Friday, 4 June 2010

DbF, The Battle of the Broken Rule.

We had a swiftly put together game of DBFantasy a while ago, using our own DBx rules. It was such a bright day, which made a change, that a lot of the photos didn't come out, so these are the better ones, honestly!
We had the usual +1 for elite, pikes etc, -1 for Peasants and also bonus for the Good side being within 6" of The Good Church, and for the Evil side being within 6" of The Bad Rocks & The Flaming Tower of Evil. Keeps it simple eh! TSS boards & terrain, Kallistra 10mm figures were used.
My dog was not at all interested..

The table, showing the Tower, Church etc, and also the now obligatory refreshments taken whilst gaming. Meat & potato I think they were. Note the two Rulers on the table, one metal and one merely plastic.

The Evil types advance, given Bonus by the well painted Tower, which started life as a mere candlestick holder, bought for 50p at a BB sale.

The Chaps of Haligor advanced to the fray also, with a shout of,"Bring it on if you think you're bad enough".

Some Barbarian Rhino Chariots, which were on neither side, but just picked on the nearest unit, looting as they went. That nearby shed got emptied by them.
The two sides mix it in the centre, near The Good Church, giving the Good side the edge to win after a time.
Those Chariots piled into the flank, and did a fair bit of riding down, hacking & slashing, pulling wheelies and such like. Note The Broken Ruler. Done in by an over enthusiastic gamer. It was at least 15 years old, and was considered a family heirloom. Now, just another gaming casualty. So very sad.
In the centre, the melee grew, and lots of casualties were caused on each side.

The flanking chariots had a disastrous effect on the Evil side, as did the continuous rain of arrows from the "keeping well out the way" Elven archers.
After a long struggle, both sides were forced to retire, and reform their lines, with not as many chaps as there was before. The Evils tried a mounted attack, which the Spearmen just about held off, awaiting reinforcements...
... from a large column of Elf Pikes, solidly stomping it's way toward them.
Unable to wait for the solidly stomping but slow moving Pikes, our brave spearmen flanked and attacked the Mounted Evils, selling their lives dearly, in a desperate effort to hold their ground. It all got very mixed up & messy, blood & guts all over the table.
But they caused enough casualties to halt the Evil attack, and the stomping Elves finally arrived, and thoroughly trashed the remnants right off the table.

A good game was had, despite the much loved rulers sad demise, and we were able to add to our DBF rules, resulting in a half decent play sheet.


Andy McMaster said...

Nice report. Never really played DBA or fantasy but it looks nice. And I will run a mile to avoid the temptation of 10mm! :)



Richie the Darklord said...

That poor ruler never stood a chance lol.

Andy McMaster said...

Yes, the old style rulers just don't measure up to todays standards...

Peeler said...

Well, this one doesn't measure up any more, though I may be able to convert it to a 6" one, with a bit of careful cutting.... :-)
Andy, just try a few 10mm .. just a few to begin with .. see how you go ..

Richie the Darklord said...

That's always how it starts with just a few. It's then a slippery slope from then on :D

Prometheus said...

Great report - I've recently bought DBF (having got fed up of Warmaster) but wondered if you had your rules in a format that you can pass on to others? I'm thinking of using the magic in DBF with HOTT (but dropping the original magician rules in HOTT).

Peeler said...

Hi Prom, drop me an Email with your address at mphillips611 at, and I'll get in touch in a week or so. (Sunny Spain beckons). :-)