Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What are your predators? Tyrannosaurus Rex's!

Christine had to cancel at short notice, so we didn't play Pandemic -- we played Terraforming Mars instead.  It was a great game, the highlight of which was Martha's Tyrannosaurus Park which kept eating my cattle and powered her to victory, despite me dropping a couple of asteroids onto her facilities.  (Martha went heavily into exotic animal parks).  Cameron was peaceful and was the energy king, powering the planet -- if the game had gone longer he would have won.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I will ally with you -- pfffft

HOGs, at battleaxe games.

Played Rex.  Sven, Martha, and I got a joint victory on turn 5.  My special power was that if I predicted who won, and the turn, I won.  I predicted Martha on turn 6 -- so close to a sole victory.

My initial attempts at creating an alliance were rebuffed -- but it didnt matter.  If another alliance was created I was hoping to influence when we lost to gain the victory.

Rex has a spiffy looking board!


Martha at Coup

There was a big game of Mysterium

And a final game of 7 Wonders Duel

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Long delayed visit

Took the exchange students (Imke and Marie) up to Launceston.  Visited Rod and picked up a bunch of magazines.  And Played Attack Wing, which I won by being a millimeter out of range on the last turn!!!!

The set up, in Rod's spare bedroom

My ships (center) have been ambushed in an asteroid field!

I fled the asteroids, losing one escort.  The other escort turned to engage.

My 2nd Escort was destroyed.  My battlecruiser was reduced to one hull -- its only option was to run off the board.  And rod was a millimeter out of range of destroying it and claiming total victory!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Big Elephants!

Carl did Alexander vs Porus using 28mm figures.  They look fantastic!

Indian Chariots!

The battle line set up.  Cavalry in the middle of Alexander's line though!!!   What was he thinking!!!

Those pikes are intimidating!

Carl takes some pictures

The battle lines close.  Alexander has redeployed his cavalry, leaving a hole in his line!

Disaster - -Alexanders light troops fall to the Indian bowmen

But before the bowmen can escalate, the Elephants in front of the pikes start dying.  Suddenly Alexander is winning on one flank

On the other flank bow fire was taking its toll of the phalanx.  But with one flank collapsing, the Indians had to charge in!

The final position.  The Indian chariots have charged but are losing to the companions.  Alexanders right flank has crushed everything in front of it,  The Indian center is about to be outflanked.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pandemic Legacy - Hobart - June

Sometimes you get the luck you need!!!!

We were close to death, with outbreaks everywhere.  We needed 2 player turns to win, with no large outbreak in the yellow cities.  We were drawing 6 plague cards over the 2 turns, and there were two yellow cards in the top nine.  As long as we didnt draw both we could win.  And we did it!!!!

Gee the game is easy!!!!!!

Who shall we choose as characters?

Is Christine praying?

We must have got a good draw!

The end -- disease everywhere!!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Head over to Camp Cromwell for details of the campaign.  But I took part of the French attack at Talavera.  The French are outnumbered, but the British are all fatigued due to lack of supply.

The battle didnt finish -- to be continued next week!

The battle lines drawn up

The French plan to attack through the woods.  Stymied by bad command dice for the first 2 turns.

A panorama of the games room

The French attack finally gets going

Meanwhile Steve and Jim are fighting it out

Are the cavalry going to charge home?  No!

The French attack on the left is slowly pushing the British back

There are still a LOT of British!

Friday, June 2, 2017

7 Wonders Duel

A quick game at HOGS -- I had to head to the supermarket before they closed

A very, very close game of 7 Wonders Duel

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pandemic Legacy - Hobart - May attempt 2

We had a dream run.  None of the uncurable disease cards were drawn.  The diseaes that were drawn were right next to our starting position or right next to a base we could fly to.  And the medic got first turn and cured two of our major outbreaks before anything could happen.

Why isnt the game always this easy!!!!

I wonder what next month will bring!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Crushed at Hogs

Went to HOGS.

Started off with Splendor -- got crushed by Martha.

Moved on to Power Grid the card game.  Came last.

Then tried Roll for the Galaxy.  Came last.

Had a fantastic time!!!

Martha and Joanne in Splendor

My pathetic nuclear power plant

Martha plotting.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pandemic Legacy -- Hobart -- May

Disaster.  Disease everywhere.  Zombies everywhere.

We lost to too many outbreaks, right before we lost too running out of time.  We were rubbish!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Crap farming

Went to HOGS and played a couple of games.

Splendor.  I was about to win, but in the move before mine Rob made a winning move and got to 16 points, and I could only get to 15.

Then played Agricola.  Made a bad first move, going for a profession rather than wood.  The profession didn't earn me nearly enough points, and I came in last.  After we went home I realized I forgot a bunch of bonus points, but that would have only made me 2nd last.  But I do love me some Agricola!

Also being played -- Terra Mystica

And a game of Machi Korro to finish up

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ping ....... Ping ...... Ping

Went to Hogs and played Captain Sonar.

This is a great game.  Not the best game ever, but definitely something every gamer should play once.  So much fun!!!!

Basically, its a giant game of battleship, with the ships moving.  My team won -- because the opposing team managed to blow up their own sub with collateral damage from a torpedo that was meant to hit us, but missed (because they miss-calculated where we were)

Explaining the rules

I was engineer and weapons officer.