Welcome to “Toy Soldiers for Old Gits” or what we call TSOG! This is a place where three actually four regular guys henceforth known as the Old Gits will ramble on about all scales of Toy Soldiers, various War Game Rules, record their AAR’s and comment on all manner of other war gaming stuff in general. Should be fun for every war gamer on the Inter Web...hmmm do people still say that? Anyway read on and enjoy!
Friday, 8 April 2016
First Post - About TSOG!
start this Blog off then!
Just FYI this
is all about mates getting together fortnightly and playing casually with Toy
Soldiers while drinking beer and conversing on all things from cars to girls, interestingly enough last meeting we discussed the effect on a relationship a game of Squad Leader with
one’s girlfriend can have! Anyway back to the Toy Soldiers there’s no place
in our games for Rules Nazis and since we are not betting our sheep stations on
the results winning in not the be all and end all of things!
So far since
formalising our old ‘ad hoc’ gaming and starting regular catch ups we have
2 games of
Rapid Fire WW 2 (I don’t have any pics of these)
1 game of A State of War Skirmish ACW
2 Napoleonic Era Naval games
1 Longstreet game (Dave and I started a Campaign)
Here are some pictures from our various games so far! Once we get in the groove
there’ll be a full AAR for each game…hmm if that requires thought and less beer
drinking on the night we could be in trouble!
Some Pictures - this game with Stu and Dave we called a draw there was one victory point in it!
tried modified Trafalgar rules too as there’s nothing like playing with ‘wooden
ships’ allowing you to use your full pirate vocabulary! AVAST MATIES! Both of
these games we stopped prematurely as we sort of spent more time fighting the
wind (meteorological kind) rather than each other we need to improve our
sailing a bit here so the fleets don’t drift apart doing wild manoeuvres!
first game the French finished with a slight edge crippling one British 3rd
Rate ship but were struggling to get back into position to get back into action
and in the second game the Frenchies were slightly worse off with one ship of
the line striking its colours and another damaged with the British had lost a
frigate, not sure why that game stopped I think we were sick of trying to sail
into the wind! We then unwound with a few laps on the Scalextric track!
Game Two - I believe due to global warming our oceans faded to a very light blue for this game...
posting everything from AARs to pictures of our miniatures to our thoughts on
rules so in the words of Trajan “let the games begin”!