Thursday, 13 December 2012
This blog is still alive! So am I! And I am still gaming and buying games. I just changed job in August and I've been playing catch up. I plan to consolidate over the winter - I've downloaded loads of photos and they are ready to upload; I just need to upload and blog!! Speak soon....
Friday, 25 May 2012
In an effort to catch up, I have several posts ready to go, but they will be light on content just to get them up with the pictures. On this night I played Smallworld and Flashpoint with Brian and Nigel Heather at Brians place. It was great - we enjoyed the three player Smallworld as Brian and Nigel were both newbies. Flashpoint is an excellent new fire rescue game where players battle fire and smoke to rescue people cooperatively from a burning building. Great games!!
Friday, 18 May 2012
Last night we discussed the forming of a proper Horsham Gaming Group and the up and coming Horsham Gaming Event which is to be held at Nigel Heather's scout hut. The discussions were long and in-depth - sometimes to the point that there are a lot of strong opinions so you just say yes. Hopefully the club will be organised soon.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Tonight was a rare visit to Andys shop on a BattleQuest games night. I opted to play Battlestar Galactica with Brian, Kevin, Nigel and Andy. Initially things went very well for us as Kevin was outed as a Cylon virtually straight away as we were playing the add on rules from the Pegasus expansion. This left the humans in a very good position to win, although we didn't know at the time we had another Cylon (Nigel) in our midst. Battling on long and hard (This can be a very long game), the odds became insurmountable - and when Nigel opted to leave for Cylon shores, things went from bad to worse and even though we were only one jump from winning, we suffered too much damage and Galactica went down ...again!!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
The location was Brians house and the players were Brian, myself as the Axis and Allied general apiece, and Nigel Heather, Jack and Steve as the Axis field commanders and Andy, Tom and Dale as the Allied field commanders. The layout for the Overlord Omaha beach landing scenario is huge - two beach boards are required with a massive amount of beach objects, wire, tank obstacles etc. The allies had a huge amount of men and tanks to attack the French coast is in reality of 6th June 1944 whilst the Germans had heavily fortified and well dug in infantry and artillery defenders. I could tell it was going to be tough.
|Top left a pensive Andy prepares for Orders to attack whilst top right |
Nigel thinks about how effectively to wipe out the attackers!
|There was a lot of thinking and rule checking at first |
as this was new to everyone, me included!
Then things started to go badly wrong - tank after tank was destroyed and Tom was repelled several times in the centre. Poor Andy on the far left was being ground up by withering fire from Nigel! We were making huge losses for little gains - just like in reality...
The medals to win on this scenario were 8 on either side - luckily the Germans held several objective medals which we the allies could exploit to win. Unfortunately it didn't get that far - Andys attack was blunted against the beach defences and whilst Tom managed to inflict losses on the German centre, it wasn't enough to get over the dunes.
Dale had better luck and managed to force a breach on the right and started up from the beach and into the mainland.
|Dale takes a chance and forces a breach which works, |
the Germans under Steves command start to fall away!
|The final result - the Allies are crushed 8-2!|
Afterwards there was a lot of talk - a lot of people wanted to know about the large Overlord papermaps I have. They liked the idea of pre-printed terrain and starting locations for troops and vehicles. the large array of missions plus they are double sided means at least two massive games per map - and there are 4 paper maps!
Later on at Battlequest, Andy relayed how much he had enjoyed the game, even though he had been shredded by Nigel. He also told me that Jack and Tom had said they had thoroughly enjoyed the game and wanted to play again which buoyed me up. Plans are afoot for a rematch or another game with some others who missed out before.