After a long time of no games , due to work and circumstances me and my best mate Alec at least got a final game in 2015, and yes it was IHMN one of our favorites of the past few years, we enjoy the game play and laugh at the circumstances the scenarios and characters create along the way. I have painted the wonderful Antediluvian miniatures up and plotted the scenario, A great gamer and friend Gordon Richards showed the inspiration to the stats and ideas he has on his blog is always worth a look
Allan Quatermain has joined David Innes and Dr Abner Perry on an expedition to the Earths core to seek gold and riches below, Abners Iron move arrives in a new land mass inhabited by the Warlords Atlantis now rules by the despicable Queen La who seeks Allans attentions in more ways that one. Capturing the Beautiful Dia , Davids love, she sets a trap in the deserted village of Not-vek they set 5 sacrifices to the wandering beasts who are part of some ritual.
Allan and his crew decide a 2 pronged rescue he and David will storm the village and Abner using the Iron move hopefully arrive and speed them away before anyone reacts they know their plans are spied on and set off before there supposed time , Queen La enraged rushes to trap them and get Allan.
Queen La her pet Gorgo, Ritual lord Zal and some armed carbine steel clad Guardians
Allan, David Abner and his crew, Dia the beautiful must be rescued from the village along with the poor slave girl sacrifices for game points
Using my new 4Ground crescent and cross buildings , Alec set the scene (one thing he loves to do)
They look great on the table and are so strong.
6 slave girls are chained in the village square as per scenario 1/2 in the IHMN rule book, contact is made and a roll on a D6 of 5 or 6 Dia is located
Allan prepares his assault hoping Abner arrives after turn 2 quickly
Queen La rushes to trap the surface dwellers
Abner and 2 crew pilot the Iron mole
entering the village they spot the captive girls
a Guardian seek advantage to the central area
a crewman unties a girl but its no Dia the beautiful
an advancing guarding grabs a captive to find Dia he wrestles her along
Allan spot the fiend and fires hitting Dia in the arm and misfires his hunting rifle on the first shot(yes this always happens his reputation does not do him real justice in IHMN he fails miserably but thats part of the great fun)
Dragging Dia off the Guardian seeks to draw in the rescuers to the fire power and sorcery of his company
Another Guardian grabs a girls using her as a shield as any vile dastardly villain would!
Allan rushes at the the guardian who seeks to take dia on the roof his pistol misfires this time?
gun fire erupts as the crew men rescue the girls and try to cover Allan and Davids advance
A guardian is shot dead on the facing roof top
a fisticuffs takes place Allan still not bettering the hoodlum who has Dia
The Guardian captain directs his men to shoot down the surface invaders
A crew man has now 2 rather fetching slave girls in his company
at last Abners Iron mole arrives (4 turns late) Abner rushes out into the debarcle
unties a slave girls any fine British gentle man would, (avoiding her modesty of course)
the guarding pulls dia free from Allan and up the stairs to the roof top
more girls are rescued from a terrible fate
a Guardian s carbine hits a poor defenceless slave girl
there evil is abound
Abner directs the rescued girl to the safety of the Iron mole (has to take this picture sorry but it was funny)
Gorgo at last batters down the wall and charges into the compound
the Queen directs her men to fire down and slay the invaders
Za using his powers tries to make the crew kill each other (mesmerism)
2 crew men tussle in the centre of the compound to this sorcery
Allan reaches the top of the roof at last and charges in
the crew men fair no better there fire arms failing as much at Quatermains
a lucky shot slays Za his sorcery over at last
Allan s rifle jams again he charges the Queen, hoping to end this quickly
a carbine fells another crew man Abner rushes to his aid
the Guardians start to pick off the crew men
another is shoot down
As Allan face the Queen she utters some dark sorcery hoping to rip out his heart for daring to attack her Allan's strong character is enough to ensure the spell fails but he falls unconscious from the dastardly sorcery (yes he fails his pluck test on the line)
(Amazing how he can fail so often in one game actually)
Gunfire still rattles around the village
Abner revives the fallen crew man
But one of the Inhabitants of the land stumble and bust into the compound eager for there dinner
Dis sees the guarding who held her shoot down she breaks free
Davis slays another Guardian on the stairs intent on rescuing his beloved
Dia grabs the fallen spear and slays the guardsman who had captured her
Allan tries to get up (yes another fail)
the Crew man are depleted and fallen when the giant monster enters
Abner faces the beast who strikes but he throws himself into the Iron mole into the arms of a rescued slave girl
Gorgo charges Davis who spar armed receives the beast Head long killing him outright
the giant beast lumbers in seeking his food, scattering the crew men
as one turns to run he is shoot down
Dia jumps the wall and runs to the Iron mole David behind her, Allan rises but is now the prisoner of the Queen.
Abner drives the mole into the ground as the remaining crerw board and escapes as the lizards chews on the remains of there comrades. Queen La smiles as at least she got what she desired the mighty Allan Quatermain, her plans for him will perhaps unfold in the next game?
Loads of fun playing this we missed our game time for a few weeks and as any gamer knows its not good. IHMN plays so well always recommend it for game with friends. be safe and have a great new year from me and Alec.