Wargaming Musings?

I'm a bit of a butterfly in terms of my attention and sticking to gaming projects long term isn't my strongest point. On the bright side, atleast I flit between the same things. Expect an ecclectic medley of Moderns, Dark Ages, Quar and Early Wild West, almost all in 28mm... (with some 1/48 moderns thrown in... )

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Photo report - Arthurian Skirmish

I have decided to try and get some more games in, and decided to start with a test game using the GW LOTR rules.  I remember them being good fun when I used to play them just after they came out, and that they should work well for the whole range of games I want to play (from straight historicals to dragon slaying and rescuing princesses from giants).

The scenario was simple enough - a rag-tag group of saxon raiders attacks a farmstead at the same time that the local lord is summoning the levy to try to track the raiders down.  The Romano British objective was to drive the saxons off, whilst the saxons wanted to capture civilians as slaves and/or take possession of the farm.

The battle was fun and was very close in the end, with both sides being 1 casualty away from breaking. In the end,  the saxons took the crucial casualty and although they passed their first morale test, the villagers had escaped and they decided to call it a day. 
Pictures were taken at the end of each phase (move,  shoot,  fight)...