Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RECRUITS!

This weekend you can find not one, but 2 Fistful of Lead games going on during this great convention, RECRUITS. One will be run by Yours, Truly, and one by friend of the show, Cluck Amok, running his amazing French and Indian War scenario, based on my upcoming supplement for said period.
I waxed poetic many times about what an awesome convention RECRUITS is. Aimed at bringing new blood to what is and old man's hobby, RECRUITs seems to bring the best out in gamers. I usually have 14 to 60 year olds playing at my tables. The con itself is cheap, $5 for the whole weekend and free for students and military. But that doesn't mean its cheap on games. Its a good size for a regional convention. People bring their best. Lots of vendors, great games, and cheap but good grub. You won't be disappointed.
Come by the Wiley Games booth and say "hello", and hopefully buy some stuff.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Maneuvers Con: After Action Report

We had the great pleasure of attending the Maneuvers Wargaming convention in Tulsa Oklahoma last weekend. It was their first year, and only our second con as a vendor, but it's off to a good start. There was a wide variety of periods and genres, including a Fistful of Lead game featuring zombies, buffalo men and centaur natives. The hotel and the hosts were very accommodating and every game I ran had a great attitude.
Wiley Games sets up
Now to the games:

Friday night, after a four hour drive, we put on Casas Grande from the new Mexican Revolution supplement to Fistful of Lead. The Maderista rebels had to take the town before the poorly defended Federales could be reinforced. Despite the Federales getting a machine gun and artillery support, the rebels took the town, flipping history around.
The Boy was in charge of the reinforcements. He was brutally savaged the second he appeared.
This would become a theme...
Saturday morning we ran a Fistful of Lead: Horse and Musket game, "Hessians without no Aggression". Rebels had to grab a  poorly guarded wagonload of powder before the Hessian mercenaries could be reinforced. It was an interesting game, as the we had a real Hessian playing the Hessian jaegers, who were armed with slower, but longer range rifles.

The players quickly learned (the hard way) not to pop off all your guns in one turn. You spend the next whole turn reloading while your opponent moves around with impunity.
The rebels, tried, but just couldn't get to the powder in time. Once again, the Boy showing up on turn 4 with the British Light infantry, was cut to pieces by Colonial troops.


Saturday afternoon was the latest Fistful of Lead scenario from the 99¢ Mostly Monthly Scenario "Gold and Gunfire". We had a great group of guys, and the scenario needed up as a stand off when Baby Face Fenster, one of the objectives, ran off after a failed Recovery check.
I was going to pack up before the evening game, due to lack of people signing up. But i guess I wasn't the only GM with that problem. I need up putting a game of populated by all the nameless GMs. Once again, a great game, and once again Fenster bought it.

Blood Alley outside the jail
A great time, and we walked away with "Best Terrain" Award! Special thanks to my wife and kids who lugged boxes, sat at the vendor table for hours, and put up with all us Gaming Geeks.
We'll be back next year.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Viva Revolucion!- Fistful of Lead meets the Mexican Revolution

Viva Revolucion! is a Scenario Supplement for Fistful of Lead for the Mexican Revolution. Not only do you get period specific rules, but 10 scenarios that follow the timeline of the war. It's the Wild West meets the new Industrial Age of warfare.
Available for Wiley Games and Wargame Vault.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Air Support

Both sides of the Mexican Revolution used early aircraft for reconnaissance, and for combat in a much more limited role. Most pilots were foreigners, paid by the government or rebels to scout ahead of the army, and more importantly the trains. The Villistas created makeshift bombs from 75mm artillery shells, and even made a mobile aerodrome of one of their captured trains. I picked up this 1/48th scale Bleriot Monoplane from Hobby Lobby for under $20. I was truly an atrocious model to put together, but the end result will do.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wiley Games on Campaign

Greetings Fistful of Lead Fans! Wiley Games will be at two wargaming conventions very soon:
ManeuversCon in Tulsa, OK August 11-13th
and RECRUITS August 25th-27th in Lee's Summit, (Kansas City) MO.
We'll be at both hosting games and running a vendor tables. Stop by and see us!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fistful of Lead: Introducing the Mostly Monthly 99¢ Scenario

Wiley Games is proud to present a Mostly Monthly 99¢ Scenario for Fistful of Lead.
As the title suggests, I will be releasing a new scenario for our various family of games. These will be available through both Wiley Games and Wargames Vault starting today!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Another review of Fistful of Lead!

The guys over at Meeples and Miniatures had a great of Fistful of Lead: HERE