Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When Basement Cat comes for my soul, I'm not playing this
I'm holding out for this, the awesomest Battleship game of all time:
Avalon Hill's Jutland game. No board, just pieces. Jim Dunnigan's first game, and man, what a game. My first introduction to real wargaming, in 1969 (can it really be that long ago?). We made the scale maneuver gauges, so instead of needing a room to play it, you needed a whole house. Mom had the patience of Job as we maneuvered our fleets down the hallway, and one of the high points of my gaming life was executing Admiral Scheer's battle turn away maneuver on the living room floor.
If you have to settle for a less awesomest Battleship game, you'll probably have to settle for this:
It's odd the memories that get triggered when you're on Al Gore's Intarwebz thingie.