Infinity Slow Grow League
Last Thursday saw the end of Round 1 of the Headingley Games Club’s Infinity Slow Grow League. There are currently 8 players from the club in the league which will be played over a number of rounds until all the teams in the league have played against each other. The army lists for Round 1 were 100 points with an extra 50 points added per round up, to 300 points. Victory points are earned in each game based on randomly selected missions with the winner determined by the most victory points at the end of the game. Victory points are also used to provide a ‘goal difference’ to separate teams in the event of a tie on the league table.
There were some closely fought games (and some not so close) on Thursday with players representing most of the factions including Pan Oceania, Nomads, Ariadna, Yu Jing and Haqqislam.
DBMM-15mm Medieval war as two Indian armies fight it out. Chris’ and Keith take the jumbos out for a ride using DBMM rules on Thursday 7th June at the Headingley games club. De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (DBMM) is Wargames Research Group’s WRG rule set.
Thursday 7th of June. We are open tonight in the main hall-Tonight is Games night at the Heart Centre Headingley 6.30pm onwards. http://headingleygamesclub.com/ headingleygamesclub headingleygamesclub.com The site for information about Headingley Games Club Leeds.Get there before or about 7pm and join in the informal discussion on which games might be played-they try to get everyone in on a game.
Ora et labore-spiel de Jahre 2012-A Le Havre style game from Z man games was played last Thursday at the Headingley games club. Spiel de Jahre (game of the Year) is a high award for a game and takes up to 4 players and goes for about 120 minutes. It’s an Agricolaesque game of building up a medieval monastery. Ora et Labore means pray and work. To quote Boardgame geek:
In Ora et Labora, each player is head of a monastery in the Medieval era who acquires land and constructs buildings – little enterprises that will gain resources and profit. The goal is to build a working infrastructure and manufacture prestigious items – such as books, ceramics, ornaments, and relics – to gain the most victory points at the end of the game.
Ora et Labora, Uwe Rosenberg’s fifth “big” game, has game play mechanisms similar to his Le Havre, such as two-sided resource tiles that can be upgraded from a basic item to something more useful. Instead of adding resources to the board turn by turn as in Agricola and Le Havre, Ora et Labora uses a numbered rondel to show how many of each resource is available at any time. At the beginning of each round, players turn the roundel by one segment, adjusting the counts of all resources at the same time.
Another shot of Thursday’s game of Dystopian wars at the Headingley Games Club. Ross shows his “ariel battle- wagon” as he takes his force forward to victory. More players are welcome to try out this popular game system. Ask for Ross or Dean.
Dystopian W ars by Spartan Games
This is from their Website below and gives a good description of the game system.
“Imagine a world similar to our own, but subtly different. Now imagine the year is 1870 and the Industrial Revolution occurred decades earlier than in our own world. Technology is far advanced, and in many cases, unrecognisable, which has led to the development of fantastic naval vessels, hulking land ships and terror from the skies in the form of airships and war balloons.
The Dystopian Wars game is set in a Victorian Steampunk world and we have designed the rules to ensure a fun game with a large selection of high quality models in a couple of hours. The rules support Naval, Aerial and Land models from the outset, so that you can set up battles and scenarios in any combat setting.”
Wikipedia says “A dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian. Examples of dystopias are characterized in books such as Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four” I wonder what Utopian wars would be like?
Dean and Ross give the Steampunk fleets a run out in a battle last night at the club. Leeds Wargames club also plays Dystopian Wars.