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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link


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

(someone insert picture of O RLY owl please)

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

Wait, you work in what industry?

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

tabletop wargames?

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

I love Unknown Armies!

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

i dig p&p RPGs.

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

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

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

nine months pass...

I have just ordered the new Blood Bowl. Played a lot as a teenager. I also got Space Hulk about four years ago, which I always loved. Big scale Warhammer is ‘orrible, but I love the RPG and small scale games.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 8 November 2021 20:08 (one year ago) link

I have painted like one orc and half a referee from that set last winter then got distracted by something else, but it was a lot of fun. I have many happy memories of stupid things happening in Blood Bowl as a teenager

Been back painting Marvel Crisis Protocol stuff recently, slightly larger scale, everything is bright red/blue/yellow, just good clean mischief

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 8 November 2021 20:16 (one year ago) link

Did a solo half of Blood Bowl tonight (isolating - wife and daughter have mild Covid) to refamiliarise with the rules. Stupidly good fun even on my own. Wood elves beat black orcs 1-0 on touchdowns, but lost 2-0 on casualties...

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 20 November 2021 23:05 (one year ago) link

The PC/console game of Blood Bowl 2 is good for learning the rules and often on sale if you have anything to play it on, though not much more than that as the AI is ludicrously stupid

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 21 November 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

Massive Blood Bowl fan from 89-92 with the styrofoam pitch. Played mostly Norse (Humans/Dwarves with berzerkers).

Greatest game was against my friend's skaven/werewolves team. Tied 2-2 (playing to 3) I had eliminated every player on his team but two, so I thought I was in firm control. He somehow got the ball deep in his own end and as I was about to swarm him he managed (lucky roll) to kick the ball to his only other player who had leaked out of the scrum. All alone, his ball carrier was two squares shy of the end zone and needed to roll anything but a 6 for each square to sprint into the end zone and win. First roll was not a 6. Second roll was a 6, meaning the ball carrier injured himself, was eliminated, and fumbled the ball. I crushed his last player and that was that.

hocus pocus, alakazam (PBKR), Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:18 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

We have established an actual in-person Blood Bowl league amongst eight mutual friends. It is way fun.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 6 February 2022 06:54 (one year ago) link

Sounds like it. How soon until first appearance of chainsaw ref?

removing bookmarks never felt so good (PBKR), Sunday, 6 February 2022 12:56 (one year ago) link

I've been having fun learning the Men Of Iron series games, so I bought a cheap copy of an old edition of SPQR. I wish there was someone to help me learn, otherwise I'm just staring at piles of chits thinking myself in circles and slowly losing my mind.

ian, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 01:38 (one year ago) link

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