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Sunday, 9 August 2020

Actual Gaming

 This week I've been on holiday and generally got out as much as possible. I managed to to get in two days of face to face gaming without the aid of Zoom. God it was nice to meet actual people 

First up I popped down to see Dave and we played a couple of gangster games using a mash up of his serenity city cowboy rules. They were an absolute blast.

Dave only has a couple of Chicago buildings and has never played with his gangsters so we played a raid on a country still
The Feds and cops approach
The bootleggers are loading up
One of the guys in the white brimmed hat is the accountant and he must be captured alive. In the 1st battle I was the Feds and managed to approach the still undetected by smashing down the gate and capturing the lookout without a shot being fired. I then chased and caught the accountant.
For the second battle Dave was the Feds and he failed to snash throug the gate, the lookout managed to sound the alarm and the chase was on
I drive head on towards the advancing Feds and my driver shoots the Fed driving the car coursing it to crash. I capture the other fed and hold him prisoner. However I need to men guarding him so I shoot him in the face and he dies of a fatal gut shot - it was a very big bullet.
Why did I need the men, well.....
I've nearly escaped in the natty white and green car when the patrol car reverses into me and I have to leg it on foot. I don't make it off the table but I do kill all the Feds so another victory to me. I really loved this, the rules work really well and have ordered some damage cards from Dave's supplier. I've also ordered some gangsters from Dixons and have been buying cars in junk shops all week.

Next up today the Old Guard had a game day in Scruton. Me, John, Angus and Steve were joined by James, a new guy. It may be the last time we ever see Steve as today is his wedding anniversary and he forgot. Being old men we suitably distanced each other. Steve and Angus played chain of command which they really enjoyed and John and I played a couple of games
1st up a To the Strongest game, I like the rules, not my favourite but work well. Only hte 3rd time i'd played so still a learning experience for me, John was very honourable. I fought my Numidians against Johns imperial Romans
My plan was simple. Hold the centre and harry John withthe light cavalry and skirmishers, I had many. Then once disrupted i could steamroller him. John was on a hill with most of his forces and he never leaves a hill.
So obviously he immediately came down off the hill and attacked my light cav with his legionaires
Pushing them back and off the table while my centre was much much too passive. He won, I made a pigs ear of it but learnt loads. Like the Numidians though

For the 2nd game John has been making paper soldiers from Peter Dennis. I was very very skeptical but

they look very good from the front and rear. From the side they are invisible. They come with a set of rules which actually work well and only need more detail adding. John won this one as well, but again was good fun.

One the painting front I've nearly completed the 7YW Prussians and will post the lot in a couple of weeks.Then it's time to start a new project, I've got some Arabs and some Huns to paint, some gangsters on the way and all those Landsknechts.

Really been good to see the guys again. Stay safe.

12 comments:

  1. Two good games Martin, cheers. We got some of the WSS rules wrong but I think they are worth persevering with. Can’t believe you haven’t mentioned your playing card faux pas!

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    1. I liked the rules, the melee thing and activation were great. Cannons are crap. Definitely worth playing again. Some dice rolls, card draws are best erased from memory. Wouldn't have impacted the result, the numidians are worth persevering with

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  2. Looks like you had a bloody good week off!

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    1. It was 2 weeks and yes I did. I'm now in so many bubbly I'm officially foamy

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  3. Gangsters were a laugh .. good idea to play them .. notes are being written up .. new damage decks ordered!

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    1. have had thoughts on gang development as well. need to watch some film noir now

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  4. Good to see you out and gaming 👍

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    1. good to get out and see different wallpaper

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  5. Wonderful to hear that you've emerged from the MartinBunker to mix with other humans. Great looking games with excellent company to match. Bravo!

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    1. highly recommend it, no post game handshakes though.

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