After a recent move to California, I haven't had much time to tinker with miniatures. Things are starting to settle down though, which means I've been able to open up my hobby "travel set", paint a few minis and, naturally, order new ones. Last weekend I was happy to pay a visit to the local South Bay Game Club. The club meets about once a month at a local church, where a number of different games are run. This time there were about 25-30 people present and five games: a Napoleonic naval game, a WW2 fighter game, a Mare Nostrum board game, a skirmish game between French Foreign Legion and Mexicans, as well as a large Saga game. I played Saga, which was a practice game of a Battle of Hastings demo to be run at Pacificon in a few weeks time.
I had a great time! The locals are very open and friendly, and I had a great time chatting about all manner of topics. These guys definitely appreciate historical gaming as much as I do. The game was fun as well, with some spectacular (and funny) moments. In the end, the Anglo-Saxons managed to counter the Norman's cavalry charge, slay William the Bastard and win the day!
|The venue - a Lutheran church|
|A 54-60 mm game of Foreign Legion vs. Mexicans|
|The Foreign Legion seemed to be holding their own|
|Napoleonic naval action|
|Aerial combat in the Pacific|
|William the Bastard|
|The Bastard is cut down|
|There was also a good looking Bring & Buy section at the venue|