Sunday, 30 April 2017

Salute Part 3 Fabled Realms Demo and more...

Off  I went to the table for a quick demo game

I was playing with the Druggoi the infected band of monsters that where once men.

I called him Fluffy

 I was facing was called Eightfold Path who are religious order with valiant warriors.

The scenario is set up where we are partly through a game turn. The Druggoi are set up ready to charge in to battle with their teeth and claws.

Its my first turn and I decided to run in with my big guy and his unit to meet the unit on the left hand side.
As I declare my action my appoints use their magic half ling to interrupt and send a fire ball in my path.

We roll off and the ball of fire takes a wound from my big guy (he has 5 so all good)
I carry on with the charge.

I have more action points but my second unit gets charged and the round of hacking begins.
now each model has a number of dice to through and depending on the colour it gives more chances of success. The good thing is that it is balanced as no matter how many success you get with one roll it only counts as one wound unless you get a skull which is a critical hit and adds another.

As we smack away one of my Druggoi dies from the sustained attacks. I decided to use my first unit to attack from behind to get reinforcements into the fight but my appoint interrupts with an action point to charge the unit first. We roll off to see who goes first.. I win the roll so I charge into the unit and my opponents charge to where they think I am am but i'm gone..

The Druggoi do what they do best start smashing through the enemies. Another good mechanic is if an opponents model dies you can roll to see if it becomes infected and you can then add another Druggoi which is cool.

One lone model from the Eightfold Path stays and fights his name is Samule and I can tell you he did not want to die slaying models and fainting hits..


The rest of the Eightfold Path run in to help Samule with the fight.

 We both uses our spell cards to faint attacks and give us more powerful attacks as well as block attacks. It's still a back and fourth more models die but Samule will not go down!! He is the MVP so far in this game..

Finally after 3 more rounds of back and fourth combat Samule dies along with his fellow comrade at arms but not before he hits one more time and kills another Druggoi before he goes down...

What a good game it was a back and forth even though I sourrnded my opponent for most of the game. The dice really balance everything even with modifiers so you can still come through and survive.  

I think I will have to keep an eye on this in June on kickstarter.

After the game I took one final look around

And a table that Riot will like..

So that was my time at Salute 2017. It felt a lot more open planned this year with more space to walk around. In my next post I will show you all my swag and I was a good boy and did not spend to much honest!

After My 10 hours or so of gaming goodness I was off to Lano's for a BBQ and my first game of Warhammer Fantasy ever (yes I am late to the party) where I was kindly allowed to use Riots awesomely painted Orges agains Macca's undead army..

It was great fun and I really enjoyed it but all I can say is Zombies.... Zombies Everywhere!!!


riot ville said...

I likey that board very, very much. I saw in on Hawkins blog after he had finished making it and it looked even better in the flesh.

You really need to join the WHF party bus.

Shaggy said...

Don't worry mate I am coming aboard I have my dwarves ready and enjoyed playing the Orgers....I have just found a load of undead models too... ��

The Flaming Heretic said...

Looked like a busy day, shame I missed it again! Always next year...

Shaggy said...

@theflamingheretic it was and you should definitely try and go next year mate.