Saturday, 26 January 2013


The tri-weekly "Loaded Dice Club" continues to meet and grow. I have included a few photo's taken by Ross of recent games. In the picture above we battle it out in a massive seven player game of Star Wars X-Wing. Star Wars: X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing off against each other in fast-paced space combat. Ross umpired as the rest of use battled it out.

A smaller game of X-Wing had been played on a previous club night using a home made galaxy created from a table cloth. Blue Peter eat your heart out.

I have acquired a couple of Columbia block wargames and have manged to get one of them, Hammer of the Scots to the table. The play is well balanced and the strategic choices presented offer an engaging game. It captures the ebb and flow of 14th century warfare extremely well. The one down side with the game is the lack of a mounted map making perplex glass a must to lay over the game board.

On the back off playing Hammer of the Scots I purchased Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is another card driven block wargame by Columbia. It is a two-player game, depicting the later Roman civil wars (49-45 BC) between the forces of Caesar and  Pompey. Like Hammer it has simple rules but surprising depth. A game which has to be got to the table soon. I would recommend having a look at the excellent Castelli Reviews for Julius Caesar. 

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