Friday, February 25, 2011

Back In the Day

I've been gaming for a few years now and I still have some of my stuff from the early days. I started with historical gaming using Airfix figures, mostly 1/72 Napoleonic using a set of rules that I have long since lost and also WWII with a set of rules called Operation Warboard which I still have and then 1/32 WWII skirmish with a set of homegrown rules derived from an article in a magazine titled Military Digest which I don't believe is published anymore.
Somewhere along the way I got into Warhammer Fantasy followed by Warhammer 40k. I still play both those systems on and off as well as numerous historical games in various scales.

The early plastic box sets for 40k and Fantasy. The Orks were metal.

The plastic Space Marines. The have been repainted a few times over the years.

Early Imperial Guard. I still have Imperial robots to build somewhere. My son painted these.

The old and the new, well newer.
  So enough of memory lane. I've played a few games but have not improved my win/loss ratio. I played a great game of Malifaux with my Guild Ortego crew taking on the Arcanists Colette crew. Unfortunately at a crucial moment I failed to take down a powerful Coryphee model and was then locked in melee which is not my crews strong point. It was just a matter of trying to capture some VP's after that but I couldn't quite do it. But a good game anyways.
Shawn figuring out a new crew.

My crew about to do battle with the Coryphee

Looking down main street, still under construction.

Coryphee not I'm in trouble.

I also played a game of Tide of Iron, a board game by Fantasy Flight Games. This I played against my son using one of the scenarios from the main game, "Silence the Guns". It was very close but my American forces who managed to clear the hill bunker could not claim it as my son had cleverly led his reserves into a blocking position.
The beginning of the game with the Americans(me) advancing on the German strong point.

1 comment:

  1. In all fairness, Perdita has a VERY good record against my Ramos and Pandora crews.