My apologies for gap in postings over the last month or so. A change in my “life circumstances” has meant that everything has been up in the air and I have neglected by Wargames and Blogging responsibilities. However I have kept my faith in God and my powder dry. (which given the weather is no mean feat!).
That is not to say that I have been absent from Leeds Wargames Club regularly and indeed getting a number of games in. It is just that I have found it difficult to find the time to write and publish battle reports etc.
The Saga Rules have become popular with our small group and we spent a number of weeks playing these excellent rules. It is not often that you come across a rule set which has a refreshing rule mechanism most are variations on a theme. The idea of the Saga Dice and Battle Boards for the various factions are an inspired idea giving a level of tactical depth to these otherwise simple rules. Let’s not pretend that they are a “true” wargame as such and does not attempt to replicate Dark Age battles as such. It plays more like a board game-come-collectable card game but is excellent to play on a small table over a few beers and a bag of crisps. My biggest criticism is the cost. The best part of £30.00 for a very thin paperback rule book and they don’t even throw in the Saga dice which you have to buy separately! Shame!
Other games played include Black Powder and Everybody’s Dead (Craig’s home grown Zombie Rules) and Blitzkrieg Commander which I am becoming a big fan of.
Here a some photo’s taken during various games.
On the work-table.
I am currently looking at a 1/144 scale Apache Longbow model kit for my sons bedroom and some 1/35 scale plastic Taimya German troops for Firefight Normandy which is a new set of WWII Skirmish rules which look great fun. Reports on this no doubt to follow. I am also writing a Scenario for a re-fight of Quatre-Bras for 6mm Black Powder. I have full Orbats for now plus a battle map but need to complete my own French figures for the game and bully Craig and Rob (B) in to doing their Brits and Brunswickers. I am hoping to create a scenario dynamic which means if the battle is not concluded at the end of an evening there is a mechanic that lets one “pause” the game and return to it the following week without having to leave the table up and the miniature out. I will keep you advised as to how this goes.
As far as the blog is concerned I am going to try and new approach to the Blog with shorter but more regular posts covering my own projects and battle reports together with pictures and comments on what other people at the club and around the gaming community are up to etc. At least that is the plan, and we all know how that can work out!