Monday, September 29, 2014

More Tannhauser

I really should play Tannhauser before getting more of it. I have read the rulebooks and it definitely seems like it should be fun. It does have a lot of paperwork – with stat cards for every figure with tokens their equipment load outs. So I’ll need to actually try it to see if that gets in the way of the enjoyment of it.

That said, I have already picked up the Operation Novgorod expansion set and more of the figure and troop expansions. I already had the expansions for Yula Korlitz, Ramirez, and Gorgei. When I got the Novgorod at Pendragons, I also picked up the figures that they had – Oksana, Hoax, and Edison.

Last Friday we popped into Game Knight on the way home. They were expanding and moving around their games. As we were standing there, looking at the racks of games, one of the clerks came by with a handful of boxes, looking for a place to put them in the racks.
“You wouldn’t happen to want some Tannhauser, would you?” he asked jokingly.
I had to smile, “Actually, I just might.”
He was glad to give us a deal of the lot so I picked up another five sets – Asteros, and Natalya, as well as the Union, Reich, and Matriarchy troop packs.

As it stands now, I am still missing the two expansion map sets Daedalus and Hinansho, plus the figures Wolf, Hoss, and Frankenstahl, as well as the Shogunate figures Mizakage, Itami, Iroh Minamoto, and the Shogunate troop pack. All of which are available from Miniatures Market but the shipping on the map packs is pricy so if I can find them locally, I’ll get them here. Once we play it, I’ll probably pick up the remainder as needed.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Books read May to August 2014

Time-Life Books: The Old West – Expressmen by David Nevin
Time-Life Books: The Old West – The Texans by David Nevin
Time-Life Books: The Old West – The Loggers by Richard L. Williams

Deep Focus: The Sting by Matthew Specktor
The Thief Who Couldn’t Sleep by Lawrence Block
Edge of Tomorrow (All you need is Kill) by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Pinball 1 – Illustrated Historical Guide to Pinball Machines Volume 1 by Richard M. Bueschel
Time-Life Books: The Old West – The Chroniclers by Keith Wheeler

no books completed

Time-Life Books: The Old West – The Spanish West
Warhammer Armies: Tomb Kings (6th Edition) by Alessio Cavatore
Knightsbridge: The Art of Keith Parkinson
Crimson Skies by Eric Nylund, Michael B. Lee, Nancy Berman, and Eric S. Trautmann