So you want to get into historicals..

So lets say you have an interest in historical gaming. You really like history and you enjoy playing popular tabletop games. You have heard that you can play historical games but you have no idea where to begin. Lets look and see what that would be like. Continue reading So you want to get into historicals..

Someone stop me from ordering some Compass Games

I am really interested in ordering some Hex and Counter games. I do not own any Compass Games and these are the ones that look the best to me:

La Bataille de France, 1940

A las Barricadas!

Steel Wolves: The German Submarine Campaign Against Allied Shipping – Vol 1

Red Star/White Eagle: The Russo-Polish War, 1920 – Designer Signature Edition 

Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War, 1914-18 

I’m always interested in submarine games and I love early WWII French stuff as well as more overlooked/unknown conflicts.

So I ordered some games

Total impulse buy from CoolStuff

I have been interested in Eminent Domain for awhile, based on the artwork alone. However I dont know how it plays.

Eminent Domain: Microcosm

Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers

These two are expansions? No, stand alones, but the price and artwork were good.

With this one I like japanime games and I’ve had my eye on it for awhile and the price was good. (Thats how impulse buys work)

The Terrifying Girl Disorder


Ran into a couple of guys in my FLGS store today and talked about playing some non-GW things. I thought I would list them out here, if anyone else might be interested.  Its easier to link a blog post, rather than post a bunch of links in Facebook.

  1. Flames of War  

I REALLY dig this game. It has probably been my favorite to play out of everything I have ever played. It is 15mm WWII that plays on a 4X6 table with a lot of terrain. I really like the rules and the combined arms aspect of it. If someone wanted to try and get it going in the area I would dedicate myself to a weekly game.

2. Team Yankee

Basically the cold war version of Flames of War. Emphasis is more on Tanks, helicopters and jets. I have actually bought in, with a French force for Free Nations. 

3. L’Art de la Guerre

I am more attracted to this because of its competitive scene. It is a detailed ruleset and the worldwide competition is fierce. I have 2 armies for this and would love to play it regularly. I even bought a mat for it.

4. Bolt Action

Have a few people with rules and armies in the area but we haven’t got together to play. I’d love to play and collect 28mm WWII. I also the like the turn/dice mechanic.  Myself have a large, painted Russian force.

That is all I talked about in the shop today. Remember Malifaux is getting off the ground locally, and all the other rulebooks/armies I own are for another post.

Games I would like to see on the table and flourish in my area in 2017

Guild Ball: This interests me because Blood Bowl is slow to get off the ground locally and this game is better supported with a larger presence in the US

Star Wars Armada/Legion: Both appeal to me for different reasons, I am very keen to see how Legion does locally and in the US.

Warmachine: I would really like play it via Company of Iron

Virtual boardgaming (VASL FedCom online)

Regular boardgaming (of the war variety)

What to play?

I’ve always been fascinated by the staggering amount of tabletop wargames available. I’ve always been interested in “different” games and systems. I’ve never been able to find regular opponents.

I stopped in to my FLGS yesterday and inquired about what people have been playing. The small interest we had in Bolt Action, FOW and other Historicals has dried up.

Continue reading What to play?