Friday, 6 December 2019

Step by Step Battle Board to Tabletop

This Bat Rep will go step-by-step how to take our Battle Board games like Talomir Tales and 5150 Star Marine to the tabletop for play with minis and terrain. Most of our rules have the tabletop option but here's a free 4 page explanation and how to.

This is a Bat Rep for the upcoming Caravanserai - a Talomir Tales adventure book that contains the Core Rules as well as a section explaining how to play with Battle Boards and on the tabletop. Click the pictures to make it easier to read. Part 2 coming soon..

 








Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Convert and Play our Battle Board Games to Tabletop Mini Games for Free!

Most of our games have instructions on how to play on the tabletop and with the battle Board. What if your game doesn't have tabletop listed? No worries. Check it out! 


Here's a free 4 page download that lets you play any of our Battle Board games on a tabletop with minis and terrain. Set up the terrain and table, move the minis and when they get in sight use the Battle Board rules to shoot, melee, and test morale!

Monday, 2 December 2019

Star Army Players - Come get Some Ikwen.

Already in Star Army so check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/485545784/loud-ninja-games-the-ikwen-uprising-redux

Caravanserai - The Dangers of an Escort Scenario

Haldor, a Mirholme Warrior from Talomir Tales Distant Shores went Carousing and landed a Job Offer - Escort. Sounded easy enough to me,  escort 3 NPC Civilians to another area of the map. Haldor hired a couple of other Warriors  and a Caster to help out. Resolving the first PEF showed me why Escort could be the most dangerous Encounter in Talomir Tales.

First concern is that Civilians aren't very good in combat as they can only melee. These NPCs are unarmed so when it's melee time they would count as non-lethal versus lethal armed enemies. Usually their Rep is low; 3 and sometimes Rep 4.

Now the real problem happens when you roll to see how may NPC s you run into, something I had never realized before! The Civilians count as part of the Band and that increases the number of enemy you might meet. In this fight I had 7 in Haldor's Band, but 3 are weak Civilians. They ran into 7 Orcs.

After placing the enemies on the table I rolled for Action and realized that if the enemy acted first they would charge all of Haldor's Band one on one; this meant the 3 Civilians would be facing Orcs in melee and and probably would go Out of the Fight or worse. All had AC 2, were unarmed to start with and fighting AC 4 Orcs with higher Rep could spell doom.

Luckily Haldor Activated first. I figured if the 4 non-Civilians in the Band could engage and defeat 4 Orcs, the remaining ones would have to attack Haldor and the Warriors as they would be between the Orcs and the Civilians. 

Enough talk! On to the fight.
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I use triangles from Litko that lets me track the Reps of the figures. Not needed but good to use. 







After the fight Haldor had 1 dead Warrior and 1 Out of the Fight who remains Out of the Fight until the Encounter is over!  Should have hired a Healer as he can possibly fix the Out of the Fight Character. Lucky for me there was only one PEF to resolve.
Watch for more Caravanserai Bat Reps in the next week or two,