Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sparring Redux ~ Round 1

Very well, from the beginning.

This time around Enrico and Ibrahim clearly have the initiative.  If those two could please take their FULL round, doing whatever they can with their AP.  Both have 5 AP.


After Enrico and Ibrahim's move, here is the map:

Sofia and Kismet, in your good time.


Ibrahim Bin Yusuf said...

Having an additional hex of distance and the initiative makes all the difference in the world, as neither opponent should be able to close the distance to engage me in melee before I can fire and switch out for a melee weapon. (They may be able to interrupt me in other ways, of course.)

Ibrahim picks up a stone (1 AP) and then loads his sling for firing next round (4 AP.)

Enrico Guerriero said...

I'll be your wall, Ibrahim.

Enrico steps forward to 1008 (1 AP), turns one facing south (which I believe is free?), moves forward one hex into 1108 (1 AP), then turns two faces to the right (also free?) so he is facing 0908 with his back to Ibrahim.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The facing is free, Enrico . . . but that is a weird set of instructions. Why don't you use 1 AP to move from 1107 to 1108? And since you have to face an adjacent hex at the end, you can't be facing 0908, two hexes away, from 1108. However, 1009 will ensure you can't be approached from flank or rear this round.

Strange this concern about the flank. Invent it, make it possible, and it gives players nightmares!

Alexis Smolensk said...

Okay, I'm sure Enrico is good with his move.

I've put up the map with the moderate changes on the post above. Sofia and Kismet, have a look and then let me know your moves.

Kismet said...

Does the small rock actually provide any cover or obstruction? (0710)

1pt Kismet steps into 0611
2pt throws his axe haft at Ibrahim (6 hexes for no penalty)
d20: 18
d6: 5

If Ibrahim is stunned:
2pt Kismet draws his broadsword

If he is not:
2pt Kismet moves back to 0511 then to 0512 to take cover behind the rock.

As part of the move he draws another hand axe.

Alexis Smolensk said...

To repeat:

The smaller stones will not block movement, but if you stand in a hex with a small stone in it, your armor class is reduced by 2 points due to stumbling over the stone.

Ibrahim is stunned and falls backward, still holding his sling and stone, into 1308. Kismet draws his broadsword.

Kismet said...

Just to be clear, in case something happened behind the scenes, was there a chance to drop the sling/stone when stunned?

Is it still spun up? Is there a chance it's not? Asking to figure out how defensive we should be with it.

Think, spin up behind cover, peek out and fire.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Hm. Good point and well taken.

I was judging the load being interrupted at the point where he was still holding the stone, but yes, the load ought to have been interrupted when the stone was being spun. I don't know why I didn't immediately see it that way.

Always when stunned, the load is ruined and the combatant must begin again. Made to think about it, when interrupted after loading but before firing, I'll rule that the stone is lost.

The large rocks are not giant boulders that can be hid behind; they're about three feet high. Otherwise, it would take more than 3 AP to climb one. Sorry that this wasn't clear.

Sofia Viktorova Koleva said...

Sofia moves into 0509, then 0610 drawing a dagger (AP 2)

She throws the dagger @ Enrico (5 hexes, short range) (AP 2)

to hit: 13
dmg: 2

Sofia moves to 0509, then 0410 drawing another dagger (2 AP)

Alexis Smolensk said...

I'm fairly sure that misses Enrico. I don't know if he put on his plate mail for this. In any case, he isn't stunned.

Enrico, I notice you haven't updated the level on your blog character sheet. Just saying.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The next post is up.