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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2505 on: July 21, 2018, 12:45:30 PM »
ST Ascendancy is a GREAT game, but it takes up SO much table space - I have it, as well as the Cardassian, Ferengi, and Borg expansions. I barely have room on my game table for three factions, let alone all six (unless there's more at this point).


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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2506 on: July 21, 2018, 12:48:23 PM »
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2507 on: July 21, 2018, 12:50:11 PM »
SEAL Team Flix? Nice.  :bd:

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2508 on: July 21, 2018, 12:50:42 PM »
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2509 on: July 21, 2018, 12:54:23 PM »
I'd like to learn more about that one. You're doing a review, right? ;)

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2510 on: July 21, 2018, 01:03:16 PM »
Got some vacation coming up so maybe I can...
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2511 on: July 21, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
No rainbow ponies?
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2512 on: July 21, 2018, 08:39:13 PM »
Had a 7-player game of Sails of Glory today.  Lots of fun with some bad seamanship all-round!

Scenario had 2 Spanish frigates and two ships-of-the-line escorting a treasure ship into Cadiz harbour.   They're beating against the wind to get around the headland when some pesky Brits show up and try to steal the prize with three ships of the line.

Things went badly for the Spanish right off the bat when the lead frigate missed her turn and ran aground on a shoal, causing chaos in the line astern.  The Brits were able to get in and cause some heavy damage while the Spanish attempted to sort themselves out.  The first frigate eventually got off the shoal but was heavily damaged by that point and stuck soon afterwards.  The two Spanish ships of the line managed to get some solid broadsides into the Brits and sank one.  The second Spanish frigate managed to run herself aground and suffered the same fate as her twin.  The largest British ship hove to alongside the Spanish treasure ship and a boarding action ensued but the Brit marines were not expecting such a large crew on the prize (those wacky Spaniards sure seem to like to pack their ships to the gills with men) and the Brits actually suffered greater losses in the melee than the Spanish.  The fighting went back and forth for 3 vicious rounds before the Brits stuck their colours but not before de-masting the treasure ship and slaughtering 90% of her crew.

One Brit ship of the line burnt to the waterline soon after the hull of a Spaniard 2nd rate collapsed and she sank.  The final Brit ship of the line closed in for the kill on the one remaining Spanish SOL with a damaged mast, her steering was hampered and she managed to run herself aground in such a way that the Spanish treasure ship and the crippled SOL could both get what few guns they had left to bear and pounded the Limeys into submission before they could pull themselves off the shoal.



3 Brit SOLs bear down on the Spanish traffic jam after the leading frigate hits a shoal.




Brits split their squadron with two turning left to tackle one poor frigate while one turns right to deal with the only Spanish SOL still under sail.




The lead Spanish frigate finally managed to extracate herself from the first shoal only to run aground on the next shoal in line and then get pounded into matchsticks by two full broadsides (honestly, by this point, it was a mercy killing)



Final Brit SOL runs aground as does the treasure ship.  Spanish SOL rakes her from the bow and sets her alight.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2513 on: July 21, 2018, 09:44:15 PM »
looks like a lot of fun :)
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2514 on: July 22, 2018, 07:48:15 AM »
Had a 7-player game of Sails of Glory today.  Lots of fun with some bad seamanship all-round!

Scenario had 2 Spanish frigates and two ships-of-the-line escorting a treasure ship into Cadiz harbour.   They're beating against the wind to get around the headland when some pesky Brits show up and try to steal the prize with three ships of the line.

Things went badly for the Spanish right off the bat when the lead frigate missed her turn and ran aground on a shoal, causing chaos in the line astern.  The Brits were able to get in and cause some heavy damage while the Spanish attempted to sort themselves out.  The first frigate eventually got off the shoal but was heavily damaged by that point and stuck soon afterwards.  The two Spanish ships of the line managed to get some solid broadsides into the Brits and sank one.  The second Spanish frigate managed to run herself aground and suffered the same fate as her twin.  The largest British ship hove to alongside the Spanish treasure ship and a boarding action ensued but the Brit marines were not expecting such a large crew on the prize (those wacky Spaniards sure seem to like to pack their ships to the gills with men) and the Brits actually suffered greater losses in the melee than the Spanish.  The fighting went back and forth for 3 vicious rounds before the Brits stuck their colours but not before de-masting the treasure ship and slaughtering 90% of her crew.

One Brit ship of the line burnt to the waterline soon after the hull of a Spaniard 2nd rate collapsed and she sank.  The final Brit ship of the line closed in for the kill on the one remaining Spanish SOL with a damaged mast, her steering was hampered and she managed to run herself aground in such a way that the Spanish treasure ship and the crippled SOL could both get what few guns they had left to bear and pounded the Limeys into submission before they could pull themselves off the shoal.



3 Brit SOLs bear down on the Spanish traffic jam after the leading frigate hits a shoal.




Brits split their squadron with two turning left to tackle one poor frigate while one turns right to deal with the only Spanish SOL still under sail.




The lead Spanish frigate finally managed to extracate herself from the first shoal only to run aground on the next shoal in line and then get pounded into matchsticks by two full broadsides (honestly, by this point, it was a mercy killing)



Final Brit SOL runs aground as does the treasure ship.  Spanish SOL rakes her from the bow and sets her alight.


I don't even own the game but the ships were buy 2 get one free at Origins. They were so cool looking I couldn't resist.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2515 on: July 23, 2018, 11:10:17 AM »
How many did you buy?  Get the base set.  It comes with 4 more ships and rules with which you get to blow them up.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2516 on: July 29, 2018, 11:22:49 AM »
Some pics from the Franco-Prussian War game I played in yesterday. Rules were Age of Valor (derived from Age of Eagles/Fire and Fury). Figs were 15mm. Scenario was "Retreat to Metz" with the French fighting a delaying action while the Prussians were trying to catch and defeat the French before they could fall back to Metz.

We had a small group (5 players - 2 French, 3 Prussian) so there were plenty of troops for everyone to push. The French held some high ground and 3 villages behind the hills. The Prussians attacked across the entire line, but the main Prussian weight was across open ground on the right flank. When we had to call it, the greater Prussian numbers in men and guns were having effect and the flank was being turned.

Some (extremely) lucky die rolling by the Prussians had already pushed the French out of one village. If we had played to conclusion, it would have likely been an overwhelming Prussian victory.



The French line at the start of the battle





French Chasseurs, in a stand of woods, await the Prussian attack. The main French line extends beyond them.




Prussian Uhlans meet a charge of heavy French cav. The French used the bulk of their cavalry to screen their left flank and delay the Prussian advance for as long as possible. They made several charges against the Prussians until, battered and exhausted, the French were forced to fall back.




Prussian Dragoons which rather recklessly advanced too quickly at the start of the battle. They narrowly avoided being overwhelmed by the heavier French cavalry. Discretion being the better part of valor, they fell back behind the Uhlans and mainly avoided contact for the rest of the battle.




Prussian artillery supporting the assault




Prussian Grenadiers have cleared the Chasseurs from the woods and are preparing to charge the rest of the French line. The yellow marker indicates the unit is "worn" having take a certain number of losses. However these are elite Grenadiers and still pose a threat.






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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2517 on: July 29, 2018, 11:50:33 AM »
Looks fantastic!
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2518 on: July 29, 2018, 01:18:43 PM »
Looks like a lot of fun :)
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2519 on: August 11, 2018, 03:10:04 PM »
I played a couple of the small scenarios in RAF Battle of Britain, but it didn't really hold my attention.  I kept thinking about ASL, so that's what's going back on my table next.

Meanwhile, I got a dice cup: