Tuesday 19 January 2016

A Dark Shadow in the Hills - Dragon Rampant Battle Report

The boy and I had our first game of Dragon Rampant last weekend. It was great fun!

We already had a few games of Lion Rampant under our belts so we were familiar with the rules...and those rules are very simple and straightforward whilst at the same time offering plenty of tactical choices. The game plays fast and furious and is bundles of fun! We highly recommend it!

What's more, the introduction of Strength Points and Fantastical Abilites has made an already flexible system that much better. Warband creation is as quick and easy as ever but Strength Points now mean that you can field Single Model Units and Reduced Model Units! Inspired!

I have to say that, much as we enjoy Frostgrave, Dragon Rampant is even more fun. Simpler and less fiddly, quicker to pick up and play but at the same time more flexible and just as tactical. A huge thumbs up from us. Can't wait for the next in the series using the same rules....The Men Who Would Be Kings and The Pikemen's Lament.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the battle report....

* The Wraith Knights and Armoured Skeletons should be (RMU) not (SMU).

Yep. You guessed it. I was playing the bad guys and my son the good guys. And I lost. Again. And despite having an extra couple of points-worth in my warband. And it all started so well...

Here's a Dropbox link and a Google Drive link to a PDF of the battle report. Much bigger and easier to read, if you are so inclined. 

The miniatures are mainly a mix of North Star Frostgrave, Red Box and Hasslefree and were all painted for me by the inimitable Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games

Now I really must get around to doing the battle report for our Christmas game of Dead Man's Hand...

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