Second game of the day, and due to my continuing lack of dedicated scenery, I suggested “the Wyrm Hunts” as Alan had not played that.
As a small experiment I opted to play Lady K’s warband considerably higher level than Rinsesoap to see ion the difference in levels made much of a difference.
We slightly changed the scenery with the arched hall in the middle.
We scattered the treasure as normal, and I conjured up both Fools Gold and Reveal Secret.
Which as you can see allowed me to win two treasures within the first two turns.
And no Wyrm was summoned – phew !
I made an elementary mistake, Leaping my Apprentice into the middle of the main square, forgetting that any figure so moved can’t do anything for the rest of the turn. DOH !
But I did manage to Teleport in to block LOS to a treasure chest that Rinsesoap was moving towards him using Telekenisis.
Unfortunately, as you can see Lady K instantly attracted a lot of the minions towards her.
So I moved up my Captain, Archer and Warhound to protect her, even though Rinsesoap’s bone darts were having no effect.
The bear killed my Captain, and then moved on to a Treasure Hunter I’d moved up, just after Lady K teleported out of harm’s way.
Meanwhile my Apprentice had leapt up to the treasure chest in the middle of the arched hall, only for her to confront two of Rinsesoap’s minions. Having foiled them by the Fool’s Guild they came up, and even Pushing them away hadn’t given them the message. So a simple Wall blocked their advance.
And as my Apprentice picked up the treasure, the Warm emerged, unfortunately behind Rinsesoap’s Apprentice, who duly was torn to pieces.
Alan was gnashing teeth at this point, as both my Apprentice and Lady K showed their mettle with high Fight and Armour, thwarting all his bone darting efforts.
Carnage continued with the bear taking out more of my minions.
Whilst Rinsesoap had a narrow escape with the Warm, beating it in combat and pushing it back, to make good his escape – or rather pursuing my now fleeing warband as Lady K had weighed up her benefits and found 5 treasure chests was a good idea to get away with.
Regrouping with a Ranger, Apprentice and Lady K make ready to get out of the city.
Only for Rinsesoap to finally put the Apprentice down !
So, a nice protective wall sufficed for the Ranger to pick up the 5th treasure and make good my escape.
Whilst Rinsesoap’s Archer put down the Warm.
Well I won, the treasure was useful. The game was not one sided. Once Rinsesoap has some different spells, Lady K’s high Fight and Armour could be negated.
However, its also shows a difference of ~20 levels is probably starting to change the balance of the game.