Last Friday saw a game of Battles in the Age of War - in other words, Sengoku era Japan. Dave was new to the game, Keith had played several times before. It was an odd game. During the pre game events section, Keith fared poorly with both of his flank clan generals being degraded in quality, one permanently, one temporarily depending on getting a messenger to him and then rolling a 6 on determination dice.
From there once the game started, things went from bad to worse for Keith. He couldn't hit a thing with shooting, kill anything in combat, make a 3+ saving roll or pass a morale test and after 4 turns he had lost over half of his army with Dave's army practically untouched. Dice can go like that sometimes and you just have to grim and bear it. But it made the game a painful experience for Keith.
Still it looked nice!
A couple of weeks ago, myself Keith and John B along with others attended Jeff Davis' house to play out part of Gettysburg Day 1 using Rally Once More, a set of computer moderated rules. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and thought the rules worked really well. Jeff is a consumate host providing ample refreshments and plenty of banter around the table. Coupled with his most excellent collection of 10mm armies and mostly hand made scenery it was a great day as usual.
On the painting front I have been busy prepping and basecoating lots of bits. My 5 Viking longboats are well underway and should be done sometime in the week. Not sure what the next game will be.