Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Necromunda: Get Jericho

 

Last Thursday my friend Orion stopped by to play some Necromunda. She brought her Enforcers and I thought it might be fun to see how well Kal Jeroicho and Scabs did against a full gang... all on their own... 

Jericho and Scabs were set up in the centre and just had to escape off the edge of the boards. The coppers could set up anywhere with 4" of an outer edge. I put walls around most of the edges, so it wouldn't be TOO easy just to run off! 

Jericho and Scabs

Cops

MORE Cops 

Another Cop 

STILL MORE COPS!

I probably shoudl have given Jericho and Scabs a few friends. 

Scabs started things off moving forwards and plinking away at one of the Coppers, doing absolutely nothing... 

One of the cops must have moved up... 

Then Jericho went and shot the Captain... but only managed to pin him... because he's basically a terminator!? 

Sniper dude shot at Scabs. 

More cops moving up. 

Bew! Bew! Jericho shooting his master-crafted, hot-shot laspistols at the enforcer captain. 

One of the Enforcers tried to move in and apprenend Jericho - but this is where he SHINES - in close combat. He dropped her on her ass! 

Then charged the Enforcer Captain... and... as good as Jericho IS in Close Combat... he is still no match for a freaking TERMINATOR! 

Scabs taking more fire. 

"Move a little to your left, boss... NO THE OTHER LEFT!?" 

Sniper tires to get a line on Jericho. 

ALL THE COPS swarming in! 

Jericho breaks contact and tries to escape! 

But there are just too many cops shooting at him some with stun weapons... others with freaking BOLTERS!? 

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! 

It ended as almost a slapstick comedy. Jericho and one of the enforcers fell into one of the sludge vats. 

He kept trying to get out. 

But everytime he did, someone would just knock him back in. 

Eventually the Enforcer Captain knocked him down and cuffed him! (something enforcers can do instead of a Coup de Gras! It has the same effect, but is a little more "fluffy") 

Fun game. We're going to play some more Necromunda again this week. Seems the Coppers were bringing Jericho in because they needed help with a thing... A thing involving some REDEMPTIONISTS

Not much has been done for Orktober... but I have been busy drawing stuff for ARTOBER

I have gotten in a few other games towards the NEW 10x10 plan... 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Rethinking that plan...

Sometimes I think my motto should be: "Anything Worth Thinking About is Worth OVERTHINKING About"....  or.... something like that...? Immediately after posting Game Plan 2021 - Q4 I posted an addendum suggesting I'd work on ORKS this month - as I kind of decided I should do that at the last minute. I haven't really not been working on Orks. (I've  been busy trying to do drawings and paintings  for inktober/artober/generic-october-daily-drawing/art-challenge). And so since I haven't been playing games or painting toys, I've been THINKING more about playing games and painting toys. I mean, THINKING about games and toys is my next favourite thing to actually playing with and painting them!? 

I've been thinking a LOT about campaign systems = and I have a post (or two!?) in the works about that... but I thought this might be quicker to finish up, so.... here it is... 

I LIKE the idea of 10x10 Game Challenges. I like the idea of picking ten games and playing them LOTS. It takes time and playing to really learn games and i often feel like I wish I could play this game or that game more as I might get more out of it if I actually could figure out HOW to play the damned game. 

The problem is, with my constantly shifting interests, it is nearly impossible for me to guess WHICH games will hold my interest throughout a year and completely ignores the fact that there may be a new game that could come out during the year that I could not have forseen, but will buy and LOVE and play lots of. 

So I have shifted to wuarterly 5x5 challenges... which I don't even often bother to define at the beginning of the quarter... because... shifting interests... life... time... so many unknowns... the plan OFTEN develops and/or changes part way through!? 

AFTER I thought about and posted my Game Plan 2021 - Q4  I started wondering - What games HAVE I played the most so far this year? ARE there any games that I am eve CLOSE to playing 10 games of. Could I shift any part of my Q4 Plan to make it possible to have played 10 games 10 times!? 

