The Viking Legal Team in Action

The Viking Legal Team in Action
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Monday, September 25, 2017

30,000 Posts - Woo HOO! Thoughts...

Well, the numbers keep growing. Granted, about half are courtesy of Russian and Chinese spies, something I would've never thought of despite growing up in the Cold War. Not because I don't regard us to be in a competition with them for world influence, but b/c I would never have thought that anyone would ever consider this blog to be a place worth spying on! So Thank you Putin, Jinping, et al. And  by the way, you can't win against:


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.

  1. As less is known, there's a bit more space to be creative in this period.
  2. Colorful, and the scale of events is smaller - smaller battles, more raids, etc.
  3. cool 40mm Sash and Saber Viking and Anglo-Dane figs,
  4. 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.



3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the 30K! And keep the posts coming as I will continue to read them!

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  2. Thanks Shaun. There's more coming as I start a campaign on the Welsh borderlands, and ponder a turn sequence.

    I enjoyed your post on Battlestations.

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    1. Over the next few years with my children, I can see that there will be a lot more of the Battlestations co-op gridded boardgame/mini cross over type games. Seems to be what we all manage to enjoy playing together.

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