Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). 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.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Review of Meeples & Miniatures Episode 1

Meeples & Miniatures Episode 1

Neil Shuck reviews Victory at Sea as comprehensively as an 'out-of-the-box' review allows, although I'm not generally a fan of such reviews as many plus and minus points of a game can only ever be discovered when putting it all into practice. However, he does a thorough job of reviewing the component parts of the game and is even-handed about giving out praise and minor criticism. He gives a brief, but comprehensive review of Take Six!, a card game, with a description of the mechanics and some comments on how and where the game works best.

He also gives an 'as played' review of Arkham Horror, an HP Lovecraft-based boardgame, enough to give a little of the flavour of the game but without going into the mechanics. Perhaps the show would have been even better if it had focussed on this game rather than Victory at Sea.

In retrospect, it shows what a good idea the Meeples & Miniatures show was, as although the format changed from time-to-time in subsequent shows, it has always tended to return to this basic idea: a quick chat about what Neil has been playing and what is on his radar followed by an in-depth review of a game or two.

A good show all-in-all, with acceptable sound quality.

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