I tried to play a game yesterday but it all turned out quite badly. I'm not really sure why. The scenario seemed interesting (an 1809 scenario from Miniature Wargames). I was giving my Napoleonic Austrians a rare run-out against the French. The terrain looked okay, certainly not worse than my usual offerings. I was using my normal ruleset for Napoleonics - the Polemos set. But for whatever reason, the game just didn't click, I quickly got bored and frustrated and packed it in. Maybe I am jaded with the rules? I don't cosciously feel that. It was very disappointing though, as I'd been looking forward to playing all week - and it didn't feel like I was just not in the mood for gaming, on the contrary I really wanted to play. Perhaps it was the very expectation that caused the problem, I'm not sure. Or maybe it was just a general sense of feeling down.
Anyway, I'm hoping that the stars will align better today.
Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life; currently concentrating on a re-fight of the entire English Civil War, but with numerous discursions into battles from many different periods. The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.