|The table, my four intrepid hunters will set up on the top edge.|
having thought I'd got a handle on the rules I set out the table, clearing away the remnants of my last Jimland expedition and using the same layout, more or less.
My mat is about 40" square, and as the game states a 36" square, it allows a 2" set round the central area.
|Two spear-men on the left, the two club-men on the right|
Here's the photograph record, mostly with dice left on the table as a reminder to me about what happened as I wasn't taking notes! (I really should have).
The plan was to get as close to the elephant (the target) by flanking it on two sides and attacking all at once.
I decided to only use a single die until the "moment of truth" when I would increase to 2 dice.
Selecting figures from left to right, the first two hunters moved fast whilst the first club man 'failed his activation die with a one, luckily the Elephant stayed 'grazing, resting or whatever.
It wasn't until after the game and I had re-read the rules that I realised that I probably got this bit very wrong and it was a mistake that continued throughout the game!
|The target being bored, awaiting the inevitable attack|
|Several turns later the hunters were flanking the immobile beast.!|
Rolling two dice with a chance of nearly a third in failing one of them seemed to be huge odds against the hunter, hence my use of only a single die until they'd closed the range somewhat.!
|A hunter closes to attack the Elephant with two dice!|
|The elephant takes umbrage to the hunter's intrusion into it's personal space!|
|And wounds the hunter !|
|With his second activation die the hunter wounds the beast in return||\|
|The elephant moves off a short distance. (take one)|
|The elephant moves off a medium distance. (take two)|
|Better view (possibly, maybe, ish) , showing the beast now at some distance from all the hunters!|
|The club-men tried to close and ...|
|...the elephant remains oblivious to them|
|All the hunters are now in position, ready to strike next turn...|
|..but the elephant is having none of this and retreats...|
|The retreat continues off the table, ending the hunt!|
The whole thing took well less than an hour to play out, it took more time finding dice, tape measures, figures and setting up the game!
I'd obviously made a lot of mistakes interpreting the rules - a failed action die means no action (duh!), forgetting dice modifiers (+1 to the animal's reaction for being wounded) and probably a lot more.
The experience was nevertheless enjoyable but I must re-read the rules again and have another go, so it hasn't dampened my enthusiasm for the game. I'll be repeating this scenario and try to get the rules right!
Apologies for any typos, but currently everything looks OK to me whether it is or not!
That's it then for this week, thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated!