Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stalingrad

Played over 3 days (though I only played the first 2 days)

Game 1 was a fight over a hill.  I was Russian, and had to defend.  At a critical point I failed morale to assault a weakened German position, and ended up being pushed back off the crest.  Loss to me.

Game 2 was the grain elevator.  I had a chance for victory, trying to assault 3 times but being pushed back when the defensive fire rolled above average.  Result was a draw.

Game 3 was an attack to retake a nearby Russian village.  It started off badly when the German artillery kept surviving everything I could throw at it.  But a flank attack by T-70's was extremely successful.  A close game where I scraped a victory.




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Highlanders

A scenario at Jim's.  Scots with highlanders vs parliamentarians.

Highlanders were going to charge through the farm fields

Jim was taking my right flank

The parliamentarians plan how to respond

The highlanders charge in!

But the rest of the Scots let the highlanders charge alone.  The attack was unsupported and defeated!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bruce the Sheeple

Played Agricola.  There was some doubts about the game from Cameron and Martha, but they enjoyed it in the end.



Martha's farm with Bruce the sheep.  Bruce was a pet initially, then put into the pens, and finally he was eaten!  Martha missed the comments about Martha's husband and the sheep -- but then again maybe she didnt and that's why Bruce became food!
  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A scenario from "To Kill a King"

Jim put on a scenario from "To Kill a King".  The Scots are retreating.  Their rearguard is delaying a parliamentarian advance guard.  I was English (Parliamentarian), along with Jim (who was Cromwell) and Steve.  Oakie and Mike were the Scots.

The Parliamentarians move to attack.  The parliamentarian cavalry got bad command dice, so they stayed still.

The troops had to cross a valley with a stream, and then face defenses on the far bank.

The gang deciding what to do.

The English got pushed back!!!

The English cavalry is still not advancing

At this point I stopped taking pictures.  But the English flank march under Cromwell arrived, and the Scots crumbled.  But the Scots did better than historically, and can claim victory!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bananagrams

Banannagrams is like a fast play individual scrabble.  You each draw tiles from the center and make a scrabble pattern.  You can put a tile back and draw 3 more.  When the central tile pool is down to the number of players the game ends.  You can rebuild your 'scrabble' board at any time.

I played Lara.  She had a hard time because the words were in English!

Pish kept re-arranging my layout with his tail!

Poor sick Pish!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

August - Pandemic Legacy Hobart

We tried using the colonel for the first time.  He was shooting faded left, right, and center.  An easy victory this month!  (We still havent searched for the virologist -- I think we are setting ourselves up for a hard time!)


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fokkers over Blenheim

We were going to play Blenheim, but not enough people showed up.  So we cleared 1/2 the table and did Fokkers!

Game 1 was 2 Camels vs a Fokker and a Roland

Jim in a Fokker on the tail of Nick in a Camel, who is on the tail of Jim's Roland.  Mike has had engine failure and been forced to land!

Game 2: Mike in an Albatross being hunted by Jim in a Spad!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Star Wars Rebellion rematch -- so cinematic

Cameron and I had a rematch of Rebellion.  Cameron was the empire, and I was the rebels.

This time Cameron spread out quickly.  I consolidated around the rebel base.  When Cameron had figured out where the base was, he couldn't get his fleets there in time to crush it.

Highlights included:
- Bobba Fet discovered where the base was, and lead an attack using troops from Coruscant (center of the Empire).  The attack failed, but it took a bunch of rebels down.  Chewbacca lead a secret counterattack to Coruscant that scored a ton of VPs.
- Darth Vader managed to capture Obi-wan.  Luke lead a rescue mission, and using the 'return of the Jedi' card, managed to eliminate Darth Vader.

Once again, this was a nailbiter.  Another turn and Cameron would have won.

Cameron with his map of where the rebels aren't!

Where could they be?

Booba Fett about to lead an attack on the Rebel base!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Grand Austria Hotel

I like this game.  Its sort of like Agricola, except you are managing a hotel.  You have to prepare rooms for guests, make struedel and cake for them, etc.  It helps that I won my first game.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Kayaking

Went kayaking at Coningham.  After Kayaking, played Sushi Go and cards.

Lara kept capsizing her Kayak.  She fell out 3 times!

Morgan

My final hand wasnt great, but I managed to win a close game!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Genius

An amazing program.  Korean, but with English subtitles.  If you like games, you MUST watch this!

Season 1 and 2

Season 3

Season 4




Thursday, August 24, 2017

Launceston Visit

Had to go to Launceston for work.  Played Bolt Action with Terry

The marder wiped out my forward squad
 
Rod reading the army lists

Chris with a take-away curry

Terry bringing on reinforcements


My M16 did great execution -- until a panzerfaust got it!

Terry tried to sneak a victory, but in the end ran out of troops.

Daniel and Dennis had a game going



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pandemic Legacy Hobart - July 2

Powered through this easily.  Well -- sort of easily -- we would have lost if we didnt have the funded event card that let us see what epidemics were coming up!

We were off to a good start!


We won!  And we ate the cheese!

It was as easy as Cameron said it would be!



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Visit to Launceston

Went to Launceston for the day.  Played a couple of games with Rod.

Rod and I playing HeroClix

Batman and Robin beating up Harley Quinn

Moved on to Wings of Glory!  What a plane!!!!!

Dont ask Rod how much this plane cost!!!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fishing cancelled

Our fishing plans in ruins because of ice, Cameron came up and we played Star Wars Rebellion.

What a great game.  Cameron had me trapped.  The death star was about to move up to the rebel base.  I made a suicidal attack -- but I managed to get enough sympathy that I caused the game to end before Cameron could make the move to win the game.  So, so, so, so close!!!!!!!