Monday, November 16, 2009

Various updates

Received 'The Pocket At Falaise' on Saturday as part of my Against the Odds Subscription. Looks like it may be good, but it's waaaay down on my list of games to play. First up is 1805: Sea of Glory. Begun clipping the counters and reading the rules. Hopefully can get this on a table by the end of the week.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Various Gaming update

Played Rob twice Wednesday night in Manoeuvre.

First game was as the British vs the Turks. The game was... well.. not close. Rob pretty much outplayed me the entire game, and was well on the path to utterly destroying me. He was beating me in casualties, and I was barely holding on to fight for nightfall (although he had the advantage there). Then he moved a cavalry unit to prepare for an attack, but my counterattack killed him, leading him to concede. He should've won... he really just gets overexcited sometimes!

The second game was as the Austrians vs his Americans. I chose the two weakest armies expecting a balanced match. That was sadly not the case. The American's ability to withdraw led them to get pushed back from the center line, and the steady Austrian advance caught them in several crossfires. The resulting attacks left him with a depleted line, and me having more and more chances to isolate and kill his units. End result? A 5-0 casualty victory. The Americans never seem to win when we play them, either we're clueless... or they just suck. I'm not sure.

Also, I got my copy of Hellenes. Haven't given it a good look yet, but it looks to be a solid game. Can't wait to break it out!