So, looking at the BoardGameGeek stats, my top ten (or so) most played games so, so far, this year, are:

1. Wingspan 

21 Games Played - Boom! DONE! 


2. Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm 

12 Games Played


3. Kingdom Builder 

9 Games Played 


4. Retro Loonacy 

9  Games Played


5. Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team 

8 Games Played


6. Azul 

7 Games Played


7. Terraforming Mars 

6 Games Played


8. Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault 

6 Games Played

Strange feature of Board Game Geek - All the Warhammer Underworlds games Shadespire, Nightvault, Beastgrave, Direchams, the new "Two-Player Starter" and the upcoming Harrowdeep are listed as separate games - there is no"Warhammer Underworlds" core set that I can record games under. 

So far I've been recording any games played in the SETTING of Beastgrave as Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm (as it's the most recent, and the one I started with and we use the RULES from Direchasm when playing, regardless of whether we're playing with Beastgrave or Direchasm boards or mixing the two. 

Same goes for Nightvault/'Shadespire - despite the fact that I now OWN both, I record any games played in the Shadespire setting as Warhammer Underworlds: NIghtvault plays - as they use the most recent rules and that's the one I started with (and acquired Shadespire later).

So on one hand I feel like I should combine these to be EIGHTEEN plays of Warhammer Underworlds...because, really, is is the SAME GAME and we use warbands from all settings in either - and cards from all settings...  I'm probably going to keep them separate... just so I know how many games I'm playing in each Setting. 

Harrowdeep will add a third setting. 


9. London 

5 Games Played


10. Necromunda 

5 Games Played


11. The Arrival 

4  Games Played


12. Warhammer Age of Sigmar (Third Edition) 

4 Games Played


13. The Castles of Burgundy 

3 Games Played


14. Century: Golem Edition – An Endless World 

3 Games Played


15. Kingdomino 

3  Games Played


So.. The Plan... 

So, how many of each of these games would I need to play to get in 10 plays... 

Kingdom Builder + 1 - no problem

Retro Loonacy +1 - also not a problem

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team +2 - Totally going to happen

Azul +3 - easy-peasy

Terraforming Mars +4 - This could happen... I really like Terraforming Mars. I'll play any time we have time and someone suggests it. 

Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault +4 - I REALLY WANT TO get playing Warhammer Underworlds again... I'd LOVE to have a chance to play 4 more games this year! Can I make it happen in the Shadespire/Nightvault setting...? I don't see why not!? There IS Warhammer Underworlds: Harrowdeep coming out soon, though... it might be November, and I'll definitely be playing it before the end of the year, but I doubt I'll get to playing TEN full games in THAT setting.... 

London +5 - NOPE! this was part of our Q1 Challenge and Amanda and I found there was serious flaws/balance issues when playing with only two... and that's who I'd be playing most of these games against (This is exactly why I included MORE than just the top ten) 

Necromunda Rulebook +5 - I've kind of shifted away from Necromunda with the release of Kill Team... but I still love this game and it would be a good excuse to play a few more games. 

The Arrival +6 - Not so sure about this one... I'm glad I finally got to try it out. It was an interesting game and doesn't take a tonne of time to play... but still.. I didn't even manage to get a fifth game in when it was part of one of the Quarterly Challenges... it might be a struggle to get in SIX games of this... I think it would be easier to get in MORE games of some of the other options... 

Warhammer Age of Sigmar (Third Edition) +6 - I like this game... but the interest and motivation isn't really there... I find Miniatures Games require a bit more effort to set up... and I can't just NOT do a game report for this blog (is IS, in theory, a MINIATURE WARGAMING BLOG, after all!) which means MORE effort... when I already have a few others on the list. 

The Castles of Burgundy +7 - This would be a bit more of a challenge... though Amanda and I know the game well enough that just the two of us can get in a game in less than 1.5 hours... It COULD happen... but it's a game I've kind of tired of and, though I've only played it 3 times this year, I feel like I played it a LOT last year. (nope, looking back at Looking Back at 2020, I only played if five times) So... I like the game, but I don't LOVE it enough to play it seven more times this year... 

Century: Golem Edition – An Endless World +7 - Maybe... I do like the Century games. Is this one my favourite, probably not. If it was just seven more century games... that would be easy... seven of THIS ONE...? Might be a challenge... but COULD happen...? 

Kingdomino +7 -  this could happen. The games are quick... 


Other Possibilities.... 

Wrath & Glory or FATE (Condensed?) - I REALLY want to get a weekly(-ish) role-playing game going on again this fall! If that happened, it would be easy to get in 10 games of a game I haven't even played this year. 

