Maggot’s Farm MESBG Battle Report

15 thoughts on “Maggot’s Farm MESBG Battle Report”

  1. What a bunch of good doggoes! The narrative was interesting to read (I, unsurprisingly haven’t read the sourcebook yet) and the terrain and table look amazing! Good to see your hard work paying off in this way. Makes me want to clear my table even more, but there’s SO much crap in there now…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for giving it a read and the kind words as well 🙂 Are you needing to clear your table because there is a lot of unpainted minis on it that you’re trying to finish first or do you mean so that you can get a game in? Both are worthy reasons but if it is so you can get a game in, then I especially encourage you to take the time to do so! Gaming is always motivational to get some hobbying done or at least that is my experience.

      Like

      1. The “games” table in the War Room has been covered by random (mostly hobby related) juink for months. Spray cans, part-painted terrain, boxed boardgames, etc. Of course, the rest of the space is also taken up by boxes of boardgames, Kickstarters that arrived as I lost my mojo over the second half of last year etc as well as the recent additions of Apocalypse supplies (2-4 weeks worth of canned goods, etc for 2 people in case of contracting COVID and needing to fully isolate without even trips to the supermarket.)
        The painting table is inside, and that’s covered by half-painted models, which is an entirely different story.
        Went out there and spent a couple of hours cleaning up, throwing junk away, deboxing some Star Wars IA stuff, etc. We could now play a (small) game of whatever by simply moving some newly-boxed stuff off the table now. So there’s that at least.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. That makes sense and it sounds like it was well-worth your time to get things cleaned up. I’m going to have to get rid of some books and action figures and Mansions of Madness out of my closet because my MESBG minis and terrain are starting to require more storage space than I have so I can relate to what you’re saying here. Hopefully some gaming will be a fun reward in your future after all that cleaning!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Yeah, I reckon it will be getting cold down South as things start to warm up for the summer here in the US 🙂 I’m not sure what WAH is but I would wager it is pretty fun! I have had trouble pulling myself away from Nioh but alas hobbying must be done 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      4. WAH = W@H = Work at Home. Not as fun as it sounds, but safer than going in daily. Of course, that’s all over now as it’s been decreed by my overlords that it’s time to get back to proper work, you worker ants. Try not to die!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. At my place of employment and I assume others in the US, we say WFH (Working From Home) but the Australian acronym makes as much, if not more sense to me. Thanks for enlightening me 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you Kuribo for such a beautiful report! It gets me right in the mood and scene it portrays. Absolutely fantastic board, ‘in action’ it looks even better than in your regular blog posts.

    I’ve been having a bit of a hobby blockade the past few weeks, but reading your report it sounds like so much fun to play another game, I’ll just have to get painting again. So, in addition to the excellent report, thanks for the inspiration as well! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you and I’m really glad to hear it! I think the fact that this battle report was able to get you motivated to hobby is really the ultimate compliment. That is what I wanted to do most with my website and so to hear that it provided you with motivation makes me feel really good. I always look forward to your next battle report and now is certainly no different 🙂

      Like

  3. Great looking table and miniatures, and a fun read. All that work for a game with 10 models! I’m sure the next scenario will have a little more meat to it.
    Those dogs turned out to be pretty viscous. Are they S4 or something? Fought more like wild wrags than mere guard dogs. 😀
    Your battle reports also make me want to dig out my lotr stuff. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Painting the minis is the easy part for this scenario. Its making all the terrain that takes some time. The Dogs are F3 and S4 but that is one point higher than the Ruffians so they have a bit of an edge in combat. My To Wound rolls were ridiculous and it was almost all 5’s and 6’s with the mutts so that made it a pretty lethal game for the Ruffians!

      I’m very glad to hear you were inspired by the report and you should absolutely dig out the LOTR stuff. Let’s see some hobbying and battle reports! 🙂

      Like

  4. Very nice terrain and report! Makes it all very dramatic! Just curious, does the scarecrow matter or did you just add it because the fields needed one?

    Even if the fields aren’t used in any other scenario, they make a great addition to your game table and looking forward on your take on hobbit holes.

    Getting closer to buying the Scouring of the Shire book.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Bret! Since I’m focused on narrative play, I always want the action to come to life as much as I can. In terms of the scarecrow, you wouldn’t have to have one but GW uses it as a deployment zone for the beginning of the game so it does serve a small purpose. I’m sure some other marker could be used just as easily but I think a scarecrow certainly helps set the mood.

      Glad to hear you’re starting to get interested in Scouring! I am hoping GW opens back up soon so I can get some things needed to play more scenarios. Still stuck playing the waiting game for now…

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s