Friday, 1 September 2017

Six by Six - August

The biggest event for me in August was that I changed one of my games. Again. I'd dropped Black Powder for Scum of the Earth earlier in the year, and played two games of Scum as well. But I decided that the Lion/Dragon Rampant system offered a better source of challenge games, so have swapped it again. That meant that I started the month with two fewer games completed from when I finished July. Not to worry, though, because I then proceeded to knock off four games of The Pikeman's Lament during the month, putting me not on track on track, but ahead of the game.
Since The Pikeman's Lament is the only Six By Six game I've played this month, it's going to have to be my personal, featured game. The fourth games was my favourite; an epic attack on a redoubt in the Great Northern War, which saw the Swedes almost clinch a victory, despite being reduced to their last unit.


I missed a major post last month in which Shaun documented the development of an extremely portable WWII game over a number of years. The report, however, included six games played within the Challenge's timescale. Quite impressive, and an interesting look at how a game is designed and tested, even if just for personal use.



Most people who still seem to be taking part in the challenge seemed to have ticked on nicely this month, so here's a few highlights.

Pete at Grid-based Wargaming completed his fifth set of six games, with a 19th Century ImagiNations battle.



Meanwhile Sean was playing Imperial Skies.


And my final pick for the month is this lovely 54mm game from The Penny Whistle.


Here's the games as they stand at the end of August. One thing I am beginning to think about is whether will be  Six By Six Challenge in 2018. Are people up for it?

Kaptain Kobold - The Stronghold Rebuilt

1 - HOTT
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
2 - Neil Thomas Pike and Shot
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
3 - The Rampant System
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
4 - Machinas
Game 1 - Game 2
5 - DBA 3.0
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
6 - Galleys & Galleons
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6

Pat G - Irr Wb (F)

1 - Ace of Aces Handy Rotaries
2 - B17 - Queen of the Skies
3 - Chain of Command
4 - D&D OSR
5 - Gruntz
6 - Space 1889: Soldier's Companion
Game 1 - Game 2

Shaun Travers - Shaun's Wargaming With Miniatures

1 - When Warriors Collide
Games 1-6
2 - Advance to Cover
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
3 - Field Commander: Alexander
4 - WW2 3x4
Games 1-6
5 - Fall of Rome
Games 1 + 2 - Game 3
6 - Triumph
Games 1 and 2 - Game 3

Ski - Ski's Wargames

1 - X-Wing
Games 1 + 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
2 - Dystopian Wars
Game 1 - Game 2
3 - Rubber and Lead or other homegrown rules
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
4 - Starfleet Battles
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
5 - Miscellaneous
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
6 - MLB Showdown
Game 1

Brian Hamilton - By Brush and Sword

1 - Blucher
2 - Saga
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
3 - Blood Bowl
Games 1, 2 and 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
4 - Arena Rex
Game 1
5 - Strange Aeons
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
6 - Fistful of Lead
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5

Sean Gewecke - Sean's Gaming and Shooting Blog

1 - Cold War Commander
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
2 - Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear
Game 1
3 - The Walking Dead: All Out War
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
4 - Kings of War
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 -
5 - Imperial Skies
Game 1
6 - Memoir '44
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4

Michael S - ChicagoWiz's Games

1 - Dungeons & Dragons (1974 edition and 1st edition AD&D)
Game 1 - Game 2
2 - Ral Partha's Chaos Wars
Game 1 - Game 2
3 - HOTT
4 - Book of War (D&D Skirmish game)
5 - One Hour Wargames
6 - DBA or Neil Thomas's Ancients/Medieval Wargaming

Martin Sheppard - Sheppard's Crook

1 - Squad Leader
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
2 - Ancient / Medieval Warfare
3 - Memoir 44
Game 1 - Game 2
4 - Four Against Darkness
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
5 - One Hour Wargames
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
6 - AD&D
Game 1 - Game 2

Natholeon - Natholeon's Empires

1 - DBA 3.0
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
2 - Seven Years War
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
3 - Clobberin' Time
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
4 - Star Wars
5 - Command and Colours
6 - Broken Legions / Songs of Broken Legions
Game 1 - Game 2

