Tuesday 23 June 2015

The Waltrop Campaign / Day 5 / HotT Battle Report

On the 5th day of our Waltrop campaign, the Orcs tried to occupy hexagon 39 on our campaign map. There, they encountered a group of Greeks exploring the jungle. We used the ruleset Hordes of the Things to simulate the battle that ensued.

Krüger played the Orcs:

Warband General, 5 Warbands, 1 Hero, 2 Riders, 2 Beasts

I played the Greeks:

Spears General, 5 Spears, 4 Shooters, 2 Riders

I was the defender and placed a couple of palm tree woods on the board to depict the jungle.

I deployed a block of 6 spears in the center, with 2 shooters on their left and 2 shooters on their right side. I placed 2 riders on my left flank.

Krüger deployed his 6 Orc warbands opposite to my spears. On his left flank he placed a hero and an element of riders; on his right flank, opposite to my cavalry, he placed another element of riders and 2 beasts.

ancient greeks versus orcs & goblins

I destroyed most of Krüger's cavalry early in the game. First, my two Thracian riders destroyed one of Krüger's riders (Orc boar riders) and one of his beasts (Goblin wolf riders). The element of beasts had supported the riders, recoiled into another element and was removed. Then, on my right flank two of my shooters shot down another Orc boar rider.

ancient greeks versus orcs & goblins

When our battlelines collided, instead of going for Krüger's last element of beasts, which was hiding in a wood, I moved the 2 Thracian riders behind Krüger's line.

In close combat, Krüger's warbands killed 2 of my spears, his hero killed two of my shooters, my spears killed 2 warbands and Krüger's last element of beasts killed one of my shooters.

ancient greeks versus orcs & goblins

Then I attacked Krüger's hero with 2 spears, placing one of them in his flank, and one of my riders was able to give rear support while my spear general attacked Krüger's general. Krüger lost the hero and the general, loosing the game. Thus the Orcs weren't able to occupy hexagon 39.

My mother in law, who is from Honduras, and Hendrik, my son, watched the game. We tried to explain the rules to them and what it's all about. After the game I asked her for a short battle report. Here it is.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Rainbow Crawler / Gurps Stats

The rainbow crawler is a colorful eight-legged creature, about 13 inches long. It’s a scavenger, feeding on dead animal and plant material. Its bite causes paralysis.

ST: 4   DX: 12   IQ: 4   HT: 12

HP: 4   Will: 10   Per: 12   FP: 12

Speed: 6   Move: 6

Dodge: 9   DR: 1

SM: -4

Bite (12): 1d-5 crushing + follow-up paralysis

Traits: Acute Taste & Smell 2; Acute Vision 1; Attractive (Universal); Bad Smell; Clinging; Damage Resistance 1 (pelt); Discriminatory Smell; Extra Legs; Innate Attack (Follow-Up Poison, Contact Agent, Affliction, Paralysis, 10 Minutes, Resistible, HT-3); Night Vision 5; No Fine Manipulators; Blunt Teeth; Wild Animal

Skills: Brawling 13; Climbing 12; Tracking 13; Stealth 10