I played AH Games and others in the years before D&D was first published. The only problem is, I was not very good at them. None of the experience players wanted to waste time playing against me, so I ended up teaching newcomers who then went on to surpass my level of ability (and usually rather quickly).
My favorite two games were Blitzkrieg and Starship Troopers, both by Avalon Hill. The only AH game still in my possession is a solo game, B-17: Queen of the Skies.
Now you’re talking my language! Some of my recent Avalon Hill plays were:
PanzerBlitz (Dunnigan) Blitzkrieg Wooden Ships & Iron Men The Legend of Robin Hood Magic Realm Wizard’s Quest Speed Circuit Wizards Acquire Civilization
And some other WWII plays:
Battle for Moscow (Operation Typhoon) Band of Brothers (101st campaign at squad level) Valor & Victory (Squad Level) Winter War (Finland '39) Battle for Germany (Brilliant Dunnigan fall of Germany game) Panzer Grenadier Arctic Front (More Winter War but Platoon scale) And the complete Memoir '44 Campaign of Barbarossa
Post by stevemitchell on Feb 8, 2013 14:56:20 GMT -6
Most recently, I played three of the four battles from GMT's Fading Glory: Salamanca, Smolensk, and Borodino. I followed that with Victory Point Games' In Magnificent Style. And I just received a box full of new games from Noble Knight yesterday, so I'm mulling over my next campaign.
Kingmaker is one of my all-time favorite AH games.I also like SPI's War of the Ring and AH's Dune a lot. Zombies!!! is also a lot of fun.
Haven't played many wargames for a long time, however. Every time we get enough players together for a good boardgame, we figure we ought to role-play instead.
Marv / Finarvyn DCC playtester (2011) S&W WhiteBox author (2009) C&C playtester (2003) Builder of the TrollBridge for T&T; Amber Diceless player since 1993 OD&D Player since 1975; Metamorphosis Alpha since 1976
"Don't ask me what you need to hit. Just roll the die and I will let you know!" - Dave Arneson
I played the new Star Wars X-wing Miniatures (2012) last weekend for the first time. One of the fellows in my D&D group has it but hadn't had a chance to play. We figured out the rules and played a 50 point game, where Luke + Artoo in X-wing and a random Y-Wing (my forces) defeated Vader in a TIE plus another TIE. Fun! My friend has a special star field map for the game which adds to the feel. First time I've played a minis game that uses rulers for measuring move and fire distances, though they are special rulers provided with the game.
Ooh, never heard of this one before. It sounds really cool!
I mean, it's Risk. But the first few games go really fast--games haven't lasted longer than 1-1/2 hours. All the new rules for altering the map and gaining abilities really provides an interesting dynamic to the game.
You have to have some endurance though--we started out once a week, but now it's once every two or three weeks between games.
For me, it's been a bit of solitaire play of Strange Aeons, the odd game of Space Hulk, and this little board game I found over Christmas called 'Labyrinth'. Up to 4 players, each is some kind of magic-user, and the goal is to capture all the loot in a constantly-shifting maze. Though the others aren't so fond of how often I win, but to be fair I just about always lose at Space Hulk! ;D
If most of my wargames stuff wasn't in storage, I'd also be playing Star Grunt or FUBAR.
Post by kenmeister on Feb 12, 2013 20:50:00 GMT -6
I've been playing a lot of Dungeon and Catan Junior with my 7 year old. We've also played a few games of Talisman. At the edge of what she can handle is Starfarers of Catan. She also has one game of Cosmic Encounter under her belt.
ken-do-nim on DF
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Post by Otto Harkaman on Feb 14, 2013 7:26:29 GMT -6
Because of the Crusading thread, I feel like trying SPI's Crusades by Richard H. Berg. A game I have always wanted to play. There is a really nice ADC2 module by Nick Bell for playing this in Aide de Camp
Post by Koren n'Rhys on Mar 13, 2013 20:13:41 GMT -6
I get in the occassional game of Heroquest or Munchkin. We play a fair amount of Dominion, too. Not really any wargames though. Mg daughter is playing Diplomacy at school, and enjoying it, so I'd like to pick that up and given it a whirl eventually.
I loved Space Hulk and Blood Bowl back in the day. Is Death Angel good? I almost bought it at GenCon last summer but didn't get a chance to try it so I passed.
Post by Keith the Thief on Jun 4, 2013 19:52:47 GMT -6
My 13-year-old son and I play Axis & Allies; we start with the global game, and now switch back and forth between that and A&A minis. He and his cousins love collecting the minis, and it's galvanized an interest in history and WWII, which is a very good thing, IMHO
I got in a game of War at Sea via vassal and Skype voice with a friend in Houston last weekend. We got thru 4 turns. Lots of fun, Game board at the end of our session is below. Vassal allows you to save game so we will hopefully be finishing this soon.
The Wolf came in, I got my cards, we sat down for a game.