Memoirs of a Quarrior
Jul15

Memoirs of a Quarrior

I’m not dead! Yay! I played some games! Double yay! I’ll try and keep this short and to the point, as one of the reasons for the dearth of posts here lately is a lack of time, and an increasing tenancy to write longer & longer posts. Memoir ’44 Picked this up second hand and cheap on a total whim while at Salute earlier in the year. I’m not a big fan of historical games or WWII stuff but I liked the little...

Read More
The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate
Feb09

The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

Read More
On The Soapbox: Why Memoir ’44 is Bad and You are a Bad Person for liking it
Jan20

On The Soapbox: Why Memoir ’44 is Bad and You are a Bad Person for liking it

Today is a day for ranting about randomisation. “But Yann”, I hear you cry. “You love miniature wargaming! You love rolling dice to have your little men shoot/stab/punch people in the face! Why would you complain about randomisation in games?” I’ll tell you why. I have no problem with randomisation, per se. Some of my best friends favourite board games have random elements: as already mentioned, I’m...

Read More