Sunday, 19 June 2011

Back of Beyond Campaign Turn One

Vladimir Ilyich Proletarski
(Individual Character)

I've been far too busy to get any painting done this weekend but I have managed to set up the fixtures for the first turn of the Back of Beyond campaign, including written briefings for each of the half a dozen players involved. I've been attacked by the Bolsheviks, so better get the Texan Oil Prospecting Expedition finished off pretty darn quick!

I've incorporated the use of individual characters in the system, so that there is a chance that each army gets to field a special advantage in a turn. This is based on the characters outlined in the Back of Beyond supplement but simplified to fit the campaign that I'm running.

As a consequence, anyone who gains the extra assistance of a character (as determined by the umpire rolling a 6 on D6 for each player) can deploy them for that specific turn, thus benifitting temporarily from their influence.

I'll see how this works in practise in the current turn, where the British Museum archaeologists have enlisted the assistance of Colonel Algernon Utterley - Barkinge Esq, big game hunter extraordinaire. In the meantime, I'll be finishing off the figures for my own army in time for a game with the Reds.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely painted!!
    Do you change your main photo everyday, or have you got it a rotation link or something??