Posts Tagged ‘World War I’

The Great War: The French Army launches on Kickstarter

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

PSC Games have launched a Kickstarter project to fund the next expansion for ‘The Great War’ series of World War I boardgames. Following on from the core game and the Tank expansion, The French Army box set gives figures, rules and scenarios for using this army in the game. The scenarios concentrate on the action around the battle of Verdun in 1916. As well as the French Army box set, the project is also looking to fund (as stretch goals) the production of new ‘special personnel’ figures for the British and German armies, which can be used as additions to the first two games. These figures, which include engineers, flame-throwers, light machine gunners, and spotters, have figures and rules included in this expansion – the stretch goals are to add these retrospectively to the base game. Additionally, the original figures from the first game are being redesigned and produced off-the-sprue in a softer plastic. The project had a funding goal of £12,000, which it has over doubled within it’s first 24 hours. The project is running until the 30th November, with delivery due in June 2018. You can find out more details and back the project hereFiled under: Crowdfunding Tagged: […]

Oppy Wood – Lenton Gamers @ Hereward Show

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In episode 233 of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast, we talked to James Morris of the Lenton Gamers about their ‘Oppy Wood’ game that they ran at the Partizan and Hereward shows in 2017. As promised on that podcast, here are my photos of that game. Oppy Wood – the 12mm game: Oppy Wood – The 54mm game: Oppy Wood – The historical display: Oppy Wood – Close-up details of the scenery of the 12mm game:    Filed under: Shows / Conventions / Events / Stores Tagged: World War I

It doesn’t have to be new to be good

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In a world where many gamers seem to constantly gravitate to the ‘new and shiny’ latest thing, I just want to point out that a game doesn’t have to be new to be good. A prime example of this was a couple of weekends ago when I had my first ever game of WWI Wings of Glory, from Ares Games I’ve been aware of this game back since the days when it was Wings of War and supported by Fantasy Flight Games, and I’ve played other World War I flying games – namely Blue Max (which has a really good online implementation at Youplay.it) and Canvas Eagles, I have not played this particular spin on the genre – despite the fact that the game been in existence since at least 2012. I have to say that I was very impressed by the game – with the caveat that we only played the ‘standard’ game, so didn’t include the advanced rules for altitude or tailing. Game play is simple and intuitive, and can be learned in only a few minutes (see video below). Within that, a number of concepts are handled very elegantly: Using a card deck themed to the plane with illustrated […]