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Anyone interested in gaming Saturday, August 21?

Started by Scott de Brestian Aug 15, 2010.

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Comment by John T Foster on June 16, 2016 at 3:03pm

I'm halfway between Annapolis and Odenton and have room to leave a game setup for a couple of weeks.  My collection is pretty dismal and I don't currently have a group, but would be willing to host a game or two.

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 16, 2016 at 2:08pm

Civil War is always good, and the Glory series looks tailored for mid-level complexity.  Lot of talk on BGG about backfitting Glory III rules to the previous games.  Let's take a look.  I'll check out your list further this weekend.  I take it 'owned' means 'own now' while 'previously owned' means 'do not own now'.

Comment by Gerald Todd on June 16, 2016 at 11:47am

That's on Stepney Lane off Mayo Rd?  I'll be there.

I can toss a few titles in the car... pick what you think they might like from my list and I'll bring them along.

I have the Clash of Arms Napoleon at Leipzig with the Rick Barber map and pretty counters, I'm thinking 3rd edition?.  I had the 1st edition and sold it when this one popped up on ebay.  I don't have the newest one from OSG.


I used to live next door to AH's offices on Read Street (this was during the cretaceous period).  Dale Sheaffer gave me a copy of Hitler's War when it first came out.

At the moment I'm trying to wrap my head around Glory II. I always have difficulty with Rich Berg's stuff, but it's another "low complexity" game with a monster map on an interesting subject.
I think you could squeeze a few players into this, as it's the battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg on a semi-brigade scale.  The lads can be division and corp commanders.

Anyway, let me know what you'd like to see and I'll bring it along.

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 16, 2016 at 10:22am

The Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club meets next on the 25th. 1030-1645 hrs, at the Edgewater branch of the AA Cty Library om Stepney Rd.  The lads have asked for Age of Mythology (Eagle Games), which is a game my son can run, so I'll accommodate them with that, which will leave us time to talk if you have the opportunity to stop by and observe us in action.

     Perhaps you could bring a selection of games that top your list and we could have the lads gather round.  Which version of Leipzig are you thinking of?  I also see Hitler's War on your list, a game Phil Sabin praises.

Comment by Gerald Todd on June 16, 2016 at 7:14am

That sounds interesting - I've been shuffling my collection toward easier to solitaire types, but I've always been a fan of big maps and simpler mechanics; Nap Last Battles, Army du Nord, Across the Rappahannock, Leipzig.  Most of these can manage 3+ players as division/corps commanders.  There's also WS&IM and Close Action that are great multiplayer games where each player commands one ship and it's easy to set up games that include everyone - even a class of 20.  :)

I'd be happy to meet and talk
sgttodd@mainecav.org

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 15, 2016 at 6:58pm

Wow.  Great inventory!  Complete, thorough, balanced list from Napoleonics on.  I run a strategy gaming club for high schoolers.  We meet typically every two weeks from 1030 to about 1600-1700.  I teach them as we go; they learn by doing.  It's my job to master the rules in advance.   We're big on multi-player games, which tend to be pol-mil (CDGs) -- great for teaching kids history.

     My plan for the coming year is to move more into adult wargames, to which I have been exposing them (basic hex-&-counter folios).  I often run them through modified versions of Battle Cry and Memoir 44 in which I divide the kids into commanders and staffs and have leaders distro activation cards and assign missions (e.g., 'attack left, right or center).  See the attachment.

   I'd love to ask you to join us and teach us a game.  You and I could meet in advance and run through it (learning run or full up).

   I'm also involved with some expert adult gamers.  We meet typically every other Monday evening.  We're playing MMP's monster Case Blue (OCS), by the host's request.  You could come by and meet us and we could discuss options.

    I might also have access to space where you and I or a small group (I like playing on 'command staffs') could break out a game and leave it in a locked room during our absence.  I'd have to ask permission for that.

     In other words, let's talk!

     If we were to get a game underway, let me ask: (1) what is number 1 on your 'wanna-play' list?  (2)  Were you interested in leading us in a simpler game for beginners, which game would you choose (lots of games on your list are pretty accessible for novices)?

    R/Tim

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Comment by Gerald Todd on June 15, 2016 at 10:33am

I was hoping for more like the Annapolis area; Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Bowie, Glen Burnie, Pasadena?

Comment by Ben Mangus on June 15, 2016 at 10:03am
Gerald, I meet with several people in Baltimore every Monday on White Ave. which is off of Harford Rd.
Comment by Gerald Todd on June 15, 2016 at 7:45am

Yes  :)

I haven't played against a human in years.  I have over 100 titles (I linked to my collection on BGG in the prior post) and lack a place to play where I can leave a game set-up more than a few hours - ie: it has to be gone by dinner time.
Is there something resembling a club around here?

Comment by Timothy J. Smith on June 14, 2016 at 7:34pm

Gerald,

     There are gamers in the local area.  Are you looking for table space or opponents?  What do you play?

    R/Tim Smith, Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club

 

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