Category: battle report

Five Parsecs, First Time

This past weekend the boy and I played our first legit game of FiveCore.  His ragtag spaceship crew was hired by the local authorities to escort a key witness across town to the safety of a waiting armored vehicle.  My gangster and his hired goons, triplets in heavy armor,...

Song of Guns and Tedium

Man, I have got to find some decent scenarios for Flying Lead.  The boy and I lined up 450 points worth of evenly matched forces against each other and just did a shoot-em-til-they’re-dead match.  This time it was his space mercs (GZG) attacking my police force.  After more than...

AAR: The Necromancer’s End, Part 2

To recap:  Our humble and noble Necromancer was passing innocently through a pleasant wooded glade when he was viciously accosted by a troop of inbred and illiterate ogres.   The Necromancer, his assistant, and his skeletal party were heading south through the forest as shown here. The ugly ogres...

AAR: The Necromancer Meets A Grisly End

Tonight saw the Abox clan rip off a quick game of Song of Blades and Heroes, our first proper game of the fantasy flavor of Ganesha Games’ lineup.  Everyone got involved, even the baby.  How’s that for a thin excuse to bore you with baby pictures?  Hey, she’s holding...

Mutant Test Drive

It’s hard to be a middle-aged wargamer who doesn’t own a table.  Living in limbo while searching for a decent place to live forced your humble host to choose between comfort (a sofa) and utility (a table).  Comfort won in a landslide.  Tonight, though, tonight things worked out such that...

Tomorrow’s War AAR: Tiger by the Tail

[Updated May 29, 2013:  Additional AAR’s added to links at bottom of post.] The boy and I had another opportunity to play a wargame in a way that required us to don sunscreen before rolling them bones.  Just another day in paradise.  We have enough 10mm tanks to take...

Lost & Found, A Tomorrow’s War AAR

The boy has been pestering me to buy and paint a full unit of Rebel Mini’s slick new Sons of Thunder alien dwarves.  He’s a bit jaded on the skirmish level gaming after seeing four of his Mangalorc gang killed in action and his leader captured by his sister’s...

Game On! Not-romunda

This past weekend I finally had everything in place to introduce my son to the glories of Necromunda by way of 15mm figures and the great big ISS Major Tom.  The process was fairly painless as the boy has a firm grounding in the basics of the GW game...

Tomorrow’s War AAR: Test Drive

Took the Tomorrow’s War ruleset for a little test drive over the Labor Day Weekend, and figured what I haven’t figured out.  Now I know what sections of the rulebook need a good re-reading.  Here are some quick notes on the game. I have 20 each of the lizardmen...

AK-47 Test Drive

Before jumping headlong into the AK-47 Republic game, I put together a basic ‘test drive kit’ using plain cardboard marked up with markers.  A few big irregular chunks for terrain, and me and my son were off to the races. Now that’s budget terrain. The main event featured a People’s...