|The battlefield, guarded by one of my 4.5 foot tall wooden soldiers!|
" Form Kickstarter and advance on my command!"
Kickstarter!Wooden Wars Kickstarter
First off I want to shout to the world that my Kickstarter for wooden wars has launched! With the help of some very talented and fabulous friends, I was able to have it start simultaneously while running a campaigns worth of games at Gen Con. We've been live for 3 days now and have already shot past the half way point for funding. Heartfelt thanks to all of you that believe in this project!
Now we need to keep the fires stoked and keep the initiative! Just ask yourself, " what would Murat do?"
If you haven't checked it out first, please do- if for no other reason than to see me attempt to be suave in front of a camera. Let's just say Tom Cruise has nothing to be worried about.
Tell your friends, tell your enemies - so you will have someone at which to toss balls!
Gen Con Review!
|Blue artillery view of the Convention|
|With the smaller kids, I had the game begin by them building the Forts with blocks.|
|A square's last attempt to stop the Elite cavalry from capturing the flag.|
|Not only do "girls" play wooden wars, they won over half the battles!|
Gen Con was an amazing experience. Not sure how many people were in attendance, but I heard tell that there were more folks than last year's 35K attendance. The exposure is remarkable and everyone that I met was helpful, excited and well, nice. Special props to my good friend Shane Hensley of Dead Lands fame for introducing me and Wooden Wars to so many great names in the industry! Also to Rob Bowes of Lone Wolf Development, who let me share his booth at the con, and beat me over the head till I said I'd go to the con!
During the convention I ran 8 scheduled games and several quick pick up demo games, all of which were well attended and fully booked by awesome kids, big kids and even full families! Ages ran from 5 on up to (well I didn't ask) and everyone had a great time- especially me!
Depending on the overall age group, I'd scale the rules back to accommodate, which worked better than I had hoped!
|Reddish artillery site in on grenadiers.|
|Red Army general guards his flag and medals!|
The objectives for the battles were to capture the enemies flag, or knock over their entire force. I had a sub objective to capture and hold La Haye Bloque, the village on the battlefield. At each objective there was a medal to be won, visually displayed for all.
|New commanders survey the battlefield|
|Artillery was keen on siting in.|
|Counter batter fire. This fine officer even brought his side arm (right).|
|Grenadiers advance, while siblings taunt each other!|
|Top down of Lay Hay bloque- Blue grenadiers take possession.. for now.|
|Reddish Elite "greys" charge down light cav on the right flank|
|Blue Grenadiers held the village, as Reddish elite cav sweep right flank and capture a flag.|
I took tons of pics, so will dole them out until you say stop! The ones in this posting are from Saturday's battles. Enjoy!