It's been tough these past few weeks to get much gaming and painting in, but I finally managed to make it into the club last night where I managed to get a game of Field of Glory. The game was set in the Crusades and used Jon and Michael's stunning 28mm armies. Alas, I forgot to take pictures, but you can see Jon's army if you view his blog which is linked over on the right. I really enjoyed this game and I thought the rules were very good. I bought them almost a year ago at Claymore and have read through a couple of times, but I have never had the figures to play it. On those readings it seemed like quite a complex system with all the dice adjustments for cohesion and 'points of advantage' to determine to-hit rolls, but when we got rolling in the game it all just clicked in and wasn't overwhelming. What's more, I got a really good feeling from the game and I think I'll definitely be spurred on to paint my Romans and Seleucids. I'm actually feeling a little spoilt for choice with the ancients at the moment...I have DBA, Field of Glory, Basic Impetus and Commands and Colours! Happy days!
PS: On the painting front, I have started another 6 Tommies for the Crete project and am documenting how I paint faces, so I hope to have that posted soon.
- Black Smoke
- I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!