I DID play a bit of Soulbound at the beginning of the year... but I just can't see reviving that one this year. Someday... but not this year... 


SO.... THE PLAN...!? 

If I had to guess which games are going to get their ten plays this year, I would guess the following:

1. Wingspan (Done!)

2. Warhammer Underworlds: Direchasm (Done!) 

3. Kingdom Builder (+1) 

4. Retro Loonacy (+1)

5. Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (+2) 

6. Azul (+3) 

7. Terraforming Mars ( +4)

8. Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault (+4)

9. Necromunda Rulebook (+5) 

10. Role-Playing Game (probably Wrath & Glory +10) 

That's THIRTY games I need to play. It's MORE than a regular 5x5 Quarterly Challenge would generate (25 games) but it's spread out over 8 games and I almost always play MORE than 25 games in three months... it just isn't always focused on the 5 games for the challenge. 

This seems do-able. 

Let's DO IT!!


Friday, October 1, 2021

ORK-tober!?

 The last couple days I've been assembling and priming the Orks from the new Kill Team: Octarius box, because I got it in my head that, y'know, ORKTOBER is a thing and maybe I could get THOSE done. Then, closet-megalomaniacal-brain decided I CAN PAINT AN ORK EVERY DAY IN ORKTOBER!? and decided to fine THIRTY ONE Orks that I could paint.... 

Thirty-One Orks... that I may or may not paint this month. 

Ten are Ork Kommandos from the Octarius box (plus a Commando Grot and a Bomb Squig - for twelve) 

Ten are BurnaBoyz that I got from a friend that was getting rid of stuff. 

Two are just Boyz cobbled together out of spare bitx. 

Seven are are older metal Orks - most of which are the size of modern Grots! I thought if I kept them in a unit together - or as a Kill Team operating on it's own - far away from the modern, hulking plastic brutes, know one would know... One of them is a MegaBoss, which I already painted, but I'm re-basing and partially repainting to add some colour (it is mostly painted as steely metal armour/weapons) 

I also fretted about what size of base to out the older Space Ork Raiders on... a few wouldn't look bad on the 32mm bases (that Orks are now on) for most it just accentuated how tiny they are compared to the newer models. The MegaBoss went on a 40mm base. One larger one went on a 32mm base - he'll be the Nob or BossNob and the rest went on 25mm bases. I have a PILE more of the metal ones - but I ran out of the fancy Necromunda/Sector Imperialis bases.... but I had just enough to make it to 31. 

While it seems like a really FUN idea to post a new Ork every day of the month... I'm not sure that's going to work out... Batch painting is just so much more efficient. And I need to be efficient these days, as I find so little time to paint miniatures. 

It's entirely possible that I may just ditch half of these and concentrate on the Ork Kommandos and all the Ork Scrap Fort and Junk Piles from the Octarius box. 

(This is still very much a plan in development that probably SHOULD have been sorted out BEFORE the first of October... but that's how I roll: Last Minute Decisions to Embark on OVERWHELMINGLY Large Projects! Yay!) 

Also, because I am a MANIAC, I decided I should also do INKtober again this year.... for THAT there should be daily updates on my Art Blog or over on my Instagram Page 

(I HAD thought of an Ork-themed inktober... but that might be a bit much!) 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Game Plan 2021 - Q4

And so, we enter the final quarter of the year... Things seem almost as uncertain as they did at the beginning of the year... Almost. 

Looking back at my Plan for Q3... 

MINIATURES

I'd hoped to mostly paint up more Age of Sigmar stuff... 

  • Warhammer Underworlds Warbands
  • Skaven
  • Hedonites of Slaanesh
  • Daughters of Khaine 
  • Warhammer Quest Cursed City

What I DID Actually paint was... Not much of anything!? I think in the last three months all I managed to finished that was totally new was TWO Drukhari Kabalites. The rest of the hobby work was assembling a few things that have yet to be painted and rebasing and touching up of a number of 0K miniatures to use with Kill Teams... 

I guess there was the Sepulchral Guard - I repainted their weapons to make them all rusty... (I counted them under "purchased" so I might as well count them as "painted"!)

