Ooooh… Once great men lived here… giants… gods… once, but long ago.
Battle Report Month continues with battle number two – and what’s best in life? A game of Conan between old friends!
I have, it seems, several million skirmish-level battle games in my collection, but I think I’m going to call it and say Conan is my favourite. There’s something so ingenious about the way its mechanics mirror the feel of an action movie. The flow of the game, the way your character’s actions aren’t tied to a strict turn sequence, and the constant push-and-pull of the fatigue system is quite unique. It can jump between elation at being able to pull off incredibly heroic attacks, to despair at running out of steam and being overrun by a bunch of lowly guards or skeletons, all in the space of a turn.
All this is amply demonstrated in this game between Will and I, where I briefly attempt to curtail my usual tactic of ‘let’s jump right in and go for it’ and replace it with ‘take your time and develop a strategy’. Well, that idea lasts for about a turn. Will plunging headlong into the fray result in victory or ignoble defeat? Check out the video, see for yourself – and discover what’s best in life!
Of course, don’t forget to grab the essential Conan rules summary and reference sheets while you’re here.