Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Journey into Field of Glory 15mm

Field of Glory rulebook is here. Now to plot out my Briton army. 

#miniatures   #wargaming   #boardgaming   #ancients   #romans  

Field of Glory has been designed in an approachable and easy to learn manner that allows players to concentrate on realistic deployments and battlefield tactics, eliminating much of the extraneous minutiae of past rules and allowing us to capture the atmosphere of battles ranging from the dawn of history to medieval times. This series is intended to give both beginner and expert wargamers everything they need to play the battles of the ancient and medieval worlds on their tabletops.
This book is designed to both explain the game and be a reference guide when playing. To make the rules easier to follow, we have included numerous diagrams and photographs, together with a number of useful TIPS to assist your game-play.
We have also included detailed systems, examples and explanations, such as the precise definition of troop types, along with some guides to choosing and painting an army and battlefield tactics to get you going, but these have been put in appendices at the end so as to make the reading of the core rules easier. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

EQ Next Landmark Flag in EQ2

Got into #EQ2  and forgot I had not unlocked my #EQLandmark Flag for the appearance slot yet. Anyway here it is!  #MMO #SOE #EQNext #MMORPG. If you preordered EQ Landmark access the flag is in the Sony Store in game and is free to claim.

I also planted the flag in my apartment in EQ2. You can use it as an appearance weapon or as a decoration.

More info on early access to EQ Next Landmark is available here:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Deadzone by Mantic Games: First Exposure

Todays #miniaturegaming foray is the next title I am digging into: the sci-fi skirmish game #Deadzone by Mantic Games. Played on a 2x2 board it uses grid movement and no measuring. Basically it is a boardgame with miniature game tactics

Line of sight is painless and movement is fluid. There is also the meta game of card play and Commander special abilities. Great stuff. All factions and terrain provided in starter box sets. Today a Plague team took on a Marauder strike force. 

Plague players can assign mutations to soldiers. Marauders (Orks to many) have goblin snipers and dogs strapped with explosives. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

7 Days to Die

This game is ruining my life. Up until midnight AGAIN last night in #7DaystoDie  

I am glad we rented a server. It is nice to have it running 24/7. I told +Don Anderson he could join but to leave our camp alone. He could be the Governor and I would be Rick. Only he has both eyes

Alright. Day 100+ We got smart finally and made a tunnel exit from our burgeoning fort. +Natalie F and I have played over 23 hours of this game in RL and we haven't even explored more than 1/4 of the map. What we need to do is make a stronger foundation. Last nights scavenging and forays did not go well. I got stuck in the attic of a house and eaten TWICE (second time trying to get my stuff) and the foundation of our fort suffered almost unrepairable damage, at once point Natalies section of the wall she was on collapsed. 

Tonight we start phase two: Pure stone foundation and better defense. At this point we should have holed up in a house I am thinking. We were able to dig down deep enough to get iron ore and some things so that is helping

The tunnel has two metal doors and at night spikes around the perimeter

We managed to figure out cooking pots and campfires. Put the pot next to the campfire and hold food in your hand then right click to cook. Some meats are not fully cookable yet however. This game is awesome but we have not even ventured out past one mile. I think I set the day night cycles too short. Then again I dont want to be sweating through a 40 minute night cycle no thanks.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wargame: Airland Battle report

The hard lessons of a more realistic RTS Wargame. 

Wargame: AirLand Battle 

Offensive going well until tanks stall, run out of fuel and ammo for the main gun. Several get smoked, one panics and then back to the FOB they go to refuel and repair. Relaunch offensive this time using Forward Observers and scouting the road. Slowly smoke T-72's and win just the "tutorial"

The above link goes to the story and screenshots.