Battle Reports


Battle Report: Arena Rex 3/25/2019 Ludus Magnus vs Legio XIII (3v3)

Wow, I cannot believe it has been three months since our last game of Arena Rex, and the first game of 2019, I do miss the quickness of the game play, I may have to remember that as I am shopping the aisle of the vendor hall at AdeptiCon this week.We played the scenario "Duellum" which we played once before back in October of 2018.Scenario: DuellumTwo Gladiators take center stage while their cohorts jockey for position and favor.  The grand melee begins when one of the duelists falls.Special Rules: Each player secretly selects one gladiator from their cohort to take part in the duel.  Dueling models may not voluntarily leave the duel zone.  No other models may enter the duel zone until one of the dueling gladiators is defeated or pushed completely outside of the zone.  Dueling models must be activated if they are Ready.Deployment: A 5" diameter ring is placed at the center of the arena, this is the duel zone.  The dueling gladiators are deployed in base contact with one

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Let’s Play! – Moonstone by Goblin King Games

Today I’m joined by Jason to check out this new fantasy-driven Skirmish from Goblin King Studio; Moonstone! The Dominion and Commonwealth are largely at peace, but when the sun sets and the Moonstone begins to grow from the ground their forces will fight a shadowy war for its control. Wizards will pay unheard-of prices for this commodity that dissolves in the sun and alliances and friendships will be put on the line to be the Troupe that controls it. Check out the game HERE: https://moonstonethegame.com/

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 3/24/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's (AdeptiCon Practice)

Seeing how last weekend I did not play in my own event "Cooking with a Roast", I needed some more practice games before I head off to AdeptiCon on Wednesday, so earlier today my son and I were able to get in 2 games (just like our 2 games of X-Wing practice on Saturday).We both changed up our lineups a bit, I swapped in 'Brisket' this time with my 'Veteran Boar' Captain, and my son for the first time was trying the new Hunter's Captain 'Steeljaw'The lineups that were played for Game 1 were: V BoarPrincessBoilerV OxBrisketShank SteeljawSnowV MinxSeenahJaecarEgretLike I usually do, I clocked out in this game.  My Butcher's were up 8-2 and then time expired and I lost 8-12.  Once Activation I must have spent like 15-20 minutes thinking about what to do, but 'V Boar' is still new to me and playing with 'Brisket' also changed some things up.  This is just practice and I need to learn from my mistakes.For Game 2 my son changed his lineup once again and went back to a 'Theron' list, I decide

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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Rules Review and First Playthrough

So there has been a lot of chatter on the world wide web about these rules, being the latest creation from the man behind the Frostgrave rules, Joe McCullough, and having listened to his interview with Henry Hyde in his Battlechat and the Meeples Guys talking about it in Episode 262 it sounded like the sort of game that the THAGGers would be interested in.So a quick visit to Drivethru RPG and ordering the hardback book with the pdf file option the tome arrived about a week later. After a quick read through the THAGGers agreed that we would role up a Ranger character and have a bash at the introductory Mission in the book - "The Missing".Rangers is what you would call a "RPG lite" rules system, the player creates a Ranger who has a initial stat line consisting of movement, fight, shoot, armour, will and health. There are also a list of Heroic Abilities and spells that the Ranger can select and a list of inherent skills. By allocating build points between the stat line, abilities/

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Battle Report: X-Wing 3/23/2019 (AdeptiCon Practice)

