My first duty on getting there was not to pick the best warband but to relieve our resident chef Julian of several of his mince pies to take home, my wife believes they are the best mince pies she has ever tasted so I pleaded for a few to cash in on goodwill when I got home. I swapped home made Scottish tablet for these and warned him to eat sparingly or his sugar levels would soar to Defcon 1.
We had the AGM and had to vote in a new Child Protection Officer (sheesh), which is a nod to officialdom and madness, knowing how kind the years have been to me perhaps I should bring my birth certificate just in case. I asked for more roads to be bought as we quite often literally run out of road, I was promptly designated to paint said roads.
Now to the game, I got six Gnolls, whatever they were, they looked kind of ratty to me, we had to find treasure and when it was found a card was pulled from a deck, it could be good news or inevitably bad news. Once again points were gathered by killing monsters and the troops belonging to other players, there was no prize other than bragging rights. I was in a quiet part of the table and picked up several good cards which enhanced my martial abilities, I was not seriously attacked until someone popped a Purple People Eater into the centre of my rats, this was the second most fearsome monster on the board. I killed it fairly easily and gained forty points, my exploits elsewhere earned me another twenty and I was in the second bottom band of 'winners'. Simon earned a massive 210 points. I managed to cause mayhem in one corner by dropping a Frost Giant into the fray, a mistake as it turned out as it gave out 60 points when it hit the dust. I felt sorry for mate Andy who led some Norse, he just broke the treeline and met three monsters which massacred his men, when given a second squad they met almost the same fate. A great amount of fun and banter filled the room for a few hours.
I didn't manage to paint anything yesterday but the Christmas 'slightly busier than a normal week' seems to be over thankfully, I won't get painting tonight either as I head off to Robin Hood with my granddaughter, "Oh yes he is" "He's behind you!" "Oh god", well she will enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to everyone who pops buy to read my musings, and a Happy New Year.