Monday, July 21, 2014

Games Day July 20th, 2014

Some pictures from our games yesterday.  We had more of a turnout than we've had in a while, which was gratifying!  There were a number of board games, Matt and I had our first game of Bolt Action, and Giovanni and Sada had a game of Black Powder using Sada's impressive La Haye Sainte model.

The Bolt Action game saw Matt's British against my Japanese.  The British were victorious, but my IJA died to the last man, as was the done thing.
Bravely accepting the inevitable...
The end; my remaining mortar crew are flanked by Aldershot's finest, and will meet their comrades at Yasukuni.

My little tankette certainly didn't last long!
As this was our first time with the rules, no doubt we made a number of errors and omissions.  Still, we soon picked up the basics, and the game was engaging and moved quickly.  It was fun for winner and loser alike, so we look forward to our next outing with Bolt Action, and to getting more fluent with the rules.

And thanks to Chris, who did us sterling service as an Impartial Fate, drawing the order dice from the hat!

Brian & Co. played a couple of boardgames, including this one on Global Warming which would have made any Greenpeace activists nearby choke... 
"Die, Planet Earth, Die!!!"
The Napoleonic game looked impressive as always, but this time instead of battalions the maneuver units were companies.  I believe the French took a hiding this time and that the farmhouse remained securely in German hands!

Looking forward to our next outing!



  1. Thanks for the great post Robert!

    Bolt action looked like a lot of fun :-)

  2. I liked the reference to Yasukuni shrine. It made me chuckle quite a bit. I've seen mention of 'Kazu' and 'his store' in Akihabara in some of the posts here. Can anyone give me the name of the shop or the street address for that warren of weird known as Akihabara? I'm dead interested in Bolt Action now after watching some videos on Youtube and looking at the warlord minis.( Soviet Anti-tank bomb dogs?! Count me in!) Also, is that Napoleonic 25 or 28 mm? It looks swish regardless.

  3. Glad you liked the post! I enjoyed writing it.

    The Napoleonics are indeed in 28mm. Between us, we have quite a collection that do, indeed, look "swish". A great period to game- we use the Black Powder rule set.

    Bolt Action has proven so far to be a fast and furious set of rules, and we have been enjoying them enormously. Regarding Kazu's store, he shares space with Hobby Shop Arrows in Akihabara. Here's a link with a map attached. It's only a few minutes walk from Suehirocho station on the Ginza line.

    Kazu is there on weekends and on weekday afternoons. You may want to call to confirm opening hours.

  4. Cheers! I'm hoping to be in Tokyo this coming weekend and would like to pick up a box of the bolt action figs to see how they assemble and paint up. I've got to say the scenery you are using looks great too.