|D&D dragon, I think copper(?), that Cub picked up a while back, along with some Reaper Bones kobolds|
So, as occasional readers may have noted, I seem to have fallen down the Mersey-hole of late. In addition to Pikeman's Lament, I've also come by copies of his "Rampant" games, both Lion and Dragon. For the former, I've begun putting together some vikings (and am eagerly anticipating the soon-to-be-released viking supplement), but it's the latter that seems to have gained real traction in Monkeyland, mainly via the offspring.
|Puddin' moves these around the table by, I kid you not, picking them up in a handfull. Kobolds get no respect.|
Dragon Rampant uses similar core mechanics to Lion Rampant; IgoUgo, but with command friction, a broad set of generic troop types, standardized unit sizes, and a range of special rules that can be applied to distinguish units within the same troop type. With DR, there's a much larger range of the latter (to accommodate the usual fantasy tropes), along with the option to take reduced or single model units. As an example of the latter, when I used my GW ogre models, I ran them as heavy infantry, but with four, three-wound models per unit, rather than the usual 12 single-wound option.
|Dad's ogres line up for a thumping.|
|The cub, using my FEC ghouls as a stand-in undead horde.|
The Cub and played a game of it early in the summer, and he was quite taken. The rules are simple enough to pick up quickly, but allow for massive customization of one's army. Add in that they are figure-agnostic, and you can put together pretty much any force you can think of. Some long-time readers might recall that I bought into the original Reaper Bones kickstarter. Between that box of minis (which the Cub has been steadily painting over the years, especially this summer), my collection of GW AoS stuff, odds and ends of historicals (when I bought a bag of the Victrix vikings, I gifted the Cub my unpainted wargames factory vikings - he put skulls on them, and runs them as Draugir), and the minis he's started collecting on his own, and we are spoiled for choice.
|I think this was the first game Cub and I played - my Brets hit the table for the first time in years.|
|It was great to get a game with them.|