SNEW June will be Saturday, 6/20, back at our regular start time of 5pm (I think...playoff schedule won't be known until the week before). It should be a great night of gaming!
...and don't forget, SNEW July will be SNEWfest! It'll be a week early, on 7/11. Mark you calendars and get ready for a full day of wargames!
Hope to see you there!
Who was there and what did they play? Nick & ScottP - Taktika ScottH & Matt - Texas Glory Nick & Bill - EastFront II ScottP & Rob - Victoria Cross x2 Gary & Terry - Victoria Cross ScottH & Nick - We the People ScottP, Gary, Rob & Bill - Pacific Typhoon Nick & ScottH - Taktika
Someone mentioned the possibility of a block party for SNEW June. I'd be happy to play any block game, but would really like to get this to the table. While the entire campaign is too long for one evening, any of the scenarios are doable. Anyone interested?
I'd love to play the 1943 scenario of EastFront again, but Matthew expressed an interest in playing this newer release from Columbia Games. It is all stickered and I have read the rules. I really want to give it a try.
Another year, another support drive, another silly Over text
Which way to the nearest cliff?
I'm real limited on block games. I have this and the original Commands & Colors: Ancients so I would be up for whatever anyone wants. I have never actually played either of these, though I have played Memoir '44 and BattleLore so I should be able to pick up C&C:A easily enough.
Scott was looking to get in a game of this and I obliged him. Who am I kidding, this is a great game and I was happy to play it. I knew Scott had been playtesting Washington's War, the updated version of this game, and so expected to get trounced. In classic Scott fashion, Scott (as the British) announced that I had won the game because he had drawn the event which activates the French. I said he was overestimating my skill at this game, which I have only played a couple of times, and quite a while ago.
As the colonists I was able to control much of the board. Scott focused mainly on building up his forces and getting his generals on the board. I fell into the trap of wanting to fight, something which in hindsight I think the Americans probably don't want to do too much of, and had many failed and ill-conceived attacks, including one which left my French forces exposed...something which Scott was quick to take advantage of. Now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure that I didn't win a single battle the entire game. Not so unusual for the Americans, but underscores the fact that the Americans generally want to avoid fights.
As the game progressed, Scott positioned his generals well in New York and threatened to cut off all of New England. I made several desperate attempts to stop this, but was unable to avoid losing control of those colonies. Once Scott was able to establish control, it was pretty much over for me. Scott had several large armies in the area and I simply didn't have the muscle to make things happen. The game ended in 1780, with Scott's British victorious.
This is just plain and simple a great game and one that should hit the table more often. I'm really looking forward to Washington's War as that will surely hit the table quite a bit.
Another one from my own but haven't played yet list. This one suffers from the same problem that many strategic level Pacific theater games have. That is, balancing the game so that the Japanese have a chance to "win" what was an essentially unwinnable contest. That doesn't really bother me very much and I'd be happy to play this one as is. But, if you'd prefer, there are a number of interesting variants out there to try.