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Aha a nice new shiney corner of the web to stomp around....

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:02 pm
by lostpict
I claim this space in the name of Sauron the Great!

Feeling a bit like Lief, ready to pillage the Skraelings. So who makes the best Skraeling miniatures? How is that for starting post. I ask in the fantasy page since my Vikings know that Odin is alive and well!

Lost Pict aka Deuce aka the Dark Lord :twisted:

Re: Aha a nice new shiney corner of the web to stomp around.

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:10 pm
by John Thomas8
And welcome. All things war gaming is what we're about.

Re: Aha a nice new shiney corner of the web to stomp around.

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:18 pm
by lostpict
Oh dear, we seemed to have spilled a little blood on the floor. Not so shiney anymore, but that happens in Fantasy wargaming. There are two intervweaving thoughts that befuddle my brain this morning:

1) a significant level of fascination with Saga at Spring Fever his arisen amongst my gaming buddies in Raleigh, including some discussion of Saga Skarelings. Hence my previous questions. I managed to avoid giving in to my baser purchasing instinct at did not yet buy the Saga rules, but pondered it my heart as I drove back North. Keep that thought in mind.

2) so fresh back from 4 LOTR games I was a bit down that I had not yet found anyone to LOTR it around DC in my 5 years of military occupation. Low and behold on Tuesday a Lurker on one of the Southern Maryland game boards expressed a desire to LOTR it. I pounced and last night ran a rollicking Warg Rider versus Riders of Rohan game at his house (thus the blood on the floor in his game room and this corner of the web). Evil has a Troll, 2 Warg Rider Captains, and 24 Wargriders with a mix of spear and bow. Goody-goodies (not that I am biased) had 3 Rohan Captains and 23 Riders of Rohan. The game ran through 8 turns, nip and tuck the whole way. Lots of dead wargs, riders, and pony-men. Long story short, ultimately the last Orc Captain failed his courage check and the Evil lads routed. So there is a little AAR for the purposes of this Board, but back to Saga. No sooner had I arrived than my new gaming buddy said would you like to play Saga? (and Gnome Wars, etc.). So next game is Saga, with me being Vikings. Fate is inexorable!

Re: Aha a nice new shiney corner of the web to stomp around.

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:03 pm
by lostpict
Truly inexorable, e-bay beckoned and Skraelings this way come. I guess I will see if Saga is for me with these and my other Dark Age lads (I have 6 pt armies of Vikings and Saxons plus a 4 pt army of Normans). If Saga is not my cup of tea, the Skraelings will serve for their primary intended purpose of a Skraeling versus Norse battle in Vinland. But back to fantasy, I wonder how LOTR Saga would work? I wonder if anyone has done that? I also have Norse mythos things including Aesir, Jotun, and Spectral Vikings. Things to ponder.

Jimmy

Re: Aha a nice new shiney corner of the web to stomp around.

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:06 pm
by John Thomas8
eBay is like a crack dealer for war gamers.

.....ooooh, look, another shiny thing I'm now just dying to have.....