So, up bright and early to see what the day will bring, which, initially is a very fine cooked breakfast. Friday night went on a bit late, but I got to play a Martin Wallace Treefrog game that's just ending development, which is always good. It's based on a BBC TV character and will be in the shops before Christmas.
Anyway, first session is John Bassett's "The True Glory", a
discussion/political game based on the Armada and the associated
Catholic scares. I played Sir Francis Walsingham, head of the secret service. I was bit slow at the beginning, but once I got the hang of the fact that I just had to make stuff up, my cause started to thrive.
The cards on the table represent locations in the game, and ships or people.
After a well deserve coffee/tea break with home made biscuits, it was time for an alternative take on the Armada, with Jim Wallman's "Felissima Armada".
Jim designs loads of games and has no fear of size or scale.I understand he has a lock up storage unit stuffed full of wargames stuff. For this one he got out his model ships.
Still, it looked great and was a lot of fun. Simple rules played by simple folk.
Finally, for this post, a picture of a game I didn't play, - Wayne Thomas' game of Chinese Warlords. Shame to waste it, so here it is, although I know nothing about how the game went.