Kevin Kearney - Warwell's Wargames

1 - Anarendor (WISER Fantasy Rules)
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
2 - Slipstream Pulp Sci-Fi (FU-inspired Rules)
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
3 - Spandau and Lewis
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5
4 - Four Against Darkness
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
5 - DC Rivals
Game 1 - Game 2
6 - Ticket To Ride
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4

Phil Saunders - A Game of Bones / Democratic People's Republic of Philtopia

1 - Black Powder
2 - Team Yankee (6mm edition)
Game 1 - Game 2 - Games 3 + 4 + 5
3 - Blood Bowl
4 - Deadzone
5 - Rogue Stars
Game 1 - Game 2
6 - Dragon Rampant
Games 1 + 2

Peter - Grid-based Wargaming

1 - One Hour Wargames (OHW) and Others - SciFi Variant
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Games 5 + 6
2 - Galleys and Galleons
Games 1+2
3 - Hundred Years War - Lion Rampant
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
4 - Dark Ages with Dux Bellorum
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Games 4, 5 and 6
5 - WW2 Naval (Pz8 rules)
Game 1 - Game 2 - Games 3 + 4 - Games 5 + 6
6 - 19th Century ImagiNations
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6

Sun of York - One Sided Miniature Wargames Discourse

1 - Impetus
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
2 - Saga
Games 1 + 2 - Game 3
3 - Napoleon's Battles
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
4 - DBA
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
5 - Wings of Glory
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
6 - Songs of Drums and Shakos (will also count Songs of Blades and Heroes).
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6

Ricardo Nakamura - Fantalonia

1 - And a Bottle of Rum
2 - Clash on the Fringe
3 - Mercenary Air Squadron
4 - Morale Napoleon
5 - MOTH - The Ion Age
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
6 - Star Trader

Kenneth van Pelt - The Penny Whistle

1 - DBA
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
2 - Blue Max
Game 1
3 - The Great War
Game 1 - Game 2
4 - 54mm Collection
Game 1 - Game 2
5 - Carrera GO Formula 1
6 - Rogue Stars
Games 1 and 2

Dan Foley - Last Stand at Cairngorm

1 - Chain of Command.
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
2 - A Gentleman's War
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5 - Game 6
3 - Sharpe Practice 2
4 - Saga
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4
5 - Mad Dogs with Guns
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Game 4 - Game 5
6 - Lion Rampant (and variants)

Jay - Numbers, Wargaming and Arseing About

1 - 1914 Opening Moves (Minden Games)
2 - Remagen Bridge (Minden Games)
3 - Flying Eagles (High Flying Dice Games)
4 - Courage under Fire (HFDG)
5 - Manoeuvre (GMT)
6 - Poltava

JWH - Heretical Gaming
Attempting the full BGG 10x10 Challenge

6 comments:

  1. Hi KK, I think I'm going to need my selection of "Dystopian Wars" to "Various Spartan Games." Thank for keeping up with this!

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  2. A few updates for my listing... I'm woefully behind on 4 out of the 6, but I added a new game to the mix - 5e D&D!

    Blog posts that you might have missed:

    Monthly D&D/5e - Games 1 & 2
    http://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/2017/07/library-d-session-1-kobolds-zillions-of.html
    http://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/2017/08/d-at-library-session-2-caves-and-circus.html


    GaryCon AD&D/1e Game 1
    http://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/2017/03/i-made-70-people-scream-at-garycon.html

    GenCon Chaos Wars - Games 3 & 4
    GenCon AD&D/1e - Game 2
    http://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/2017/08/gencon-wrapup-picture-heavy.html

    (I've actually played Chaos Wars a lot more - 2 games at GaryCon, but I didn't blog about them.)

    Thanks for carrying this on!

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    1. Thanks. I'll sort out the paperwork ;)

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    2. What game does the 5E D&D replace, please?

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  3. I'll be there for 6 x 6 in 2018. It has been a great spur to getting games played and figures painted, as well as learning new rule sets. I'm going to make another change though. With Star Wars Legion out next year I'm going to save my 6 x 6 Star Wars games for 2018. I'll replace them with Pikeman's Lament for 2017. I've already got one played.

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