Actually as I look through the posts over the last month, I'm now realizing I actually just did a poor job of keeping the 2021 Painted vs Purchased page up to date as I also finished up Ironskull's Boyz!

and I partially re-painted some more Orruks

Ah, I see now... there were a few more I did in July that were initially included in Q2 on the Painted Versus Purchased page... 

I also painted 

So I guess that's FIFTY NINE miniatures I painted - Almost double what I did in Q2!? Woo! 

It just felt like I didn't do much, as MOST of that was in early July and most of what I've been doing over the last bit has been rebasing and reorganizing... Still, there were a LOT of things I WANTED to do, and very little of it actually got done. 

The Kill Teams I touched up and rebased and reorganized, included: 

There were others I've been working on... I just haven't gotten them to a state where I could do a post about them. 

I also rebased and reorganized a Warband for Frostgrave (2nd Edtion) 

So... not as poorly as I initially thought when I started this post... 


Terrain and Other Hobby Projects

Didn't do much... 


5x5 Challenge

I didn't really have a focus, so it was hard to challenge myself to do something I had no interest in... so I GUESSED I might be able to play the following games, five time each. 

  • Wingspan
  • Age of Sigmar
  • Warhammer Underworlds
  • Some other Board Game?
  • CURSED CITY! 
I managed to only play ONE of those listed at least five time... Wingspan (no surpirse, as it's our most-played game this year...). I did get in four games of Age of Sigmar (so close)! I only got in two games of Warhammer Underworlds and STILL haven't played (or even finished the minitures for Warhammer Quest: Cursed City!? 

I did, however, play OVER FIFTY games in Q3 - more than double the number of games a 5x5 challenge is designed to generate!

What I DID end up playing was: 

  • Retro Loonacy x9
  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team x8
  • Wingspan x6
  • Necromunda  x5
  • The Arrival x4
  • Terraforming Mars x4
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar (Third Edition) x4
  • Savage Worlds x3
  • Kingdomino x3
  • Century: Golem Edition – An Endless World x2
  • Warhammer Underworlds x2
  • Azul x1
  • 7 Wonders Duel x1
  • The Castles of Burgundy x1
  • Habitat x1
  • Just Desserts x1
  • Kingdom Builder x1
  • Lords of Waterdeep x1
  • Sidereal Confluence x1
  • Splendor x1
  • Viticulture Essential Edition x1

So... Q4....

How shall we wrap up this year...? 

MINIATURES

PAINTING

I'd like to just focus on a couple of things... I think those things will be:

Kill Teams - for for Warhammmer 40,000: Kill Team (2021) - and possibly expanding those Kill Teams into Combat Patrols for 40K9E. Kill Teams I'm planning:

  • Death Korps of Kreig - Veteran Guard
  • Tallarn Desert Raiders - Veteran Guard
  • Valhallan Ice Warriors - Veteran Guard
  • Necromunda Regiment - Veteran Guard
  • 11th Antari Rifles Regiment - Veteran Guard
  • Cadian - Veteran Guard
  • Tempestus Scions Imperial Guard
  • Scions and Armageddon Steel Legion Imperial Guard 
  • Imperial Fists Scouts Space Marine 
  • Tangermarine Reaver Space Marine 
  • Greenskin/Orks
  • Ork Kommandoes
  • Ecclesiarchy/Sisters of Battle 
  • Mechanicus Forge World (or, perhaps DARK Mechanicus) 
  • Emperor's Children Traitor Marines 
  • Chaos Daemons
  • T'au Hunter Cadre 
  • Hive Fleet - Genestealers
  • Grey Knights
For the first month of the Quarter, I may focus on the Orks... just to do a sort of Orktober thing... 

MOST of these just require some organizing and filling out cards (and taking pictures!) - others require finishing off a few miniatures and/or some re-basing. One or two require painting the whole damned team... 

Warhammer Underworlds Warbands - Ive painted a LOT Of them this year... but I also have LOADS more to do! Still to paint:

  • MORE Steelheart's Champions
  • MORE Garrek's Reavers
  • Magore's Fiends
  • Mollog's Mob
  • Ylthari's Guardians
  • Thundrik's Profiteers
  • Grashrak's Despoilers
  • Skaeth's Wild Hunt
  • Hrothgorn's Mantrappers
  • The Wurmspat
  • Myari's Purifiers
  • The Crimson Court
  • Storm of Celestus
  • Drepur's Wraithcreepers
  • Elathain's Soulraid
  • Da Kunnin' Krew - from the upcoming Harrowdeep
  • Xandire's Truthseekers - from the upcoming Harrowdeep

A few Things for Other People - have a small backlog of things I promised I'd paint for other people... I should really get SOME of THAT done... 

