Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Night of WWI Gaming

On a recent thrift run I found a complete copy of the American Heritage Dogfight game.  Vintage goodness and flying fun.  I like this game a lot.  Had a chance to play two sessions of this as we waited for the full club to meet on Thursday night.

Mr. T. played the Germans and I took the American planes.  I won the first game by allowing the Germans to run into my "bug zapper" anti-aircraft guns. I did have a double ace in that one.

Come on double ace!

The second game was rife with play mechanic inaccuracies but we gave the game to Mr. T. in a fun eight card exchange that included 3 loop defense cards.  A good laugh because that is about as awesome a card series as this game could create.

The second table game of the night was Hordes in the Trenches.

This one was a grinder as the French British allied attack ran into a well defended trench.

Mr.'s T. and T. commanded a staunch German line.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Great War Scenario 2

Wargaming with the "Monday Knights."

At my regular Monday night group we had a bring and play night of The Great War.  This new game took center stage and we did the learning scenario number two - twice.  I got to play in the second game and lost as the Germans.  First game featured Mr. S and Mr. C. and the cards and dice just did not favor the British side.

This is one of my 6x6 challenge games so chalk up another play.

German Victory.

My turn at managing the Germans.  Orders from HQ are to "sit here and wait.  Shoot up the British as they cross no-man's land."

We couldn't keep them out.  Great hand management and patience let Mr. M. just roll up and live in my trenches.

Great night of gaming.

Thanks for looking in.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

AFL Electric Football 1961 SOLO

Quiet day in the art room so let's break out the ole' football board and toss the pig skin.

The next game in my series of electric football solo games is to play the Oakland Raiders @ the Houston Oilers game from September 9, 1961.  Beautiful day for football in Jeppeson field and the Houston fans have turned out in mass causing a crowd noise deficit to the Raiders.

I create a "game day program" for each of these events and use period artwork found on Ebay auctions.

We got to play on a Miggle 6072 model with our 1961 scoreboard art for a backdrop.

Houston's George Blanda under pressure!  Gets off a short pass to number 20, Billy Cannon!

Oakland's Jerry Burch gets a hand in-between Cannon and the ball!

It's broken up and Burch comes down with an INT!

Burch pivots and gets upfield for about four yards... let's see where they mark the ball. 

Blue die is the passing die from Blanda for a pass on target.  Because I threw into a covered man the defense is allowed to break up the pass by matching the die roll which is the black die for Jerry Burch.  Then the follow on die needs a natural 6 for an interception which is what came up.

The score at half time was 7 - 0.

Houston gets a complete pass for a TD but miss the extra point.

Fourth quarter action we have a complete pass for a TD.  I may add some "effects" in paint.  What do you think yes or no?


Late fourth quarter we see a completed pass for Oakland but it was too little too late and they used up their T.O.'s early on.

1961 Oakland Raiders

1961 Houston Oilers.

Tudor Games 1961 Score board and a facsimile game program.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Great War

Opening game last night of The Great War.  Played as British in scenario 2, introductory level.
The left flank of the army.

The center, showing our mortar position and the right flank machine gun.

Back at HQ. They got reams of paper work.  When will they send some of that for artillery support.

This shows the left flank advance that stalled and got shot up.

This shows the right flank advance that stalled and got shot up.  This one was much more successful but could not carry the day.
I am very pleased with the idea of this game and I am glad that I bought it.  The miniatures are very nice and well done.  The British minis had a hard time keeping bayonets when I clipped them from the sprue but other than that it was a pretty easy assembly.  
I am looking forward to commemorating the 100th anniversary year of WWI with this title and my Blue Max games.  Keep checking back for the tanks coming out in this game.