In Her Majesty’s Name

Been playing the excellent In Her Majesty’s Name off and on for a while now when I picked up a rulebook and two companies Lord Curr’s Company and Servants of Ra at Salute a few years back.

Since then I’ve bought the two expansion books released and more importantly have painted the minis and made some terrain for the game.

I was inspired by the Servants of Ra and decided to make a Egyptian theme table with a small town and ruins, here’s some pics of a recent game.

We played the Death At Your Heels scenario, which involves the companies racing from one table edge to the opposite table edge to avoid a hail of artillery barrage raining death down on them.

I have some more photos of earlier games that I’ll post at a later date.

Beware of the Kittens

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Exploding Kittens, my dilemma, trade my hand for that defuse card or just play on and risk it.

Over the Summer months I got my copy of Exploding Kittens from their hugely popular Kickstarter campaign.

The game is great fun to play,  has easy to learn rules and is a excellent fight for survival whilst trying to knockout all other players.

The premise of the game is easy, you draw a card every turn and if you draw an Exploding Kitten card then you’re out of the game unless you can defuse the Exploding Kitten.

However, there is a load of other cards in the game that can be used to dodge the kittens, mess with other players, or stop players messing with you.

A great casual game which encourages great banter, name calling, and casual swearing.

Star Wars Imperial Assault

 

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The Rebels make their initial moves into the Star Destroyer

Currently running a campaign of Star Wars Imperial Assault from Fantasy Flight Games.

I’m playing as the Imperial overlord and attempting to give those pesky Rebel terrorists a difficult time.

It’s a really nice game and to up to Fantasy Flight Games usual standard with fantastic game pieces, tiles, and cards with great artwork and lets not forget the great miniatures that come with the game, although  some variation in the poses of the Imperial figures would have been nice.

The rules are very similar to Descent, which is not a bad thing as I quite like Descent – Journeys in the Dark with a few tweaks to improve the game and make it have the proper feel for Star Wars.

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Stormtroopers swarm onto the Rebels

Stormtroopers swarm onto the RebelsThe campaign system is very good and has great replay ability due to the Agenda and Side Mission card decks being different in each campaign.

A recommended game if you’re a tabletop gamer and a Star Wars fan.

May the Force be with you.

17th Century D10?

springhill_d10Was recently at Springhill, a 17th-century Plantation house in Moneymore, cared for by the National Trust and in the Drawing Room of the house is a display case that has what looks like a type of D10, which is very cool to me.

Not sure what games it was used for, did 17th-century plantation home owner play Vampire the masquerade?

Welcome to Fiona Adores Heroes

welcomeWelcome to the new Fiona Adores Heroes site.

Over time I’m hoping to add lots of content on my interests of tabletop gaming and possibly some other random stuff.

If you’re looking for the Modular Sci-Fi Buildings wargame terrain, I’m sorry to say that I’m not producing the models anymore, hopefully I’ll have more updates about this later.