Posts Tagged ‘boardgaming’

Some 15mm WW2 tanks

Posted on December 11th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Over the weekend, I made some progress on a large 15mm US armoured commission I took on. The tanks came assembled and mostly base coated so I decided to finish those first.I ran into a recurring issue with minis that arrive with paint on them: matching…

Fire in the Lake

Posted on December 10th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Bruce returned from the Sentry Box with a copy of Fire in the Lake, a board game about Vietnam. The game provides for up to four players on two teams, although you can play with up to three of the “players” programmed (so you can solo). The allied play…

Another record-breaking club night

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

Despite terrible, terrible traffic woes across the city, we had another record-breaking night with (at one point) 25 guys out to game. Terry hosted Dead of Winter (zombies + traitor = fun) and did a good job of refereeing while learning the game. …

Zombies, AWI and WW2

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

We had about 12 guys out at the club last night with three games running. Dave brought out a new WW2 game, the name of which escapes me.The home team (above) was quick to take to the field while the visitors were slow out of the dug out. They then adva…

Swashbuckler

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

We had a record 23 guys out at the club last night. I played a game of Swashbuckler that Bruce hosted on his fancy new terrain.There was also a game of Zombiecide with maybe seven guys in it.And there were five games of Warmachine underway.Swashbuckler…

Another full club night

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

We had another full house at the club last night, with 20 guys out. There were three games of Warmachine, some CCN and some Tide of Iron.It has been awhile since we’ve run short of games!Bruce hosted some AK-47 in darkest Africa. Terry and Justin had p…

Hot dice and lucky cards…

Posted on October 17th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

…is how you win at CCN. Or it helps anyhow. Bruce hosted me Tuesday night for a French v Russians match up. The French have some traffic issues and the Russians are in reasonable defensive positions. A fairly quick Russian win in game one so we switc…

Record attendance!

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

We had 21 (and at on point 22) guys out at the club last night, shattering the old attendance record of 18. It was quite show.There were a number of board games, including Twilight Struggle and C&C Napoleonics. Dave ran something with Swords and Sp…

New York 1776

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Bruce dropped by this afternoon to play New York 1776 by Worthington Games. This game reprises Washington’s withdrawal from Long Island to Manhattan and then north to White Plains. To win, the British must occupy New York and have knock the American ar…

A Few Acres of Snow

Posted on July 24th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Bruce swung by this afternoon for a game of A Few Acres of Snow. This is only of my favourite wars of North America game. Card driven and you build your deck as you go.We managed two games in about 100 minutes. The first game was a British win based up…

CCN and… Risk?!?!

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

With my vacation underway, Bruce popped over for an afternoon of gaming. I pulled out Commands and Colors Napoleonics and we played the Corunna scenario. This was a historic British victory in a fighting retreat. The French have it tough attacking acro…

July 15 club night

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

We had an astounding 15 gamers out at he club last night, despite the heat. Dave and Scott had a Byzantines versus Normans smack down using Saga.There were four Warmachine players.And Terry hosted everyone else in two games of Zombicide.Our next club n…

Club night

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had 13 guys out last night, which was a good turn out given the nice evening and the start of holiday absences. There were four guys playing Warmahordes. There was also a bad “hitting the floor sound” which turned out to be dice, not figures (whew!)…

10 years at the EWG

Posted on June 4th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

We had 10 guys out to the club last night to celebrate 10 years of gaming! Dave hosted a Juno Beach themed game of Memoir ’44 (which ran twice). We also booked the venue for MayDay 2015 (also its 10th iteration).Bruce and I played a two games of 1775. …

Nap board games night

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

With a break in the soccer schedule, I snuck out to Bruce’s to try two Napoleonic board games. First up Bruce introduced me to Field Commander: Napoleon, a solo game where you battle your way through 11 campaigns. We played the first and I managed to b…

X-wing and TC Tennis

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Bruce and I played a pair of games last night. I brought out X-wing. Lord Vader immediately shot Luke down and then I had to try to even things up with my remaining  Y-wing!In the end, it came down to effectively a draw and after several rounds, w…

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…