I realize it has been a while since I’ve posted a blog. It’s not that I haven’t had time. I was off work for almost a month with a broken foot. The truth of the matter is between doctor appointments and taking care of what I could do around the house with a broken foot, I have been working on yet another submission to the Black Library.
Another thing I’ve been doing is researching some of the various wargames out there. Yes, I’ve played Pirates of the Carribean (an RPG), Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) and EPIC 40K, but in all honesty, I think I prefer skirmish games better. Why? Well, for starters, it’s about the time it takes to play the game. It took close to two hours to play games of WH40K and EPIC took three hours or more. I just do not have that kind of time on my hands. I want a game I can play in anywhere from thirty minutes to just under an hour and a half. From what I’ve learned, skirmish games give me that.
The other big reason I’m leaning more towards skirmish games is they allow a story to be told with characters. As you probably know, I am a storyteller first. You cannot get to know each and every character in a game with around 150 to 300 miniatures. I guess you could, but it would be quite time-consuming. It’s a lot easier to do with six to ten models.
As for the games I’m looking at, those include the 2017 edition of Necromunda (N17), Warcry and WH40K Skirmish. N17 is an updated version of the old Necromunda game from around 25 years ago. It’s basically Escape from New York on acid. The second one, Warcry, is actually not Science Fiction, but Fantasy; Sword and Sorcery-type stuff. The third one, WH40K Skirmish isn’t even official. It’s a game system developed by a group of WH40K fans that allows players to use individual squads instead of whole armies. It’s similar to Kill Team, but I like it better than Kill Team.
As far as factions for the aforementioned games? That’s a post for another day.
p.s. With some luck, I’ll eventually finish those stories I posted on here from before.