Monday, May 28, 2012
Games Night and Painting
I made it to the monthly games night again this weekend and played 3 board games. The first was a tile/path game with a Japanese theme. It turned out that I tied for first wince the game was constructed in a way that did not always allow for a clear winner. If the game had 36 tiles instead of 35, there would have been a winner but the list on contents clearly showed that there were only 35 tiles to fit a 6*6 grid. There war some interesting minutes searching through the box and around the floor looking for tile #36 before we reread the rule book!
I also played two games of 1812, both times I played the US. I got my butt badly kicked in the first game by not protecting Pittsburg (one of my reinforcement points) and because the Brits took a wild flyer to attack it! For the second game, we used the 1813 set up instead of the 1812 set up. This had the brits occupy Detroit and Ogdensburg while the Yanks had Fort George and York. There's an obvious time line problem there as the troops and ships used to take Ft George were the same ones used to sack York and then run away! But oh well it gave a good game and it ended up as a tie.
1812 works well as a 3 or 4 person game too - there are 2 US forces (regulars and militia) that can be played separately. On the Brit side there are 3 forces - Regulars, Canadian militia and native americans. it worked well with 2 players taking the brits and militia and sharing the native forces.
On the painting front the 13th US Infantry is nearing completion so I'm looking ahead to figure out he next US regiment to paint.