Hi all, it’s the 68th anniversary of the D-Day landings today so it’s quite fitting that I post this.
So, I wanted to ask if anyone in here is interested in wargames. The last bastion of geekdom!
I’ve always been interested to some extent and it seems like this is the year for me to realize all my geeky dreams of miniatures, RPGs and wargames. Like many Brits I’m fascinated by World War 2. We’re force fed WW2 almost continually in Britain. While I realize that WW2 is also a massive subject in Austria, it’s for slightly different reasons. I played a ton of Combat Mission on the PC years ago and still get in a game from time to time. Also have Battle Academy on the iPad.
As far as real board wargames, I looked into getting into Advanced Squad Leader but it’s a massive learning curve and a massive monetary investment so that basically means I wouldn’t have many opponents either. At least not face to face.
Flames of War sounds cool. I bought the rule book from (Wallet) Damage Unlimited last year but the 40k phase dwindled and I couldn’t stomach buying more minis to paint.
Then I came across Memoir 44 just recently. Read a ton of reviews tried the “freemium” pc game and picked up the boardgame from Planet Harry. Really light and accessible to people who aren’t interested in wargames. Looking forward to maybe getting in a game this Saturday
A step up from Memoir 44 is Conflict of Heroes. If you’re interested in wargames check it out on boardgamegeek. It’s all chits and hexes like ASL but it’s much more fluid and “action packed”. I bought the PC version recently (matrixgames.com) and the CoH:Storms of Steel boardgame is currently on its way to me.
So, anyone interested in a game with me in Summer?