Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 99¢ Scenario is out for Horse & Musket

Lieutenant Daniel Dulle and his squad from the 95th have been tasked with blowing up the bridge at Villa Verde to cover the retreating flank of the army. Normally this would be a job for the Royal Engineers, but a group of French dragoons are in hot pursuit.

This is a scenario for Fistful of Lead: Horse & Musket available from Wargames Vault or Wiley Games

Monday, April 16, 2018

Home paintin'

Yes, we have been playing games, but I've been behind on the posts due to the Kickstarter. My work allows a few creative renewal days a year, so I stayed home Friday and painting from another Kickstarter.
 Greenskin Wars Hobgoblins.
 And their smaller cousins.
These are some of the plastic Heavy Gear minis. I painted up some to use for Galactic heroes. I guy asked me online if you could use GH for giant robots/anime type games. Why not?

Thursday we had a game of Dust Tactics. Some day, in the far future, when I have an airbrush again, I'll paint these bad boys. It's a great system and line of minis. Wish I had more.
Back to work on my KS.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Galactic Heroes is a go!

Kickstarter Success! Our Fistful of Lead: Galactic heroes Kickstarter is fully funded and then some. Thanks to our 134 backers and everybody else who made this possible. Set for delivery in September. Now the real work starts.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Podcast with TheVeteranWargamer

I had the great pleasure this week of sitting down with Jay Arnold to talk Galactic Heroes and all things Fistful of Lead, on his podcast, the Veteran Wargamer.
Check it out!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Galactic Heroes

I ran another game of Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes. I'm really liking how the rules are playing.
I wanted to use this scenario and group of miniatures to showcase the versatility of the rules. This was more of a "Near Future" type game vs Space Opera.

 The Gray Ghosts wait...
The Union Forces were fighting a holding action against the Rebels who had overrun the previous positions. The Union troops had to hold out long enough to get an off table squad to the landing pad carrying vital intel.
One Squad of Union commandos, the Gray Ghosts, were positioned in town, while a relief squad moved up from behind. Facing them were three squads of Rebels. One squad was using experimental power armor and also had a spotter drone. The drone moved before the turn started and could be used by the Rebels to get line of sight wherever the drone could see.
 Rebels move in
 The Ghosts get pounded

Run Capt Forrest, run!
The poor Ghosts took a pounding. They kept emptying their clips into shadows (i.e. rolling 1s) and got nailed twice by Rebel off board artillery. I had mixed the Joker in for just such an event.
By the time the Union Intel officer and his squad entered the fight, the town was infiltrated. One trooper ran ahead to the pad while his buddies held off the heavy troopers.
All in all, everything really worked well. The fight had the right cinematic feeling, especially when a
 The Union gets heavy support
Rebel firing an indirect drone guide missile managed to miss spectacularly and miss his friend by a few millimeters.
In the end, the Union troops got their intel off world. Now the Galaxy will know of the Rebel atrocities....

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekend at TwisterCon

I had the great pleasure of hosting 4 different Fistful of Lead games at TwisterCon in Oklahoma City this weekend. Friday we did classic FfoL.

Friday night I realized I had forgotten all my adobe buildings 5 1/2 hours away at home. So Saturday morning, my Legion fought in a very verdant Mexico. The Legion died gloriously to a man.

Saturday afternoon we got to showcase our new supplement for the French and Indian War, "Red Hatchets and Black Powder". The Colonial Rangers never made it to their waiting canoes.

Saturday night, a few select players got to try Galactic Heroes early. Victory to the Robot Legion!

Special thanks to our hosts at TwisterCon helping us feel at home.