Monday 5 February 2018

"Kobolds & Cobblestones" - First Game

Tonight saw our first game of "Kobolds & Cobblestones" the brand new fantasy gang warfare skirmish game from Osprey written by Rob Burman.

The game is played without the wargaming standard devices of tape measures or dice and instead uses several decks of playing cards. With hands of Poker used to resolve combats and pontoon to resolve magic.

We ended up with 3 players playing the basic starting scenario "All Out Brawl" and had to make some adjustments to some rules in order for it to work, as normally the game is intended for two players. Though a campaign may have more players in it.

The game was a lot of fun, but we're not 100% sure whether the 3 player dynamic really worked as well as the 2 player dynamic would. Luckily we've attracted a 4th player, so we're going to start a campaign proper in a couple of weeks and stick to 2 player games from then on.

A marketplace in Ordinsport is quiet before the gang warfare begins.

Not far from the marketplace some kobolds face off against some skeletons.

In the marketplace the dwarven gang boss is surrounded by members of
an opposing gang. He is soon overwhelmed.

An elf tries to sneak around, but noisy geese give her away.

The orc stands and watches other members of his gang being beaten.
"Serves them right", he thinks and stays out of the fight.

After defeating the dwarf boss the victorious gang goes to face
the necromancer and his skeletons.


  1. Atmospheric and wonderful pictures, love the realistic and splendid details...

  2. Looks like a load of fun, especially on your fantastic scenery :-)