SO MANY other things that I have that pop into my brain as THINGS I SHOULD PAINT.... but I'm going to try and suppress that and try to focus on they 40K Skirmish/Kill Team and Warhammer Underworlds! 


PURCHASES

I know I really SHOULDN'T be buying anything else at this point... and I feel like I have been exercising SOME restraint in my purchasing this year... but it would be foolhardy to imagine that I simply won't buy ANYTHING for the rest of the year.... A few of the things that are on my wishlist that might get picked up in Q4:

Kill Team: Chalnath - the next boxed set for Kill Team including Adepta Sororitas Novitiates versus T’au Pathfinders + Rules, Scenario, Board and Terrain.

Warhammer Underworlds: Harrowdeep - New season of Warhammer Underworlds core set. Xandire’s Truthseekers (Sigmarites) and new Kruleboyz (Orruks), with new boards - set under the seas in Ulgu!? 

Death Korps of Krieg - Squad Box - when they're released - just to finish up the Kill Team and add in some options for Specaialists that you can't do with just ONE set!? 

Necromunda: Book of the Outcast - I did get in some games this summer. Though it's kind of been pushed aside in favour of Kill Team, I have VERY MUCH Still interested in Necromunda... 


Further down the list into the "Maybe, at best" are of the list (You know... just in case I suddenly inherit millions for a long lost relative, or something)... 

Aeronautica Imperialis: Valkyrie Assault Carriers!? - I haven't even finshed the ones from the first game box, let along PLAYED the game... but I have PLANS for our Xoxigar campaign that would involved some aerial battles... and soem Valkyrie Assault Carriers fit into that! 

Aeronautica Imperialis: Wrath of Angels!? - Space Marines and Eldar!? Well... MAYBE if I get the stuff I HAVE done and start playing it... 

War Dogs/Armiger Knights - with the summer Power Rating updates, Wardogs (Chaos Armiger Knights)  and all the Imperial Armigers have dropped to 8 (or less) making playing a Combat Patrol with Knights a viable thing... so... I woudn't mind picking up a few boxes to do three Wardogs - and maybe three Imperial Armigers... just for funsies... 

Maybe some of the other Warhammer Underworlds Warbands from the previous seasons that are still available: Rippa's Snarlfangs, The Starblood Stalkers, Hedkrakka's Mob - and the terrain bits Primal Lair and Arcane Hazards

Stargrave...!? 


OTHER PROJECTS?

I don't know that much else will be happening... I might game some terrain finished up for 40K/Kill Team. I have lots left to finish from the Previous Edition of Kill Team and all the Ork Shanty Town terrain from the NEW Kill Team to paint (and I'll probab 



GAMES

I will play some games. 

Do I even BOTHER with a 5x5 Challenge any more? I mean it's supposed to; A) be inspiration to plays, B) play a bit of a variety of games, but C) Play a few games at least a few times - to get to know the game batter... I kind of end up doing that most Quarters - and most years! I do recognize that it does help to have SOME kind of plan... but also be totally willing to CHANGE that plan as the need arises... 

If I HAD to guess which games I'm going to play more than once or twice (and hopefully five or more times) I'd say... 

Kill Team -  seems to be going strong... can't imagine that stopping. 

Wingspan - it's been a favourite all year. Haven't played it AS MUCH in the last two months, but I'm sure we'll get some more games in before the year ends. 

Warhammer Underworlds - I REALLY want to get playing this again on the regular... it's hard when there are SO MANY other games... 

Wrath & Glory - I'd really hoped to get TWO games of this going on alternating weekends through the fall - one with the online group I've been playing games with off and on over the last year and a half, and maybe start an in-person game with some new, local folks... but with Covid numbers soaring up like we've not seen before... I just don't think they latter option will be prudent for this fall/winter. Hopefully the Online group, though.  


I'd also like to get in some smaller, Combat-Patrol-level games of 40K, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that. 

