While GlueandDice for the most part is about building and painting stuff, today it’s all about the miniature wargames I played in 2016. I like the AARs which people share on their blogs or forums like Lead-Adventure. But personally, I never wrote a AAR myself. Maybe in the future I will have the time and the passion to write some. But for now, I will just post some pictures of miniature wargames I played in 2016. And I played a lot of games!
The Dark Ages or it is all about the dice
Once in a while I really enjoy playing a game of SAGA. The first pic shows a game in a local gaming store in Hamburg. This is quiet a rare sight, because I’m not a big fan of playing at stores. There is nothing wrong with the store or stores in general, I just prefer playing in a more private environment. Anyway, I really like SAGAs unique dice mechanic. Easy to learn, hard to master.
Once a time in the West – Dead Man’s Hand
I also played some Dead Man’s Hand games. Personally I don’t have any miniatures for that period. But a friend of mine owns nearly the whole range of their products and he has this beautiful table. So we had some fun in the west.
Modern combat – Force on Force
For modern combat I prefer the Force on Force rules by Ambush Alley. I played some campaign games in an ImagiNation called Malikastan. Which is obviously some kind of Afghanistan. I will write some specific posts about the campaign in the future. But if you are into modern combat, give Force on Force a try.
Colonial wargaming in Darkest Africa
Darkest Africa is one of my favorite settings. Daring Explorers, wild animals, cannibals and all that jazz. You have to love it. We use the Triumph & Tragedy rules for colonial wargaming.
Mages & Gems – Frostgrave
I also take part in a Frostgrave campaign. We played quiet a few games. I really like the rules. But we discovered a serious downside. If you play the same opponent, like I do, then the games tend to play very similar. After two or three turns the treasure tokens are occupied and the game becomes rather static. Actually we set our campaign on hold, to fix this problem.
Spanish Civil war
Florian and I also played a game in the Spanish civil war, using the Triumph & Tragedy rules. On the pictures, you can see some of Florian’s nicely painted miniatures. Some of them actually are in the Libertat o Muerte supplement!
As a player 2016 was a blast. I played quiet a lot. Unfortunately most times I don’t take any pictures. Besides the games mentioned above, I also played Infinity, Bolt Action and Pulp Alley. Playing so many games can be quiet challenging sometimes because you have to remember a lot of different rules. But it is worth the trouble. I like the variety of scenarios and miniatures on the table. My goal for 2017 is to play as much as 2016.
How many games did you play in 2016? Let me know in the comments!