I just checked and it has almost been a year since I posted anything on this site. The funny thing is when I started this blog I was afraid I would post a few things and then forget about it, which in this case became a self fulling prophecy.
Well enough of that, there is news to report. Pacificon was at the beginning of September and went very well for The Wargame Bootcamp. The Designers of Skies Above the Reich donated four copies of the game to us and we gave one away at Pacificon.
We plan to run more demos of this game at San Diego Historical Game Convention and will be giving another copy away.
I have to say I really have had a good time with this game, I am not normally a big fan of solo games but Skies Above the Reich is a very enjoyable game. Strangely enough it is more fun with more players so while is billed a solo game, you can split up the German squadrons up and there a lot of tense moments as you watch your friends try to take out the bomber you just hit but didn’t shoot down.
Other games we are planing on demoing are on a Board Game Geek, geek list here.
So if you are attending the convention in San Diego this year come find us:
And we will be happy to show any of the games we bring with us. Unfortunately the con if full and not taking anymore registrations for this year. I highly recommend you sign up now for next year on their website.
In other news I got a few new games I am looking forward to, including:
- Conquest of Paradise – Empire Building in Polynesia, 500 A.D. You have a tribe and you sail out in to the Pacific to find new lands to settle
- The Dark Valley – Germany invasion of The Soviet Union during World War II. I actually have several games on this topic but there is always room for one more. I read some reviews on this one and liked the fact it is chit draw system for which units can move an fight. It is supposed to be lighter monster playable in 10 hours.
- Next War: Poland – This is not a recent purchase but one I did want to mention it. This is actually the fourth game in the series and the first one set in Europe. It assumes a aggressive Russia is invading Eastern Poland and NATO is responding to the invasion. It has lot of cool rules for Air units (and Attack Helicopters, a favorite of mine) , Special Forces, cyber warfare and bunch of other stuff. If you like what-if games this series is for you.
Well I am going to sign off for now. Have a good one, and stay out of my ZoC.