Al Shain is a city in Monokeros near the border with Kaelum and Musca. Along the border there are several small forts and villages. The following game took place near one of them.
I invited some friends over for a game day and bar-b-que on May 25th. The first game used the Fistful of Lead rules and was a diplomatic mission.. An emissary was travelling from Kaelum to Monokeros with an important message. He and his escort were trying to reach the safety of the border fort. Agents from Musca were attempting to intercept them before they reached the fort as they passed near a local village. A group of Dwarves from the nearby mountains were on a mission to retrieve a pair of gems that had been taken from them and used to adorn a statue in the village square. There was also a group of bandits from the Ancha desert out for loot and hostages to ransom. The scenario is intended for about six players, though it can be played with as few as three. The villagers could also send for assistance from the fort garrison. Gary Bitters commanded the villagers and the diplomatic Escort. Mike O'Brien had the desert raiders and dwarves, While I had the rangers from Musca.
View from the west
The local fort. The buildings and fort are from the Desert village and Desert fort sets on Wargame Vault
View from the south
View from the east. The village militia asleep in their homes.
The raiders arrive at the edge of the village.
The rangers and the escort spot each other
Another view of the action between the rangers and escort.
After lunch we played a game of Red Alert. Mike jumped out to an early lead in the game mauling several of our fleet units. We were playing scenario three from the rule book.. Gary and I took out his heavy battleship squadron and led for a brief time. Mike regained the lead as he continued to heavily damage our units with great use of his combat and command cards. Gary and I were finally able to win after being able to use our cards to advance our four center units over the course of two turns and take out Mikes fleet commander. Two of our four units were eliminated in the process. We all made a few mistakes as we haven't memorized all the rules yet.
Thanks to both Mike and Gary for a fun day of food and gaming.