Thursday: the kids were jonesing to finish Big Danged Boats from Wednesday afternoon. I left it set up for them.
The End of BIG DANGED BOATS
The Spartans were attempting a rear ram, which wasn’t going to happen, even with a broad beamed ship like the Siege Machine. They DID end up next to the Siege Machine not moving, and moved into Boarding and Melee. The melee rules now look like this:
Target ship being boarded fires off a defensive volley with any shooters that can fire. (The Gnomes had 8 AD worth of fire).
Line up attackers and defenders.
each side rolls AD and DD. If they match, go to crit table. If the net result is negative for the attacker, he retreats. If he scores positive, he’s hit his opponent.
Unlike the last game, the Spartans got the butts handed to them this time. Only the Captain and one Spartan were left.
Since the Gnome ship was sinking fast, the Gnome Captain boarded right back, and slaughtered the Spartan crew.
Cedric, running the Gnomes, played the FROM HELL’S HEART I STAB AT THEE action card. This blows up the ship and anyone around it. He ended up losing some Gmomes and the Black Galley lost some crew as well.
The rest of the action was inconsequential. The Black Galley went down to hard poinding, and then so did the Deadnought.
The last fighting ships were the Wood Elves, Primus, the Gnomes escaping in the Hoplite, and the Dwarves.
We had a great time running a repise of last year’s OLYMPICA game at Garrett’s request. This is a miniatures version of the old Metagaming microgame, somewhat expanded in scope. Unlike last time, the UN actually got pretty close to the Web of COmpulsion generator and if they hadn’t been converted, would have won this one.
The UN started closer than usual and took advantage of a glaring hole in the tunnel network:
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to finish it, but I thought the UN might have pulled this one off. They at least discovered where the web generator was in this game, but quickly got converted by it.
They got this close:
I tinkered with the balance on this one and will publish a rewrite shortly. Both sides are a little better represented now. I think the game would have reached conclusion in about four more turns.
For more pictures, see this Slideshow.