Roger Morley's Blog – November 2010 Archive (7)

Cyber Monday at Avalanche Press

those kind people at AP have decided that for every game you buy, you get a second (the cheapest) free. there are exceptions, so read the rules carefully....
My credit card is starting to groan.....



Added by Roger Morley on November 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Battle of the Bulge.....first game (with full optional rules) under my belt

Well that was a good introductory scenario for this game (6 turns), and showed the power of the German attack against the dogged but constantly pulling back American forces.
The Germans won by 2 victory points.

If I had used the third scenario, which has 16 turns, it would have demonstrated the enormous limitations of the German fuel reserves which would have also been put up against an ever increasing flow of American reinforcements, which would have really ground the…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 23, 2010 at 5:44pm — 7 Comments

Taking notes whilst playing games????

I have just gone over the advanced rules again, and I have written out an Order of Play for myself, just to make sure I do everything in the right order, as there are air missions to consider at different points in the game turn (some of which only the Allies can do) and German fuel reserves to consider.

I will be using all of the advanced/optional rules in this scenario, which is the first of three scenarios to choose from.
I don't know about anyone else, who plays games…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Battle of the Bulge.....

Turn 3, 18th December


The germans have mounted a strong attack on the thin Olive line, making the line even thinner


With the road secured, the Germans are in a strong position to move their armour fast on the roads ahead, and to push back the remains American units




Then the germans lauch their…

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Added by Roger Morley on November 15, 2010 at 6:09pm — 7 Comments

Armistice Day / Rememberence Day

Added by Roger Morley on November 11, 2010 at 7:37am — 3 Comments

Free Book Carrier Glorious - The Life and Death of an Aircraft Carrier by John Winton

I bought this book in a second hand book stall for 50p. If anyone wants it, send me a message to my inbox and I will place your name in the hat and I will draw out the winner on 18th November. I will pay the postage to anywhere in the world.
It is a fully detailed book, and can be heavy going in places, but a good read.…
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Added by Roger Morley on November 10, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Battle of the Bulge

Just finished setting up for my first ever game. I have decided to go the whole hog and use all of the optional rules, instead of my usual tack of playing a basic game first.




and of course, I cannot do anything without Tiggy joining in!!! Luckily, he never moved a single counter…


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Added by Roger Morley on November 9, 2010 at 6:04pm — 49 Comments

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