Risk Legacy » Sessions » This really happened (no spoilers, does mention initial special abilities for two factions)

Author: RobCarna

Game 4, I'd been patiently building my Enclave armies, waiting for the right moment to strike. I launched my attack at the thin crust of Die Mechaniker forces guarding Alaska, a few territories away from their lightly guarded HQ. I was well positioned to then take two other HQ's with a short offensive into Africa and Europe (from my HQ in Brazil) and win the game.

I rolled my attack (three 6's), and for the first time in four games there was a chance that the Enclave special ability (chosen by me prior to game one) would come into use. All I needed was for my opponent to roll anything less than double 6's, and I would have wiped out her entire defending force.

What does she roll? Double 6's. I lose two units, the Die Mechaniker special ability takes effect, and I cannot attack Alaska again until the following turn. My offensive was ended almost before it started, my victory thwarted. The shout of the other players around the table was deafening. The next player in line (my wife) attacked from Africa, took one HQ in Europe and two in Asia, and won the game (her second victory of the day!).

Moments like those are the reason I play wargames. Priceless.
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:56 am
Author: August222
That is crazy. Glad you recorded it for all time. You should consider having a tiny copy made and glue that sucker right to the board where it happened. Future armies will tread lightly on hallowed ground:

"Go tell Die Mechaniker, stranger on a stroll, that here, obedient to their laws, two sixes we did roll"

Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:21 pm
Author: DigDug

Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:23 pm
Author: Garlyle
That's incredible. Absolutely incredible.

I've had two cases where I've activated the enclave's power, and the second time it didn't matter; I rolled three fours and they only had one defender who rolled a one.

The first time, however, was the game-winning attack on our very first game.

It's probably not the "best" power option for the enclave, but it certainly creates some of the most memorable moments.
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:53 am
Author: Ecosmith
That's awesome. You definitely should record it on the board

Sun May 20, 2012 12:21 pm