Monday, January 11, 2016

Border Defence

In the Kingdom's phase of the same turn that saw the Knights fend off an attack, one of my cavalry units made contact with the goblin raiders they had been tracking last turn.

Eight Rep 4, mounted men-at-arms, armed with lances, entered a clearing only to find two Possible Enemy Forces not one foot away.

The two forces resolved into some 15 greenskins including a massive orc leader and a troll.

A seemingly formidable foe.

They charged.

We counter-charged.

There was a dreadful din as the two forces met.

"There's something wrong with our bloody Gobbos today!"
Although outnumbered my lads won all of their combats save one, that against the troll.

The disparity in losses was apparently too much for the Gobbos and they fled.

Only to be mercilessly ridden down.

One of the lads held back to pick up the banner of our fallen comrade.

A quick regrouping and it was off to seek out the final Possible Enemy Force, that had been making a racket in a thick cluster of woods.

Twas nae a Gobbo.

And so the end of another successful fight.

Mind you the Gobbos can't roll well to (literally) save their lives today.

Two games in the space of a few hours with breaks to take photos and edit them. Swordplay 2015 is certainly fast playing. Makes it ideal to resolve actions in a campaign game.


  1. Looks like your solo system moves at a brisk clip.

    1. The game used for the actual table top battles, Swordplay 2015, plays very fast. There is a certain lack of fine detail that other rules, including other Two Hour Wargames rules have, but it gives a good game.

      The campaign game should play in an hour or two if you use the quick battle resolution I am working on and then you wouldn't even have to set up a tabletop game. Although setting up table top games is sort of the point.

      My goal is to have it so that you can use any rules for the table top battles so long as players agree on just what a "unit" is, whether it be a lance of Medieval types, or a company of cavalry, or a squad of mercenaries, etc.