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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 2: scenario 3

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Fighting through the lower levels, our beaten and battered group reaches the top of the tower, aptly named Tor Varden Upper Level. There was indeed a life to save and no time to waste! Kill 'em all!

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The table. Thich walls represent the tower, the outer walls represent the railing around it. The wooden part of the table (the actual table) is approximately the walkway around the tower. There are lowered spots on the inner wall, which we counted as windows (as not to make the archers just beeline inside.

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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 2: scenario 2

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After their miserable exchange with the beastmen roaming the forest, our heroes were more careful when entering Tor Varden lower levels. All attempts of sneaking in were set aside when the rangers hear a scream from inside. There might be a life still to save in this forsaken place!

I forgot to take a picture of the table set up (I didn't take any pictures actually), so you'll get a version which is on the end side of the scenario:
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The rangers enter from the far side and have to get to the other end. There's still about a third missing from the last room.

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Things done during the summer (and a return to neglected blog) part 2

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Presenting - the very much not wanted and waited part 2 of the last 2-3 months or so.

I'm been thinking about doing and impressions-type posts about games I have. Not reviews, there's plenty of that. And I don't have the time nor the need to make a proper review anyway. More like a list of things I like and/or dislike, without all the bells and whistles about how to play the game and so on. Lately I've been subjected to suprising amount of new games (new to me), so what would be a better time than this to roll out a few stupid opinions about games?! Answer: nothing would be a better time!

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Things done during the summer (and a return to neglected blog) part 1

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Salutations! Sorry for the dissapearance to all who pretend to be interested in reading this.... I planned to make a "paused for summer' post, but it seems I forgot.

We had this rare thing called summer in Finland past two months or so. Of course, it promptly ended when my vacation started. Well, no bad feelings about playing board games then.
The blog has been on a little hiatus due to great weather we had during June and July. As I said, it naturally got colder and more wet like a day after my vacation started. I didn't really play much (or paint or do anything indoor related) during the better period we had. Well, of course I did, but it was mostly 30-60 mins here and there for like 1-2 times a week, not much to show progress for.

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Painting - C:DMD Tcho Tcho

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Well, I think we can all agree that if I'm not good at something it's commiting to a schedule on a hobby project. And singing. To my defence (which I really need, mostly against myself so I don't get to whip myself [except as a reward]) IT IS SUMMER! It has been so warm so some of my gaming time has been devoured by the sun. Sun, I have missed you my friend. Maybe grinding out the RoSD terrain and models left me a little burned out, but I got to painting once again and it didn't make me wanna puke, so maybe I'll get back to it again!

What did I paint? I painted Tcho Tcho.... Multiple Tchos Tchos? Tcho Tchii?
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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 2: scenario 1

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...or how not to sneak past a camp of beastmen.

Our brave rangers continue their journey towards Tor Varden. Dodging beastmen patrols moving in every direction they made their way to the river. Not seeing a good place to cross except for the nearby bridge, it seems conflict was inevitable. But who's afraid of some meek beastmen. No one, right?

Oh, you should be. You really should be...

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This is the board. A wall is marking the edge on the left side. The dice tray on the bottom.
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Painting - Claustrophobia 1643

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Some more Claustrophobia 1643, this time - the Hellhounds. I wanted two distinct colors, so you can identify the one you're talking about easily (Pinky and Bluey or whatever).

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SoN 05 - Lost Battalion 05 AAR

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Just a few days after the last game, we got a chance to do the next one. Considering how similar the forces were this made things easier. If you haven't noticed it already, I'm bad at remembering to take pictures during game. Evidence to follow (sorry!).

Escape From Hell
Ariane and the captured Rangers are free. Ariane explains that the Black Sun and the Deep Ones have allied to perform a disturbing ceremony. It's time to get out of these damned caves!

The mission for Rangers: Get one unit off the board (in 7 turns).
Extra: Same as last, find the secret passage under the waterfall.

The mission for Deep Ones: Stahp ze Rangers!
Extra: Don't let them take a shower in the sacred waterfall!

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SoN 04 - Lost Battalion 04 AAR

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Time to fight again!
Enter the Darkness
As the Rangers fight their way through every inch of the cave, they discover the prisoners and the captured Ariane Dubois. Will they have enough time and guts to rescue them?

The mission for Rangers: Run through the cave, get any unit to the prison at the end of the opposite side. Do it in 8 rounds.
Extra: Discover the secret passage behind the waterfall (reward: Rangers can use secret passage in scenario 9).

The mission for Deep Ones: Don't let the Rangers win. Again.
Extra: Don't let the Rangers find the secret entrance (reward: Rangers cannot use the passage in scenario 9).

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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 1: scenario 2

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Following the tracks, our fearless rangers found themselves in a patch of forest covered in webs. Hiro Steelwhiskers spotted one of the webbed cocoons still moving. There might be survivors, no time to waste!

The terrains was set up as pictured below. There's 5 spiders, inspired by the challenging version, instead of 3 more spiders there was 2 zombies and a rat. Mostly because I only had 8 spider models and I didn't want to run out if more spawns. The white splotches are web cocoons.

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One zombie hides behind the vegetation mid-right. The rat is behind a tree mid-left. Randomized spiders both ended up on the left side.

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