Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pushing Lead, on a Holiday Weekend...


Once again, Chirine and Princess Vrisa are in the soup, with the Young Master's hordes of  bloodthirsty barbarians closing in for the kill and no possible hope of escape in view...
Only Chirine's household troops from the Legion of the All-Consuming Flame and the Vriddi clansmen detailed as his bodyguards by Lord Takodai stand between the twain and Dire Doom as the hordes surge across the narrow stream outside the village...

But wait! The shrilling sound of trumpets and the standards of the Legion of the Translucent Emerald! Is rescue at hand? Will Chirine escape an untimely fate? Will Princess Vrisa evade the amorous clutches of Ragnar Hairypants (A real Viking, borrowed for the occasion) who has been fatally smitten by her charms?
A bit of quick marching to the flank, and the troops link up to effect the rescue; the Vriddi clan standard and Chirine's own personal one of the Dragon and The Flame float over the stalwart household guards...

And then it's hand to hand with the hordes; the Tsolyani counter-attack, and fight off the barbarian chieftains and save the day! Hurrah!!!

This past holiday weekend marked the end of our regularly-scheduled game sessions for the summer; I have the football season ahead, and the coming months will see no free Saturdays. (Mind you, the overtime money pays for all the wonderful figures I get from Howard Fielding and his Tekumel Project!) We thought we'd go out with a bang, and I did up this little scenario for the amusement of the group. It used the same battle map / ground sheet as the Battle of the Temple of Chanis, with Chirine and Vrisa holed up with their guards in the village hoping to be rescued by Narkhodlan and his boys and girls from Translucent Emerald.

It was a fun little fight, with the barbarian hordes causing all sorts of mayhem before finally being driven off by the Tsolyani. Their staff-slingers shot one of Chirine's archers clean off the rock ledge he was standing on, providing one of those classic 'Hollywood' moment as the archer plunged to his doom. It was also a good use of all the miniatures that I did for the Battle of Anch'ke, if I do say so myself, and everyone seems to have had a good time.

Table size was 60" by 60". Figures are by Old Guard, Reaper, The Tekumel Project, Warlord Miniatures, and Iron Mammoth; Chanis scenic ground cloth by yours truly from a map by Prof. M. A. R. Barker; terrain by Hudson and Allen and the local pet shop's 'fish tank accessories' section; trees from the after-Christmas sales, and not yet painted...

1 comment:

  1. Great photos and it was a lot of fun! Please remember to send me a copy of the photos.

    Thanks for the great time!
    Mark

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