I played 3rd edition Kings of War by Mantic Games last night. This is a table top war game for two players. I haven’t played KoW for about three years and I was keen to learn the new edition.
To cut a long story short I made several rookie errors that allowed Ed, my opponent, to snatch a narrow victory. I did, however, learn a lot and also fielded a zombie legion in my army. I had fun and look forward to our next game.
The kids and I spent an enjoyable hour at the REME Museum out Chippenham way. Basically the REME love putting winches and hoists on things. I could have spent longer and will go back without the kids. If you listen to and read all the displays etc, it’s a couple of hours. Also a café on site.
My uncle Dan had served in the REME at the end of WW2. I had not realised how close to my house this museum is. It took about 45 minutes to get there, so no excuse for not going back.
Nigel Ashcroft came over for some WaT! action. We played a scenario where a fuel dump had to be destroyed/ defended. We managed to get 2 games in, both of us acting in each role. The idea was to shoot the big silver fuel tank and score 2 permanent damage hits. The fuel tank was armour 4 and had to be acquired and aimed at. In game 1 Nigel’s Red Witches defended the fuel dump well, taking the fight to my Panzer Group. The Panzer 4 was “brewed up” and lost 4 kill rings 😫. The StuG was whittled down and having lost 5 command dice, the crew abandoned it. Although Nigel had lost a T34, because the crew survived, both his tanks got a kill ring for successfully defending the fuel tank. In game 2, to cut a long story short, Nigel tried using the speed of the T34’s to assault the fuel tank but failed. A win to me. It made a nice change to have a scenario driven game.
I’ve taken on too many projects! I’ve got What a Tanker! WW3 Team Yankee, O Group, Kings of War, Stargrave and Star Wars Imperial Assault on the go.
Not to mention gardening and garage projects. Plus it’s half term and I’ve promised the kids a few days out and about.
I think I need to prioritize Stargrave as I’m playing that on Sunday. The kids next as they are happy to mess about at home but I want them to stretch their legs a bit more. The garage and garden next, then we’ll see what is what.
I’ve not kept up my air pistol shooting, so that needs addressing soon. Too many hobbies!
Nigel popped over for a couple of games of WaT! Tonight. We’ve played a few times and last time my Panzer 3 achieved its fifth kill so this week I was permitted to bring a more powerful tank if I wished. I decided to field a STuG 3g alongside my Panzer 4. Nigel had a T34 1940 and a T34 1943.
In the first game the P4 and the 1943 had a long range duel. Nigel managed to knock a couple of command dice off to temporary damage. I was going to run away but the dice gave me the chance to return fire and I knocked out the 1943!
Later in the game the P4 took out the 1940 too. So 2 kill rings to the Panzer 4.
Game 2 followed a similar pattern but this time the STuG 3 did the business. Great fun and Nigel is a good opponent. Soon the dice will go his way and I could be back to square one.