Friday, June 17, 2011

Game like Crazy!

Our gaming group has been going like mad dogs!  We have regularly had 6 to 8 players, all of them with easy going dispositions, which means I have been in gaming nirvana.  The down side is I have been spending all my free time gaming instead of blogging, but heck, gotta get it while you can, right?
Here are some pics from recent games.
My kids Stormtroopers splattering some of my bugs in Chain Reaction by THW.

Don't ask about the Duros explorer, it is a long story.

My German Recon doing some spotting in an early Russian front battle.  We are playing the Axis & Allies minis rules.  Hey don't laugh!  It is actually quite fun and plays with no brain fatigue.

Here's my pesky Luftwaffe BF-110 who was flitting around terrorizing Jil's Russian conscripts all day.

My PzIV stands off to try to dislodge Russian infantry.  You gotta respect infantry in this game.  If you get to close you will pay for sure!  The infantry aspect to this game is one of the things I like most about it.  Even if the infantry cannot hurt you directly, it still manages to dictate movement and battle flow by just being present.  They take and hold ground, and hold it, and hold it, and hold it!

Here's a real classic.  As a German player, this is something you have nightmares about.  This was a hidden unit game and when that T-34 appeared out of nowhere to confront my piddly Panzerjager I and PzIV, I was not feeling the love.  Miraculously the T-34 wasn't shooting well and I found a way to eventually smoke it.  However, you see that hidden unit marker by the house?  It turned out to be another T-34! DOH!  The day got rougher after this and I never managed to neutralize the other T-34.  In the end the game was pretty much a draw.

This pic was from a Spanish Civil War game that we played Wednesday night.  The Republican forces with their Russian armor would probably have had their way with us except for a little help from the Luftwaffe in the form of a JU87.  This turned out to be a drawn game as well.  Both sides pretty much fizzled out to the point where they bogged down.


  1. Always great to get in a load of games...enjoy while you're on a roll!

  2. I have to agree - take every opportunity to get some gaming in if you can... especially against like-minded opponents!

  3. Looks like alot of fun. Those of us without a gaming group are very jealous.