Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shambling Forward

Things have slowed down a bit due to a camping trip, but I have finished a couple Crawler lairs, the Razor Fiend, and a few Shamblers. The latter are fairly quick to paint up and I'm hoping finish them by next weekend and start work on the Soulless and Lairs. I hope to follow up with the Agents and a few Alt Heroes and then take a short break from Myth.

I managed to get a game of Castle Panic in with my wife, she seemed to enjoy it at first, but seemed a bit underwhelmed by the ease with which we won at the end. If she up to it again a later date I'll introduce the Wizard's Tower expansion. I think this is a good learning co-op game, but I like Elder Sign and SoTM a bit better. I also made it out to my local game group and got a game of Imperial Settlers in with a friend of mine and another gamer. My friend as Japan, and myself as Rome had a close run of it, having played before. I really enjoy this tableau building game, it's amazing how much your faction grows in 5 turns. We also played my friends game Big Book of Madness. This was a pretty fun Co-op that had a sort of Harry Potter meets Elder Sign vibe. I'd definitely play it again.

Starbase Orion continues to entertain, and I feel I'm getting a better handle on certain aspects of it. I also picked up Heroes of Normandie at the app store, but unfortunately it doesn't work on iPad2, although I can play it on my phone. This game and it's Cthulhu based Shadows over Normandie have replaced my 15mm Sci-Fi miniatures. The iOS implementation is pretty good, although I think the some rules like for machine guns are different.  I just wish I could play it on a bigger screen, as it can be difficult to read some of the iconography.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Myth & More

     So, last weekend I visited my parents up in Michigan. We got a couple games of Splendor in. My Mother enjoyed the game quite a bit, and my wife found it "okay". I think this game lives up to its reputation as an excellent Gateway Game.

     On the mini front I've been finishing up most of my Myth base game figures. I'd say the figure I'm happiest with is Yardu, and the one I'm least excited about is the female archer. I need to work on how to properly paint  eyes. I've been trying to learn from some of Ghool's excellent videos. I'm close to finishing up 3 Muckers, and some Lairs by next week.
My current tally is:
The Terror with a Thousand Legs
20 Crawlers
20 Grubbers
1 Muckers
4 Stalkers
6 Heroes
5 Shamblers
1 Soulless

    Starbase Orion continues to entertain. We are on our second conflict, us vs 4 AI in a spiral galaxy. It's a pretty challenging map, as chasing one enemy up his arm of the spiral leaves your arm and the center vulnerable. I'm having a lot of trouble utilizing the different weapon techs effectively. My brother seems to have a bit better of a grasp on it.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I live, I die, I live again!

Well, it's been awhile, but I'm going to try to resurrect this blog.  I played a couple board games this week. One weekday night  I played Haggis with my wife and a friend, and then Chess with my wife over the weekend. It was my first time playing the former, and I think we all found it a little difficult to wrap our heads around. It was enjoyable though and I'd love to play it again. It was probably the first time in almost decade I've played Chess, and I feel like that is a bad thing. I also tried to teach the wife Imperial Settlers, which didn't goo so well. It's as good as any of my more modern games. On the miniature front, I was able to get a little work done on Myth, in particular the Crawlers and Grubbers. Photos to soon follow. My brother and I have taken to playing Starbase Orion on the iPad, and that is allowing us to relive all those great moments from MOO when we were kids.