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08 Jan 2015 7:26 p.m. PST
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Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 8:13 a.m. PST

When I have drunk wine during my five (to date) Napoleonic wargame battles I have won. When I drink beer during my Roman v British wargames, I rarely win. Is that a good case for drinking wine during a wargame?

Can someone recommend a good case …of wine!

OldGrenadier at work08 Jan 2015 8:32 a.m. PST

I'm not a wine drinker, so no recommendations. Shouldn't this topic have been named "Let us wine over wargaming"?

Who asked this joker08 Jan 2015 8:35 a.m. PST

I've recently had to stop drinking most types of beer because of the glutten content. (O-mission and Greens beer are all I can drink now) but I can still drink wine. I'll let you know if your hypothesis holds up.

Timmo uk08 Jan 2015 9:23 a.m. PST

I'm not able to drink booze and I still loose.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member08 Jan 2015 9:40 a.m. PST

No, it's a good reason to stop playing Ancients and concentrate on Napoleonics.

nickinsomerset08 Jan 2015 9:56 a.m. PST

Sounds like you just need more practice, get down to the pub!!!

Tally Ho!

StCrispin08 Jan 2015 11:14 a.m. PST

my buddy just knocked my wine glass over and spilled it all over a board game last Saturday, completely ruining it. he had to buy a new copy. luckily, it happened while the owner was explaining the rules, and I was loosing interest rapidly, so it saved me from having to play! I intend to always have a glass on hand for boring games.

StCrispin08 Jan 2015 11:16 a.m. PST

oh yeah, I and I recommend whiskey over wine of beer. I find myself not caring who wins, or even able to finish the game. just kidding. that only happened a couple times

Ivan DBA08 Jan 2015 11:52 a.m. PST

Lose not loose.

OSchmidt Inactive Member08 Jan 2015 11:53 a.m. PST

Dear Showdown

I can recommend seeral, if you're in he US.


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 12:11 p.m. PST

We like to game with a nice bottle of Fitou on the table, but tonight I shall be opening a very nice Malbec.

Huscarle08 Jan 2015 1:20 p.m. PST

I would recommend a wine for the area of conflict, so a good Rioja for Peninsular games, and a Falernian (or the modern equivalent) for Roman games. Some nibbles always help too, a few cheeses and olives grin

brucka08 Jan 2015 5:08 p.m. PST

US:Pennywise make a good Cabernet.
Guenoc make a good claret.
Was lucky to get a great case of Uruguayan wine 2 years ago but the distributer hasn't been back since.
Would also recommend a Scicilian Nero d'Avola.

sneakgun08 Jan 2015 6:58 p.m. PST

I recommend high end Robert Mondavi wines….but you might want to take the Napa Valley tour….


Green Tiger09 Jan 2015 3:55 a.m. PST

Port – The ideal accompaniment to an old school wargame – drink enough and you won't care/remember the result anyway…

DonaldCox Inactive Member09 Jan 2015 12:48 p.m. PST

If you're playing Prussians, try brandy and chocolate.

It worked for Blucher.

snurl115 Jan 2015 10:37 p.m. PST

Mt. Hope wines are fun. I like the Pink Catawba.

bgbboogie Inactive Member19 Jan 2015 12:57 a.m. PST

Port gets my vote……it will go nicely with some whining gamers I know, never served have no idea how hard it is to cross a ploughed field with weight but are all experts on movement.

Weasel19 Jan 2015 11:27 a.m. PST

I like the sweet fruity ones but we tend to drink beer, mountain dew or tea.

uglyfatbloke16 May 2015 7:45 a.m. PST

Single malts go with everything.

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