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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Cold Wars 2012 report
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:31:53 PM »
I'm not going to repost everything here, so I'm just going to be lazy & include a link. I wrote up a little after-action report and a bunch of photos from this past weekend's Cold Wars convention, in Lancaster, PA. All available in glorious technicolor on my blog...

http://zerotwentythree.blogspot.com/2012/03/cold-wars-2012.html


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Re: Cold Wars 2012 report
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 02:00:42 AM »
How did you like Day of Battle?  I helped play test it alittle last summer, just involved with two games, so not much, but I enjoyed it.

Thanks for all the great pictures!  I so don't like not going to these.  I can walk around for hours, not even playing games, and enjoy myself.

What's this with you not going to another one for awhile?  With you not going, then I'll need to go just so I can see all the cool stuff.  :icon_wink:

And selling off all your miniatures, I'm always so blown away by that, when quality painters let their artwork go.
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Re: Cold Wars 2012 report
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 03:19:27 AM »
Day of Battle was decent. It's about the size & scope of DBA, but with far more detail and a built-in campaign mechanism, which I thought was cool. Like you could get together for a Saturday game session with your friends, play 4-5 quick games and have your lord & army evolve, etc. I only played two games, so would need to check it out a bit more.

Probably not going to conventions for a while because of the family thing. Same reason for selling figures. Since you phrased it "artwork," maybe that's part of why I can part with my figures -- I'm used to selling art as well. Really I try not to get too attached to too many material things in general, though. That's not to say I won't miss having those armies or playing games... but as it is my painting & gaming has been nearly dead for half a year, and only looks to get worse.


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Re: Cold Wars 2012 report
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 07:42:49 PM »
Not very familiar with DBA, yet.  Heard negativity only, but there seem to be lots of folks who play it.

Good point on the quick play sessions.  I hadn't thought of that.  My playtesting involved two games with the same big scenario of Battle of Bovine, and there seemed to be 3 parts of the game going on, anyone of which could have been a smaller game between two players.

Yep, the family thing can change one's priorities quite a bit.  I have found that artists seem to be less attached to their work then those that enjoy it, and perhaps thats a good thing in a way.  That somehow the art is more about other things than having it.

Suspect you'll eventually find a return to your gaming interest again, and that of course means you'll be painting more miniatures.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb