Welcome to another Let’s Talk! Today I’m joined by Chase Strolenberg from the Learned from Gaming Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/learned-from-gaming-podcast/id1266704678) to talk about the latest trend in small-scale Tabletop Wargames that you can set up and play at home in a space no bigger than your Kitchen Table. Intro Jingle by Kevin McLeod GMG Let’s Talk on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5FtAVzqQzcaPIMlgmMh42v GMG Let’s Talk on SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/guerrilla-miniature-games RSS Feed for any App you want to listen on: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:648706932/sounds.rss
With how busy my "real work" was last week, it was actually a pretty decent week for me on the hobby front.I did not play any games during the week (just wanted to relax after longer days at work), but I did manage to paint all 5 models for my Central City Villains and then I was able to play 3 games over the weekend.This past Saturday were games of Guild Ball and Aristeia! and then yesterday my son and I got in a game of Batman with a full 350 points (report coming later today).So I would say the week was really good.Unfortunately some bad news is that I am STILL waiting for my Cook's minor Guild to arrive for Guild Ball, this is ridiculous how long they are sitting at Customs, I should have picked them up at AdeptiCon and then cancelled my web pre-order, but I did not want to do that to Discount Games. I was hoping to have 'Cinnamon' to use for Spring Fling in a few weeks, but that those not look like it is going to happen. It looks like this week/weekend I may be painting up some more Batman Min
After our game of Guild Ball yesterday we had still had some time in the afternoon so we got the Aristeia! board ready for a game, this was only going to be our second time playing through a full game.For this game, the Scenario was 'Assault' again (while we are still earning) and my son was the Green Team this time (a change from our first game) which consisted of 'hEXx3r', 'Maximus', 'Major Lunah', and 'Parvati'. I was the Orange Team which had 'Wild Bill', 'Gata', '8-Ball', and 'Miyamoto Mushashi'.We are still a little slow with our game play, but we really did speed things up since the last game. We were able to finish all 5 Rounds in just under 2 hours. This was the first time with 4 new models each so it does take a little time learning what the can do. I am hoping we can eventually get this game down to an hour game play.Well after 5 Rounds yesterday it was a close game and my Orange team lost the match to the Green team 7-6 (I missed out the win by only 1 space).I am really loo
It has been a busy work day today and I am now just getting around to my Weekly Chronicle. It is hard to believe that Q1 is already over for 2019 and my Painting Queue for the year is not as good as I had hoped for, but I am alright with that, I am getting models completed that I really need/want done.Games played this week was about average for me with 3. We started a game of Aristeia! last Monday night and then played a full game this past Saturday, and yesterday got in a game of Batman Miniature Game (BMG).Modeling wise was pretty good too. No actual player models were completed, but I did get more terrain completed for BMG so I am happy with that. I still have one more building left to complete for BMG and all of that terrain will be completed.I do have new models arriving any day. My Cook's Guild for Guild Ball SHOULD be arriving any day, and I have some new models for BMG coming in, more than likely I will work on some of the BMG models while I am waiting for the Cooks.Not
Yesterday afternoon my son and got to complete our first full game of Aristeia! and it was interesting, a good interesting. Even though the game is played with only 4 models, there is still a lot of information on those 4 player cards that we are still learning and processing which made the game last longer, along with still learning the actual rules of the game and trying to figure out how "Cover" works (which I believe we finally figured out).Just like our previous 1 Round game a few days ago, the Scenario was 'Assault' and I was the Green Team which consisted of 'hEXx3r', 'Maximus', 'Major Lunah', and 'Parvati'. My son was the Orange Team which had 'Wild Bill', 'Gata', '8-Ball', and 'Miyamoto Mushashi'. The next time we get a full game in, we will swap the Teams around and each play with a new 4 before we start to open up any of the expansion boxes.Round 1: I scored 3 VP (3-0)Round 2: my son scored 3 VP (3-3)Round 3: went back to me with a 3 VP (6-3)Round 4: we each scored 1 VP (7-4)Round
Last night my son and I opened up our new Aristeia! Core Set and started to go through the guide "How To Play Aristeia!".For this first game, the Scenario was 'Assault' and I was the Green Team which consisted of 'hEXx3r', 'Maximus', 'Major Lunah', and 'Parvati'. My son was the Orange Team which had 'Wild Bill', 'Gata', '8-Ball', and 'Miyamoto Mushashi'.Unfortunately due to time restraints we were only able to play 1 Round, but in that Round, we both had 2 models in the Scoring Zone for 1VP each, so this game was a Draw. Obviously since it was our first time playing and seeing what the player cards can do, it took us quite a bit of time. We still have much more to learn in subsequent Rounds, so the plan is dedicated a bit more time for the next game and finish the game through (hopefully Friday night).
One of the games I was interested in looking at before heading to AdeptiCon was a game called Arestia! by Corvus Belli. Corvus Belli is well known for their game "Infinity" (which I hear is a very complex game) but I was looking for a game that my son and I can play quickly in an evening. Each player controls 4 models on a HexaDome board and the game can be played in under a hour.If you have been following my blog for awhile, I am a collector first, then I try to be a painter, and then I play the games. Something about the characters looking 'comic book like' drew me into them and since Aristeia! is still a fairly new game, there are less than 30 models out for the game so it would not be to hard nor to expensive to collect them all, so that is what I did.I purchased the Core Box which is for 2 Players and contains 8 models, and then all of the available expansions. Corvus Belli was also selling the upcoming expansion "Chemical Brothers" so that was also added.CORE COXEXPANSIONSSoldier
|t’s time for another ARISTEIA! match report! Greg is back for another match as we throw down Murtair and Mendoza from the Smoke and Mirrors expansion to the Hexadome!