I'd like to finish up some Ork Dakka Jets and try out Aeronautica Imperialis

There are SO MANY board games I'd LOVE to play... and love to play a BUNCH of times, so that I really get a chance to LEARN them... but interests change on a daily basis and OTHER PEOPLE are required to play these games, so THEIR interests have to be taken into account... so... WHO KNOWS what I might also get around to playing. 

September Games

In previous years I've done a Game-a-Day challenge... This year.... not-so-much this year. 

Still.... Games were played. 

I can't complain. 


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Kicking things off, I played a quick game of the new Kill Team with Orion. 

You can read the full report and see more pics here:

Kill Team - Game Two


Friday, 3 September 2021

Friday evening Amanda and I planed Century Golem Edition: Endless World. 

She won. By lots. 


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Originally I was supposed to run Lost Tomb of the Bitchin Chimera... but then some Ikea furniture arrived on Friday (which was supposed to have arrived a week earlier) and Amanda was FREAKING OUT about it getting assembled.... so I assembled that instead of preparing the game... 

In the end a couple of the guys just showed up to chat for a bit... talk about our respective kids first days back at school and what a crazy sh!t-show the Covid situation has been in our respective provinces.... 


Thursday,  9 September 2021

Another Game of Kill Team - starting off our campaign. You can read the full report and see all the pictures here:

Kill Team - Welcome (Back) to the Jungle


Friday, 10 September 2021

Friday evening we had a few friends over to play Sidereal Confluence. The last time we played had been nearly a year ago (13 September 2021). We had placed with almost the exact same group - Brent Kurtis, Amanda, Finnegan and myself. Rob was the new edition - a fellow I met in high school and knew through Youth Parliament and then later served with in the Canadian Forces. I kind of lost track of him for a couple decades - but reconnected through Facebook a few years back and just happened to run into him earlier in the week while I was out for a ride and he was out walking his dogs and we got to chatting and I invited him to join us! 

It's a fun game with a LOT of moving parts - mostly a trading/engine-building game... I guess... I like it, but it's a little overwhelming at times - with six people all trying to trade stuff and get the things that they need - which others are also trying to get...  I also feel like we need to play it a little more often than once a year to really GET IT!? All the different species have their advantages and things they do and recourses the produce... but they all lack... other things... 

This is the largest game I've played in... well... a long time! Probably since the beginning of the Pandemic! I was a bit anxious about getting people together with the covid numbers on the rise again - this week smashing all previous records for new infections and hospitalizations - but this time with NO Public Health Order in place!? Everyone here is fully-vaccinated and have pretty tight bubbles, so... 


Saturday, 11 September 2021

Initially I was supposed to run Lost Tomb of the Bitchin Chimera this evening... AGAIN?! but once again... life happened... so instead Amanda and I decided to play Terraforming Mars.

I played the Mining Guild with Smelting Plant and Dome Farming from the Prelude expansion. I took the Builder Milestone and Landlord, Miner and Thermalist Awards! Probably the best game I ever played... I can't say it was all me being brilliant - I was exceptionally lucky in my card draws - pulling a lot of things that really worked together... sometimes... (Most of the time) I just draw crap and can't get ANYTHING working together... but this time it totally worked out. 

Amanda played Inventrix with Business Empire and Early Settlement and took Mayor and Planner Awards. The game went 13 Turns. This was the 38th game I've played - of Terraforming Mars. 


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Finnegan and I played another game of Kill Team - furthering the narrative of our little campaign. 

This time the Ebony Vipers Genestealer Cult faced Maesenir's Rangers. a full report of the game and loads more pictures can be found on a separate report:

Aeldari Ambush


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Amanda, Keiran and I played two quick games of Retro Loonacy in the evening. 

I think Keiran had had a rough day at school and needed some cheering up... 


Thursday, 16  September 2021

Orion came by to play Kill Team. We played a game involving Maesenir's Rangers and some very nasty Space Wolf Primaris Intercessors were looking for an ancient relic amidst the ruins of an Inquisitor's lander. 

The initial game I had set up went so quickly, we actually had time to play a second! 



Friday, 17  September 2021

Rob came by again this Friday and Amanda and I introduced him to Terraforming Mars. 

