In my continuing quest to add plastic and boxes to every corner of my house , I’ve played another demo game this weekend.
This time it was Lion Rampant published by Osprey Games. Lion Rampant is a skirmish game , that can be played with minimal cost and preparation . Mr Chris Vasey was kind enough to bring both armies for us to use , Hundred Years’ War English and French.
Both armies were built from a single box of models available from Perry Minatures .
The key mechanic in this game is that each unit has to successfully roll two dice for them to able to complete their action, should they fail to do this , the player’s turn ends and the opposing player then takes their turn.
For example – the English longbow men are ordered to fire on the French crossbow men who are in range. In order to be successful the longbowmen have to roll 4+ on two dice, as they are expert archers.
This activation mechanic is a really nice back and forth , however it can leave units out of the game for long periods.
I enjoyed the what we played before our massive pizzas arrived!! Chris has had a great idea of using test of honour models for Lion Rampant , and having some larger Japanese skirmishes.
Asgard Wargames in Middlesbrough can supply all the models we used at discount from RRP.