Miniature Wargames

Miniature Wargames

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Noble Knight games comes through again!!!

I have just concluded several transactions with Noble Knight games, the first being some ASL stuff mainly and then some miscellaneous hex and counter games(block games don't do it for me), anyways when the rush shipped my shipment in 2 days to get tome before my Bday and then that item was missing some counters so they shipped those off and another full counter set "just" in case!  YOU CANT BEAT THAT WITH A BIG STICK!!!

Then as is usual when I am just looking to get a game I sometimes change my mind before the order ships to me.  They rolled with the punches with that as well!!!  Great group of people, I would love to work there, but I would be living in a game box as all my money would go back to them...  If you can't find a hard to get game,they usually will have it, if not right then, within a week or 2.  I would NOT hesitate to deal with them ever!  Ask for Rick, or Aaron both great guys!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New ASL goodies coming the next week from Noble knight games...BRT and PB

     I have finally secured a mint copy of Blood Reef: Tarawa and Pegasus Bridge as well as LFT #13.  I also got a great deal on GMT's SPQR deluxe ed with 2 modules those being 3 and 5 and the SPQR gamer's guide all in one package. SPQR has been out of print for sometime so really looking forward to this also!  I just hope that given my local gaming environment(lack of players) that it is solo play capable to a pretty good level.
     Rick and Aaron have always been great to deal with!!! Aaron seems to be faster/more attentive than Rick but both are great!  If you ever need some used games and haven't heard of Noble Knight games check them out...

This next week have a VASL/SKYPE game planned with...

     ...Witchbottles.  We have been playing throughout the year via skype despite the fact he lives within 100 miles of me, our schedules as far as including travel time precludes F2F.  That said we will be starting ASL Scenario E this coming Tuesday and hope to publish my first AAR on this game.  I probably should have used some of our other smaller scenarios that we played but this one is one of my favorites "from back in the day", so I will give it a go.
      We probably won't get much past the 2nd turn as I have to go in for surgery if you wanna call it that, to have some bad calls removed via colonoscopy early in the afternoon and need to get a few things done before I go in.  So just wanted to post this as an update...more on the game soon.....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Finally got the core modules I needed and one added bonus!

I have been needing to get the following:

Croix de Guerre
Armies of Oblivian


A Bridge to Far.

Well I finally got them all, I was really psyched about getting all of these.  The one caveat to A Bridge to Far is that it was missing the British Airborne counters and the "Blue" German counters.  I believe those were counter sheets 1 and 4.  Oh well some day perhaps I can get them from someone that only wanted the set for the "Black SS" counters.  So the "Collection" is looking good, although I STILL haven't played a live game since I started collecting ASL stuff around the end of last year, something of which I am more than a little disappointed about, it is what it is.  I will post something on this topic separately as it has gotten very much under my some point...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just a quick post to add my latest items for Advanced Squad Leader

I have the following items that just arrived,

Crucible of Steel
Blood and Jungle

Both of these are from Bounding Fire Productions, and let me tell you these 2 modules are very nice indeed production wise!  One could even go so far as to say better than MMP in many ways.  The boards are fantastic, the counters are the real treasure in these packs along with the scenario cards.  The scenario cards are on a thick glossy card stock and they are in color! everything is color but the text, so all the counters appear on the scenario cards as they would appear in your counter tray.  I wish all manufacturers would go to this in their scenario cards.
  The counters are also done in color with camo paint and national flags on the rear of captured Russian tanks in German service in the Crucible module.  Blood and Jungle is just like this!!! I would recommend these guys completely in so far as production quality. I can't speak for the scenarios yet but my friend and I may play BFP-34 from Blood and Jungle next Tuesday, if we can decide on which scenario to play. ;)

Next week I should have the following arriving:

Doomed Battalions
Hollow Legions

Now all I am lacking of my core ASL modules are:

Kampfe Group Pieper I and II

I also have 2 Critical Hit products coming to fill out the French early war OOB since the MMP module Croix De Guerre is so hard to find and pricey to get if you do find it.  Also getting a dice tower and want to get a set of the Battle dice in 16mm or 5/8in size. They are just pricey for a pair of dice and I am still trying to convince myself on these.
  Also coming is a set of the US/British Turret counters from CounterSmith.  I am hoping to get the German ones some time soon.  So that's it for now...  Sorry no more painting on here anymore at least for a while, just done painting for nothing, hence why I am going to a board game. Opponents are readily available for board games.