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    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen

    What games did you play this week?
    For ease of conversation any tabletop game counts (board, minis, rpg, cards, something else)

    I ran the first session of a GURPS Vikings campaign. That was it for this week but I haven’t run GURPS in over a decade so it was really nice to “be back” and I remembered why I always loved GURPS, even though it can get a bit fiddly.

    Avatar photoMike

    That is optimistic?


    No games, not for a while.
    Mordheim was never regular at the group/club and seems to have stopped.
    Samantha is ill so we have not played WFB for a while.

    Nothing for about 3 weeks or so?

    Avatar photoGuy Farrish

    Game? Game? No…don’t help! It’ll come back to me…

    No, sorry.

    What’s one of them?


    Samurai skirmish, i was quite winning the battle until my Daimyo got over confident and engaged a single bushi with a naginata who took him right out.

    Mick Hayman
    Margate and New Orleans

    Avatar photoMike Headden

    Does umpiring a game of Gangs of Rome 2 for a couple of board gamers that I am trying to tempt into doing a little table top gaming count?

    They were enthused if that helps 🙂

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen

    It definitely counts

    Avatar photoPunkrabbitt

    I played my second solo game of Forbidden Psalm. It’s a fun enough game, requires very little prep but really isn’t as satisfying as Five Leagues From The Borderlands. I think I neex to make a new Five Leagues warband tonight.

    Please visit my OSR products for sale at

    Avatar photowarwell

    Glad you asked now as opposed to a month ago. I went on a long slump through the month of April. That slump ended this month. Since then:

    • I discovered Five Klicks from the Zone and played 3 campaign turns.
    • I picked up the Tank on Tank board game on sale and played the first scenario.
    • I discovered Nightwatch. I’m not keen on the mechanics but I like the campaign setup. I tried a campaign turn using some homebrew rules.
    Avatar photoGeneral Slade

    I haven’t played a game but I have painted some horses, which feels like a step in the right direction.

    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games

    I played in an OSR D&D game on Friday night.  Typical “murder hobo-ery” ensued, such as spitting a goblin on a spear and using him as a puppet to trick other gobos, (accidentally) setting the gobo nursery on fire, and then (on purpose) setting their Big Chief on fire…. good times.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    Avatar photogreg954

    I painted some Gaslands scenery with the intention of playing a game. Right now that’s as close as it gets for me.

    Avatar photoDon Glewwe

    My homebrew Beer&Pretzel space grunts got some action at a small Con this past weekend.

    The player that had the squad fight their way up through the multiple rooms on the left managed a slim victory = saving 6 of the 10 Marines:

    …while the squad that tried to cross the bridge of death all  died in the effort:

    Avatar photoChris Pringle

    I have experienced drought years in the past, so I am very conscious of how lucky I have been to get a good game in every week or two for the last 15 years. Extra lucky last Sunday as it was the BBB Bash Day convention! My own report will follow but as a taster here’s Matt Bradley’s on “Pushing Tin”.

    Avatar photoShaun Travers

    Forgot to post but last week I played two quick games with my own SF skirmish rules.  2 figures a side and each game lasted about 5 minutes.  But I had taken the figures with me on a work trip so thought I better use them!

    Avatar photoOotKust

    Just mind games- you know, computer, contrarians, road-rage, all the afflictions of ‘modern’ life…
    PanzerCorps on the computer when I can… sometimes…

    Avatar photoNorm S

    Antietam 1862 ACW boardgame, the full battle at brigade level a few days ago, it ran for 9 hours over 4 sessions.

    Early plans are for Napoleonics this week to test out the Saber, Sovereign and Shako rules by Chris Ball (easy peasy rules).

    A Hail Caesar game next week for the next instalment in my Wars of the Roses, Piggy Longton imaginations saga.

    and finally I have started jacking up the 1944 – D-Day boardgame rules (Worthington Publishing) to get a D-Day Anniversary day in.

    They are of course just plans, which run in parallel to real life, but the will is strong 🙂

    Avatar photoMartinR

    I’m on holiday with my kids this week, so we’ve mainly played boardgames. Carcassonne, Cascadia, Bananagram, Rummikub and Scrabble.

    Last week was a more normal week, I solo played Gaugamela with Command and Colours and we played a Zoom game as we normally do on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  This time it was a committee game around the US election, but I’m running a 15mm Kursk game next week, so had to do some prep for that.




    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    Avatar photoTony S

    I was going to play O Group on Sunday, but my opponent had to send his regrets and cancel.  I quickly arranged a Lion Rampant game, pushing it slightly backwards into the Punic Wars with another friend who also was bereft of a game.

    I don’t remember ever being so comprehensively beaten.  The Romans didn’t lose a single unit.  I, on the other hand, lost everyone.  Perhaps I had a spot of bad luck here and there, but if so, that was greatly magnified by a number of spectacularly poor decisions on my part.

    Despite not having a worthy adversary, my opponent had a good time, as he pulled out some old, old figures that he last used for WRG 5th edition games.  It’s been about forty years since they last saw action he estimated.

    Avatar photoDon Glewwe

    “Perhaps I had a spot of bad luck here and there, but if so, that was greatly magnified by a number of spectacularly poor decisions on my part.”

    That’s a perfect description of my recent/ongoing struggles with learning OGroup, but since -like you- my opponent couldn’t participate, my solo effort let at least one side win despite the poor play! ; )

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