Sunday, July 23, 2017

Darker Omen: Part 4. Leader's gathering (AAR)

Special rules played:
- Blue Chief had to convince the guard at the entrance to let him in.
- Blue Chief and Red Baron would need to convince each other:
- REP test each turn, the first to reach 10 successes win. If the Red Baron wins the argument, there is a chance for Red Baron and Blue Chief to fight each other.
- Each turn, any room with Blue Chief and Red Baron guards will have to test for tension. At 3 points of tension, they would fight each other.

What was not planned was the Black Shields coming in. They changed the expected pace of the game.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Darker Omen: Part 4: Leader's gathering - delayed

Thanks to crash in Comic's Life, I have lost a good 2 hours work.

But it's coming.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Space stations : Building station with Dropfleet Commander Modular Space Station

Space opera mood.

I have received my kickstarter and bought a  Dropfleet Commander Modular Space Station. They may be good addition to my Star Wars universe by bringing some extended architecture.

I spent about 3 hours last night playing with the kits, building,  Deep Space Manufacturing Facilities
Golan Battle Platforms, Space Colonies and Research Facilities.

And I know, I still need to finish writing the last Darker Omen episode.

Here are some stations under construction.

It is a good kit, with a lot of different variation possible. The stands are great and stable. I really think there are good value.
Below are the stations done in few hours, with enough material for at least 2 to 3 more stations.

Factory platform 2

Factory platform

Defense platform

Defense platform
Battle station

Battle station, another angle

Research station

Research station

Space Colony for rich people

Space colony for poor people

Not finished platform

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Darker Omen: Part 4: Leader's gathering

Incoming AAR.

Darker Omen will have a new part coming, the Leader's gathering.
I played it last week and writing the AAR.

Here are some pictures and I will give some of the extra rules later.

2 criminal bands will gather and their leaders will try to convince the other one of what should be done.

The bands are
Red Baron and his suite

Blue Chief and his band

The map of the Red Baron's estate

Court Yard

Dining Room

Red Baron's room

Service entrance and the storre room

Guard's quarters

Weapon room

Service entrance with a guard
 Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Playing Lost Patrol

Last week-end, we visited the recently opened Games Workshop stores in HK.
To my surprise my son got excited in playing with the Shadow War Armageddon. We ended up leaving with Lost Patrol and we played it once back home.

The good part:
The game is easy and my son was able to get the rules within minutes.

The bad part:
You need to build the miniatures and they are not easy. There are so many boardgame "ready to play" with miniature in the market, GW should look into it for their entry game. At least MB had a good idea when they sold Space Crusade back in the 90's. We had to take available miniature to play.

My son played the space marines and won, with 2 soldiers at the end.
Here are some of the game pix.