Morning all, hope you're making the most of this amazing weather we're having right now?
Last weekend I went to visit some friends and ended up having a go at two new games. I say 'having a go', the first we didn't really play with the actual rules, more kinda made them up so the kids could join in. The second...well by then we'd drunk a little too much sloe gin and it was getting way past our bed times...
The first was Walkerloo, by Christopher Walker. I've never seen a game like this, at least not in the 21st Century. Large scale card 'miniatures' representing the armies from Waterloo.
You need a big space for this one, the miniatures are huge!
Christopher says this about his game:"Toys are a great way of getting children interested in history, able to spark interest and imagination. Playing and arranging my soldiers brings up all kinds of questions - who are they? why those crazy cloths? why were they fighting in the first place? Historical toys provide a way to find out about war, one of humanity's most calamitous creations."
All of the kids loved playing with these, with age ranges between 18 months and 9 years (plus the two dads who are clearly a little older). I think it's just the facts that the miniatures are colourful, tactile and already painted, so good to go straight out of the box.
I lost the game but I did get the impression that the kids were making the rules up as they went along... What do you mean getting a negative modifier to hit AND wound isn't fair when the person is in cover? Hitting and wounding on 6's... I imagine Sharpe's Rifles can do better than that but hey, you're a kid so I won't hold a grudge... honest... #notbitter
I love the artwork on the cards, clearly a lot of time, effort and love has gone into creating this game. Go and check out the website as there is clearly a lot of passion on display: www.walkerloo.com
ZombicideZombicide is one of those games I've always wanted to play but by the time we got the box open and set the board up we were falling asleep.
The game itself reminded me a lot of the Ghostbusters board game I recently played in terms of style and game play. The game set is fantastic though, the miniatures are detailed and the card is good quality.
Hopefully we'll actually get a game of this next time... :-)
Lastly I just want to apologise for the lack of updates. At the moment I'm really struggling to find hobby time after starting a new job fairly recently. Still, I have the 40k Grand Tournament to aim for in July so I need to get some paint down on those Dark Angels I've been sticking together. Plus I still have one entry to paint for Golden Demon in May... fingers crossed...
Have a great weekend!!
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