Texas and 'Merica
This blog has evolved a bit as my gaming interests have become more refined. Interestingly, one is pretty committed to figures since they are so expensive and time consuming - they are almost more in control of my gaming than I am! So, it pays to return to the Very First Post Here and see how things have changed - or stayed the same - about gaming The Dark Ages.
- As less is known, there's a bit more space to be creative in this period.
- Colorful, and the scale of events is smaller - smaller battles, more raids, etc.
- cool 40mm Sash and Saber Viking and Anglo-Dane figs,
- some good rules to play around with and fewer figs to prepare.
Hmm, well, all is still the same, except that I got away from 40mm Vikings / Anglo-Danes and skirmish rules. How did that happen? Well, first real life got in the way for 7 months, and I didn't really do anything. Then, I refocused the Blog in a post HERE. Basically, DBA 3.0 came out and a battle game got on my list of things to do again - I ordered my copy. I also reminded myself that I've a bunch of loverly Testudo Gauls / Romans, and Peloponnesian War Greek projects that were in advanced stages of completion. Plus, bunches of 25mm armies in various stages of untouched to ready for table.
Then, I received my copy of DBA 3.0 came out and I did a review of it, HERE. I have to say that it seems like the best version of hte rules ever, and I gave it a glowing review with every intention of playing it a bunch of times. But then...
I got a copy of "One-Hour Wargames" after reading a few comments and reviews of it, probably starting with TMP, somewhere in a search of One Hour Wargames among post titles HERE. Then BANG! I was hooked! Reading thru DBA 3.0 made me realize that it's still too much of a headache to try and bang out a few games of at night before bed, or explain to total newbies, etc. Also, there's really only one scenario, a tournement style "kill the enemy" one, and that gets repetitious. OHW really turned my thinking around and offered so much in so little time, that I was certain I'd actually play the game a lot. And I do! Anyway, my initial review is HERE and since then most of the posts and direction of this blog have been towards OHW topics.
And after about 75-100 games of it, I'm still enjoying the game concepts, still trying to find the right balance of simplicity and history, and still learning a LOT about game design!
Well, he seems like a cantankerous old geezer, but hey "Hats off" to Mr. Thomas.
And that's where this blog has mostly been every since.