Sunday, September 28, 2014

Red Sand Blue Sky With Rio Rancho Gamers

The other Ken came over for a game of Red Sand Blue Sky.  I broke out the old arena.  I was thinking back and this paper model is ten years old.  Also Red Sand Blue Sky was the first Two Hour Wargames game I ever played.  It was also the first game I ever ran at Mcon at the Red Lion in Austin.

In the first match I played a secutor and Ken played a murmillo.  We traded ineffective blows and caught our breath.   That was more important for me because I was ahead in burning bonus dice.  Next turn Fortuna was with me and I got in a good attack on the unshielded side of Ken's Murmillo and took him out.  The crowd was split on mercy but the editor was in a kinder mood, and Ken's murmillo was spared.

Next My murmillo went up against Ken's retiarius.  Ken was really on his game in this one.  His retiarius netted me and damaged my shield arm.  I managed to catch a breath next turn and then he finished me off with a vicious belly wound.

The rest of the evening was spent in great conversation about books and games and life in general.  Good times.  I play solo a bunch but the social aspect of games is always a great thing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Joust on 9/5 With Rio Rancho Gamers

There were three of us to play Joust on Sept. 5th.  I cooked up a pot of gumbo and we ran several tilts.  Not really sure who came out on top but it was a good time.  Seemed like the other players took to the system easily enough.  We are going to kick out with a game of Red Sand Blue Skies: Heroes of the Arena this Friday 9/26.  Should be fun.

Also got a copy of Captains and Kings from Two Hour Wargames.  I already started making 100 Years War  Army Lists and began working on ideas for a campaign.  This is the tune up Montjoie has needed for years to bring it into line with the current Two Hour Wargames mechanics. This might be my new pet for a while.