Well gamers, it has been awhile. While I was on a long painting spree (and that is not ended – just changed projects) Millennium Con 20 went off well in Round Rock, TX with a good turnout for the DBA-RRR project. I just got the last of my 30 Years War minis done in time for the convention.
Since then … well I went a bit to the dark side.
Yep! Some sci-fi gaming. But not WH40k. Grimdark Future! from One Page Rules group. Easy to learn – hard to master. Rules are only 1 page front and back. All army lists are just 1 page front and back. And FREE!!!!!!
Also you don’t spend an hour waiting for your turn to do something. Everything is you activate a unit, other player activates a unit.
So … does that mean Alan has left the historical gaming? No on your life. In fact, it’s growing.
Beside getting my Grimdark Human Defense Force (think Imperial Guard) up and running, I’ve returned to another old love – Napoleonics.
My previous experiences with Napoleonics was at army/corps level using Empire II, Empire III and Napoleon’s Battles. But I’m finding some new options with Napoleon at War which plays at division level.
This has whetted my taste for the Russian hordes to again descend to push back Napoleon from the Motherland in 15mm. So those are now entering the painting queue. There will be a game day at The Game Closet Feb 25th using these rules. Hope you can make it out.
Have you given up on ECW then?
NOPE! The lads are all raring to go soon for another interesting scenario (information is still being discussed by the war councils for King Charles and Parliament).
More on that later.
Just sayin’ HE’s Back!