Posts Tagged ‘boardgaming’

It’s a Small World after all

Posted on April 16th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

We had a dozen guys out at the club for our last night before our MayDay convention on May 3. Michael kindly brought out Small World and taught Bruce and I how to play. Well, Bruce learned how to play–I just bumbled along, losing both games badly… ….

Twilight Struggle

Posted on April 9th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Bruce and I played our first game of Twilight Struggle last night. Wow. Kind of like 1960: The Making of a President on speed. So many choices. Such crappy cards to select among! This is a game that has a lot of replayability.In the end, Bruce won deci…

Pandemic and some Barbarians

Posted on April 7th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

As spring break wound to an end, jess and I got in some more Pandemic and managed to beat the game on heroic. Which kind of cries out for an expansion, no?I also moved a few guys along to bolster the Germans. These are some MiniArt 1/72 Germans from th…

Counters for WW1 Square Bashing

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Awhile back, Bruce McFarlane introduced me to Peter Pig’s Square Bashing. Rather than buy and paint and base huge new armies, Bruce created some counters so we could try out the rules. With Bruce’s permission, I have uploaded the counter sheets here un…

X-wing with Jessica Antilles

Posted on March 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I was out in St. Albert this week and dropped in on Mission. While I was browsing, I picked up some extra ships for X-wing–I hope there is enough here to get me to 100 points with various add-ons. Today Jess and I cracked the plastic and she grabbed t…

EWG Club Night… and I actually won a game!

Posted on March 19th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

We had ten guys out at the club last night, including new(isn)comer Brendan. Scott and I played some CCA, using a Boudica scenario from the second expansion. This was a huge number of units (maybe 35) and it posed some major traffic issues for the Brit…

Some Battlelore with Warlord Jessica

Posted on February 15th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

This is the Family Day weekend, here in Alberta. Family Day means Monday is a statutory holiday. The origins of the weekend are that then-Premier Don Getty needed to distract people from his son getting busted for traffic blow so he created a new holid…

EWG Club Night February 4

Posted on February 5th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had eight guys (including one Guy) out at the club last night and three games ran. Dave hosted a game of Hail Caesar, trotting out some Dacians to take on his late Romans.Bruce had some 15mm Maurice out, with the Battle of Saratoga resulting in a hu…

Some 25mm critters

Posted on February 2nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

These are the last of a small commission I did on some board gaming pieces. There are roughly 25mm in size.The centipede was a lovely sculpt and I tried to replicate the example I was given. It is slightly darker in person than the image suggests.There…

Some heroic mice

Posted on February 1st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

These are 25mm(isn) mice who appear to be the forces of good in a board game piece commission I picked up.Apologies for the nasty picture above–I had a hard time getting a decently balanced shot given the white dress. The huntress on the right is a sw…

Some 25mm rats!

Posted on January 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I picked up a small commission of board game pieces to paint. These are 25mm(isn) figures and are a bit smaller than GW skaven.First up are some rats. These are nice models with reasonably deep detail that allowed for dry brushing and washing.Up next: …

Panzergrenadier in miniatures

Posted on January 29th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Bruce hosted a miniaturized game of Panzergrenaider last night, expanding upon the play test he ran at the club last week. The Allies entered the board on the left and there were Axis forces coming from the bottom and right of the board.The Allies had …

January 21 club night

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had an awesome turn out at the club last night with 15 or 16 players showing up. There were eight (I think) war machine players prepping for a weekend tournament. There was also a game of Battlefleet Gothic in the far corner (too crowded to get to f…

CCN Austrian expansion

Posted on January 15th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Bruce hosted a game of CCN using the Austrian expansion last night. This was a vanguard-rearguard engagement with few (5 and 4 respectively) command cards and a nasty deployment.The French are mostly cavalry and are heavily weighted to the French right…

Club Night January 8

Posted on January 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

We had 15 players out at the club last night, with three games of War Machine, a game of Fireball Forward and a Napoleonic block game underway.There was BBQed schnitzel during the first play of Fireball Forward as the might of early war Russian armour …

CCN Waterloo

Posted on December 28th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

I braved the snow and ice yesterday to swing out to Scott’s place for a little CCN. We played the Waterloo scenario twice, with the French winning both times!Here in game 1 you can see the French cavalry ran up the right flank (as well as up the left-m…

2013 wrap-up

Posted on December 27th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

A quick look on my BoardGameGeek account shows I had a good year of gaming, despite largely taking the summer off.I managed 24 games in the Borg family (mostly CCA and CCN). Added to this were another six Worthington games using a hex grid. There were …

CCN: Russians v French

Posted on December 11th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

Bruce hosted me for a game of CCN last night, as a retreating Russian army turned on the French (don’t recall the name of the battle). The challenge for the French is difficult deployment while the Russians have a lot of terrain objectives (denoted wit…

December 3 club night

Posted on December 4th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

We had 13 folks out last night and four games running.The was a huge and welcomed cast of relative newcomers playing Warmachine and (I think) Malifaux (not sure–too busy with my own game).The rest of us clustered around a game of Commands and Colours …

1960: Election of a President

Posted on November 28th, 2013 under . Posted by

I swung out to Bruce’s last night for a game of GMT’s 1960: The Election of a President. This is a nice card driven game with extremely simple mechanics that make for tough choices. I played Kennedy (blue) while Bruce played Tricky Dick (red). I got so…

EWG Club Night November 5

Posted on November 6th, 2013 under , , , , , , . Posted by

We had nine guys out at the club last night and three games ran. Dennis joined me in a game of 1775 Rebellion, wherein the British won (first time for a British win!). Below you can see the end game. The British drove down from the north and eventually…

Europe Engulfed

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 under , . Posted by

Bruce picked up a copy of GMT’s Europe Engulfed recently and he put on the Barbarosa scenario last night. We managed to get through one year of the war and come to conclusion in about 2 hours.Above is pretty close to the set-up (Germans have advanced i…

October 1 club night

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

We had six  guys out on a cold and rainy Tuesday for club night. Scott brought out a game of CCA that pitted the Spartans (orange) against the Greeks (blue). We played three times with the Spartans achieving a historical victory each time.Truly th…

More 1775 Rebellion

Posted on September 18th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

We had eight guys at the club last night, with four RPGing (gasp!). Chen and Dave played a game of Memoir 44 using microarmour.Scott agreed to give 1775 Rebellion a go. He chose the British while I played the wiley Americans (or so I like to think). Th…

1775 Rebellion

Posted on September 12th, 2013 under , . Posted by

Bruce popped by last night for a game of 1775 Rebellion by Academy Games. This is a new game I got last week from a kickstarter. It is similar to their 1812: The Invasion of Canada game but I think more interesting. You can play with 2-4 players and th…