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Rakkasan Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2012 9:28 a.m. PST

Yesterday the Suncoast Skirmishers held their tenth game day (I am not sure when they started counting) at a local church here in Tampa. There was a morning and an afternoon session with about 8 scheduled games held each session and some pick-up games taking place throughout the day. The variety of games was impressive with board games, fantasy, and historical represented and I think there was some RPG planned as well.

I played two games. The first was a Regimental Fire and Fury game, the Battle of Rutherford Farm. The figures and the terrain were great. The only issue I had was that we were given the rules and the scenario sheet but the GM's modifications were not all laid out in advance. In addition, all of us were more familiar with "Brigade" FnF and some of us jumbled the two rules up. All in all though it was a good game and I had fun.

In the afternoon I played When the Navy Walked run by the author, Robert Adams. Again, the terrain and figures were great. I really liked the various contraptions that he had for each element. The down side here was that the GM's assistant did not show and rather than scale back the scenario he attempted to forge ahead as planned. Fewer units or some other consolidation would have made things run more efficiently. I did have a good time and the rules are interesting. They appear to focus on the machines in the author's imagined Victorian SciFi world more than anything else.

A few of the members brought in items to sell and there were some very good bargains. I procured a large number of Warhammer Orcs for a very reasonable price, maybe 40 cents an Orc plus a couple of rock lobbers, a chariot, a giant and some bits. Now I have an opponent for my dwarves; just need to find some good rules to use. Any suggestions?

It was good time and I look forward to both RECON coming up 26-29 April in Cocoa Beach, FL and the next game day here in Tampa.

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