We miniaturists spent most of our time in the "clown room"--something we tried to not think about too much...
|The Watcher on the Wall...|
|Classic edition with 1965 rules|
|1963 edition with wooden blocks.|
We played several rousing iterations of these nostalgic favorites far into the night--more so than any of us would have imagined. By the time we were done (2 a.m.), several bits of club lore had been created. I wouldn't want to embarrass anyone in this blog by mentioning names, but one player (Rob, aka "Oilcan") managed to get wiped out in a game of Nuclear War before we got to turn 1: a legend is born! Modesty also prevents me from mentioning that I was emperor of the world in Risk (hey, it was my game after all...).
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Saturday morning found us in Spain as the British and their Spanish allies faced off against the French in a Napoleon's Rules of War 28mm Napoleonic miniatures game that Charlie hosted (also the rules author). The British aggressively turned the French left, which was stabilized at the last second, and the French right managed to cause just enough damage to swing the game, although the situation was quite fluid and could have gone either way--a hard pounding, and a near run thing. Unfortunately, my camera was too low end to get many good shots under the circumstances, so many of the more detailed shots didn't come through.
|Byron, British CiC, is a blur of activity at the start.|
|Mid game: the Spaniards stretched thin in the center while the French right tangles with the British left just across the road.|
|British gunners notice Ralph looming ahead.|
|Dark perspective from the Watcher on the Wall...note that all eyes are averted.|
|Ralph's amazing collection: the Egyptian battle line.|
|Wild and wooly Galatians.|
|Byron consults the "Letter to the Galatians" for insights on warding off elephants while Robbie considers the implications.|
|The Galatian left, under AJ, surges towards the Egyptians at mid battle.|
|Byron's scythe chariots break through and head for the Ptolemaic pike while Dave looks on thinking happy thoughts (happy for a Galatian, anyway)|
|The Ptolemaic pike, having survived the scythe chariots, begins to march.|
All in all, a superb time. Thanks to Robbie for organizing!