Saturday, 25 April 2015

Salute and SAGA

I am looking forward to all the Salute piccies that will get posted today. I love seeing the games and the new releases. In celebration I ordered the new Pike and Shotte supplement yesterday.

For tomorrow's game I have opted to play SAGA. Pete has sent me a list of forces I could pick: Strathclyde Welsh, Viking, Anglo Saxon, Anglo Danish, or Scots Irish. He also asked me to pick a number, not sure why. I selected Anglo Danish and the number 4. On asked for terrain ideas I went with woods and a stream and a woodsman's home.

Now I'm off shopping for house things, and if I am good, later I get to play with a commercial vac clearing up building work mess. All for a good cause.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Next Club meeting - Saga or Force on Force

It's that time of the month again and the Conwy Wargames Club meets this Sunday. I need to make my mind up which game I want to play. Dave is putting on another 20mm Force on Force game for which I don't know the details of. I enjoyed the last game and definitely want to play it again. Pete is putting on a Saga Dark Ages game which I fancy. I've never played Saga but I've heard good things about it and I fancy giving it a go.

Decisions, decisions

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Battleground Blitzkrieg now read

I am very pleased with my purchase. Nice overview of the Polish and French campaigns with lots of great photos. The Germans get army lists for both Poland and France which I thought was a good idea. The new special rules look interesting and seem very simple to add period flavour to games. The best sections for me were the scenarios. I particularly liked the fact they used small forces as I don't have large Blitzkrieg era collection, and no French or Poles. One Polish scenario caught my eye which needed just 3 or so tanks. One of the French scenarios would need just 30 odd figures. I think these small scenarios are great to start off collecting a force so that you can play them. Unlike the other books there wasn't a large scenario which is a shame but then size is subjective.

Now which force to start collecting first...