Saturday, November 3, 2018

Relicbalde - Episode 4 - 100 points Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Materials

Ciao,

another crazy Relicblade match decided on a late game initiative roll!

This time the battle was between two teams both following the Path of the Adversary. The Wrteched Hive Iguanas and a mix of Bone and Darkness and Battle Pigs.

We are loving this game. It is easy to learn, quick to set up, quick to play but definitely entertaining and not trivial at all. Each of the different factions and characters really feel unique and special with interesting synergies and combos to work with.

Ciao!
















Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Relicbalde - Episode 3 - 100 points Pack Yak Escort

Ciao,

we managed to play some Relicblade and here are the proofs!

We have new entries, the wicked Iguanas of the Wretched Hive expansion from the Kickstarter wave 3!

On the other side the Temple of Justice crew, good old first wave miniatures reinforced by a Billman companion.

Once again the game has been extemely entertaining, full of crazy twists and cinematic in its development. It seems to be the standard for Relicblade.

I sticked to the battle report format I tested last time which has been positively received (and saves me quite some time in editing the post).

Enjoy the show,

Ciao!
































Sunday, April 29, 2018

Relicbalde - Episode 2 - 100 points Ancient Waystones

Ciao,

so much time since last post! We have kept on building, painting and playing (mostly Infinity) but unfortunately there has not been much time to take pictures and write posts.

I spent some time on a board for Relicblade (a Relicboard..?) and we wanted to give it a go.

Here follow the scenario, the lists and a few pictures. It was a super fun and entertaining game with the upperhand repeatedly swinging from one side to the other.

Ciao!

Scenario: Ancient Waystones

Team Advocate (100 points)

  • Lone Guard Warrior................ 23
    • Indomitable Guard........   1
    • Magic Weapon..............   4
    • Cloak of Shadows.........   2
    • Health Potion................   2
  • Billman................................... 10
  • Lone Guard Ranger................ 21
    • Quick Shot...................   2
    •  Health Potion..............   2
  • Sabertooth..............................   5
  • Wild Elf Druid....................... 26
    • Druidic Focus..............   2

Team Adversary (99 Points)

  • Dark Wanderer...................... 26
    • Murder of Crows........   2
    • Dark Machination.......  5
  • Dark Watcher........................ 23
    • Bone Harvest..............   3
    • Climbing Kit...............   1
  • Bone Construct..................... 15
  • Bone Stalker......................... 12
  • Bone Stalker......................... 12
Environment: Cyclopean Ruins
Environmental Dangers:
  • Bitter Cold
  • Ruins Scavengers (how convenient, perfect fit for 2 Barbarian Pigs from the Relicblade range!)

Deployment

First rounds

Barbarian setback
Long range support

Wild Elf Druid is not scared of Bone Stalkers

Into the fray! 
There is no strategy against crits

A good game!














Saturday, February 25, 2017

Relicblade Episode 1 - 100 points Standard Games


Ciao,

We finally managed to play some Relicblade! It took me almost one year to assemble and paint twelve models but this is how it goes... At least I made it before receiving the wave 2 Kickstarter miniatures.

The game has a gorgeous and original art style, the mechanics are simple and easy to pick up (32 pages rulebook). I think it is a very good game to introduce new people to the hobby as simplicity does not prevent strategic depth. It is also perfect for more veteran gamers short of time but in need of fun. Coming from an Infinity streak of games this was definitely a change in flavor.

We played the Standard Scenario at the recommended point level (100 points) twice, using slightly different lists. Here follow the reports and some pictures.

Siamo finalmente riuscito a giocare a Relicblade! Mi ci è voluto quasi un anno per assemblare e dipingere dodici modelli ma così vanno le cose... Almeno ho finito prima di ricevere le miniature del secondo Kickstarter.

Il gioco ha un'estetica bella e originale, le meccaniche sono semplici e facili da apprendere (manuale di 32 pagine). Penso sia un buon gioco per introdurre nuove persone all'hobby in quanto la semplicità non pregiudica la strsategia. E' anche perfetto per giocatori veterani a corto di tempo ma con grande bisogno di divertimento. Venendo da una serie di partite ad Infinity questo è stato un bel cambio di gusto!

Abbiamo giocato due volte lo Scenario Standard al livello di punti raccomandato (100 punti), usando liste leggermente diverse. Di seguito i report e alcune foto. 

Ciao!

Game 1

Path of the Advocate

  • Cleric of Justice
    • Hammer of Justice
  • Wild Elf Druid
  • Questing Knight
    • Reposte
  • Thief
Path of the Adversary

  • Dark Wanderer
    • Healing Potion
  • Shield Pig
    • Shield Wall
  • Shield Pig
    • Shield Wall
  • Raider Pig
    • Sling
  • Berserk Pig
    • Pig Out
Beasts and Darkness surge from the forest...
Bestie e Oscurità escono dalla foresta...

Deployment
Schieramento

A forgotten Relic lies on the bottom of the pool
Una Reliquia dimentica giace sul vondo della vasca
Druid in Bear form leads the charge supported by the Cleric of Justice
Il Druido in forma di Orso guida la carica supportato dal Chierico

Berserk Pig crits and slaughter the Bear. The fight continues, no one dominates the Relic yet
Berserk Pig tira un critico e massacra l'Orso. Il combattimento continua, nessuno ancora domina la Reliquia

The Thief sneaks behind the Raider Pig and stabs him in the back!
La Ladra si avvicina al Raider Pig e lo pugnala alle spalle!

The fight continues on the pool's slippery steps
Il combattimento continua sugli scivolosi gradini della pozza

Pure Evil
Pura Malvagità
 
The Adversary stands victorious
L' Avversario si erge vittorioso
Game 2
We reshuffled the table set up and dramatically plced the Relic atop the rocky outcrop in the middle of the table. Team Adversay kept the same list while the Advocate left the Druid home to get better equipment for the other Heroes.

Abbiamo riarrangiato il tavolo e piazzato la Reliquia in cima alla formazione rocciosa al centro del tavolo. Stessa lista per l'Avversario mentre l'Avvocato lascia il Druido a casa per potersi permettere migliori equipaggiamenti per gli altri Eroi.

Path of the Advocate

  • Cleric of Justice
    • Hammer of Justice 
    • nice things I do not remember now...
  • Questing Knight
    • Reposte
    • nice things I do not remember now...
  • Thief
    • nice things I do not remember now...
Path of the Adversary

  • Dark Wanderer
    • Healing Potion
  • Shield Pig
    • Shield Wall
  • Shield Pig
    • Shield Wall
  • Raider Pig
    • Sling
  • Berserk Pig
    • Pig Out
Good guys deployment
Schieramento degi buoni 
Bad guys deployment
Schieramento dei cattivi


Ready for battle!
Pronti alla pugna! 


Epic duel Thief Vs Raider Pig
Epico duello fra Ladra e raider Pig
The fight is hard, warriors go down on both sides
La lotta è dura, guerrieri cadono da entrambe le parti 

The Heroes are outnumbered
Gli eroi sono in inferiorità numerica 

Yet again the Adversary is victorious!
Ancora una volta l'Avversario è vittorioso!