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Tuesday, 3 April 2018
The Avro Lancaster has just been published for Table Air Combat and includes new rules for night fighting, which will open up all sorts of potential scenarios using existing aircraft in the series and hopefully some new ones, including the Mosquito and Uhu (fingers crossed!). The Lancaster also includes four scenarios which feature strategic bombing raids over Germany but also the famous Dambusters raid and the tallboy attack on the Tirpitz! How nifty is that? I haven't brought my TAC stuff on holiday with me but will download the Lancaster anyway so that I can set up a game or two when I get back home. Brilliant!
Sunday, 1 April 2018
I played a solo game of Zombies to learn the rules yesterday and had a great time, with one player being wiped out but making it to the helipad at the second attempt. The rules worked really well and were quick to pick up, with the event cards adding some gameplay value and throwing a spanner in the works for both survivors at different points in the game. I really enjoyed this first play test so will be setting up some further games to try out more of the optional rules.
Saturday, 31 March 2018
The one game I did remember to bring on holiday this time is Tank on Tank: Westfront, including the new Defenders of the Rhine scenario expansion which I want to play through. This includes an enormous double sided map but uses the standard counter mix from the original core set. I was wondering about some sort of linked campaign using the scenarios in both the rules and the expansion, with a narrative to tie them together?
Friday, 30 March 2018
I'm on holiday for the Easter break so thought I'd finally get round to running a few games of Zombies!!!, which I found in a cupboard at the place where we are staying (I must have left it here last time by accident). I think it will be a lot of fun and should keep the teenagers happy while the weather socks in, as it will almost certainly do over the next few days!
Thursday, 1 March 2018
I managed to locate a UK based trader selling this expansion in the Tank on Tank series, which I've been wanting to get hold of for ages. I really like this game so thought it was well worth it to add the Defenders of the Rhine expansion, which includes new maps and scenarios for the original Westfront game. I have some time off work tomorrow too, so will be digging out the original Tank on Tank set for a couple of games while the weather outside is so cold!
Saturday, 24 February 2018
I found my old CD of Close Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge today after a fairly long and very cold search in the loft. I haven't played this for at least twenty years, so have loaded it up and will get a few games underway over the weekend. I liked this edition of the game a lot although I remember that it crashed a few times back in the day, no doubt as my PC wasn't great and it also probably needed a patch or two, as I bought it brand new when it came out. I'll have to see if it works this time round without any glitches?
Thursday, 15 February 2018
I was up in the loft today when I found my old CD of Close Combat III. I used to play this game and the others in the series a lot back in the day, so I thought I'd load it up on the laptop to see if it has stood the test of time. I wasn't sure if it would still work, being designed for Windows 98, but it loaded up fine and I was able to play through a couple of scenarios. It is still a great little game and I'm going to play a few more scenarios as soon as I work out all the various key commands that I've forgotten. I'm also going to try to find the other two Close Combat games that I have in the loft, if I can track them down in all the boxes of stuff. A cracking little game!