Why Jozi's Tin Man? This has caused a little confusion. It is in reference to a Savage Worlds game I played with my wife, Jozi, where she played a flying monkey and I was a Tin Man. Hence Jozi's (possessive) Tin Man.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big ape in the big city!!!!

Last weekend, we had my cousin Julie, her husband (and my ex-college roommate) Shawn, and their son Daniel up to the house.  We all used to play AD&D and Palladium in high school and college, but they have never played a miniatures game.  So... I broke out my terrain and set up a quick session of In Her Majesty's Name.

The buildings are all the excellent Stoetzel's Structures available from Wargames Vault.  They are paper, but designed to be mounted on foam board ad have quit a nice look and heft to them.  They also allow you to build a nice Victorian London urban setting without breaking the bank.  The foam board construction actually makes them easier to put together than traditional paper buildings.

The scenario was to nab the VIP who was loitering in the traffic circle on the middle of the board next to the newspaper stands.  The antagonists were:

  • Oxford Ethnological Society (Julie): Led by the Charismatic Lady Jane Goodall, who has been living among the natives on the lost continent of Lemuria, and is regarded as a goddess by the tribe.  With her trusty native spear-men and even trustier Giant ape companion, she travels the world fighting for native people's everywhere and the right for ladies of breeding to wear fur corsets.

  • The Order of the Crimson Twilight (Daniel): Frustrated by being turned down by "that snob" Crowley,  Lord Campion Battenshire presides as Grand Master fo the order he has formed.  Rumors of wired rituals, strange aliens gods and THINGS MAN WAS NOT MEANT TO KNOW swirl around the organization. Battenshire seeks world domination and for the village boys to stay off of his lawn.

  • 1st Prussian Gardekorps (Shawn): Oberts Klink reports directly to Moltke and travels the world with his faithful Fusiliers protecting the interests of the new German Empire.  Suspicious of those "dumbkoffs" in the Society of Thule, Oberst Klink is an official pillar of the state.  He is often accompanied by "Uber Sturm Truppen" who are the results of lab experiments and rumored to be fueled by sausages and a 7% solution of medicinal cocaine.

The players set to with relish, the battle report is below.  It is my first attempt at using Comic Life, so let me know what you think!

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A grand time was had by all!  I am still typing up stats for the companies, will post them over the next few weeks.  Thanks!