What Happened During Our November Meeting?

Well, gaming of course!

All in all a fairly typical meeting for the Spartan Association. Good company and fun gaming in a great venue. Again we met in the bigger room, which (if you haven’t seen it yet) has huge windows, lots of light and good sized tables for gaming on.

Not much to report on this month, though games were had of Crossfire, Flames of War, L’Art de la Guerre and Full Thrust. Crossfire for one seems to be getting some extra interest of late and it will be great to see how many folks give that a go.

Ben and David from Panzer Angriff continued their Barbarossa campaign using Flames of War as usual. And as usual, lots and lots of attractive terrain and well painted 15mm models to look at.

The Spanish Civil War campaign continued apace using Crossfire. Apparently the government militia are secretly elite special forces. Or so I’m told 🤔… Or maybe it’s just the dice. 😉

A game of L’Art de la Guerre

And of course some Full Thrust. For those familiar with the second edition, that is the version that we played. But we’re looking into Full Thrust: Project Continuum moving forwards as it has more design choices, and it seems that it features some clarifications of the original rules.

And that’s it for November! Make sure to head down to the club for our next meeting on thd 2nd of December at Kingswood Sports Club. See you there, and until then, don’t stop gaming!

October Meeting In Review

Our October meeting was great as always. Thanks to everyone who attended, and a big welcome to any folks who attended for the first time (there were a few of you!). It was great to meet you all and I hope you had a good experience with us.

It was also the first time the meeting was held in the bigger room directly opposite to where we have been before. (It was a lot bigger.) A plus is the tables in that space are already big enough to fit a 6×4 gaming mat without trestles if you put two together, or, if you are into 15mm ADLG (or similar), one table could quite easily fit two games at once.

Again a big shout out to the lads from Panzer Angriff, who ran two spectacular games of Flames of War on the day. I believe these were games based on the invasion of Poland, 1939. In one of these shots it looks like the forest has developed laser weaponry and is wiping out scores of panzers… (not intentional, I assure you, honest…)

We also had some L’Art de la Guerre action with the Spartans invading 15th Century France (or maybe it was the other way around… my sources vary on the historical interpretation of the events). Not sure who won this one, though it was an interesting match up.

Song of Blades and Heroes was again played during the meeting. This is an interesting (and somewhat unusual) fantasy skirmish game that is really worth trying out, as it isn’t like anything else you may have played. The game played was quite large for the rules and it was easily completed within the time of the meeting.

Finally, there was a game of Full Thrust, a starship game that was originally published in the 1990s. In fact, I played in this one and I hadn’t played it since the 1990s. Though we didn’t have such nice neoprene gaming mats back then. Just frayed black cloths…  But hey this was fun. And we’ll be bringing it back – we thought Full Thrust was a keeper. Thanks to my opponent for a thoroughly enjoyable game even though it was really only a learning game (or relearning, in my case).

Overall a great time was had by all. We hope to see you all again at our next meeting in November, and may all your dice roll in your favour!