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  1. Chief

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    my excitement was around a game of mastermind. Remember that?
     
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    Finally cracked open my copy of Marrying Mr Darcy and once the hesitation over theme were done with my all middle aged male player group were enjoying a fine game.

    Also played Lords of Waterdeep with both expansions. Great additions to both games.
     
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    ******* skulls.
     
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    I've been playing in a PBEM tournament for the classic 'The Russian Campaign'. Normally the game goes for twenty-six turns, but in this tournament it's only 5 (the first 10 months of the campaign.) The Axis player starts at -21 points and they need to get to -1 to win. Points are gained through occupying towns, cities, and oil fields.I think I've learned more about how to play in this short scenario than in all the other games I've played combined. Because you're not playing for a long term win you really have to go all out with all the sneaky tactics and low-odds attacks. It's a good lesson for someone like me who only likes to attack at big odds. The only thing that really went awry for me in this game was a sea invasion (another thing I rarely attempt): the infantry division attempting the invasion was lost at sea.

    It's not the end of the game, but there's only my opponent's turn left and from here, as the Axis, I don't think I can lose. It's winter, and his movement will be restricted; he won't be able to get many units to where they're needed. This is the first time I've won for a couple of years or so. Last time, as the Russians, my opponent neglected to protect Bucharest: my cavalry captured it and so the Rumanian army, and then my opponent, surrendered.
     
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    A655EADB-31CD-4A89-A871-0AD09046C67C.jpeg Was not sure I would like a skirmish game but this convinced me to buy imperial assault. I originally bought this to save money on all the expansions in IA but screw it.
     
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    E8DBEFB3-B7F3-4DA5-B7E2-5264A45E7523.jpeg Also played this little gem which surprised me.
     
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    And finally was able to beat Castle Panic. Also had a game of Incan Gold with the kids. 4CCF688D-440F-47F9-B4A5-B943CE134C64.jpeg
     
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    Good work. Leningrad is always tricky to take. Getting Army Group North and the Finns in position at the right time is tricky.
     
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    Thanks Davemonkey - I wish it was all my own work! The weather system in this version of the game helped a bit:
    If Clear is rolled in Sept/Oct 41, the weather is automatically Snow in Nov/Dec 41.
    If Light Mud is rolled in Sept/Oct 41, the weather is automatically Light Mud in Nov/Dec 41.
    I was lucky enough to roll Light Mud.

    I was also fortunate that my opponent wasn't too sure what to do with his Partisans, so after taking Leningrad I had free railway lines to move my armor from the north to wherever they were needed south of that. But most of all, some really good dice rolls really helped!
     
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    Played ultimate werewolf legacy a couple weeks ago.
     
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    First play of the Manhattan Project . Absolutely loved it. Very cool worker placement game

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