord get to a point and rescues a lady in waiting
Durotain is lucky he pulls back a cover to revel the Princess the prize.
Fang  charges into the Orc war bands.
A brave hero charges  Durotain hoping to save the princess, he dies in a sweep of the leaders hammer.
Fang wrestles forward into the Orcs his savagery is abound.
Ogrim spots another point and dragging poor Jeffry he fights his way to open it
Wolff attack Durotain the pair battle hard
Heroes archers take down more Orc's
Wolff after 3 rounds takes out Durotain and  the princess is safe, wizard Jeffry walks forward with the final plot point "the Orc tried to hard and the lady her  finished him off.
Victory to the Heroes, as always a fun game and it creates a narrative, the heroes were hard pressed but the Orcs suffered form me giving them the Gang profile for 2 units, next time a change ,but the joy of the character cards and wonderful game systems makes it worth it....

Be safe my friends