Rob did pretty good for his first game - especially considering he hasn't done much board gaming at all (save Risk)! He took Robinson Industries with the Mohole and Mohole Excavation from Prelude and pretty much single-handedly raised the temperature on Mars... He also cleaned up on the Cities and Greenery - AND took the Planner and Gardener milestones! 

We totally covered the planet with Greenery and cities! I was red, Rob was blue, and Amanda was green. 

At the end of the game Amanda was leading with the Terraforming Rating (with 46), Rob had 31 and I had 32!? 

Even after counting Greenery and Cities (which I didn't do TOO bad on) I was trailing - then we started counting points on cards and I scored an astounding 46 points from cards alone - rocketing me into first place!? 8 of that was from Pets - which I managed to get out in the first turn before 16 of the 17 cities were built! I got another 8 from a card that scored one per Jovian tag... That's two games in a row I've won!? 

I did get insanely lucky with a few of the card draws. I got research station with my initial cards (Every Card cost one less to put into play) and Space Station as one of the Space Tag Cards I drew along with Acquired Space Agency (every Space card I put into play cost two less) and then in the second or third turn I drew Earth Catapult (Every Card cost TWO less!?) - so all cards cost me 3 less than their printed value - except space cards which were five less... OH, AND I got Advanced Alloys which made all the steel and Titanium I produced worth one more (Steel = 3 MC, Titanium = 4 MC)! so I was able to put a LOT of cards into play. Amanda and Rob kind of dragged getting the last few oceans out - extending the game a few rounds longer than it could have -mostly so they could get more cities and greenery.... but every turn they did that I just kept putting more and more cards into play - I was also drawing extra cards per turn with AI Central... and I'd just put ANYTHING into play that had points on it - and those points all REALLY ADDED UP!? 


Saturday, 18 September 2021

I FINALLY got to run Last Tomb of the Bitchin Chimera... Well... STARTED to run it, at least. We got as far as discovering the entrance to the Lost Tomb.... and had to call it a night. It was fun, though. It has been a LONG time since I've played Savage Worlds. I forgot how fun and simple it is. 


Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday evening, Amanda, Keiran and I played Viticulture... Originally Finnegan had said he'd play, but as he often does these days, decides he'd rather just watch videos on YouTube in his room... or whatever... 

Amanda just destroyed us - scoring 24, when Keiran and I couldn't even make it to 20... One thing I was pretty excited about was the fact that I actually had all three fields planted - which I almost NEVER do... I usually sell one at the beginning of the game to make money for building infrastructure and I don't know... I find that it's rare that I ever harvest all three in a year, so... why would I ever bother planting all three!? 


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

After school, Keiran and I sat down to play a few quick games of Kindomino, as they'd been suggesting it for some time and somehow it just hadn't happened... There was nothing specific planned for the evening. Amanada would be out for hours, Finnegan was monopolizing the computer working on his school-like-stuff... 

I won the first game and then - because a 2-player game uses exactly half the tiles, we just used the ones we hadn't used in the first game for the second. Keira won that one. 

Then I got the idea of curating the tiles we used. Like, "all odd ones" or "all even ones or" or "all the highest numbered ones".  The latter sounded fun, but I worried it might now work out with NO double ones - it might be insanely hard to out things together... So we did tiles 1-6 and 30-48... a mix of the highest numbered tiles and the lowest... 

Keiran won that one by PILES - like, 75 points, or something!?) 


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Quick game of Retro Loonacy before bed. 


Thursday, 23 September 2021

Thursday Orion came over for another game of Kill Team and we started off a new campaign... 

Details and move pictures can be found here:

Kill Team - a NEW New Kill Team Campaign


Friday, 24 September 2021

And Friday evening, Finnegan and I continued our Kill Team campaign on Xoxigar Tertium.

That Game Report can be found here:

Kill Team - Destroy the Ruins


Saturday, 25 September 2021

We WERE to finish off Lost Tomb of the Bitchin Chimera... but life got in the way again and few were available so we decided to wait until next week/month to finish up the game. I'd really hoped to get started again on Wrath & Glory in October... I guess I still can... it'll just be LATER in October. 


Thursday, 30 September 2021

The very first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

In the evening, Amanda and I played a game of Azul. 


And that's September. 


I'm working on Game Plan 2021-Q4, which I'll probably be posting later this evening...