A couple of blogs I follow Trouble At T'Mill and Mylardiesgames are carrying on a little game called Playing Favorites. As a war gamer you pick your favorite rules, figures, period and so on. I liked the idea and decided to follow along.....
To start off with the toughest of them all for us gamers....
This is tough as there are many periods I like to game but two really stand out as the top one and two. World War I for its sheer size and the almost dogged way the armies held onto out dated tactics and ushered in a new era of warfare that changed the world forever.
The other is the American Revolution. There are far to many reasons as to why I like this period but one of them is because I grew up in NJ and lots of the battles and marches etc were all within driving distance for a young kid who loved history.
15mm fills the role of most of my armies, although I do have 10mm and some 20mm figures as well. This does not count my naval and air forces.
Piquet tops my list of my favorite set of rules. I use them to cover my interests in WWI and the AWI.
Paths of Glory by GMT. This game has provided me and my friends countless hours of fun.
I love Pendraken figures. They are crisp and clean molds and they look fantastic before and after painting. In 15mm I like Peter Pig. Sometimes they can be a little chunky but the detail is excellent.
This is easy my gaming group here in Portland, OR. We have been gaming together for nearly 12 years now. We are a diverse set of individuals and I am proud to call them my friends.
The film, really its a series from HBO, the Band of Brothers. It is an outstanding piece of film that really captures the soldiers and their struggle to survive and function during WWII.
Saratoga: The Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard Ketchum. This book really captures the feel of the period and brings together the two opposing forces in real detail.
I hope you have enjoyed my favorites.