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Offline Vis Bellica

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2535 on: October 07, 2020, 10:29:00 AM »
More ECW action using For King & Parliament: a clash at Cookham Moor.

Full report at: https://www.vislardica.com/blog/2020/10/7/fkampp-aar-cookham-moor


Offline nozza_uk

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2536 on: October 08, 2020, 11:28:52 AM »
Another game of Hardwired last night.





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Offline Dolmot

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2537 on: October 09, 2020, 09:34:00 PM »
Last week we had our annual get-together weekend. It tends to be mostly about boardgames, this time including but not limited to Flamme Rouge, Camel Up, Brass: Birmingham, Britannia, Bloodborne, Condottieri, Dune, Detective, Awkward Guests, Cosmic Encounter, Undaunted: Normandy, 1565: St. Elmo's Pay and Death May Die.

To get some mini action too, we brought gladiators and played Sons of Mars:





I had a vague plan of running one of the full festival day programmes, but due to unfortunate last minute emergencies just before the weekend, I had no time to polish that plan into anything coherent. Therefore it was scaled down to a few single matches to recollect and to teach the rules. We had (too) many games to play anyway. Maybe next time with a better plan? Nice game, though, especially if the editor puts some effort into the scenarios to keep the matches interesting and entertaining, just like in real life. :)

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2538 on: October 13, 2020, 08:59:33 AM »
I finally succumbed to temptation and bought Gloomhaven. Milady and I played the first scenario last night. We enjoyed it very much and actually won through, but only just!





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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2539 on: October 13, 2020, 12:10:23 PM »
I finally succumbed to temptation and bought Gloomhaven. Milady and I played the first scenario last night. We enjoyed it very much and actually won through, but only just!

Well that’s a first - you succumbing to temptation and buying something:D :D :D

I’ve never heard of this - is it like Heroquest?

Doug

Offline Elbows

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2540 on: October 13, 2020, 11:42:26 PM »
Gloomhaven is like...Descent for pro-gamers?  My friends bought it and we've been so intimidated we never actually tried it.  There is a LOTTTTTT of crunch just from perusing the rulebook.  A weird aesthetic, but it's hugely popular on Board Game Geek, etc.



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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2541 on: October 14, 2020, 08:24:32 AM »
It is like Descent (which we played the other day) but in Gloomhaven the monsters are run by the game's AI. Therefore every player is in the same party working together. The rulebook is rather daunting but I read through it twice and watched this video on YouTube: Gloomhaven - How to Play and we managed to get going fairly easily after that.

It is a massive campaign with 95 scenarios, basically an RPG board game, slaying monsters in dungeons and collecting gold and experience points. No dice but a hand of cards which slowly depletes, adding a time-element to clearing a scenario. So far, it has lived up to its reputation as a great game.

The link above goes through the rules of the game but there is a good review here by the Shut Up and Sit Down team: SU&SD Gloomhaven Review
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 08:28:51 AM by Mad Lord Snapcase »

Offline Elbows

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2542 on: October 14, 2020, 09:23:26 PM »
Yeah, the only big negative I've seen people harp on is the time limit card system, but I don't know the game enough to know if that's easily fixed/replaced, etc.  Beyond that it must be doing something right :D  My buddies literally bought it because they just went on BGG and picked the top handful of games.

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2544 on: October 17, 2020, 09:32:58 PM »
Tonight's game,One Hour Wargames scenario no.30 Last Stand.
French v Russians 1812.


Offline Muzfish4

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2545 on: October 17, 2020, 11:43:08 PM »
Recently played a couple more games of Dragon Rampant with 32 point armies.

First was the 'Pot Boiler' scenario as my Egyptians fended off Dwarves attempting to rescue their kin before I sacrificed them to my own dark gods. First use of magicians as defender my sorceress was pretty effective on her throne as she could zap and transfix enemy units as they approached.



The second games was a foray into the 'Valley of Certain Death'. Lousy dice rolls were the theme for this game as both the Egyptians and Dwarves lost momentum at key times. The Dwarfs manged to get one pristine unit across the table early on and it escaped through the portal (scenario objective) for full points. It's absence was felt later in the game as the Sebeki managed to overrun the dwarfs after using a combination of archers, the wizardling and elite infantry with effective enchanted weapons to take down the Dwarven big beastie early on in the game.



A fun couple of games and the ruels again worked well. Magic on the battlefield seems 'fair enough' as it is always something of a gamble and can vary from being highly effective to utterly ineffective.

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2546 on: October 18, 2020, 01:41:31 PM »
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127386.msg1613149#msg1613149

Two DBA games against Vodkafan.  He is learning, he easily won the first & made me work
hard to avoid loosing the second.

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2547 on: October 18, 2020, 02:11:24 PM »
Join the BEST regiment in the army of Parliament and fight the length and breadth of these fair isles!

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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2548 on: October 18, 2020, 02:47:00 PM »
First scenario from Dark Alchemy, and my first Frostgame game ever


https://tomsche69.blogspot.com/2020/10/frostgrave-1st-solo-battle-report.html


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Re: (NEW) Post a picture of the last game you played! 7/01/2017+
« Reply #2549 on: October 18, 2020, 03:11:20 PM »

 

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