Been busy with 'stuff' last couple of weeks so blog well down lost of priorities but did manage to get in a couple of games with Stephen.
Yesterday we had an outing with O Group which we have not played for awhile. Therefore it took a bit to get back into flow/mindset of system. Nothing inherently difficult just some different concepts and a good deal to re-assimilate. Enjoyable and whet our appetites to play again.
Scenario was from Normandy supplement 'Assault towards Hill 192' with US attacking Fallschirmjager near St Lo.
As always with initial turns of O Group not that much to see on table in terms of figures.
Last week another outing with Soldiers of Napoleon (glutton for punishment) and despite ditching intimidate and extended line it still lacked much for me beyond the card system. At a push (ie for quick 'we have no time to prepare' points type game) I would play this set but much better sets available even if they require bit more prep. Lasalle 2 fits this quick set up bill much better for me.
It surprises just how little time one needs to be away from a set of rules, before a full re-familiarisation is needed to get back into them. I have been really interested in your SoN journey, as you are quite widely experienced on napoleonic rules and so I value your opinion in these matters. I came close to buying at a show, but held back, I am now using Shadow of the Eagles, so I suspect SoN will escape me.ReplyDelete
Shadow of the Eagles are a decent 'old school' style set, I quite enjoy them. SON is a strange beast for me as it has so much to like but just some key aspects I cannot abide but everyones mileage may vary.Delete
The WW2 table looks good. My condolences on having to use a set of rules you are not enamored with playing. Maybe your next outing will be more to your liking.ReplyDelete
I am certainly not compelled to use SON as its not like I don't have several alternatives :-) but am trying to accommodate others who like points based pick 'n mix style (I do to when time strapped). SON is a very good GAME just not enough 'history' for me I guess.Delete