Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mars and Mars

Terraforming Mars, followed by Red Planet

Martha powering to victory in Terraforming Mars

Red Planet -- a lot of fun.  I came last :(


Played a battle of Arras scenario with John using Flames of War.

John Setting up

Bombing the Advance.  (I missed)

Planning the final assault

Death and Destruction -- the A11 matildas were hammered by artillery and then infantry

British tanks on the objective -- John wins!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tigris and Euphrates

A great game I really, really enjoyed.  Martha crushed Cameron and I.  Lesson learnt -- never build a ziggurat!!!!

Never move your head while a picture is being taken!!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Early and Late Dogfights

Played Modder Fokkers at Jim's.  We did two battles -- one early and one late.

Jim's selection of planes!

A swirling dogfight

It was getting quite hectic!!!!

And Kitten Kong came for a visit!!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Exchange Students

Games with Lara and Morgan

First Too Many Cinderellas.  Morgan won.
Then Quixx.  Lara won.  Twice.

Too Many Cinderellas



Terraforming Mars

Final score.  I was in the middle of the pack.

Betrayal at the House on the Hill -- who would be the betrayer?

Betrayer revealed.  A battle at the escape point -- which I lost  All hope of escape lost


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Twilight Struggle

Cameron crushed me by turn 4.  But it was a learning game, and mistakes were made!

And what a fantastic game!!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

End Game on the Nile

Played with the Camp Cromwell crowd at End Game.  The game was Hail Caesar with the Mad Mahdi and the British.

The British were trying to relieve a fort.  I was part of the Madhi's army, commanding some fanatical cavalry.  My job was to charge, which I was spectacularly unsuccesfull at, losing most of my combats.

The game was at End Gae, and the plan is to have more historical games there.

Jim setting up the British relief column

My cavalry being defeated

It was a long table!

The end.  The Madhi won -- but it was phyrric!!!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bolt Actions -- Germans First Run

My first attempt at a German force didnt work well.  Small German units die too easily!!!!  The Russian SU152 was just lethal.  I missed with my first shot with a PaK 40, and its return fire blew the PaK away.  It then stunned away my StuG, while using its MG all the time to whittle away my infantry.

The village was beautiful!

Smithy contemplating the situation

ISU 152 vs StuG III duel.

Soviet mine dog that ran away rather than destroy the StuG

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cameron and Christine battle it out on Mars!

Meanwhile, I am left in the dust.

We have fallen in love with Terraforming Mars!!!!

This was such a close game -- Christine got 140, and Cameron 135 points.  I was a poor last, with 80 points.  Like Cameron last game, I built a great engine, and then didnt have time to catch up!!!!