Tuesday, January 2, 2018

6 x 6 Game Challenge - December Update

I have failed...

And I'm okay with that.

As I look back there were really two reasons that I failed.

1.  An odd thing happened with this game challenge.  I would have some time to play a game, but maybe not enough to play one on the list, so I would just not play a game.  This didn't happen all the time, but enough that I missed out on playing several games.  This sounds odd, but in my mind I would argue that if I was going to play a game I should play one toward the goal.

2.  I wanted to make a video of each play.  While that isn't a big deal in general, it does affect the amount of time it takes to play a game.  I know my videos are not always great, but it still takes time and effort to set up equipment and then edit the videos later.  If I had just been writing a blog post about the games I played things probably would have been a lot easier to complete.

Even though I failed, I had a lot of fun and did play some good games.  I hope this inspired others to play some games as well.

I'm thinking about projects for the coming year, but have not set anything in stone just yet.


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Cold War Commander
Game 1Game 2Game 3

Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear
Game 1Game 2Game 3

The Walking Dead: All Out War
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6

Kings of War
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6

Imperial Skies
Game 1Game 2Game 3, Game 4, Game 5

Memoir '44
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Imperial Skies Battle Report 5 - Battle of Denmark Strait

I played yet another game of Imperial Skies using a Victory at Sea scenario.  This time I played Battle of Denmark Strait.  Again, I had to adjust the scenario to fit my collection of models (the Germans are on loan from Randy), but it worked out fine.

I upped the ship number to 4 ships for this game.  I know, I'm getting a little crazy.  It was a fun game and played pretty quickly.

I think I need to expand my choices of ships, but I am making due with what I have.




I will be adding some Imperial Skies ships to my paint queue soon.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Imperial Skies Battle Report 4 - Clash of Giants

I managed to get my another game of Imperial Skies played.  I played another scenario from Victory at Sea game, but this time I chose a historical scenario; Clash of Giants.  I adjusted the scenario a little and made it work with the ships I have available.

This was a very small game with only 1 ship on the French side and 2 ships on the German side.

It played well enough and I will be playing more of these small scale scenarios.  It gives a little different feel to the game, but that isn't a bad thing.


The great thing about any game is trying out different scenarios and seeing how it works.  I encourage you to check this game out.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

6 x 6 Game Challenge - November Update

Guess what?  I actually got several games played in November for the challenge; I was surprised, too.  I'm still behind, but at least I made some progress.

I played 5 games in November and have now finished the games for three of my selections.  I still have 9 games to play in order to complete the challenge, but I think I can get it done (or at least come close).

I've been thinking about swapping out Cold War Commander for Song of Blades and Heroes.  This will mean I need to play 12 games, but I think it would be pretty easy to play 6 games of Song of Blades and Heroes.  We will see what I ultimately decide.

I've got army lists and scenarios put together for the 3 Imperial Skies scenarios and I have the three scenarios for Conflict of Heroes already planned out as well.

Wish me luck.

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Cold War Commander
Game 1Game 2Game 3

Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear
Game 1Game 2, Game 3

The Walking Dead: All Out War
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6

Kings of War
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4, Game 5, Game 6

Imperial Skies
Game 1Game 2Game 3

Memoir '44
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4, Game 5, Game 6

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Memoir '44 - Sidi Rezegh Airfield Battle Report - 6 x 6 Game Challenge

I pulled out my Mediterranean Expansion for another game of Memoir '44.  I played the Sidi Rezegh Airfield scenario and I took control of the British forces.

This scenario is most comprised of armor units and played very quickly.  I had a bit of a challenge with this one and was defeated pretty quickly.  The great thing with this game is that I can reset the scenario and replay it again.


I'm not sure if I'm making bad plays of if I'm just unlucky.  Either way, the games are fun and I will continue to play this game.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kings of War (6mm) Battle Report - Dwarves vs Goblins - 750 point Kill

I played another game of Kings of War for my 6 x 6 Game Challenge.  I used my Epic 40K models again for this game; Dwarves (Imperial Guard) vs Goblins (Orks/Chaos).

Each army was 750 points and I played on my 2' x 2' game board.  All measurements are in centimeters for these small scale games.


As I was typing up this blog post and putting together the army lists below, I realized that I shorted the Dwarf army by 90 points.  The units in the game only add up to 660 points.  So while the dwarven army lost this game, they did pretty good for being 90 points short.

Dwarf Army - 660 points

Ironwatch Rifle Regiment          155 points
Ironwatch Rifle Regiment          155 points
Ironwatch Rifle Regiment          155 points
Ironbelcher Cannon                    110 points
Ironbelcher Organ Gun               85 points



Goblin Army - 750 points

Troll Bruiser                               125 points
Troll Regiment                           125 points
Troll Regiment                           125 points
Troll Regiment                           125 points
Troll Regiment                           125 points
Troll Regiment                           125 points



I messed up on the army list and stats for the dwarf army.  I feel like though they lost, there is an asterisks next to this game.  I will need to replay this and see how it turns out with the correct rules and full points.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Memoir '44 - Operation Cobra Battle Report - 6 x 6 Game Challenge

I sat down and tried my hand at a solo play through of the Operation Cobra scenario.

I took command of the Allied forces.  I made some not so great choice for myself and paid the price for them.  The enemy also had some pretty good rolls.  I will definitely be playing more scenarios solo.



For solo play, I use a pretty simple process that I've stolen from others.

  • Remove the Ambush card from the deck.  
  • Chose the side that you will play in the scenario.
  • Set up the board as normal and deal yourself the appropriate number of command cards.
  • The enemy doesn't get a hand of cards.  Instead, on their turn draw a number of cards based upon the number they would normally have for the scenario (see below) and play the best card.
    • 5 or less command cards - draw 2 cards.
    • 6 or more command cards - draw 3 cards.
  • If a recon card is used that normally allows you to draw 2 cards and choose one to add to your hand, then I will draw an additional card for the enemy on their next turn.
This isn't a prefect system, but it works well enough and you will find that the enemy is a pretty challenging opponent.