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..
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:
I’m always interested in submarine games and I love early WWII French stuff as well as more overlooked/unknown conflicts.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
I wanted to talk a little about a pet peeve I have in gaming. Scale, both table size and army size.
Let me preface this by saying, I know that you can play whatever game size you want. The purpose of this post is to talk about my experience in tabletop gaming and what I see as the norm.
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)
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.
I’ve had that rulebook for about 20 years now. Never played a game, couldn’t find opponents. As it always happens, when I move away from an area the game I want to play blows up.
I’ve been tabletop gaming for about 25 years now. I started with Battletech