My golly gosh! What a busy and rather fabulous couple weeks for gaming here at the Republic of Northcote.
A Stug III ordered from Black Tree Design one lazy day between Christmas and New Year arrived in the post. While the kit took three attempts plus some green stuff to assemble, I got it base coated this morning and it looks OK. My Germans will be pleased that some reinforcements are on the way.
Then there is Arc. That needs a whole post for itself but will need to wait until my head stops spinning. It was a great weekend of gaming. Six good games against six great opponents, amidst the mayhem of 150 other gamers doing the same.
(Five losses, but you can’t have everything.)
The forces of chaos were not totally at a loss over the weekend because WATT – on our 9th attempt – won the Saturday night Apocalypse game known as the Golden Fez.
A twitter run down can be found here (For those who don’t know me, I’m the homeless looking guy holding the fez; the one on the left, not the homeless looking guy on the right.)
Arc is such a blast I arranged a day off work to recover. And I’m glad I did, because a Kickstarter from Empress Miniatures arrived today: a platoon of modern Chinese PLA. These are really very nice miniatures and I’m looking forward to get them on the table against some of my Eureka moderns. Another blog post waiting to be written.
I’m off to bed now. I need a lie down after all this excitement. Oh, and I have to read the Fate Core rules that Gaming Guy put me on to.
Photos and detail will follow in the next week or three
(painting desk and work permitting).
Hey Dave, you’ll have to let me know how you like FATE Core. Also, I didn’t realize you had another blog on WWII mini games. Nice! I played some very basic Flames of War stuff late last year and painted up a mess of soldiers….man, it takes a bit of time to get a whole platoon done!
Like many gamers I have interest in more systems and periods than I have time to spend on them. I was thinking about combining the two blogs, I like the focus of faith and steel, but it is a bit of pain keeping an eye on both
I second the FATE Core, great dramatic system. I’ll be running a Fate Freeport game next, using the coins we made for Green Ronin. Can’t wait!
I’ve been looking for an excuse to pick up some campaign coins (http://www.campaigncoins.com/ for those who came in late!)
FATE Core may just provide the catalyst.
Cheers Dave! We are perfect for Fate tokens!
Dammit. I had to front at 7am on Monday for work 😛
7? Ouch; home the locusts where kind to you