Tuesday, October 30, 2007
As I reported a couple of weeks ago, Braeden & I have been fighting the mother of all Heroscape battles. Well, this afternoon, the fighting finally ended when Braeden's last Marro Drudge, high atop the castle tower, surrendered to the remains of my once mighty force: some Knights, a couple of Minutemen, and a couple of Omicron Snipers. (It was a good decision on his part - the Minutemen & Snipers both have longer range than the Drudge and could have picked him off.) BTW, here's how we did a 2 player battle with two HUGE (1400+ point) armies... each one of us used two sets of order markers. You could choose which of your "1" markers (for example) you wanted to use first. The flexibility made for some interesting choices in placing orders - and the extra markers meant that you could move most of your large army if you spread the orders out. I don't know that I'd play this big a scenario very often - but it sure was a lot of fun! In other Heroscape news, we finally found Wave 7 at one of our local Target stores... so our next project is a Soulborg v. Undead battle, utilizing a number of the new figures. I'll keep y'all posted. The picture is from Erik Arneson's About Board Games site, which probably has the best Heroscape coverage out there of the "normal" gaming sites. It's a pile of Marro from inside the playtest room at Hasbro!