Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Wiley Wargames Weekend - the Download

I think I can say, based on the number of times I was asked "You're doing this again next year, right?" that WWW was a success. We had folks from Colorado, Nebraska and of course, my Game Masters from California and Minnesota. The venue was great, if a little dark in places, which can easily be remedied, and our hosts were gracious and kept the beer flowing.

Friday night, Thomas Foss of Skull and Crown Strategems ran his venerable "Starship!" game with his lovely handcrafted ships. Judging by the roars, it went well. (I was busy running my game).

 I was running my FfoL: Tales of Horror game. Two games the werewolves destroyed everyone. The final game, the Vamps had their revenge.

 The Bucknaked Baron is loose!

 Chris "CluckAmok" Cluckey ran his 54mm French & Indian War game with FfoL: Horse & Musket.

Shameless marketing

Mr Foss returned the next morning to run his Breaking Lances Tournament. This was a great addition. Players could play a few rounds between games.

Friday winding down.
Other Jay and Greg had a 15mm Modern Africa game using Gruntz, with vastly different outcomes both games.

 Jon ran a Fistful of Lead Moderns game in downtown Bahdistan.

Star Wars was well represented by a FfoL: Galactic Heroes game. Thanks to Basement General Steve for that one.

 We finished late Saturday night and all went upstairs for drinks to celebrate my 50th birthday! Can't say enough how much I appreciate my game masters for putting on really quality games.
Meanwhile, across thee pond....
Fistful of Lead and Wiley Games was well represented at BLAm thanks to Malamute, Bullshot, Dr De'Ath and Gamer Mac.
 The good doctor's Tales of Horror game.
 Gamer Mac's Galactic Heroes game
Malamute's 40mm Pennisular Horse & Musket game.
Bullshot's underwater game using GH.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes- Star Wars

We a great playtest of our Star Wars FfoL Galactic Heroes game for Wiley Wargame Weekend. A group of underworld types were holding a Rebel leader, ready to sell to the highest bidder.
Hive of scum and villainy

 Some locals

 Darth and his personal guard. Read up on these guys.
 Close up of the great cards done by Steve

 Pour out your beers for General Veers. First one to go down.
This boy almost got loose!
Great game. Tons of "Pew, pew, pews!" Luke captured the Rebel leader after some negotiation, but didn't play a part in the game very much. Darth is getting an upgrade as he should. IG-88 was a killing machine! Took out 5 Imperials including the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.

Monday, October 7, 2019

A couple of weeks out, and thought I'd give a update for Wiley Wargame Weekend.
Friday night the 18th the space isn't officially open until 4pm. I'm looking into getting in early to set up. I have tables and chairs ordered I have to pick up, unload and set up, hopefully around noon or so. Any volunteers are appreciated. I'm looking at getting game masters in at 3 for their setups.
Saturday the 19th we can't officially start till noon, but I'm trying to get an earlier setup time for games not running Friday. At some point Saturday evening the birthday festivities will also begin.
Speaking of games, we're going to keep this very informal. No time blocks or start times other than when each game has enough people to start. Right now we 8 games, each with 6-8 openings, so more than enough for everyone.
We'll have dinner delivered both nights. Pizza Friday, BBQ Saturday and during the the day snacks, water and soft drinks. And, of course, our generous hosts at 3 Trails Brewing will have a wonderful selection of beers upstairs for purchase.
This is gonna be fun!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Wasteland Warriors game and post RECRUITs download.

Our WW game was subtitled "the Redemption of Orange Julius".
For as long as I've owned this ancient piece of lead, who started out as an original Necromunda miniature, Orange Julius has died countless times on the tabletop battlefield. Usually in the first or second turn.
It seemed like he was cursed.
Then, out of nowhere, this weekend, he became a killing machine. Whatever met his awful gaze was blasted into oblivion.
Has the curse been broken? Only time will tell.
 Warleader Arturus surveys the battle

 Robots and Replicants
 Lancelot leads the charge against the dirty mutants

I posted most of the pics from this convention on social media through the Wiley Games Instagram and Facebook pages, but I thought I'd take a moment to note again what a great little convention this is.
First and foremost, as the name suggests, the convention is to gain new recruits into what is an aging hobby. The entry fee for kids is free and for the rest of us only $5!
There is a wide variety of games and the space itself is sprawling. And most of all, very welcoming. I had kids aged 9 to 90 at my games. Everyone was friendly and encouraging. I was only going to run 3 games on Saturday but got talked into a 4th by some return gamers from years past.
If you live anywhere in the Midwest, RECRUITS is well worth the drive.