ASL Special Weapons

ASL Special Weapons
Stacks of special weapons.

There is something to be said about the ritual of clipping counters for war games. To me, it is almost worth the price of the game. It allows you to get familiar with the game components as well. Serves an in game purpose as well; makes it easier to push counters around the map without moving other chits.

I think this is an exceptional photo taken by Jonathan Jacques-Belletête. Just had to share it. Check out his instagram feed. Loads of great historical board wargames.

Paths of Glory

Yesterday I had an opportunity to GMT Games’ Paths of Glory. I purchased it a while back, and aside from tooling around with a solo variant and getting a little used to the rules, I hadn’t really had the time to dig into it. My first game was fun; however, it was over quick. Really need to watch supply lines in this game.

DesignerTed Raicer
ArtistRodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
PublisherGMT Games, Devir, Udo Grebe Gamedesign, Wargames Club Publishing, Wydawnictwo Gołębiewski
Year Published1999
# of Players2 - 2
User Suggested # of Players Best with 2+ players
Recommended with 2 players
(77 voters)
Playing Time480
Mfg Suggested Ages14 and up
User Suggested Ages14 and up
(26 voters)
Language DependenceExtensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(31 voters)
CategoryWargame, World War I
MechanicCampaign / Battle Card Driven, Dice Rolling, Point to Point Movement
ExpansionPaths of Glory Player's Guide
Primary NamePaths of Glory
Alternate NamesŚcieżki chwały, Senderos de Gloria, 光荣之路 (光榮之路)

More info on BGG.

War Game Day 6/4

The next war game day has been determined to be June 4th. What a great day for history!

And of course, two days later, June 6th, troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. D-Day. A great day to play some games!

Games to be Played

There have been a lot of talk going on about getting a COIN game to the table. Liberty or Death by GMT Games is the game of the day. There has also been enough interest in Space Empires 4X as well to warrant some table time. And then to wrap it up, Quartermaster General to fill space as needed.

If there are enough players, we can get a third game going! Feel free to discuss more on our forums or at our BGG Guild.

Eventbrite - Orlando War Game Day

Japanese hold Mount Suribachi! Twice!

We decided to play the Iwo Jima overlord scenario for Memoir ‘44 to honor of the 71st Anniversary. 

Initial setup:

First game setup. Connor, Charlie and Sean are playing the Japanese while Mike, Jeremy and myself are assaulting Iwo Jima.

It didn’t go well for the Americans. 

Next, Mike, Jeremy and myself take the role of the Japanese.

The Marines are not able to take Mount Suribachi.

Gotta say this game was played better by the three of us. Even Charlie and his team played better. The game came down to a single man left, needing to reach the top of Mount Suribachi. Alas, he was unable. 

It was a great day. 

If you live around Orlando, or ever find yourself in O-Town, feel free to check out OrlandoGamers.net. We would love for to play some games with you!