User Profile for red_herring
Phil Lewis
United States
Evans
Georgia
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“Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed Him.” Perelandra, C.S. Lewis
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"He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.” Perelandra, C.S. Lewis
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"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country." -C.S. Lewis

The last few months have been pretty busy, and I'm looking forward to getting back into a regular gaming schedule. War Stories is next in the queue--the separate scenario books for each side, hidden objectives, and blocks should make for a great fog-of-war experience. I'm also reading through the rules for my recently arrived copy of thing=160418][/thing] along with a couple of multiplayer games, Homeland and Triassic Terror.

Star Wars: X-Wing continues to get a lot of attention, in large part thanks to a great Squadron Builder tool. When the points are kept to ~100 per side, the pace feels like a dogfight, and with so many customizable ships, there's a lot of replay value. Still looking for a similar fleet builder app for Star Trek: Attack Wing, essentially the same game with vessels and crew from the various Star Trek series. The miniatures are great for Federation Commander and Starmada.

The Fast Action Battles Series (FAB) was an excellent find earlier this year, particularly since both games had been collecting dust on my shelf. I had a lackluster play of the Nuts! intro scenario a few years back, but after reading a positive review, I opted to try a longer FAB: The Bulge scenario. With a better understanding of the core mechanics, the game was (predictably) much more enjoyable. Both Bulge and Sicily have innovative mechanics, are loaded with tension, and build a nice narrative. While no longer new, these are probably my favorites for 2015 so far.

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User Details for red_herring
Registration Date: 2005-08-06
Last Profile Update: 2015-08-28
Last Login: 2015-08-28
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