After almost three months - 107 days apparently, but whose been counting?! - and with over 90% of the population of the Auckland Region double vaccinated, we have had a change in our Covid 19 alert status, whereby now life is more or less back to normal - pubs and restaurants can open, people who can work from home are no longer obliged to, and sensible people like Julian and me can get back to face to face gaming!
This being the case, Julian asked me earlier in the week if I would like to drop by after work on Friday evening - after considering for a nano second, I accepted his kind invitation. Always a gentleman, Julian even allowed me to suggest we give the Border Reivers their first run - he has created a small family band too. (Unlike me, Julian stuck to the original plan ie buy 10-20 figures to create a Reivers warband - then STOP!)....We all know what happened to THAT plan in my case - I now have 50 -70 figures and I still dont have the mounted versions of the ORIGINAL Hokahey Reivers - but hey, I do have TWO versions of Mary Queen of Scots PLUS about twenty female civilians - our Border villages seem to be strangely denuded of male occupants - maybe they are out reiving?!
We managed to get in two games, taking a turn each at being attacker and defender - we moved and replaced terrain between games one and two, and I swapped my figures around. We had three Heidmen each, with one group of six mounted figures and two groups of Fitloons - foot lads - one six strong and the other seven. The games lasted about 90 minutes each and were a lot of fun. Here are far too many pictures!