Yesterday my son and I played 2 games of X-Wing to get a little more practice for the X-Wing System Open Qualifier at AdeptiCon next Friday.  My son will not be playing in X-Wing (but instead Batman) but he still got in a few games for my much needed practice.Last time I played a couple weeks back, I was testing a "Fat Han" list with just Han Solo and Wedge, a 2 ship list (Hyperspace legal), but since the AdeptiCon event is a System Open Qualifier and is an Extended Format event, I decided to change a few things up by putting Han on a diet and squeezing in a Bandit Squadron Pilot Z-95 ship.Game 1:My List:Han Wedge Bandit v1.0(82) Han Solo [Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter](5) Nien Nunb(8) Perceptive Copilot(6) Veteran Turret Gunner(5) Lone Wolf(6) Millennium FalconPoints: 112(52) Wedge Antilles [T-65 X-wing](2) R4 Astromech(0) Servomotor S-foils(5) Hull Upgrade(6) OutmaneuverPoints: 65(23) Bandit Squadron Pilot [Z-95-AF4 Headhunter]Points: 23Total points: 200My Son:Luke Wedge Norra(62) Luke Skywalker [T-

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Battle Report – Rangers of Shadowdeep – The Broken Stairs

  With the Watchtower at Tor Varden cleared of the evil Kobolds emerging from the Shadowdeep, Bron and his companions scout a steep pathway leading down the cliffs behind the guard tower. Mustering what provisions they can from the stores of the Tor, they set out immediately on their third mission, this time past the borders of Alladore into the Shadowdeep itself!

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Fight for the Factory - Bolt Action Modern AAR

Before I jump into the game ... just wanted to show a couple of pictures of my new gaming table from the "Table of Ultimate Gaming" company.  I picked up two of their 4 foot by 6 foot tables with joining kit and combined them into a 6 foot by 8 foot table.  The "depth" of the tabletop is adjustable (deep or shallow - I'm using the deeper setting).  Quick attach cup holders and pads.  My dice trays are on back order.  I also have the table "tops" that store in the table.  When stored in the table the tops pull out to be little pull out surfaces, otherwise they cover the gaming area and turn the whole thing into a regular old table (for like ... eating and stuff).  Did I mention it also has power outlets and USB ports!  Anywho, really happy with it.Roy, John, Steve, Matt and myself managed to get together to play a modern "Russia Resurgent" game this past weekend.  I setup a table with a factory that we would fight over.The initial setup was a small detachment of Fre

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Guild Ball: "Cooking with a Roast" Recap

Yesterday, I hosted my first Guild Ball tournament, as a Pundit and overall ever and I want to say it was a pretty good success.  My event "Cooking with a Roast" (named after the Cook's Guild being officially released the day before) was held at Fantasy Games in South Bend, IN (a nicely sized venue) that had plenty of room to host 16 players, I think anymore players, it wold intrude on other space in the store needed for their other products.South Bend, IN was a nice central location and reached out and attracted players from the North in Michigan, the West in Illinois, the East in Ohio and players from it's own State of Indiana.I had to dress like a ChefThere was a full event of 16 players registered on Longshanks, but one of the local players actually did not check-in so the event started with 15 player and would have to have a bye each round.  I was prepared to play in place of the bye, but on my drive down to the store, I received a message that the person who would help me with the event could

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Game 12: Agathon the Voice in the Darkness vs. Cyrenia and the Faithful Masses

Tested a game but the results are somewhat invalid. I deployed the wrong Horrors and didn't notice until later. I'm still reporting on the game as if that didn't matter, though.Playing the part of Infernals were:Agathon- HarbingerForeboder- Stormwall StormpodTormentors - Dire Troll MaulersLord Roget d'Vyaros - Orin MidwinterGreat Princess Regna Gravnoy - Obavnik ZerkovaMordecai - Broadsides BartUmbral Guardians - Exemplar WardersValin Hauke - GravusCultist Band with Quintus Faustus - Holy Zealots with Monolith BearerCultist Bands 2 and 3 - Choir and Holy ZealotsHowlers - FennbladesInfernal Gate - Shrine of the LawgiverDesolators - Dire Troll BombersSoul Stalkers - Angelius (serpentine!)Playing the part of Sole Arbiter of All Things and Coach was Phil Koziol:Some easy mistakes that we didn't notice until later. Agathon lost the roll to go first. We saw the Intelligence rule later on and we would have re-rolled. Going first with summoning horrors seems like it should be good.Secondly, going second I chose the w

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