The camp’s defenses (to the right) have formed up to meet the Usurper’s tired troops
Screen capture from the central game server...
Theat wasn’t a bad weekend for games; I also finally set up and played a Dragon Rampant scenario generated by my solo campaign, which had been awaiting resolution for several months. The nice thing about a solo campaign is that the opponent doesn’t get bored while waiting for the next move to be resolved.
I used some orcs borrowed from Norman and some of my general purpose fantasy/medieval 1/72 scale figures to resolve an encounter out on the eastern borders of the human kingdom of Darmis. I ran the “Into the Valley of Certain Death” scenario from the rule book, in which both sides have stumbled into some inhospitable territory. In this case, I considered it to be an area of traps left by the elves, who are happy to wear down either or both parties.
The board is supposed to have 50% of the area covered in scenery, and any unit entering a terrain feature for any reason takes hits. The units were, for the most part, able to maintain control and stay out of danger, so I was glad to be playing solo. I don’t think that it would have been too much fun as a regular two (or more) player game.
... and two Reaper Bones “saprolings” as tree creatures of some sort. This is the second (of two) of these stands. The first was finished back in March.
For my most recent micro-project, I stayed with the 1/72 scale fantasy theme with some baggage and a camp follower/NPC. While cleaning up recently, I found a group of figures I had washed prior to priming some months ago. Included in the group was a small flock of sheep, which I had started when I did a campaign battle last October, for which I had needed three baggage train items for an escort mission. I had two, and filled in the third with a mounted Maid Marian from the Airfix Robin Hood set. The sheep are from the Pegasus farm animals set. I decided after I had started them that I wanted a shepherd of some sort, so another Robin Hood set figure was drafted for the purpose. For figures the Plastic Soldier Review lists as having been released in 1964, they hold up very well considered alongside some of the modern manufacturers. The pregnant woman came from the Linear-B/Strelets Roman transport set. The review notes that her costume isn’t particularly accurate for Roman times, but she fits right in to the generic fantasy themed collection.
I’ve got several things on the painting desk this weekend, so I shall hope to finish something tomorrow. I have been using the desk as my work at home space, and I will need to be cleared off again by 7:30AM on Monday.