Friday, February 22, 2013

GenghisCon 2013

This past weekend was one of the local conventions called GenghisCon. My friend and I hosted numerous games, most of them using the Force on Force rules as a basis.

On Friday I helped my friend Matt run a near future game called "The War of Southern Aggression".  Was a fun little skirmish between two equal forces.  I believe the South one with some very aggressive tactics.  The North force seemed to be way too conservative and allowed the South to get much better fire lanes.

Saturday I ran 3 games of Force on Force based on the Cold War Gone Hot supplement.  The scenarios were sort of a 3 stage invasion by the Soviet Union.  Scenario 1 represented the initial invasion and the blocking/delaying forces that NATO would have to use in order to try to stem the Red Tide.  Scenario 2 was a retreat by NATO forces along with strategic town/city defenses.  Soviet companies would plan to surround and crush all resistance.  Scenario 3 was the NATO counter-attack into the overextended Soviet Forces.  These battles were very quick and bloody.  My first real dive into engagements involving multiple vehicles on each side.

Then on Sunday I hosted 1 game of Force on Force based in Afghanistan.  The scenario was for the British forces to escort a person of interest back to base.  Of course the Taliban had other ideas...

Was a very fun weekend, but I am glad it was over.  Work has been kicking my butt, so preparing for this convention was very hard and stressful.  I did not get nearly as much done as I would have liked to.

I will plan to write at least one blog post a week.  I have written out a plan for what I want to get done this year and in the next few months.  Going to set aside a few hours every week to work on miniatures.

I was curious if people would be interested in a detailed review of how to play Force on Force.  Basically it would be a multiple post guide that goes through an entire turn of Force on Force and the different aspects of the game.  I was either thinking pictures with explanations or maybe try to webcam it.  Any thoughts?

If you guys would like to see anything in particular let me know too!  


  1. Nick, great to see you back posting. It would be even better to see you back at the shop playing. A detailed FoF guide would be great. It's the kind of thing I look for when I'm looking at a new game.

    I hope your plan for the rest of the year includes 28mm Salamanca. Since I was divided on what to do, and you showed interest in that, that's where I'll put my efforts come mid-summer.

    1. I would love to get in some games with you guys, but my work schedule is terrible right now. Might change come summer. 28mm Napoleonics is definitely something I am interested in, but I am not sure I have any room for it until late this year at the earliest. I wrote up a list of what I have that I would like to work on and it is daunting. I will say that 15mm sci fi is decently high on my list.

      Definitely brainstorming ideas for a play guide though.