Thursday, 10 January 2013

Getting ready for Sunday

Next Sunday will be the first meeting of the Jockeys Field Irregulars since Christmas. It was originally intended to be devoted to wargames that were designed by Richard Borg (i.e. BATTLE CRY, MEMOIR '44, and COMMANDS & COLORS) but the recent death of one of the regular members – Roger Barnes – has brought about a change in the programme.

I have been asked to take along my PORTABLE WARGAME, and this afternoon I have begun assembling everything that I need. I am planning to put on three games; two using the 19th century version of the rules and one using the 20th century one. The former will be fought out on two of my vinyl chessboards and the latter will use a green baize cloth ... on which I have yet to mark a suitable square grid. The figures and the rest of the playing equipment (other than copies of the rules) have been boxed up, ready for Sunday … which gives me Friday and Saturday to make sure that I have not forgotten anything.

I am looking forward to Sunday as it will be one of the first opportunities I will have had to try the latest versions of my PORTABLE WARGAME rules out against real opponents. It will also ensure that I am well on the way to fulfilling my objective to fight at least two wargames per month during 2013.

6 comments:

  1. Conrad Kinch,

    Many thanks! I am currently fighting off the effects of a very bad cold, and I hope that I will still be able to talk on Sunday.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. Tradgardmastare,

    I hope so ... just as long as I can stop myself coughing and sneezing all the time. I have a cold that I would not want to share with anyone!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. As an aside, Richard Borg's new Mech War game, Abaddon, is pretty good. I reviewed it on my blog.

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  4. Dale,

    Although Mech War is not of great interest to me, I did read your review and I must admit that the game mechanisms sounded interesting.

    All the best,

    Bob

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