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Once Upon a Time in Mexico...Fistful of Lead Big Battles

Posted by Robin Wiley on

Last night we had a small battle by Basement General standards, but it was another play test of "Big Battles". Revolutionary forces were trying to capture a government gold shipment stowed away at the local leader's hacienda. They were also looking for a local priest to save him form Federal custody. The Federales needed to reinforce the lightly guarded gold and capture the priest who had been preaching insurrection to the locals. For this game, all troops were the same grade with no unit traits other than the mounted troops and a machine gun. Officers had traits.  The sleepy village...

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Big Battles: Star Wars

Posted by Robin Wiley on

Fistful of Lead: Big Battles play test Star Wars Just today, in my basement, not far away... I had a really enjoyable play test for Fistful of Lead: Big Battles (working title) earlier today with Basement General Steve and his wonderful collection of Star Wars miniatures. those that follow the blog will know we've done several play tests with large amount of troops and players, but I wanted a smaller go at it 2 players and 7-9 five man units a side.  Imperial forces: 6 units to the Rebel 8 We used stats for the troops pretty much as it...

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Playtest II: Fistful of Lead- Starfighters!

Posted by Robin Wiley on

With the release of the new Star Wars film, it was only fitting we tried another go at our space fighter combat rules based, yes, on the Fistful of Lead game engine.Since our last game we've refined a few things and made a test simple build system so players can make ships from their favorite universe. We used the same scenario but let players "draft" their squadrons from 3 factions. Mercenaries could be used by both sides. The Fleet: 6 players, 33 ships on the table I ended up with 3 TIE fighters, a TIE Interceptor, a TIE defender and...

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Fistful of Spaceships...

Posted by Robin Wiley on

aka Fistful of Photons, aka Fistful of Lead: Red 5, aka FfoL: Pew, pew, pew! A strange series of events happened. Basement General Steve (he of all the Star Wars minis you see on the blog) stumbled upon a horde of X Wing miniatures at the 1/2 Book Store. What can you do with all those miniatures and a regular group of 6-8 players?Well, as it happens, a few months back the Fistful of Everything playtest group in UK put together a game using Fistful of Lead and some really nice Star Wars model ships. They were kind enough to...

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The Annual Revenant Hunt

Posted by Robin Wiley on

The Royal Revenant Hunting Society's Annual Hunt With city's sewers overflowing with undead, it was time once again for the RRHS Annual Hunt and Fall gala.Attending were the usual notables.  Lord Oliver Throckmorten and his cadre of big game hunters.  Sir Percival Smutts, adventurous inventor, returned from his Mars expedition.  Nefarious Professor Thaddeus Nightshade and his minions.  Sir Reginald Ramsey, gallant rogue, and team of nere' do wells.  From Prussia, Baron Von Hammerfaust  Col. Elias Hackney, ret. and his loyal veterans.  The prey.  The hunting ground  All the disturbance has brought some locals out to watch.  The hunt begins. There...

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