Tabletop wargames

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It's called "I Love Games" and not "I Love Video Games" so I figured I'd cast this line. Anyone play any tabletop war games? I'm personally incredibly addicted to Privateer Press' Warmachine, and I'm looking into Confrontation and Flames of War as well.

If you're interested in the tabletop thing, play that WM stuff. Giant steam-powered robots punching each other in the face.

I hope this doesn't end up on that lonely "Unanswered Questions" list.

Will M. (Will M.), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:05 (fifteen years ago) link

This board was founded so that all games could be included.

kingfish da notorious teletabby (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 05:23 (fifteen years ago) link

i work in 'the industry', therefore i despise them.
ps this does not mean i work for Games Workshop k thx.

the kit! (g-kit), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 09:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I've always wanted to try but christ, it looks like so much work before you even get started. That and it involves maths at which I am shit :(

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 11:41 (fifteen years ago) link

It's not that much work, if you play with friends. Each pick up a starter box of whichever game, a rulebook twain the two of you, and glue the little mans together. Then muck through the rulebook together.

Will M. (Will M.), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 13:12 (fifteen years ago) link


Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 13:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I haven't heard of these. Are they like those "Decision At Vicksburg" hex grognard games? I've always wanted to try one of those, even though I'm sure I'd be absolutely terrible at them.

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 15:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Tonight I will be playing Commands & Colors: Ancients, which will pit Hannibal vs Scipio at the Battle of Zama.

laurence kansas (lawrence kansas), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to play uber-complicated counter and hex wargames (Third Reich etc) but my brain can no longer deal.

laurence kansas (lawrence kansas), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 15:56 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost not meaning anything by this it's a comment on my friends but the odds of me getting them interested in something like this would be slim to none.

I love the look of them though. Pity I can't get something together but I'd say the time committed to each game is horrendous!

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

i just lost all faith in ILG.

this is what happens WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

the kit! (g-kit), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

(someone insert picture of O RLY owl please)

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 17:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Wait, you work in what industry?

Casuistry (Chris P), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 17:12 (fifteen years ago) link

tabletop wargames?

the kit! (g-kit), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 20:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm sorry, the kit!. I didn't mean to ruin your day(s). I'd talk about how I also like Unknown Armies and Exalted but with my luck, somebody works in the P&P RPG industry as well.

Will M. (Will M.), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 21:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I love Unknown Armies!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

i dig p&p RPGs.

the kit! (g-kit), Thursday, 9 March 2006 10:27 (fifteen years ago) link

That's what we need. an ILX UA game. As an outsider I have serious reason to believe that these boards are some secret arcane meeting place of some underground arcane cabal or something. X0rmancers?

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 9 March 2006 14:39 (fifteen years ago) link

i never heard of UA though. i was more a fantasy RPGer.

the kit! (g-kit), Thursday, 9 March 2006 14:55 (fifteen years ago) link

G-kit and I have been idly threatening eachother with a pen and paper RPG FAP for a while now. I say we should all do it.

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Thursday, 9 March 2006 15:00 (fifteen years ago) link

pen and paper rpg's ruled my teenage years for a while, i never could get into the tabletop wargame though, especially since most of my attempts to come to grips with them were with warhammer 40,000, a truly diabolical creation. Blood bowl was fun though.

jeffrey (johnson), Thursday, 9 March 2006 17:29 (fifteen years ago) link

I endorse rpgfap utterly. I would try and make it, even. Who would GM?

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Friday, 10 March 2006 00:59 (fifteen years ago) link

It'd depend on the game, but I'd be in.

Will M. (Will M.), Saturday, 11 March 2006 17:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Blood bowl was fun though.

I never really "got" Games Workshop, but Blood Bowl was so good!

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Saturday, 11 March 2006 17:53 (fifteen years ago) link

GW actually had some very nice games but they were never the main events. Battlefleet Gothic was buckets of fun. I also enjoyed Necromunda, Blood Bowl and Mordheim. But WHFB/WH40K were exercises in how NOT to make a minis game. Unbalanced, wonky rules, composition-based instead of tactics-based (some armies just _won_), some pretty uninspired armies... bleh. Bad times. Warmachine is much better.

Will M. (Will M.), Saturday, 11 March 2006 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

Thinking of diving into a heavy solo-player wargame - currently looking at Peloponnesian War and Navajo Wars from GMT as well as Field Commander: Alexander. Not very interested in WWI/WWII, US revolutionary wars, US civil war, vietnam, or anything at all modern honestly?

ian, Monday, 25 January 2021 23:44 (seven months ago) link

i ordered Pelonponnesian War (2019 version) and Navajo Wars (which i know some ppl say is not really a wargame, whatever), just keeping you all updated. and to reach the free shipping on noble knight games i also ordered a call of cthulhu scenario book and trail of cthulhu "bookhounds of london" which i will probably use with the CoC rules.

ian, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 15:51 (seven months ago) link

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