18/08/2014 at 23:28 #4897religonParticipant
What game do you genuinely like that your ‘hardcore’ gaming buddies are surprised by or even sneer at?
For me, I checked my boardgamegeek.com ratings and found that I rate BattleTech much higher than most. I only like the game in the pre-Clan era, but I do not find the game a bit slow. I am always thinking, engaged and scheming for victory when I play. While my hardcore gaming buddies are not, I’m always up for a game of BattleTech.
(I also seem to like Chinese Checkers more than most people. I have 2 children and it is one of the few simple games I know that plays well with 3.)
You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement! --Lt. Aldo Raine18/08/2014 at 23:30 #4898
Pirates Constructible Strategy Game, cheap, cheesy, simple, quick, but not really considered a proper war game by most.18/08/2014 at 23:43 #4899religonParticipant
I own a lot of the ships. I played once or twice and it seemed fun. But as you say, it has the stigma of not being a ‘proper’ wargame hence I gave it up for lack of opponents.
You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement! --Lt. Aldo Raine19/08/2014 at 23:24 #5044
Ive just posted up my simple campaign rules for Pirates along with some pics of my ships, see the link in my signature20/08/2014 at 21:59 #5196AltiusParticipant
Warmaster Ancients. It was once popular in the club, but no one else seems to like it anymore. I miss it.
Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline21/08/2014 at 13:52 #5312
Its still popular in all its forms (ancients/fantasy/medieval) at our club, albeit Impetus took some of the players from Warmaster but its still played regularly what replaced it at your club?21/08/2014 at 14:54 #532221/08/2014 at 22:46 #5385SparkerParticipant
Yeah I loved Warmaster Ancients too! Had absolutely no previous interest in Ancients, was entirely new to 10mil, but loved it – it helped that Dave, at my then club, HMS Sultan Wargames Club, was really enthusiastic and organised some great games. I think they were a major breakthrough in rules design…
Now I have followed Rick Priestly into Hail Caesar and Black Powder, and have never looked back, but I might organise a game for nostalgia’s sake sometime….
What do my club mates sneer at? My predilection for using Tigers and Panthers I suppose!
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Matthew 5:922/08/2014 at 17:27 #5480Buff OrpingtonParticipant
I haven’t played Battletech or WMA in ages but I’d be happy to play either. I better clear up the table and get my son round for a game.23/08/2014 at 02:20 #5538Ivan SorensenParticipant
My group is of the “will play anything” persuasion so I have it easy. I still love 40K 2nd edition and AD&D (1st and 2nd) which 40Kers and roleplayers respectively seem to loathe nowadays, so I guess that’ll count.23/08/2014 at 19:52 #5598CerdicParticipant
I’m still fond of Warmaster Ancients. My son and I still play the occasional game.24/08/2014 at 11:34 #5630Henry HydeParticipant
Warmaster Fantasy and Warmaster Ancients. A classic case of starting to collect something, only to discover that nobody else nearby was interested in joining in because it no longer has official support. Never mind, I shall plough on regardless…24/08/2014 at 15:32 #5639AnonymousInactive
Matchlocks on the Warpath.
I’d sooner sell my Strategic Review magazines than this rule set.28/08/2014 at 21:30 #6181Matthew GroveParticipant
I like a good dungeon crawl board game. None of my historical miniature players will play board games. My son has expressed an interest and I think he would have fun when he is a bit older. He is not quite reading yet. 🙂
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