Sunday, 31 July 2016

Last week at the club

I've missed several weeks worth of posts, but here's a couple from the last two weeks. Other chaps at the club took the rest of us through a couple of Osprey rule sets. 

We played the Napoleonic naval game from Osprey. I think it was called Fighting Sale. It was great fun and very simple. Lots of dice. I wasn't sure about the 90 degree turn but we might have got that bit wrong. 

I prefer the move mechanism of Sails of Glory with cards, but the Osprey combat seemed a bit more straightforward. A good game which we'll try again. 

The other Osprey title was Lion Rampant and I think that was even more fun. It gave me a chance to dust off some skirmish figures that have been in a box for years. I didn't have enough for a full game so we played with what we had. We had a couple of great games and I think this is definitely one to play again. Lots of dice on both sides, leader casualties and forces running away. Maybe we'll get more people to dust off their skirmish armies. 

I must also admit I was very wary about going near these rules, particularly Lion Rampant. I'd suffered through FoG and FoGR and was uncertain about any more Osprey rules. I'd also tried and quickly got fed up of the Saga skirmish game as we seemed to spend half the night arranging dice on a board instead of moving around figures and actually rolling dice.

However, I've been pleasantly surprised by the two sets of rules and we'll play them again.

Next week is Black Powder with Napoleonics. 


  1. Interesting you should say that about SAGA as there is a WI article on using Lion Rampant for Dark Ages. Lion Rampant is a lot of fun and its fantasy version looks like it would be the same.

    Cheers, Ross

  2. Thanks for that Ross. I told the chaps in Perth and one is going to bring the article for us to read.
    I've now had 4 games of Lion Rampant and every one has been a lot of fun. I even bought Perry plastics at Claymore.

  3. Hi Tom,

    Think its available on the website/forum for Lion Rampant too.

    Cheers, Ross