Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nobunaga's Ambition

I loved this game on the Super NES. So, the other night I'm in EB Games with my son, and I see that there's a new Nobunaga game on the Playstation 2. If it wasn't for the fact that I am still playing through Fallout 3, not to mention that I got the new Prince of Persia and Gears of War 2 for Christmas and I haven't even opened them up yet, and not to mention that I got Street Fighter 4 because Street Fighter is the only fighting game I really liked, I would have bought Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle right then then and there.

But, I do have all of those games to play. Not to mention Cold Wars is coming up in a couple of weeks.

Maybe I'll get in April.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Kids Games

On Valentine's Day my wife and I went out to dinner and a movie, and her friend brought her son over the house and watched our kids. I thought it was pretty cool when we got back that my son Gabriel (on the right) was teaching her son how to play Heroscape. They totally did this all by themselves. They played the simple version of the game and Gabriel's villains eventually lost to Brinley's heroes. I was quite proud of him for doing this on his own.

Another picture.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Changed some stuff on the left over there, since I haven't been doing any painting I added lists of what I have been doing.

As for games, Cosmic Encounter seems to be a big hit. Pretty chaotic and lots of fun.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Unhappy King Charles

We finished our game with the Royalists (me) winning an auto victory. The Royalists auto win by capturing London and controlling it and at least 3 territories for two turns. Parliament can auto win by capturing the king. Marshall tried to do this and I was worried since I left him pretty exposed, but then I remembered the evasion rule and was able to slip away. Marshall complained in our podcast ( about the king slipping away, but it's in the rules and from what I've read a big part of warfare in the ECW (and other conflicts too).

This pleased me both because I won and because I believe in the divine right of kings.

I really liked the game and I think I will like it even more playing it again since we were getting some of the rules wrong.