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Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

I had the great pleasure of joining old and new friends at Naschcon this weekend to play Triumph! We ran the Battle of Nicaea Crusader game in 28mm twice. The first round was a tremendous Crusader victory, and the players and I decided we needed to run it again, but with the payers switching sides. The second game was a closer fought but a Rum Turk victory.

The "Kingdom of Heaven" moment, this lone Crusader knight unit just refused to die and kept pushing forward nearly driving some of the Horsebow off the table.

Lots of fun, great players. Really enjoyed running this event.

Later that evening we had a chance to play a 15mm 4 player Grand Triumph sized pickup game of Alexander vs. King Porus. Unfortunately, I did not grab any pictures, because I was too busy having my army Crushed as the team playing Alexander broke the Indian Horde.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

Saturday was all Conan all day. We started the morning with some practice games using Hyborean Themed Armies all painted and provided by Paul Potter.

Then Paul ran a fantastic series of Hyborean battles where 6 players fought to be crowned the High King.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

King Ralph won the final prize a Franzetta inspired Conan figure to use in future Triumph! battles.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

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photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Very much enjoyed the games, especially the crushing crusader victory, but felt less joyful in the Conan game after King Ralph executed me as a reward for threatening his crown by my loyalty and skill. My men crushed his enemies only to be rewarded with treachery – oh the lamentations of the women whose men were put to the sword that day….

photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Did I mention the Nicaea Crusader game in 28mm was gorgeous!

Ferd4523103 Jun 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

Nice looking photos and game; but I have to tell you it does not look like Conan or Triumph. There was no figure with a trace of red hair (even w/o a flip) and no sign of a dog with a cigar. Would love to see the modifiers you used with Triumph. +2 sarcasm.
Games did look good H

razuse Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

really enjoyed the game…sorry I had to leave early….question…do you have a copy of the campaign system for points and what happens each round of play?

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Jun 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

That is Paul Potter's system, I can ask him for a copy.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jun 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

Ferd, not sure about the dog with a cigar? Will see what I can do next time on the red head, I have one in 28mm, but not 15mm.

As for modifiers we used very few.

The troop types used in the Conan battle were all standard Triumph types except for the Sorcerer and Conan. Those were using a draft form of Fantasy Triumph! rules to "buff" their particular stands. This will be published in the future.

Fantasy Triumph will allow you to play the game with your favorite fantasy armies with the same core rules adding in the usual fantasy elements, like spellcasters, heroes and fantastical creatures.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jun 2018 5:05 a.m. PST


As I understand the system Paul uses:

one person is "high king" (random in first round)

One is the Usurper/Pretender (random first round)

They take turns picking other players to join their sides and fight a big battle.

In the big battle if either King or Usurper fall the battle ends (otherwise 1/3 of the forces involved, I think).

The winning side gets 4 points each, and then the winning "king" can honor and execute any player. Honor is another 4 points, execute loss of 4 points.

extra points between rounds are used to buff your armies above their starting levels. So players start out with 24 point armies and slowly build it as they get more points to buy units for the next battle.

The King (or new King) remains King and then a new Usurper is chosen (high points of remaining players). The King and Usurper pick sides again (Usurper choosing first). Play again same process.

The Process is full of treachery and back stabbing. As Photcrinch mentioned above, King Ralph executed him even though he had just won the last battle for King Ralph because Photocrinch had more points and was the likely rival to the throne and thus by stabbing him in the back, King Ralph secured his throne and won the prize :)

Good fun.

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