Sunday, 10 November 2013


Just back on this mornings ferry from Kirrie. It was great seeing some of my old mates especially those that have emigrated back to the mainland. I got some nice dodgy 70s Tattoo flashes from Kevin and a fantastic man hug from Big Mark. It was like the 3 musketeers reunited for one last mission. Shame my visit was so short as had to do the Xmas shopping. As for games there was Colin, Bill and Hugh with a nice looking Chaco war game and an interesting Cold war Russian invasion game. That featured the battle for Trafalgar square. Very inspiring in a 1979 way.


Friday, 8 November 2013

A roll of the Dice

Out of the Blue last night I had a game. I have been slightly obsessed with AK47 recently and am planning a campaign set round the French Union in the 1950's so the Balkans are really on the back burner. Sean my main gaming oppo suggested we have a Balkan wars game.
It was a strange sort of game as running late I accidentally left a box of Greeks and some terrain at home. So my Greek force was made up of odds and ends that just happened to be in the box I had picked up. Two field guns and 5 Battalions of inf, no machine guns or anything. I did have one big battalion of Evzone though which turned out to be worth their weight in Gold.They just refused to fail morale tests! Sean had a balanced force of 6 Battalions of Bulgarian inf, including 1 of Guards. A field gun and MG plus a small section of cavalry. The game was a head to head collision in a small Thracian town. The rules were Rapid Fire lite. We had a real fun time with very little input. Just the way it should be. The results are that I have dug out all my Greeks to try and get all the outstanding basing done and Sean is talking about Turks. Oh by the way the Greeks won.