2015/08/16

A Summer in a X-Wing

During holidays I managed to plan no less than seven games of X-Wing with my son (6 years old) and my three nephews (7-14-15).
I've not taken pictures of the first games (very simple ones to learn the rules). But the last two were epic.

THE END OF THE FALCON
In this game 4 imperial pilots are fighting the Millennium Falcon piloted by Han Solo. TIE fighters are fragile but efficient machines, hard to hit and highly maneuverable...

The opposing forces:
The Falcon with some improvements and Chewie

The TIE fighters

At first the Falcon handled the fight easily...


... with a TIE fighter destroyed in the asteroid field.


But a critical hit injured Han Solo who lost control of the Falcon in the asteroid field, causing heavy damages.

And a lucky shot (by my son) did the rest... Bye bye Solo.




FREEING HAN SOLO (from Boba Fett)
In this game 4 rebel pilots (2 X-Wings ; 2 A-Wings) are trying to prevent Boba Fett (and his escort of two TIE Interceptors) to sell Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. Fett and the Slave One are no match for ordinary pilots...

The opposing forces:
2 TIE Interceptors and Boba Fett

Two wings of two fighters (each with A-Wing and X-Wing)

Dogfights above Tatooine




After the death of all rebel pilots, Fett is heading for Jabba's palace...



2015/08/08

Star Wars: Armada (what a cool game!)


Star Wars: Armada has the flavor of a space opera game with star cruisers firing laser bursts, shields crumbling, etc. And it's Star Wars!
Thanks to François we have played a very fun game (more pictures on his website).


THE OPPOSING FLEETS


MANEUVERS








REBELS ARE SWARMING AROUND THE STAR DESTROYERS


A STAR DESTROYER HAS EXPLODED AND THE SECOND IS FLEEING






A BAD DAY FOR THE EMPIRE...

2015/06/26

Playing and learning

My six years son and I are playing boardgames a lot. Why? First, it's fun. But it's also a very good tool to learn. Following experimentations I made with my students (http://chroniquesdufortbastiani.blogspot.fr/2014/03/fun-learning-games-learning.html), I play with my 6 son to help him learn things (like addition, subtraction, strategy, etc.). Okko is a very simple and fun game to do that.








But we also play King of Tokyo (with no change to the rules), Mice & Mystic (I've simplified the rules), Galaxy Trucker (I've simplified the rules) and Stratego (with no change to the rules).





And next year we'll start BattleLore...






2015/05/23

Kickstarter Madness

A while ago I supported the first Reaper's Bones Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min/description) . I finally decided to open the box. It's too much of course. My son and I have work to do.










2015/03/24

The End Times

I don't know much about The End Times in the Warhammer universe. But we played part of this campaign (the Fall of Altdorf) doing battles with Warmaster and The Uncharted Seas and skirmishes with Song of Blades and Heroes. All in all, a very fun experience...
So let's have a look at it:

The details of the Fall of Altdorf (in french):
http://warmaster-fr.niceboard.com/t2821-lyon-warmaster-day-2015-la-chute-d-altdorf

WARMASTER






THE UNCHARTED SEAS



SONG OF BLADES AND HEROES