Thursday, October 28, 2010

Games for 3rd November 2010

Last night saw 4 games and a hat full of players.

In "Incursion" Andy's remaining Yank made it to the exit, after the Zombies forgot where the door was. They must be brain dead ! It was rumoured Andy was seen using unpainted figures, but I couldn't possibly confirm that.

On the 19th century table, in a move that surprised no one, Brett took the French from behind at the first opportunity.

Rob went all biblical on us and ran Mycenaeans v Egyptians. Despite looting the baggage, the collapse of the Egyptian centre gave the day to the boys with the long poles.

In the league it looks like a good year for the rats, as Bookmarc chucked Robin out of the "Adult" section of the library. Not the first time I would guess.

AOB - Well, not much to say. There wasn't any.

Next week we have:

Robin, Mick and Connor ? racing Squigs. Connor looks to be the only one fit enough to give them a run for their money.

Bradley and Jamie with the possible addition of James will be playing, spit, Magic.

Brett and Trainset will be "doing something". That worries me.

In honour of "Colditz" being back on T.V I will run the "Escape from Colditz" board game (not the rubbish Invicta one. the one with the BIG swastika on the box !). The war will be over for Rob, Bookmarc, possibly Andy G and any "casuals attendees" unless they can get enough rope.

Last Weeks Quote:

A film with only 1 gun in it and that one not even loaded ? Shame on you Brett.

"Shaun of the Dead" to those who missed it.

This Weeks Quote:

"Do you have any idea how ****ing busy I am ?"


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Games for 20th October 2010

This week saw James showing everyone how to do it on Mars. As far as I can see that involved rolling low numbers on 2D6.

In Car Wars, all the combatants raced around the streets shooting and ramming other cars. Much like the Esplanade on a Saturday night really.

Bradley spanked Robin in the League. Robin blamed the dice, his army, the terrain and his parents. Naturally it was not his fault in any way.

In the east Stukas dived on the Soviet tanks, as they rushed to meet the panzers. Sadly lack of time stopped play just as it was getting interesting. Still, Andy's landships got an outing and so did my freshly painted (nearly wet !) Stug's.

The "Knuckles of the Week" quote comes, appropriately, from Knuckles. When asked by Rob if he knew his port from his starboard Knuckles replied:

"I'll read up on the Royal Navy."

Don't see how that will help, but well done anyway.


The pub announced they were trying "Winter Opening Hours". Allegedly this means closing at 10-00, although Mick later reported the pub was still allowing drinking up past that time. As an immediate response it was agreed to move the 9 O'Clock to closing time, either outside or in another pub. That way we should still be able to get in a good range of games.

Next Week We Have:

James takes on Andy G in the Warhammer League.

Jamie runs "Magic Draft" with Bookmarc and Bradley. Some silly card game apparently.

Rob will run a Napoleonic Naval game for Me, Tony and Knuckles. That should prove challenging.

Brett and Trainset will be doing something small and historical. What ? Sending children up chimneys ?

Last Weeks Quote:

The film based on the world's first spy novel "The Riddle of the Sands".

This Weeks Quote:

"Then I'm fit Sir ?"


"Where are you sending me, a stud farm ?"


Monday, October 11, 2010

Games for 13th October 2010

This week saw Bradley beat Bookmarc in the league. He must have warfarin resistant rats.

The Martian game was abandoned as the players missed James.

Kursk ended in a bloody draw.

Next Week we have:

Bradley trying to spank Robin in the league.

James showing Brett, Trainset and Rob how to do it on Mars.

Boommarc takes Mick, Tony and Jamie back to the 80's for a bit of Car Wars. I don't think Mick ever left the 80's.

In a change of plan Andy B tells me I am invading the Soviet Union. I voz only following orders....

AOB - None I guess.

Last Weeks Quote:

"Das Boot" was too easy for Mick.

This Weeks Quote:

"An interesting document, somewhat damaged by fire, lies on my study table. It is a copy, in cipher, of a memorandum to the German government."


Friday, October 01, 2010

Games for 06/10/10

This week saw an 18th century "what if" the Imperialists had lost the siege of Vienna. Ottomans under Sultan Bookmarc met Imperialists under Brett and Beef. Beef used an interesting tactic to lure the enemy into following him, described as "showing his a**e as he ran away". It must have worked as Bookmarc wore himself out and lost the game.

In "Sky Galleons of Mars", James lost. Again. Must have been the dice. Again.

In the Warhammer practice game, Bradley's Skaven took on the Ogres Bradley is lending me. Interesting game. I could get to like Ogres.

Next week we have:

Bradley's Rats v Bookmarc's Rats in the league. Warfarin all round then.

Panzerblitz - Mick takes me back to the 70's. I'm not wearing flares. Again.

Martian Empires - James, Brett, Trainset and Rob check out the canals.

Dr Who - Given Andy B missed out we thought we'd give him another chance to play Knuckles.

Anyone else coming needs to bring a game.

AOB - Mick announced he would not be running his Runequest campaign for the forseeable future

Rob asked for expressions of interest in a 4th Edition D & D game. So any interest ?

Last Weeks Quote:

It was from the "Wooden Horse". Nothing to do with "Troy", honest.

This Weeks Quote:

"Move this stuff now ! Clear the map ! I can't navigate on bananas."