If I can dare call it a "tradition", we up held the tradition of the Wings of War Christmas Flight. All the players ran one WWI aircraft and the first player out returned as Snoopy in his Sopwith Camel. The Red Baron then makes an appearance and they go 'round and 'round. Santa arrives in his sleigh with a special twist. If you shoot and damage Santa's sleigh, YOU get the damage since you're now on the "Naughty List." This is always fun.
|Ralph loaned us his "official" fly-over maps which added to the look of the game.|
|A bit further back - this shows that two battle mats were used so we could cover a whole table.|
|In her first outing, my daughter's friend Nia took to the air.|
I don't know if she was victorious or not.
|My daughter Katie uses the firing template to take a shot at Santa.|
(Don't do it! It's too close to Christmas!)
|All sort of aerial action.|
The adventurer teams included:
Martin's Anti-Cthulhu academic and his soldier followers
Katie's SSR lead by Agent Peggy Carter
Nia's Star Wars crew
Kevin's team starring The Shadow
Bear's Sci-fi Highlanders
Derek's US Rocket Corps
The RCMP led by a new-comer whose name I never really got.
Beth's Krampus with Chicago-style gangsters
Mark's team of 1920's brown-shirt stormtroopes led by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Matt's team of white-armoured stormtroopes led by the Grinch
The board was loaded with surprises. We used a variant of the 5-Core pulp adventure rules and they worked pretty well. Kevin knew the rules quite well and I relied on him to interpret many of the points of order. I recommend these rules and 5-Core has rules for just about every time period. (Five Men At Kursk, Five Men At Normandy, Chevauchee, On Samhain's Eve [fantasy skirmish})
|I brought out my ancient and beloved castle model. Originally Rich was going to lend us his Wild West|
Town houses, but the weather kept on his snow clearance job. His wife and daughters did come and they
helped captain at least one group.
|Yes, it IS the North Pole.|
|Martin,, Katie, and Nia look something up on Katie's phone.|
|The game in progress with Nessie in play attacking the Anti-Cthulhu squad.|
|Bear's Sci-Fi Highlanders approach the Mystic Stone Circle with its stand of palm trees.|
(Everything doesn't have to make sense, y'know.)
|Peggy Carter and Dum-Dum Dugan move toward the castle roadblock once|
R2D2 roused them from unconsciousness and a stun that resulted from Mark
dropping grenades from the tower above them.
|The Anti-Cthulhu squad took down Nessie with well place Lee-Enfield fire.|
|The Highlanders encountered the Toyland Fencibles and were troubled by the four-armed|
ape who the Highlanders had chased off. They also discovered a hidden Zeppelin and used
it to get over the castle walls.
|The US Rocket Corps successfully flew over the wall (whenever they flew, there was a chance|
they'd blow up in mid-air) and skulk around trying to find the place where Santa was hidden.
|Peggy and Dum-Dum entered the castle and turned their Tommy Guns on Big Bob,|
|A different view of the RCMP and their TARDIS ride.|
|Big Bob collapses under the fire of the SSR, the Shadow, and the Anti-Cthutlu squad.|
|The group between moves.|
|I know your favourite character is Nessie, so here's another view of the T-Rex|
as he dukes it out with the Anti-Cthulhu squad.
|Earlier in the game, the four-armed ape attacks the Sci-Fi Highlanders and the|
Toyland Fencibles. Anything can happen in this sort of game.
That was the bulk of the adventures this past weekend. A good way to prepare ourselves for the Christmas holiday. The library closes early on the next two Saturdays for Christmas and New Year's. If time permits, I may get some gaming and some blogging in.
I hope all you who take time to read this have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year holiday.