Saturday, September 3, 2016

World War II Bolt Action Game

Had a chance to play a 750 point Bolt Action Game with my friend Gordon from Adler Hobby Shop on Thursday evening.  We had a great time with a French vs Italian action set in the N. African desert.  We randomly selected the scenario and ended up with Maximum Attrition.  It was a very appropriate scenario from Gordon's standpoint.  He did a great job tactically and in his dice rolling and the results were a 2 to 1 victory for his Italian army.  While it was a really bad game for me in every way, it sure did look pretty!

Here are a few photos I took while the game was going on:

War at Sea Game

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to apologize for being away for so long!  Work and family have really taken over this summer and kept me away from the gaming table, and the painting table.

But we are back on an even keel (no pun intended as you will see) and I am back at the hobby to a degree.  The game to get me back into the swing of things was to host an Axis & Allies War at Sea game for my club game night last month.  The game was supposed to be for four players each controlling a small task force from the British, American, Italian or German forces available.

Due to a lack of attendance at the event, only one other club member and I were available to play the game so I took the Italians against Ross with the Americans.

In a word, Ross gave me good drubbing!  I only got away with the Roma (my battleship) and one cruiser meaning that I lost two cruisers and four destroyers.  I only managed to sink two of his destroyers and two cruisers. Additionally, I lost three of my four aircraft and Ross didn't loose any aircraft.  Oh well, we had a great time and it was good to play the game again.  It reminded me that it would be really fun to run a campaign using this rule system for the battles.

Here is a link to my friend AJ's blog with some photos of my game and other games during the event.