Post by stevemitchell on Mar 29, 2018 14:43:30 GMT -6
I've been playing more Old School Tactical from Flying Pig Games (squad-level combat in World War II). But I've moved from the Eastern Front to the Western Front. First up, from the Airborne expansion for OST Western Front, I played two linked scenarios covering the early morning drop of the 82nd Airborne Division at Saint-Mere-Eglise on D-Day. The All-Americans have to assemble their scattered forces after landing and then take control of the town before dawn, when a series of German counterattacks, including armored forces, begins. The paratroopers fared well with their landings, and managed to take Saint-Mere-Eglise; then they held on during the morning, although there were some perilous moments at the south end of town when the German counterattacks started. One of the German tanks withstood something like six or seven separate bazooka attacks!
And from the Pocket Battles module, I played the first of four scenarios involving the fighting at Noville, near Bastogne, in December 1944. Here the Americans fended off the first German probes of their position. But the Germans will be returning to Noville soon, this time with Tigers. . . .
I am continuing to enjoy the OST system. For me, it's a nice balance between detail and playability. Of course, some people will always want even more detail in their squad-level games, but then, that's why God invented Advanced Squad Leader.
It was my 2nd time playing it, but first time playing it to the end. Very fun game, one of the best magazine game I have ever played and I have played quite a few zine games. We played it with 4 card 'hands' instead of 5 but it still took about 6 hours. It is from Yaah magazine issue #10.
Next I will be stickering C&C Napoleonics>>>>
The Wolf came in, I got my cards, we sat down for a game.
Played 5-player History of the World, and was in 5th place, 96 points behind the leader, with two epochs to go. People were laughing at me, and wondering if I was going to be "lapped" on the victory track. Well...I pulled Spain and England in the last two epochs, and ended up coming in second place, 4 points short of first. If my elite troops had not died in the first two battles, I would have likely won the game
It seems like the player that pulls the Arabs in the 4th epoch has the edge, as the players who had Persia, Macedonians, and Rome, get targetted in epochs 4 and 5 and then it is too late to do anything about the Arabs, especially if he plays early in epoch 5
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Post by stevemitchell on Apr 18, 2018 16:02:32 GMT -6
Five battles from GMT's Great Battles of the American Revolution series, resulting in: An American marginal victory at Saratoga, a British substantive victory at Brandywine, and British marginal victories at Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs, and the great siege of Savannah.
Post by stevemitchell on Apr 24, 2018 15:48:33 GMT -6
More from the 18th Century, with the British winning marginal victories at Germantown and Newtown (both GMT Games). And in Legion Games' new title Blenheim 1704, the French and Bavarians defeated the English and the Imperials.
Post by stevemitchell on May 3, 2018 19:47:19 GMT -6
Lou, I'll be interested to hear what you think about C&C Tricorne. I've played and enjoyed C&C Ancients, but didn't think the system translated as well to Napoleonics. But the subject matter for Tricorne is certainly tempting.
Post by scalydemon on May 10, 2018 18:50:40 GMT -6
Well, I have gotten C&C Napoleonics to the table twice now (after the obligatory stickering). Late to the party of course. I liked it, has a high tense short burst fun factor. I understand it's popularity.
For those that play, what is the best expansion for it in your opinion?
The Wolf came in, I got my cards, we sat down for a game.
Post by stevemitchell on May 22, 2018 15:11:14 GMT -6
More from the 18th Century, with an Indian victory in Liberty or Death and a British victory in Wilderness Empires; and then moving into the 19th Century, with two Confederate victories in back-to-back games of Thunder in the Ozarks.
Post by stevemitchell on Jun 17, 2018 11:41:34 GMT -6
I played a big game of HeroClix, with 60 heroes fighting 59 villains on the Broxton, OK map. The game ended with a convincing victory for the heroes. Then I returned to the "Blind Swords" series of American Civl War battles from Revolution Game, in the form of the new Longstreet Attacks game. This covers the Rebel assault on the second day of Gettysburg in the Peach Orchard--Devil's Den--Little Round Top sector. I played the "Hammerin' Sickles" scenario (the main historical fight), leading to a decisive victory for the Confederates. Excellent game and system!
Post by stevemitchell on Aug 22, 2018 15:55:27 GMT -6
Played another large HeroClix game, along with GMT's Successors, MMP's Shifting Sands, and L2's Bitter Woods. On the table now--Italians vs. Brits in a scenario from Heroes of North Africa, part of the Lock n'Load tactical series. Avanti Savoia!
Post by punkrabbitt on Aug 26, 2018 17:34:07 GMT -6
This last week I've played Starfire and Lion Rampant, plus some solo FiveCore. The week before, I played Dragon Rampant and some solo FiveCore. And a couple of weeks before that, I played a few games of The Men Who Would Be Kings. And some solo FiveCore.
With all that gaming, I generated some wife aggro, so I am taking a break for a few weeks, or maybe a month.
I have playing D&D in various incarnations since the Holmes blue book... and a lot of other roleplaying games and minitures wargames since then. I did a brief stint as a freelance developer for Dark Age Games, and have written articles in Harbinger magazine about Dark Age, and in Signs & Portents about Traveller.
My last camppaign was an OD&D/S&W campaign with my two kids in 2015, when they were ages 14 and 12.