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Bigger Battles with FfoL

Posted by Robin Wiley on

Fistful of Lead: Big Battles... ...or what we're calling it for now. Last night was another playtest for our rules for playing larger scale Fistful of Lead games. We're trying to keep the same mechanics for the most part, so that players familiar with FfoL can jump right in to larger battles. For this run through I dug out a fraction what used to be my GASLIGHT armies. An Anglo-French army was battling a German force for control of a key crossing. At the end of six turns we checked to see if night had fallen. I present the Battle...

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Wiley Wargame Weekend

Posted by Robin Wiley on

I think I can say, based on the number of times I was asked "You're doing this again next year, right?" that WWW was a success. We had folks from Colorado, Nebraska and of course, my Game Masters from California and Minnesota. The venue was great, if a little dark in places, which can easily be remedied, and our hosts were gracious and kept the beer flowing.   Friday night, Thomas Foss of Skull and Crown Strategems ran his venerable "Starship!" game with his lovely handcrafted ships. Judging by the roars, it went well. (I was busy running my game)....

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Galactic Heroes- Star Wars

Posted by Robin Wiley on

Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes- Star Wars We a great playtest of our Star Wars FfoL Galactic Heroes game for Wiley Wargame Weekend. A group of underworld types were holding a Rebel leader, ready to sell to the highest bidder. Hive of scum and villainy  Some locals  Darth and his personal guard. Read up on these guys.  Close up of the great cards done by Steve  Pour out your beers for General Veers. First one to go down. This boy almost got loose! Great game. Tons of "Pew, pew, pews!" Luke captured the Rebel leader after some negotiation, but didn't...

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Fistful of Games at RECRUITS

Posted by Robin Wiley on

Wasteland Warriors game and post RECRUITs download. Our WW game was subtitled "the Redemption of Orange Julius". For as long as I've owned this ancient piece of lead, who started out as an original Necromunda miniature, Orange Julius has died countless times on the tabletop battlefield. Usually in the first or second turn. It seemed like he was cursed. Then, out of nowhere, this weekend, he became a killing machine. Whatever met his awful gaze was blasted into oblivion. Has the curse been broken? Only time will tell.  Warleader Arturus surveys the battle  Robots and Replicants  Lancelot leads the charge...

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Against the Vampire

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"London is under the grip of an unseen terror! Disappearances. Mutilated corpses. The night pierced by a strange howl!No fear, Professor Throckmorten and his group of Hunters, backed by London's Finest are on the case."This was a playtest for our Fistful of Lead: Tales of Horrorgame at RECRUITS next weekend. The vampires have hidden their coffins, filled with their native soil, all around the city. They must return to them before daybreak. A group of Hunters is out to destroy them. There are 5 real coffins and five dummy ones. Only the vampires know which are real.Thrown into the mix...

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