Friday, 27 September 2019

Board in Brum 7TV Day III

Last Saturday saw Simon Coldrick (Board in Brum) and Mike Strong (organiser) hosting the third 7TV day held at the Board in Brum store in Walsall just off junction 10 of the M6 motorway. It wa good turn out with 20 people attending which after chatting to Simon was the biggest turnout yet. It was good considering a number of people who couldn't make it so it had the potential for being closer toward 25 attendees!

It followed the usual casual format of 3 games only this time the ratings were upped to 40 and the lifting of the 33% Extras was lifted to see how folks handled it. As usual winning or losing played no part really in the day it was all just about meeting up with friends and new folk alike and playing 7TV.


My 40 Rating Cast chosen from the Apocalypse Set.
Stars.
Mummra (Abomination)
Major Snapjaw (Mondo Muto)
Extras.
Slithe, Jackalman, Vultureman and Monkian (Beastman Elders)
The rest were just standard Beastman
Vultureman (VIP)

There were prizes supplied by Karl at Crooked Dice and from Wayne at Wargames illustrated who is a huge fan of 7TV. The were awarded for Best Cast, Best Board and Nicest Player.

The first game I was up again Kath and her fab little Western posse. The Sheriff and her Deputies were trying to take Vultureman (VIP) into custody as there was a bounty on his head. We played the Hit and as Defender and already including a VIP extra in my cast made sense to follow this script. The only change was that due to being in a hot and sunny location it was to warm to be running around so everyone was restricted to only making a single move action when activating models.


This was a Star heavy cast with a Tough Detective, Action Hero, Angel of Justice, Strong arm, Dependable Deputy and a single bodyguard comprising the cast.

It was quite tough to face and in the end I got wiped out to a beast. With Vultureman defecting in the finale only for Mummra to burn him alive for his impudence before being gunned down my mass gunfire.

The single move action really hampered my cast as it was pretty much all combat orientated with only Mummra having any sort of ranged attack. I managed to take down Ben (Strongarm) and the Saloon owner(Angel of Justice) which netted me some much needed victory points but with Mummra, Major Snapjaw, and being wiped out etc ended with an 11-6 Victory to Kath.

We had a break then for a chip shop lunch included in the ticket cost. We then voted for Best Cast and Best Board. We all then paired up with new opponents for the second game of the day.

The Second game was Smash and Grab from the Shiva play guide. I ended up playing against Kirsten with her awesome little Horror themed Chibi cast. This time shooting was restricted which didn't really affect either of us as we neither had many ranged attacks. Kirsten was the defender and setup her cast in a central square with 4 objectives on each corner of the square. Kirsten had to stop me from collecting them and escaping from the board with them. It was quite a tough game as I could deploy alongside any table edge. I was also aware that Kirsten could recycle some of her cast (upto 4 Ratings from memory) in Act 2 and the Finale. So I concentrated my cast into two groups deploying from my side the table. It was quite close to start but my superior numbers overwhelmed her cast resulting in them all being wiped out and I managed to capture 3 out of the 4 objectives. Against a shooty cast it may have been different perhaps.



A quick break and then onto the third game this time against Mike Strong's excellent Mountie cast. This time we played a scenario where some the objectives blew about in the wind and you had to make a body test to pick it up. Failure meant it moved off D6 in a random direction and if your rolled a 6 on your test it was the maguffin. You then had to escape off the board with your objectives.

It was a great game I managed to snag the maguffin and another objective but lost most my cast to a combination of the Mountie on horseback riding around and stunning my cast then them being shot or charge by the moose. It was a great tactic and perhaps if I had some sort of shooting or been able to spread out my cast more it would of had less of an effect. Next time mr Strong!!



Mike's brilliant cast with a Moose and Beaver Animal Companions.

Here are some of the casts that were entered in for Best Cast.With Paul Smith winning best cast with his most excellent looking clown cast.
 












 Here are some of the boards that had been brought along by many of the attendees.










Tavis Hill brought along this magnificent Desert Island board and without a doubt won best board. It was cracking to look at and well deserved.

Another 7TV is planned most likely end of January beginning of February 2020. Date to be confirmed. I will back at Board in Brum next month on the 26th attending a Burrows and Badger event which I must prepare for as I have only played one game so far. I must admit I am looking forward to it and need to either paint some more figures or make a warband out of what I have done already.

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    1. Cheers Phil! The attendees always seem to make such a fabulous effort!

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  2. Sound's like a great day again Simon, and some stunning looking casts and boards

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    1. Thanks Dave it was impressive as always. 40 Ratings gave a lot more choice this time around.

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  3. Loving the varied casts and those boards look fab! Thanks for sharing Simon!

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  4. Great stuff Simon! Some lovely looking casts and some absolutely brilliant tables 😃
    I wanted more photos of your cast being eliminated by the charging moose though!

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    1. Cheers Ivor! Sorry I hardly took any pics during the games this time was to busy nattering!!

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  5. Your post about the 7TV get togethers are always a delight to me. The casts are such varied figures and styles and I really like the boards, the last 3 you show are all brilliant.
    I must have another read of the rules because if they encourage such tallent there must be more goodness in them than I saw initially.
    I suppose I'll just have to be patient until January.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks so much Vagabond. I think its a very inspirational ruleset as it is quite a sandbox system. Some of the sets don't mix so well but not so much that they don't work.

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  6. another great day out, your cast was awesome mate, straight out of my childhood!

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    1. Thanks Andy! Yeah it was a lot of fun playing as Mummra and Slithe.

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  7. That looked like it was a real blast. 7TV has become a favourite game of late

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    1. Yeah it is my favourite go to rule set. They just announced another university collaboration like for the Pulp set only this time it will be 7TV Fantasy!!

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    2. I just (as in a couple of hours ago) got the pulp rules, and they look interesting. Also checking out a friends apocalypse-rules, that came in the same box (the box just happened to open and the rules fell out). I think I have to get that set also.
      More on that later.

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  8. Cheers Simon for introducing me to a new game and for a fun read, lots of excellent "cast" members and some lovely boards :-)

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    1. Thanks Darryl. Please give it a try the rules are free to download for the core spyfi set.

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  9. They look casted perfectly to me.

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  10. That looked like a fun event.
    I might be tempted with some of my V stuff in the future. So many games, so little time.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Its a lot of fun mate. Please give it a try if you get chance.

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  11. Wow, everything looks really cool!

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  12. /cry
    i have nothing to say. this is beautiful

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  13. Thanks mate! I envy your games you get to play with Jay and to some extent Reg.

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  14. What an excellent event, superb games (depsite you own results) and grat looking 'casts' and terrain.
    My favourite c'cast' has to be the Mounties, but probably because they raised a smile more than the other excellent cast ideas.

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