Club TuesdayTonight at the Helensburgh games club, most of the older members were rejuvenating some of the house terrain, which had become somewhat battered with heavy use. It was left to me to host a game for the younger members and for any others who didn't wish to paint. I chose to bring Prehistoric Settlement.
Prehistoric SettlementPrehistoric Settlement is an empire-building game by Steve Barber Models. As might be expected from the title, it's set in the stone age, though this probably owes more to Hollywood's vision of those times than to any real paleolithic struggle for existence. Each side starts with just a handful of cavemen who have to acquire resources (flint and food) as well as defend against perils (mostly other cavemen, but also mammoths, sabre-tooth cats and the like on occasion). Resources are spent to expand the side's settlement with new and better tents and also to recruit more cavemen.
However, the defenders sensed something of the threat. They started to move to surround the grey-clad foreigners, whilst also bringing up some reinforcements.
Then, disaster struck the Wolf People. Who knows which god or gods they had offended, but for 2 turns running they suffered a calamity! Firstly, immediately after their builder completed the nearby tent storms and high winds caused them to miss a turn. Then on the turn following that, a cyclone struck! Most of the force was felt back in their homelands, where their only berry picker was lost. This, along with the expense of constructing the second tent, left the Wolf People very low on food.