Return to Tomorrow’s War/Ambush Sunday

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Ambush Alley, Miniature Games, Tomorrow's War
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It’s been a few weeks since Historicon, so I think I’m ready to run a game of Force on Force/Tomorrow’s War again without physically twitching. In honor of the new “Crustie” force I just acquired on eBay (15mm aliens based on the Prawns from District 9) and the upcoming release of the hardbound Tomorrow’s War, we will be playing a Tomorrow’s War scenario of my own devising, pitting some USMC troops against assaulting Crustie forces. I really want to go for a Battlefield: LA type game, so this should be fun.

Game time as always is 1 PM on Sunday at Unique Gifts and Games in Grayslake, IL. Also, I need to put a few restrictions on participation moving forward. To be fair to the regular players and participants, we will no longer be accepting players under 12 years of age. Why? First of all, the game and its mechanics are not simple, and while we are happy to teach newcomers how to play, we tend to spend a lot of time going over the same ground with folks that are too young. Second, the miniatures and scenery we use are not toys, but detailed models. We’ve recently had some damage from inexperienced fingers and we’d rather spend our time painting new stuff than fixing old things. Third, and most importantly, we are here to enjoy ourselves and play the game with people who share our love of the game. We are not babysitters. We had an instance recently where a parent dropped their kid off at the game and then left to run errands.

The other restrictions on game participation are: 1) regulars and people who contact me in advance have precedence; and 2) I have the final say on who is playing. We are generally very accommodating in terms of getting people into the game, but when we are playtesting specific scenarios or the game we’ve set up has a fixed number of players, I need people to respect those facts. Remember, Unique Gifts and Games runs both ‘open’ and ‘closed’ events. Just because it’s being run at UGG doesn’t mean you get an automatic berth. We are currently an ‘open’ event (with the above restrictions). I’d prefer to keep it that way.

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