First up, took a second run at the recent Black Powder scenario I played with my friend Roy (see battle report for 5/10/2013). Now being fully back up to speed on the rules the game played much faster (~3 hours) and was even more entertaining as we executed different strategies. Although I think on paper it is hard for the British to win, I do this there is a cleaver balance to the scenario (from Albion Triumphant Vol. 1 - the "Battle of Granja de la Abundancia) scenario). French victory as the British army broke on turn 7.
|Well underway as the brigades get marched onto the table.|
|Both sides start softening up targets before melee time.|
|A bloodbath in progress. |
The battle of the large hill decided the game.
|As a friend of mine likes to say, "War is hell!"|
So a little gaming over the weekend was fun.
I've funded the Robotech kickstarter project which is just now coming to an end. What an amazing deal. I was a chronic Robotech watcher growing up and still have all the episodes. This looks like a really fun game (based on the demo video). Original goal was to fund at 70k ... they just past 1.4 million ... DAMN! With all the free stuff I just can't wait to get my hands on it!
Another great project I have coming up is Dead Man's Hand - the old west rules now available from Great Escape Games. A very fast and fun system ... and you only need up to seven models for a gang ... that's it! The terrain is beautiful and I have some plans to knock out a great little 3'x4' table for this game.
|Awesome demo table!|
I'm also wrapping up the basing for my second French regiment for my French and Indian War collection - along with two additional Indian units. That will finish up all the French and Indian figures I have. Just a few more buildings to finish up and some fort artillery.
So I'm hoping to make lots of progress over the summer. There is a local game convention coming up (KublaCon) that I'll be spending some time at ... and will post a report on that when I get back.
Until next time, happy gaming!