Our first games night of the fall and we had 16 guys with five games running (basically a full house--any more games and we would have spilled over into the foyer!).
Chen hosted a game of Strange Aeons and there was some Warmachine. Bruce hosted a WW2 game. And Dave hosted an ancient game. Lots of genres last night and almost every scale from 6mm to 54mm. One of our better nights, I think--thanks to all of the hosts for their efforts!
I played All the King's Men (War of 1812) with Scott, using his lovely 54mm metal figures. Wow, what a look! This was my first time through the rules. I like the card activation and the multiple activations (with decreasing effectiveness).
The first game was all Britain. It was the second battle of Mackinac and the British artillery quickly brewed up the American arty. Then the indian allies paid a surprise visit to the American flank.
And then another visit on the other flank and game over. Yankee go home!
We played a second game switching sides and this was much more close run. The Indians were still a pain in the butt for the Americans but the Americans managed to break them with disciplined fire (and dumb luck). At the end, I'd say it was a bloody draw.
Overall, an interesting game. I wonder what it would play like in centimetres. There was little room for manoeuvre in the game--basically set 'em and go forward. The decisions were about which units to activate, when. These were good decisions, mind you. But a slower game with more modest ranges might make for an interesting experiment (not sure about range versus unit footprint). I'd certainly play again. And 54mm is very attractive!
Up next: Assuming the weather starts to turn, Iw ill get bad to some 1/72-French. Then I picked up a DropZone Commander Commission which requires some building and painting.