I just got done playing Palaeo Diet for the first time. First I would like to say sorry for the lack of tress and other terrain. I don't have any terrain here at the house yet. I am working on getting some basic stuff.
I used some of my 28mm Vikings to go hunting for a big brown Bear.
I enjoyed how the game works, I think I messed up some things but it still played very well and it was fun.
Here is the recap of the hunt!
For the beginning of each turn all Hunters, including the hounds have to roll an activation dice. You start the game with two white dice and one red dice, the hunters can chose the number of dice to roll each turn. When you become injured you exchange one of your white dice for a red dice. The activation roll must be more than 2 on white dice and 4 or more on the red. The hounds must roll all three dice each turn. A failure in one of your dice caused the animal to react.
The first turn my hunters were within short range of eachother so I rolled one set of dice for both hunters. As you can see I had one failure which required the Bear to react before I could take any actions with the hunters
This time the Bear did nothing, which is good.
Above is the view after the hunters had moved.
The hounds are able to move pretty far since they had three movements, so the dogs are out front at the end of this turn.
Again the hunters are close so only one set of dice is rolled and they get good dice. Both of them will be able to do two actions each.
The next activation the hunters are separated and I rolled each hunter separately. The hunter with the bow passed his activation roll.
The hunter with the bow fires an arrow at the Bear but misses.
The Bears reaction is to turn and attack the hunter with the bow.
The axeman moved to attack the Bear, the response from he Bear is to attack the axeman.
The attacking Bear misses the axeman.
Now the axeman attacks and he also misses!!!
The Bear rolls to react to the attack from the axeman and he decides to move away from him.
Next up is the hounds
The hounds fail twice but have one good activation.
The hounds turn and attack the Bear.
The Hounds get to attack but miss.
The hounds attack fails and the Bear rolls to move away from the attacking hounds!! This ends the action for turn three.
The axeman fails one of his activations but will have one action after the Bear responds to his failure.
The Bear does not take any action from the failed activation roll of the axeman.
The axeman moves to get close to the bear.
The Bear's response is to roar a blood curtailing roar, but it does not effect the hunters or hounds.
Now the Bowman can fire his bow at the Bear and scores the first hit on the Bear.
The hounds activate now and they pass all three action dice.
The attack from the dogs fails.
At the beginning of turn five, the ax man fails one of his activation dice and the results of him failing is not good.
The wounded Bear turns and attacks the hunter with the ax, which works well for the hunter with the ax.
This time the hounds score a wound on the Bear!
The hunter with the ax passes one of his activation rolls but also fails one.
The Bear attacks the hounds that are close to the Bear.
The attack fails as the Bear is wounded and the lose of blood is slowing him down.
The hunter with the ax sees the attack on his hounds and he goes berserk and runs head long into the Bear and starts to attack the Bear.
There will be more food and some warm fur for the coming winter!
So that is how the game played out. I must say it is fun and there is a lot of suspense in the game because you don't know what the animals will do. The animals are controlled by your dice rolls and you consult a chart that has different situations and and the dice roll determines there actions.
I enjoyed the game and I look forward to the next game when I have some tress and other terrain to make the game look better.
I look forward to any questions or comments you have about the game.
Again thanks for stopping by and seeing what I am playing.
Have a good weekend!!