Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

O
oliverkinne
June 24, 2022
423 0

Turing Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
W
WadeMonnig
June 22, 2022
615 1
O
oliverkinne
June 17, 2022
587 0

We Can Play Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
W
WadeMonnig
June 15, 2022
607 1
W
We-reNotWizards
June 13, 2022
631 0
O
oliverkinne
June 10, 2022
628 0

Skora Review

Board Game Reviews
MB
Michael Barnes
June 09, 2022
2465 0
W
WadeMonnig
June 08, 2022
835 1
O
oliverkinne
June 07, 2022
440 0
W
We-reNotWizards
June 06, 2022
459 0
O
oliverkinne
June 06, 2022
414 0

Synchronized Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
June 03, 2022
574 0
T
thegiantbrain
June 02, 2022
489 0
A
adamr
June 01, 2022
915 0
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

Burrows and Badgers

More
18 Mar 2019 11:42 - 22 Apr 2019 16:48 #293975 by GorillaGrody
Root, but a miniatures skirmish game.

The Kingdom of Northymbra is a land in turmoil. King Redwulf is missing, and his son rules as regent in his stead, facing threats from within and without: growing dissention among the knights and nobles of the realm, whispers of revolution from the Freebeasts, Wildbeasts encroaching on the borders, and bandits of all stripes making the most of the chaos.

Read more...



This came out last year, at a time when I’d become burned out on developing my own skirmish game and churning through other products in the genre. I skipped it at the time. Now, my wife and I are obsessed.

The system keeps things simple, with levels determined by increases in polyhedral dice. The one clever idea it has—and it really doesn’t need many—is it that it gives a high-roll critical to all the dice, thus giving little underdogs like mice a 1 in 4 chance on a d4 to seriously kneecap a massive d12-strike badger.

Honestly, one of the coolest parts of it is that the guy who developed the system also sculpts the miniatures, and sells them through his site at a fair price and free shipping. The animals are fun and simple to paint (lots of fur) and mesh well with Mice and Mystics figures. The book is an Osprey title, and the rules organization borrows a lot from Frostgrave.

Anyway, here is my Wildbeasts starting crew, led by Skweeg Leggings, a toad familiar with dark woodland magic, who’s made a shakey alliance with a pair of squirrels and a mercenary Badger.
Attachments:
Last edit: 22 Apr 2019 16:48 by ubarose.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jur, Jackwraith, hotseatgames, Frohike, Hadik, DarthJoJo, RolandHemisphere

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Mar 2019 11:47 #293976 by GorillaGrody
Replied by GorillaGrody on topic Burrows and Badgers
And my wife’s team, a group of Freebeast merchants who she says “just want to open up a game store and write poetry.”

Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jackwraith, WadeMonnig, RolandHemisphere

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Mar 2019 11:48 #293977 by hotseatgames
Replied by hotseatgames on topic Burrows and Badgers
Somewhere there is an alternate universe, and alternate me spends all day playing Osprey games.
The following user(s) said Thank You: allismom3, GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Mar 2019 13:13 #293982 by Jackwraith
Replied by Jackwraith on topic Burrows and Badgers

GorillaGrody wrote: a mercenary Badger.


The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 19:42 - 20 Mar 2019 19:44 #294147 by GorillaGrody
Replied by GorillaGrody on topic Burrows and Badgers
Obsession continues. Gotta keep writing this one up.

We played the “Lost in the Fog” scenario. Each figure activated had a 50/50 chance of wandering off in the wrong direction. Her Lizard Mage, named Von Cellphone, managed to teleport his Hedgehog friend off the side of the board to safety, but took a few turns to successfully bamf himself to safety. Meanwhile, my squirrels, Joey Condom and his brother Skeevy, ganged up on a mithril clad mouse, gave up, saw a break in the fog, and escaped the board (as Wildbeasts factionistas they’d scoped things out earlier and got a jump on things). A little scrimmage formed in the middle of the board until my toad bodyguard Bippo wised up and scrabbled for the exit, winning by a hair. Afterwards everyone went back to labor on their den except for my Badger, who did a little farm work for cash, and Squeeg Leggings, my leader, who saved an alchemist from drowning and won a few healing potions. Love this game.

Attachments:
Last edit: 20 Mar 2019 19:44 by GorillaGrody.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jur, Jackwraith, hotseatgames

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 21:48 #294152 by Gary Sax
Replied by Gary Sax on topic Burrows and Badgers
Your terrain is stunning.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 22:16 #294156 by Michael Barnes
Replied by Michael Barnes on topic Burrows and Badgers
I’m not looking at this stuff la la la y’all are talking about a game that doesn’t exist la la la
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 22:26 #294157 by GorillaGrody
Replied by GorillaGrody on topic Burrows and Badgers

Michael Barnes wrote: I’m not looking at this stuff la la la y’all are talking about a game that doesn’t exist la la la


This is the game I’ve wanted from Osprey over the course of a dozen books, but of course it’s a very specific painting project, too, one for which mere proxies would never work.

Except for the fact that it’s really great, I’m afraid that, in its specificity, it’s all too easy to avoid.

I actually quickly touched base with the sculptor/author and he assured me he’s working on a new book of scenarios. So it’s getting support.

Well worth the effort.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 22:28 #294158 by GorillaGrody
Replied by GorillaGrody on topic Burrows and Badgers
Also, I don’t know how hard it would be to locate some Disney-specific Robin Hood figurines, but they’d be spot-on for this game.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Mar 2019 22:34 #294159 by Michael Barnes
Replied by Michael Barnes on topic Burrows and Badgers
I’ll sue you
The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Mar 2019 00:11 #294164 by RolandHemisphere
I wish you were my neighbor
The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Mar 2019 11:07 #294179 by ubarose
Replied by ubarose on topic Burrows and Badgers
Someone needs to write a review of this for the site.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
21 Mar 2019 11:51 #294183 by GorillaGrody
Replied by GorillaGrody on topic Burrows and Badgers

ubarose wrote: Someone needs to write a review of this for the site.


I will! I'm still working on my promised follow-up to the Warhammer saga, comparing more user-friendly indie systems to the Warhammer system. I just got a little caught up in work and life stuff (which phrase will be etched on my tombstone).
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, BaronDonut

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Mar 2019 12:05 - 22 Mar 2019 12:12 #294258 by Gary Sax
Replied by Gary Sax on topic Burrows and Badgers
I went and looked at the minis site you linked and I love their minis:

www.oathswornminiatures.co.uk/

They have an extremely high character 1980s/1990s GW vibe... before the sculpting got admittedly better but the models because less off-beat.
Last edit: 22 Mar 2019 12:12 by Gary Sax.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Mar 2019 12:13 #294259 by Gary Sax
Replied by Gary Sax on topic Burrows and Badgers
The following user(s) said Thank You: GorillaGrody

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.340 seconds