This weekend the Ascendancy players took part in the Battle of Fort William.
SamK was general of one army attacking the Sauron Lizardman Mage RichardS, and watched over by AndyL who GM'd thier battle. Sam had a hard task, but had more points than her opposition and looking back the task was perhaps hard to achieve since she needed 3 out 3 things to go right to win, and 1 failed. RichS was also Mr lucky dice.
Lizardman Mage, protected by his personal body guard.
Chance with his patchy trousers. He ran away something I don't think the real fictional one would have done
ChrisA took on non Ascendancy player John who was attacking the fort with his Sauron Lizardmen force in the second much bigger battle.
ChrisA was assisted by seasoned player Alex who not only played War Hammer but had a lizard man army so knew his enemy, he also had Kate and AndyP along to remind him of things they missed. In the long run this battle of even points was extremely close, very, very close probably the closer Ascendancy wargame we had out the 11 played, it was probably lost by ChrisA because the opposition set his stall on achieving the points objectives while ChrisA and team were more interested in winning the battle, which given a few more turns they in my opinion would have achieved.
Alex, Chris and Amy
Amy, AndyP and Kate
The Main battle for the fort
Black Lizzies Unit with some freshly painted figures
Amy also in the store for the battle watched on while AndyL described her charcter's slow death at the hands of the mage.
I must say as a neutral both were well fought battles and very entertaining.
This weekend I discovered this blog was being used by the players as a source of information on upcoming Ascendancy battles, by looking at what I'm painting they can see what they might face, while not giving anything away really I still think I will have to be careful.
On Sunday I visited friends AndyT and Linda for dinner, when I arrived it was very sunny and I'm looking slightly red today since I burn so easily, luckily I had the sense to move inside after 10 minutes and no sun block.
We watched Bel their cat pounce around the garden after flies, which fine until Bel brought a live mouse into the house to play with, he 1st catch I'm not sure she knew what to do with it, it was retrieved from Bel clutches by its tail and deposited back under the garden hedge and ran straight off so perhaps survived its ordeal.