Sunday, 5 September 2021

Wars of the Roses


Here's a new paper based project for a rainy weekend this Autumn, something I'd been meaning to try out for quite a long time but somehow never got round to. The set contains some rules by Andy Callan of Never Mind the Billhooks fame, but I quite fancy having a go with Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargame rules, as they are perfect for this sort of thing. It's in the post at the moment but I'll have a closer look when it arrives in a few days.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

The Road Chosen

This looks really good for solo play. I've backed it and I'm really looking forward to publication in October:

 The Road Chosen by Matt White — Kickstarter

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The Hobbit

I found a nearly mint copy of The Hobbit in my local charity shop the other day for only four quid, which I thought was too good a deal to miss. It's half term at the moment and the weather is awful, so I may well try to get the kids playing game once I've worked out the rules. It doesn't look too complex but it's definitely a two to four player game, so no chance for me to try it out solo.

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Table Air Combat Modern

Some good news from Paper Forge. There's a modern version of Table Air Combat in development with aircraft for Vietnam and the Six Day War from what has been posted on Facebook page. Excellent!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Get That Shuttle!


Here they come!

Missed...rebel idiots!

Shall I wave at them as they go past?

Just got to pile on the power and we're away!

I know..let's turn around and give them what for!

What the *****

Oh bugger.


One fire!

Hello big boy.


I played another couple of games of X-Wing with the lad this afternoon, the first not lasting very long as I had a useless HWK-290 light freighter, which looked and performed as though it was made of cardboard. The second game went a bit further as I swapped over to a Lambda shuttle, which was way more cool, even if still a little bit hopeless. I had to get off the opposite table corner from my entry point, while the lads trio of X-Wings tried to stop me. I would have got away but my over confident pilot decided to turn back to teach the rebel scum a lesson, only to be blown up by the combined firepower of three X-Wings. It was good fun as always and I really liked the Lambda Shuttle, with it's nifty sensor jammers and heavy laser cannons, even if I lost in the end.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Asteroid Field Ahead!

We played a couple of games of X Wing this afternoon to try out the rules for obstacles, in this case a rather packed field of asteroids with a couple of moons as well, just to make it a little bit more stressful. The two games went either way, with the Imperial TiE/FO fighter winning the first game and Darth Vader's TiE advanced being blown to bits by Luke Skywalker's X-Wing in the second. It was very tactical throughout and we both really enjoyed all the additional manoeuvring!