Posts Tagged ‘boardgaming’

Gaming: DBA 3.0

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had a pretty good turn out on Tuesday at the club with four games going. First up were the seemingly head corpses of Wiley and Neal duking it our with CCA.Scott and Terry ran several guys through their MayDay Martian game.The highlight of the evenin…

Gaming: New York 1776

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I hauled Worthington Games New York 1776 out to Bruce’s place last night for a second go. I was the British and he played Washington. I started out trying to push Bruce off Long Island (top of map) and also pushing him back up the Jersey coast.Eventual…

March 3 Club Night

Posted on March 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had about 15 guys to the club on Tuesday. There was a large game of RoboRally (which blogger keeps autocorrecting to “Rob orally”).Dave hosted a CCN game (French v Russians) which ad a lot of units!I hauled out my 54mm AWI guys for a game of Clash f…

CCN Prussians

Posted on February 27th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Bruce hosted me in two games of CCN on Tuesday, pulling out the new Prussian expansion for CCN. The key Prussian difference is related to morale: multiple retreat flags has a cascading effect on how far the units must retreat but the Prussians can also…

February 17 club night

Posted on February 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had about 18 players out at the club last night with lots of variety. In addition to two games of Warmachine, Scott put on a game of Bolt action WW2. Scott was on about the “VD launcher” several times–some sort of French daly war melee weapon?…

Club Night Feb 3

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had about 17 guys out at the club this week with a huge variety of games. Neil and Dan played Tide of Iron (which I haven’t seen out in a couple of years–I think).There was also a game of DBA 3.0.We had a pair of Warmachiners.Terry hosted an ill-fa…

A Few Acres of Snow

Posted on January 14th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I dropped by Bruce’s place last night for some gaming. He was still sorting the solo mechanics of Fire on the Lake so set out A Few Acres of Snow. We played three times, with the British winning each time. I really like the game (deck building plus map…

January 6 EWG Club Night

Posted on January 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had 14 guys and six games running last night at the club, which was an awesome turn out given the cold and it being the first week back after the holidays. There were three games of Warmachine underway, which was nice to see. Scott and I manage…

CCA and Red November

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

Bruce swung by today for some gaming. I hauled out Clusium (225BC), which is the first scenario from the Rome and the Barbarians CCA expansion. I think I ran a big battle version of this at the club last year.The camps play a central role in the scenar…

2014 Wrap-Up and 2015 Plans

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

Looking back at my blog, I had a busy 2014 gaming-wise. The game I played the most turned out to be Pandemic, mostly because Jessica really likes it and other folks (wife, Jessica’s friends, guests) can all be roped into playing a cooperative game. Aft…

Some 54mm rebel militia

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

Yesterday, I finished up the last of the 54mm American infantry units I picked up. These are a militia unit (suitable for either side in the AWI, really) from All the King’s Men.There are twelve figures in the unit and they are cast with separate heads…

December 16 club night

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

Our last club night of the year was Tuesday and we had about 18 guys out with a huge mix of games: various sci-fi and fantasy plus some historical. Neil brought out the new Battle of Five Armies game that had just arrived in the mail that morning….

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!)…