Something ahistorical would be losing as Russia... I think I can do that! Unfortunately, playtesting on another game required that table space, so we scrapped the game for now and will try again later.
A new game Chad and I are designing together. It handles up to six players, so we needed the bigger table. More details later when the "boss" says its time to go public. (To be honest, I didn't think anyone read my posts, so I figured I could slip that one by...)
I played Jena 20 and Albion 20 from Victory Point games. Both of these are interesting titles. I lost Jena 20 twice as the French! The first time I tried to take out an isolated corp on the first turn then got stomped in retaliation. The second time I was unable to find any isolated corp to kill off and the Prussians just kept getting stronger and stronger. It's a tough game for the French, and of course I'm no Napoleon!
Albion 20 was a fast fun game. I managed a draw as the British so i was pretty happy. I traded time for space and managed to kill off a couple of units. I would play this one again.
I played Red Dragon Rising on Saturday. I lost to one of my regular opponents, Kim Beatty. He managed to take both Taiwan, relatively early. I took my eye off the ball and he got the Spratley's with a well planned amphibious assault that I wasn't able to stop. We are looking to play this again next Saturday.
Played a couple of games of Triumph of Chaos; Very fiddly, but *wow* what a game if you can stomach the steep learning curve! Other CDGs are a little simple for my taste but this one is near perfect.
Soloed the first scenario of Here Come the Rebels ("South Mountain") from the old GCACW series . I was surprised at just how fast and fun the system is; I was expecting some complexity but as it turns out learning the rules took only a couple of hours. Can't wait to get right into this system.
Ed Beach is working on a new module called Battle above the Clouds! It's about the battle, I think in Tennessee, where they climbed way up a mountain to fight! I can't remember who won! It's being playtested now I believe!