I have to say first impressions were just WOW!
The setting couldnt be better, right in Bronte Country in West Yorkshire and about 20 minutes off the M62, the views of the Pennines are breathtaking. The Gaming room is in a dedicated lodge type building.and the room configuration allows for a variety of table sizes from six 6x8 feet tables up to two 22x8 feet tables. So loads of scope. I know the guys have further plans to tart the place up even further but I am sure you will agree it is already a fabulous looking venue.
Rupert, son Eric and Daughter Sissy have played each year with the Legendary Wargames team for a weekend for a few years now, I had the pleasure of playing the year before last with them for a weekend of Arthurian Post Roman games. Rupert has a fantastic approach to tieing a weekends gaming to visits to historical sites and fun education for the kids which is brilliant. In the days running up to the weekend of gaming the family read books, visited museums, Pele Houses, Castles and other sites all along the border marches and the kids had a real feel for both the history and the border "lingo".
Each family would then compete to stay ahead of the others by extorting, raiding, stealing and generally causing mayhem for money.
Each player starts with their family or gang leader or Heidman and 6 points to spend on villainous followers. 1 point gets you a general cut throat and 2 points a named Reiver with better abilities. All three players picked one named reiver and 4 general types to add to their leader.
Each figure has a character card and Andy had produced a specific card for each miniature so the miniatures matched their cards which was a nice touch.
In some ways its like a murderous game of monopoly with sword wielding characters trying to knock each other off
The game play encourages non-fatal fighting, after all you cant go back and extort more from a dead peasant! Anyone killing off too many folks goes up the notoriety scale, if they go too high the March Warden is forced to leave off extorting people and go arrest the culprit, usually with nasty side effects.
At this point we break off for a lunch of steak Pie, chips and beans before returning to plunder our neighbours.
The afternoon is punctuated with cuppas, buns and cakes and another few moves each as we all get the hang of things and get into the swing of the robbery and mayhem.
Its the only day I can make with other commitments but Rupert, Sissy and Eric play the rest of the weekend with raids, ambushes and various other escapades ably assisted by Richard and Andy. They agree its been the best weekend so far and have already booked for next year. Well done Legendary Wargames team.
For anyone wanting more information on Legendary Wargames the web site is https://legendarywargames.com/ and you can also find them on Facebook.
This has put a massive smile on my face today. Congratulations Howard, I hope to see you soon. Maybe a catch up and a butty at Partizan?
On that happy note I will leave you again and say thank you for reading. Take care everyone.