Last Saturday saw four of us get up early and head up to Market Larden, a Too Fat Lardies games day by the Wyvern Wargamers. Nathan, Panjo, Gus and I all arrived at 8.45am, then set about catching up with various old friends and meeting new friends. A friendly gathering with some excellent games on show promised a good day out.
|Tin Star Table|
First table, and first game we played, was a Wild West skirmish called Tin Star. Put on by Geoff Bond and his brother, this game was great. A really simple but effective dice system and much fun was had. Panjo snuck a win by managing to kill Nathans last character, with Gus and I deciding that discretion was the better part of valour. This is one we will be playing soon.
Probably the busiest table of the day, the Germans appeared to win every game. Nathan, Gus and Panjo all played this while I spent an hour kipping in the car as I felt crap. I guess the early start and long drive caught up with me.
|IABSM set up|
Next up was a Sharp Practice 28mm Napoleonic game. Run by Paul this looked cracking, with British troops coming off the boats and attempting to capture the village.
|Mud and the Blood|
A Dux Britaniarium game was also set up, but I don't know who by. I do know that the Saxons seemed to get seen off again. Wish I managed that against Colin.
|Panjo with planes|
The sixth table was a 1930s Dieselpunk air combat game, set up by Nick Hawkins. I got in a game of this and enjoyed it. The movement templates were excellent and the game played well. I got a hiding, but that didn't matter as the game was good. Panjo also played this and, despite his history of aerial games, managed to get a kill.
|Dakka dakka dakka|
|Lots of 1's, but more hits|
Despite the defenders best efforts, the plane fell to a fiery doom and the flight leader escaped off the table.
Anyway, it was a great day out, thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks to all those who put on the games and organised the day. If its on again next year we will be there, dice in hand and ready to go.
Special thanks go out to Ade "Big Nose" Deacon for being the main man in the set up. Sorry I didn't get a better chance to talk to you again Ade, but it was good to see you again.