Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Warhammer - Victorian Style

Last weekend I found myself at a stag. Nothing untoward there, you might say, as well as what the hell has this to do with gaming? Now, if I were to tell you it was a stag demanding full Victorian costume where everything from Texas hold em' to warhammer was being played, it might seem a little more unusual and slightly more on topic. Suffice to say, it was an outstanding event with numerous occasions where I was laughing so hard I thought I might pass out.

I have to tell you, playing warhammer wearing a top hat and a monocle is the only way to fully appreciate the game. I took my vampire counts for a test drive with a new 8th edition list, and was not disappointed. Hex wraiths are fragile, but boy are they useful. It was a small points game, so I didn't get to try out much, but I must say the ability to field single spirit hosts is also full of undead-flavoured win. Hmm. Undead flavoured. The magic is different enough to take a little getting used to, but still good. Overall, based on this small game I do like the changes in the vampire counts. I am eager to try a unit of eight crypt horrors next time, as well as the mortis engine. Ahh...new book toys.

Later, finding myself playing poker with men whose moustaches defied gravity as well as fashion was again a very satisfying if slightly unsettling experience. I felt I needed a derringer in case of any misunderstandings.

In any case, one thoroughly recommends warhammer, Victorian style, my most august and sombre readers.

Top hole.

Wayland Games

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