Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blood Bowl

Some pictures from our first Blood Bowl league game.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Command Decision Solo Playtest 1

A few months ago I played a solo game of Command Decision: Test of Battle in order to playtest the scenario I came up with and to help me learn the rules more. The scenario is an amalgam of British (including Canadian) operations on the Italian peninsula shortly after the Allies invaded, with the Germans conducting a fighting withdraw towards their heavily fortified defensive positions further up the boot.

The photo below depicts the game after one turn, with a British infantry battalion, along with armor support, has advanced onto the table from the left. Their objective is to capture the town in the center of the table. In the vanguard are two Humber scout cars and two Stewart recon tanks, with a column of Shermans further back. Infantry is advancing on either side of the road. The advanced elements have managed to spot several stands of German Fallschirmjager in the built-up areas.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Have to post something before this gets out of hand.

Played several games of Napoleonic Wars over the summer. Great game. Did it live up to the hype? For me, yeah, it did. I liked way better than Sword of Rome. I think the game is better and I definitely like the theme a lot more.

Played Here I Stand once. I really liked this one but I think if you don't have the full compliment of players (we didn't) it's only ok. I'd rather play Napoleonic wars with less people.

A couple of months ago I did a solo playtest of my Command Decision scenario. I took a lot of pictures and I plan on posting a battle report of sorts soon. Here's one of the pics:

What else? Went to Historicon. Went to World Board Gaming Championships. Went to the beach. The usual.

More to come...

Sunday, May 2, 2010


What's cool about this blog is that after not looking at it for a few months, seeing the pictures of my 15mm WW2 stuff made me think that it doesn't look all that bad.

Anyway, I've been meaning to write something but for right now just a quick note on what I've been up to.

My oldest son is interested in Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings game so I've been painting Uruk-Hai, Rangers, and a Balrog for the past couple of weeks. Finished up the Sisters of Battle stuff I had too.

Back into the swing of things with our Dungeons and Dragons game. Very cool stuff. I acquired a +1 frost axe and was very keen to use it, but the first encounter we had after I got it was with a black pudding which can eat your weapons so I didn't use it.

Played Force on Force for the second time and I'm really starting to like these rules. Was going to pick them up to use with my modern figures but I hear that Osprey is going to be re-releasing them so I'll wait for that edition. Hopefully it'll be ready by Historicon.

Not much boardgaming lately. Played some games with my wife on vacation. Played another game of Sword of Rome this week. Had a great time but that theme just doesn't do it for me. Looking forward to playing The Napoleonic Wars tomorrow.

Bought and played through Heavy Rain on the PS3. I loved this game. Can't say if I'd recommend it to anyone though. I can see how some people wouldn't like it.

That's it for now.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year

A new year and a new post. I see the last time I wrote anything it was about my Command Decision painting project. So this would be a good time to post again since I've spent the past 4 evenings working on some more German vehicles. They include a command radio half-track and truck, a couple of Stug III's, two Sd.kfz 231's (or is it 232's?) and a couple of prime movers for the pak 75's I painted up in the Fall. All told while I still don't have enough to have a game of full strength German and British/Commonwealth battalions fighting each other, I do enough stuff for a nice quaint little battle. Next I'm going to paint up some German paras. My plan is to have a small town in Italy where there's a major crossroads defended by a company or two of Germans airborne with some anti-tank guns being assaulted by elements of a British infantry division with armor support. The Germans will be heavily outnumbered but reinforcements will be on the way.

Once this is done I think I'm going to move on to painting up all my Russo-Japanese war ships. I've got quite a few but they should be fairly easy to paint, especially with my airbrush.

I'll be working in my Sisters of Battle as I go along, though I'm almost done the last squad that I have, so I'll probably switch to painting up my Skaven boxed set before buying more Witch Hunters.