Game DesignThis game featured the rules written and used by Sprinks over at the Wronghammer blog (that's a link I hope, though my HTML is not what it was...). I tinkered slightly with the rules, "Blood, Guts and Severed Heads" to allow for one-on-one skirmish fighting, so it's now BGSH Lite. In the spirit of the Sprinks System, figures were left unpainted.
StorylineOld Sir Bernard had retired from the Baronning business, moved to the coast and bought himself a nice little Manor he named Dun Slaughterin. He'd hung up his sword, thrown his armour in the shed and was looking forward to spending some quality time with Lady Bernard, sitting by the fire with his feet up on a serf, or some such. Then the messenger arrived.
"The King demands that all knights, old or young, must march North to The Death Lands with as many fighting men as possible, and join him in a mighty final battle against The Evil Personage and his monstrous army of... monsters. Oh, and as you live by the Sea he also demands that you bring a large cauldron of that fabulous fish stew they do around here. Farewell!"
Sir Bernard sighed and went to look for his horse...
ObjectiveSir Bernard and the Good Men must get the Fish Stew across the board. The Ambushing Goblins and the Troll must stop them. The Troll is hungry (of course) and wants the stew. The Goblins just want to kill as many men as possible. All normal Fantasy fare.
|Overview of the board - What no grid?|
|Sir Bernard sends archers out to cover their advance through the Bad Lands. A measuring devise is used!|
|The precious cargo|
|The Ambush is sprung - Circle the Wagon!|
|First blood - A well aimed shot takes down a Goblin|
|Blood, guts and severed heads indeed|
|The body count rises|
|The troll slinks away and it's defeat for the baddies|
|Sir Bernard has lost most of his men but saved the Royal Gumbo - hurrah!|