Saturday, 24 December 2016

Warfare 2016 - Drop Zone Commander and other things

Back in November a number of us took the trip to Reading in Berkshire for the annual two day wargaming convention Warfare. Ed, Mike, Joe and myself had entered the two day five game DZC tournament (Dan stayed behind to house sit OB Towers). Last year the Drop Zone tournament was held in the hurley burley of the main hall, this time around, we were housed in the relative solitude of a squash court.

Above: Round one underway.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

One Day Infinity N3 Tourney

Rob from the Totally Crit podcast asked if I would like to come over to Tunbridge Wells for a one day ITS tournament. Currently on my Infinity pilgrimage how could I decline. 

Above: Looks can be deceiving. This tournament is not taking place in an underground bomb shelter.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Learning Infinity N3 - The ZX81 approach

Infinity, or (to avoid you googling some children's cartoon thing, or a Broadband dodad), Infinity N3, has held my attention a lot these recent weeks. A number of tournaments and pick-up games have given me the opportunity to indulge in my favourite game. The Infinity interest at the club is fairly small (Nathan, Ed and occasionally Ziggy and David E-S). So it was a great pleasure when both James (a 40K player) and Orbital Bombardment's very own Dan and Mike, all asked separately for me to give them a beginners game and teach them about some of the concepts.

Above: 'Now class please pay attention. James put your phone away, and Dan, are you eating chips?'

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Totally Crit 8 - Tourney Report

To Royal Tunbridge Wells I travel for Totally Crit's intense two day, six game, Infinity N3 tournament, this time, run by Chris P. I have begun to play Infinity much more recently in an attempt to become at least partially proficient (if you throw knowledge at me for long enough eventually some of it will stick). This particular event will be a real struggle for victories; two days and six games, is the sort of tournament that attracts seasoned players. 

Above: A scout hut fun of expectation.