Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gaming Retreat Weekend

I was fortunate to spend the past extended 4 day weekend, hanging with 32 other like-minded individuals for some good gaming, good beer & good cheer.

Photo Credit - Jason Robillard
 I got to enjoy numerous games with folks I get to basically see once a year. This is what I believe was my 4th year of involvement.

Friday morning I started with Chaos in the Old World


We had 5 players (The Skaven Expansion set) & went about despoiling the world.


I had the Slanneth force & enjoyed swarming a zone, corrupting the nobles & extending my power. I managed to with the game with 1 more vp than the second place Nurgle force.


Then it was time for an Epic Command & Colours game. 3 players per side with an overall commander who fielded command cards.


Things did not go well on our left flank. Meanwhile the flank I held was a back & forth affair with lots of light mounted troops.



With the loss of 14 of our banners, the battle was over.


The players of the Epic Battle.

 
 Next was the first of 2 games of Star Wars Imperial Assault. Brent had bought some 3D terrain pieces to really make the game pop!


I grabbed the body guard Onar Koma to play for this campaign. Lot's of health, but then I realized I had no defence HAHAHAHA.


Brent also had some 3D printed game boards to track health & endurance. Very nice! The also had a slot to stand the gear cards in.


Nothing like starting in the mix! We even had Han Solo assisting, but he got taken down quite quickly.



I had gotten bloodied, but then continued on, not really the target of Brent's Empire forces. Oh look who I found!


We did manage to eek out a victory & got the codes into the computer terminal, releasing the shuttle.


I then got into a game of Congo, which Bruce had brought along for some miniature gaming. Played the same scenario which has become a good one for multi-player. Getting the idol from the centre & off the board.




Friday night we pulled out my Zombicide Green Horde (unpainted!) We chose scenario 2. I was playing the Barbarian & died on turn 2 after rushing into a couple walkers & failing to hit a single one!

This scenario had a lot of hedges (which block LOS) meaning we had LOTS of splitting occuring & before long the board was filled. No we didn't survive. 


Saturday saw the second game of Imperial Assault take place.



We had to recover C3P0 to get more info. We got hammered & had to retreat, losing the game.



I then introduced Tim & Brent to Fate of the Elder Gods.


Another game I am sure to bring every year is The Adventurers - Temple of Horus. Great little game that takes not to much time. In this round, we only got 9 turns in before our exit was blocked with the falling stones. 2 players got out & Bruce won.


The game I look forward too on the Saturday Night, is Eldritch Horror. This is usually a giggle fest consisting of overtired players, alcohol, late night game ( you get the picture)


We were unable to stop the Old one & doom befell the world. In fact I spent most of my game somehow stuck in the Bermuda Triangle. Seemed every time I moved away, I was somehow drawn back to that location. We even had our chef play & found him the chef character. He really had a good time, but we kept him up way past his bedtime!

 
 So after Brunch Sunday morning, it was time to pack up & head for home. Thanks to the Lloyd brothers for hosting another fine, fun event. Just need to remember ear plugs for next year to lessen the stomping people in the hall waking me up all hours.

13 comments:

  1. So jealous! Sounds like a great time.

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    1. It was indeed...of course there were a lot of other games going on, I just took photos of the ones I played in.

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  2. Wow! Sounds like a fantastic weekend Terry - great selection of games :-)

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    1. It was, I avoided the snow on the trip down & apart from having a panel popped by a flying piece of sod on the trip home, made it back unscathed in time for Walking Dead! Just need to get some more solid sleep during the adventure!

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  3. What a gaming highlight, it looks like so much fun Terry.

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    1. Thanks Michael, this is mostly a board game affair, however there are a LOT of boardgames with miniatures these days....just saying 8D

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  4. Lots of awesome gaming on. That IA game looks great with the scenic items added fab idea!

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    1. Thanks Simon, it certainly does make the game stand out. Need to source these myself for when I start painting mine.

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  5. Thanks for the write up Terry!

    Good times gaming with good folks.

    Peace

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    1. Thanks for having me Brent. Great to get some gaming done with you...its a rare treat!

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    2. The terrain come from Combat Zone Scenery:

      http://combatzone-scenery.co.uk/Games/IA_Skirmish_Sets

      My only dislike with the terrain is it is the dental plaster casting, so prone to chipping and fragile. In this age of 3D printers and resin casting it's getting harder to buy dental plaster terrain. The upside of the Combat Zone stuff is it has a nice heft to it and stays put on the maps without moving around too much.

      Peace

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  6. That was a great Chaos in the Old World Game. Let's do it again next year!

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    1. It was! The points really ramped up at the end!

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