I thought I would post a few images from my past gaming weekend in Montréal. Unfortunately, I could not control the lighting and I was using an iPhone, so the photos are not great. I am suspect both Nicolas and Iannick will be posting AAR's on their blogs, they were both using cameras, so I am hoping for better photos.
On Saturday I went to Nicolas's apartement in Le Plateau. He has recently moved from France and is quite a keen gamer. We have a common interest in SAGA and Napoleonics, so we were both very keen to try out SAGA. We have not been able to entice Iannick or Gabriel yet, so there was just two of us and we had a great time. What a brilliant game! Watch Nicolas's blog Nowhere to Lead Soldiers for a AAR.
|Viking versus Anglo-Danes|
|Skraelings attacking Viking settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows|
On Sunday we all met at Chez Martin in St Laurent to tackle the Busaco Ridge. Unlike our previous games we used Piquet Field of Battle. These are nice rules with card activation and a simple combat resolution mechanism. The game did not go as well as we hoped, as I was the only one really familiar with the rules (or at least having a rulebook). We got the movement and combat down pretty quickly, but unfortunately I screwed up the rules for terrain which left us with a very lopsided game. Two lessons were learned: more than one person needs the rulebook and longterm we believe we need to settle on one set of rules. Anyway I am sure Iannick will have more on his blog Clash of Empires. I feel enormously lucky to have met such great fellow gamers, we have another weekend planned in November, so stay tuned.
|Anglo-Portuguese to the left|
|Nicolas overseeing the defense|
|Les frères Martin plotting the attack|
|The Anglo-Portuguese defense|