Which, of course, now leaves with me a big 'ol blank space where my update used to be. So, instead, I'll do a little thinking out loud about some wargames I want to play.
To preface, right now the games I 'play' (i.e., actually put down on the table and have games with) would really only be Flames of War, with a little This Very Ground on the side, which will hopefully change now that I have larger forces for TVG. And while I do have miniatures for other games (Infinity, Full Thrust, and FFT3, to be exact), I really don't 'play' those on any sort of regular, or even irregular, basis. Which is a same, especially since I have two ready to go fleets for Full Thrust.
Maybe this weekend?
Anyway, here's the thing - as much as I like the historical games I'm getting in, I'm still a Sci-Fi kind of guy. I like grav-tanks, and mechs, and starships. And now there are several that have caught my attention.
Now, I like tanks. A lot. They're pretty damn cool when you get down to it. As I said in an earlier post, 'Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible' looked to be a pretty cool game that, lo and behold, had an emphasis on futuristic armored warfare. Fanfare and trumpets.
But now there are a couple other games that I see competing for my attention. Because, simply put, if there's anything I like more than tanks, it's mechs. Battletech sort of scratched that itch for a while, but the rules were a bit too clunky and un-intuitive, and the mechs are far too reminiscent of the 1980s for my 'modern' eyes.
Paulson Games' Mecha Front, however, does mechs right in my eyes - especially since they're more 'western' in style. You know, they don't look like big people in armor with separate guns and swords.
Supposedly there will also be rules for infantry and armor, so that's pretty cool.
The other game I've got my eye on is the upcoming Robotech Tactics. Robotech was one of the first anime series I watched, and was the first that I really enjoyed watching. Now these are 'eastern' style mecha, with humanoid shapes that TRANSFORM from giant robot to frickin' jet fighters!
And, of course, we have the more conventional looking Destroids, and there should also be Zentradi battlesuits there as well.
So, yeah. Two mecha games on the exact opposite ends of the aesthetics spectrum, and I want them both. Go figure.
Now, going away from the big robots (well, sort of), there's also Dropzone Commander, a 10mm game that focuses on, you probably guessed it, dropships. With your average tank moving only 4" or so a turn (apparently), dropships are a necessity in moving around the table in any sort of reasonable time (except for one faction which apparently uses teleportation to move troops around.
The factions seem pretty cool, and the rules have been pretty well touted. The only problem is that the miniatures are described by the producer as 'premium' products so... they're kinda expensive. Especially for 10mm miniatures.
So, what will I do? Probably agonize over a decision and decide, eventually. Do I want an army-scale, mixed force style game? Or do I want mechs? And if so, do I go eastern, or western? Decisions, decisions, decisions!