I suppose ill just repeat every other newbie post by saying Im new to desktop gaming (though what caught my interest was playing the Android versions of Tillerman games).
Im mostly a WW2 guy, though modern scenarios suit me fine… And I just havent played any Medieval or Civil War (US or English… Or otherwise… No idea what games are out there covering Korean or Japanese ancient conflicts. I bet they exist though!)
My main interest is the War at Sea, and other than Solitaire games DDay Dice, Do or Die (superb by the way… Probably dont need to tell you guys) Ive actually only acquired 2 games, PSC Games Battle of Britain, which all my chums are scared to Play because it looks too complicated (though Ive read the rule book, having never got to play the game, 3 times or so, and it seems fairly logical!), and I also have my favorite ‘Axis and Allies, War at Sea’. I only have the starter set… So 5 ships each, and sadly the 2 or 3 people I can get to play me dont have the money to increase their fleets to 100 points or thereabouts.
So Im a Wargame enthusiast with few people to play against. Which Im sure is a common problem. My local major club are a great bunch… But are obsessed with Warhammer 40k (and I had that phase too, so cant complain. Its not even a bad game… But balance seems to be an afterthought and you have to be a VERY good player to play anything other than Space Marines!
Anyway, im prattling on more than I meant to. Hopefully Ill find some local folk to play maritime warfare games with me (also interested in some of the age of sail games ive seen around) and Im about to buy the full Axis and Allies 1941 and 1942 version2 games… Just in case I can lure people into playing those as well.
Anyway, glad to be here, I hope I can discover a localish gaming club through here, or just like minded people, and I wish you all the best!
(oh and PS… I heard whispers there is an android or mobile version of Axis and Allies… Hopefully War at Sea too, but you cant have it all, so if anyone can direct me to those, id be almost as happy as finding a local club that plays games other than 40k!) Oh and Im from Portsmouth in the UK… So any members, Gosport, Fareham or clubs around there… Well id love to add to your numbers!
Thanks all, sorry for rabbiting on, I promise I dont do that during games!)