Monday, 28 January 2008

BattleLore League Week 3

This week we played two of the official web scenarios, Goblin Gold and Dwarven Renegades.

The first scenario is an official Days of Wonder web published scenario for Goblin Skirmishers and as such, contained Goblins on both sides. We split up into two groups with Steve and I facing off and Bruce and Darren going head to head. Neither Darren nor I had much luck with this battle, with Bruce hammering Darren 12-5 (and winning his 4th game in a row) and Steve trouncing me 12-4 using the spell Chain Lightning to great effect.

The second was a web published scenario for Dwarven Battalions that pitted the basement dwellers (Darren and I) against each other and the top two players (Bruce and Steve). I squeaked out a 11-10 win by using my lone heavy cavalry and killing two units on the final turn to break a 4-4 deadlock. Steve managed to stop Bruce’s winning streak dead in it’s tracks with a similar 11-10 score.

The current standings are:


Next game session is Sunday Feb 3th at Myth Games at noon

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Week 2 Battle Lore League

There still being only four of us, we played two more scenarios and the league standings did change. Bruce took advantage of everyone and had a perfect day, winning all his battles and leaving the rest of us in his dust.

The first scenario was from the Goblin Skirmishers, and is called “Riding down the Spear Bearers”. I was pitted against Darren while Steve and Bruce battled. Darren won his first battle 6-5 over me, but I came back and caused a draw in the overall fight. Bruce won half his battle and beat Steve by 3.

The second scenario was Axe and Spear from the Dwarven Battalion pack. This one really showed me how much my dice (and Bruce’s dastardly plan) were hurting me as Bruce beat me by 3, winning both sides. Darren slipped back into his old ways, losing to Steve by 1.

The current standings are:


League play resumes on the 27th at Myth Games

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Cause it's game night

or at least a review

I didn't expect many to turn out for Saturday night games due to the weather but I was pleasantly surprised by because we had a total of nine show up and played 5 different games, with 5 different winners.

We started the night with two different tables, the first being Ingenious, won by that ingenious fellow Rick over three others. The other table had Formula Motor Racing which I won and Tim finished last with one point in three races (I will get back to Tim later).

We switched tables around and had a four player game of Carcassonne: The Discovery (Brenda's favourite) which she narrowly won by 18 points... The zombies in the group kept chanting "Brains!" and played Mall of Horror which Lenora won after Tim got all his people eaten.

We wrapped up the night with a nine player one lap race of Formula De' and we finished the race in about 2 hours with the the night's whipping boy Tim winning handily. He led wire to wire and finished a full turn ahead of the rest of us. The important thing is that we all finished.

My suggestion for next game night is the 16th of Feb, it is the Saturday of a long weekend and I am gone the weekend after that so the only choices are the 9th and the 16th. Any preferences?

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Battle Lore League

Week one has come and gone with 4 players playing in it. We played 2 scenarios each, one from the Call to Arms supplement and one from the Goblin Marauders supplement.

The first scenario (Muddy Waters) was played between Bruce and John with John winning 8-7. Both games were lopsided victories. Darren and Steve had a slightly different result with Steve winning both sides of the battle 14-6.

Scenario two pitted the winners of the previous games against each other in a Gobin Chevauchee. John and Steve drew the game 11-11 with both winning as the humans 6-5. Darren’s dice roll woes continued as he lost to Bruce 6-4 and 6-2.

Current standings are:


There are still 7 more weeks to play, so you can still come out and play. The cost is free, and you should bring your copy of Battle Lore (if you have one), otherwise we should be able to work around a shortage of units.

Next game time is 12 Noon January 20th, 2008 at Myth Games (#4 3434 34th AVE NE)