We had two games in play. It seems to be a popular games system. We had better get some games board painted blue/black.
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission! Watch the video tutorial here.
We played two games in 25 minutes and we loved it. And we will play it again.
No Thanks! is a card game in which players pay a chip not to take a card from the middle of the play area. Each card has a certain amount of points on it. By taking the cards from the middle players add points to their ‘hand’. The idea of the game is to have the fewest points at the end of the game. So you must pay to keep your point total low.
The game consists of 33 cards numbered 3 through 35 and 55 playing chips. That’s it.
Oh, and a rules sheet.
Bolt Action 28mm WW II skirmish wargame by Warlord Games
“Dragging most of the known world into its brutal and devastating clutches, the Second World War was a conflict the scale of which the world has never seen. From Blitzkrieg to North Africa, from the Russian Front to the D-Day landings, World War II remains arguably the most popular period for wargamers.”
The Headingley Games Club has acquired a starter set from Warlord Games. Dean Heathcote will be putting on introductory sessions on Thursdays by request. Use the the Headingley Games Club facebook page to contact him to set up a session…or contact him via the best Wargames Blog the Web: too much lead.
A game of Flames of War; Battlefront’s popular game system. There are several players of this at the club and some are getting going again. We have got Late, Mid’ and Early versions of Brits,Soviet, German, US and Blitzkrieg French and German. In this battle the Italians have some good tanks and were confident veteran against a confidant trained US tank army deploying 12 Grants and a support units. Steve Nolan playing Italian got off to a good start by bagging two Grants and rushing an objective on the other side of the board. A reinforcement of another platoon of Grants, a tenacious resistance by the US artillery and recon combined with a long run of poor dice roles for the Italians secured a US victory-just.
Another tense and hard fought game of Twilight Struggle with Bernie last week (one day we will finish this in an evening).
We finished at the start of turn 8. Bernie (USSR) was on + 5 VPs, and would have drawn “WarGames” in his next hand. With Defcon at or around 2, this would have placed him tantalisingly close to global Communist victory. My sense was that if I survived the next two turns, I would be ok. Asia and Africa were in the US bag, and the Americas not far behind. Only Europe had come close to total collapse, but the “Chernobyl” card had allowed me to stabilise it.
It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. As with GMT’s other card-driven games, decision-making is a challenge; how to best use one’s cards and units given consistently limited resources?
Boardgamegeek rates this game near the top.
Joseph McGivern at the Headingley Games wants to organise group of gamers who would be interested in a Slow running Inquisitor Campaign. Played in the standard Heroic 28mm scale?
Set in the 41st millennium Inquisitor is a narrative wargame that allows you to play the part of a bold hero or cruel villain battling in the dark and forgotten shadows of the galaxy. An Inquisitor is answerable to no one, save the Emperor himself, and their only remit is to protect Mankind at all costs. For an Inquisitor, the end always justifies the means, for they alone can truly begin to comprehend the threats to Mankind’s existence. It is this ultimate responsibility, and the differing methods around it, that often sees Inquisitors working against each other. The Inquisitor game centres on this conflict – the battle for the Emperor’s soul. Inquisitor is quite unlike any game you may have played previously.
It’s an Old (2005) Games workshop game that focused as the name suggested on Inquisitors and a few favored Retainers. The Game concentrated on narrative game play over competitive contest. Coming close to bridging the gap between a Role Play and something like Necromunda. Come along Thursday for a game.
Warhammmer 40k . Orks v Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines v Chaos Daemons from Thursday 14th March . Members and newcomers can use the Club’s facebook page to arrange games. Make sure you swap your mobiles’ numbers because sometimes there is the odd stranded player waiting for an absentee or late arrival. The many 40k players are trying out the new 6th edition and also play at the Leeds Night Owls in Farsley on Sundays.