The ScenarioI described this as a 3-way battle. Actually, the scenario is more a 2-way fight with a few distractions...
The story goes thus: a small band of mercenaries is escorting a tax collector and his takings when they are ambushed by not just 1, but 2 separate armies. The tax collector's forces must try to escape (fat chance!); each of the attackers can win by capturing the cart which contains the tax money.
So, special rules:
- The mercenaries are desperate and won't become demoralised if (when) their forces are reduced below the normal threshold.
- The treasure cart moves and fights as if it were a Horde. It is not destroyed when any combat result would otherwise indicate this, but instead is captured. It then becomes the property of whichever army just beat it, at least until the next army tries to retake it!
- Victory goes to whichever army controls the treasure cart at the end of the game, or the last army standing if all others are demoralised and flee.
As he did so, the goblins' ballista had a clear line of sight to the undead army's flocks of bats. The artillery showed remarkable efficiency by shooting down several bat swarms in a row (were they using cannister or chain-shot, I wonder?)
At the treasure cart, the fight degenerated into a vulgar tussle as generals from both the goblin and the undead armies fought over the loot. It was easy enough for each to recapture the wagon, but they never had a chance to drag it away before the other side counter-attacked!
And that's pretty much how the game ended. There were fights elsewhere, but none were conclusive and all 3 sides claimed that they might have won if we'd been able to continue.
Nice battle report. Very difficult game for the mercenary's! Sorry to hear about your redundancy news.ReplyDelete
The mercenaries were really there to provide a speed bump for the ravening hordes - it would have been difficult to justify an abandoned chest of money in the middle of nowhere!Delete
As for the redundancy, thanks for your comment. It wasn't at all unexpected and hopefully I won't be out of work for long.
If all three sides could potentially claim victory it sounds like a tight game. Nice one mate.ReplyDelete
Well, I think the mercenaries claim was a bit weak, seeing as they only had a single spear element left (and *that* only survived because the Goblins were pretty much ignoring it)!Delete
Hehe amazing! I think the spearmen are in for a salary raise!!!ReplyDelete
Maybe - but I don't think the king would be very pleased if they went to him asking for money after they lost all the tax money :-) ...Delete
I admire your ability to develop extraordinary battle scenarios that almost always result in a great game.ReplyDelete
Well, thanks - but I don't think of these games as anything particularly extraordinary. Gee, I'm all embarrassed now :-) !Delete
Damn, I was rooting for the Tax collector and thought he'd survive !ReplyDelete
Great report and a very entertaining read as always, the gunners were obviously using bat-shot (a form of bird shot) and the comment about "dogs like bones" was priceless.
I too was made redundant earlier this year and I can empathise with your position, good luck in the future job hunt.
I suspect that you're the only reader ever to support a tax collector! He did meet an end that no-one deserves, though.Delete
Thanks for the support on redundancy. As I said in a previous comment, we saw it coming a long time ago and so weren't at all surprised when it finally happened.
Good luck with your job search. Just make sure you have the right stats on your character sheet!ReplyDelete
And a great game too. I love your twists, it makes them fun and challenging!
Thanks, Cedric. It's not a complete disaster - there are possibilities out there for me. Hopefully this unemployment will only be for a short period.Delete