11 July 2010


What do you do when SWMBO and the Lass go interstate for the weekend, leaving the boys at home? Invite all your mates over for a weekend long games-fest of course!

Day 1: Owen and Ken arrived.  Lots of stooging about, some modelling and painting, general catching up, lots of coffee. Played Zombies with much hillarity.  Typically, the big boys stabbed each other in the back so much that the Lad won, but it really was anybody's game right to the end.

After that it was time for some Memoir 44, being a demo game of the Pegasus Bridge scenario for Ken who liked the ancients version of command and colours a few weeks back at Little Wars.


Day 2: Peter joined us, bringing 'Conquest of the Empire', which is very much like Shogun but in an Ancient Med theatre.  I was Mesopotamia and spent most of the game locked in a WW1 like war of attrition with Owen who held the Eastern Med.

I allied with Rome who expanded Westwards to historical effect, defeating the lad in Hispania by mid-game.  Egypt then swung round to smash into me with Owen and a ball was had ball all.  Roman Pete was declared Caesar of the known world by the end of a six hour game, with the alliances, back stabbing, execution of prisoners etc being an inevitable highlight!

Lesson - don't trust Pete and his 'it will only take an hour' games,but it was a real blast!

After Dinner, Space hulk, MissionV: Decoy.  I hadn't played this one before and Ken and I played Marines vs the Lad and Owen as the 'Stealers. Tightly fought game all the way and the Marines took 50% casualties to rackup 50 kills and get 5 marines off the board.  Stealers needed to roll a 6 to win, which the Lad promptly did!

After supper, Owen hosted an Infinity demo game for Ken and I which I really enjoyed but still haven't quite got my head around some of the mechanics yet.  Some beautiful figs and I'm very, very tempted to do a small high-tech unit with a small number of figures.

Day 3.  After watching the Lad play an early game of footy, we headed back for Incursion.  Played the intro scenario with Owen and I driving the APEs vs Reilly and Ken being the Zombie masters.  We won (barely) as the second one scampered off the board leaving one dead buddy behind and pursued by a horde of screaming Germanic undead (PS the only game I won all weekend!) Then it was time to packup and clean up before the girls got home.

As always, great times, great company and it was over far too quickly - too quickly to get any pics in fact!  Didnt watch any war movies (very unlike us), my background themed music for each games had really good effect, and Man Cave Brewery products flowed!  Owen calculated it as around 18hrs of tabletop time, not counting other time spent discussing gaming or modelling - Sweet!


  1. JEALOUS!!! So JEALOUS!!! Awesome weekend guys, bravo! And well done The Lad for his inevitable ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!