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The Wargame Room at Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention - Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, New York

Council of Five Nations XXXIX

September 23-25, 2016

Special Interest Event Tracks

The Wargame Room

We're setting aside a special room upstairs where the Council Grognards can sit and play their wargames in peace.  No kids games and no Euro games allowed in this room. We started this tradition last year. Help us keep
it going, if these kinds of games appeal to you.

Friday Afternoon   2:00 - 6:00 PM   (Slot A)


Titan
A-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Northeast TITAN League * 10 Players * E10

This Monster Slugathon Fantasy Wargame still has a very devoted following, a tribute to its depth and various strategies. The game is divided into two realms, the masterboard and the battleboards. Legions of mythical creatures roam about the masterboard trying to recruit bigger and badder monsters and kill opposing legions in the process. When a combat occurs, the action moves to the corresponding terrain's battleboard where the fight takes place. Lots of dice are tossed, and the legion that wins is returned to the masterboard with the spoils of war: points. As the points increase,Titans become more powerful. But be careful, If a player's Titan dies, the player is out of the game. The last Titan standing is the winner of the game. Beginners are very welcome! This is an SWA Northeast Titan league game and the results will be recorded. Games will be made up at random from the available players. Note: The time limit for this game is the length of the event slot. Game will be played on Super Size Deluxe Poker Chip Set of Titan. If you have any questions please email TitanTournament /at/ swa-gaming.org. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Titan - Board Game Geek
Link: Northeast TITAN League Information

Friday Night   7:00 - 11:00+ PM   (Slot B)


Quartermaster General - Giant Carpet Version * Quartermaster General
B-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Ian Brody * 6 Players * Teen14

Play Quartermaster General on the BIG CARPET with giant pieces. We will be using both the Air Marshal and Alternate Histories Expansions. New and experienced gamers welcome Beginners encouraged.

Link: Quartermaster General - Board Game Geek
Link: Griggling Games Website


Twilight Struggle
B-Board-9 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Rogozinski * 2 Players * Teen14

Replay the Cold War in this fast paced card driven game. You decide the key events and actions that will allow your influence to spread and bring control of the globe to either the Soviet led Communist block or to the U.S. led coalition of Capitalist nations. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Twilight Struggle - Board Game Geek


Age of Renaissance
B-Board-12 * $ 2
Game Master: John Stevens * 6 Players * Teen14

As Europe emerges from the Dark Ages, fierce commercial competition arises among new centers of civilization. Can you corner enough markets to finance your city to a position of preeminence in the world of the Renaissance? Beginners encouraged.
Link: Age of Renaissance - Board Game Geek


Titan
B-Board-17 * $ 2
Game Master: Northeast TITAN League * 10 Players * E10

This Monster Slugathon Fantasy Wargame still has a very devoted following, a tribute to its depth and various strategies. The game is divided into two realms, the masterboard and the battleboards. Legions of mythical creatures roam about the masterboard trying to recruit bigger and badder monsters and kill opposing legions in the process. When a combat occurs, the action moves to the corresponding terrain's battleboard where the fight takes place. Lots of dice are tossed, and the legion that wins is returned to the masterboard with the spoils of war: points. As the points increase,Titans become more powerful. But be careful, If a player's Titan dies, the player is out of the game. The last Titan standing is the winner of the game. Beginners are very welcome! This is an SWA Northeast Titan league game and the results will be recorded. Games will be made up at random from the available players. Note: The time limit for this game is the length of the event slot. Game will be played on Super Size Deluxe Poker Chip Set of Titan. If you have any questions please email TitanTournament /at/ swa-gaming.org. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Titan - Board Game Geek
Link: Northeast TITAN League Information

Saturday Morning   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   (Slot C)


Clash of Cultures + Civilizations Expansion * Clash of Cultures
C-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Troy Ferris * 4 Players * Mature18

A civilization game in which each player leads a civilization from a single settlement to a mighty empire. Players must explore their surroundings, build large cities, research advances and conquer those who stand in the way. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Clash of Cultures - Board Game Geek


Pacific War
C-Board-8 * $ 2
Game Master: Tom Wargo * 4 Players * E10

Pacific War is an operational game, on a strategic scale, that plays like a tactical game. Different scenarios range from 1-100 hours, depending on the level of complexity. We will play a scenario that should fit nicely in the 4-hour time slot. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Pacific War: Board Game Geek


Twilight Struggle
C-Board-20 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Rogozinski * 2 Players * Teen14

Replay the Cold War in this fast paced card driven game. You decide the key events and actions that will allow your influence to spread and bring control of the globe to either the Soviet led Communist block or to the U.S. led coalition of Capitalist nations. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Twilight Struggle - Board Game Geek


Axis & Allies: 1942 2nd Edition * Axis & Allies
C-Board-22 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben Bunday * 6 Players * Teen14

This is the latest of the typical-scale version of the classic game, very well done and balanced. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Axis & Allies: 1942 2nd Edition - Board Game Geek
Link: Publisher¹s Page
Link: Rules

Saturday Afternoon   2:00 - 6:00 PM   (Slot D)


Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
D-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Rich Mendoza * 4 Players * E10

Liberty or Death features the same card-assisted counterinsurgency game system as GMT's Andean Abyss, Cuba Libre, A Distant Plain, Fire in the Lake, and Gallic War, with a set of twists that take the COIN Series to the 18th Century. It takes 1 to 4 players between lines of clashing red and blue infantry, Indian raids, European politics, British control of the seas, French intervention, and the propaganda war. Rated #55 among war games on BGG. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Liberty or Death - Board Game Geek
Link: Link to Marco Arnaudo's review
Link: Link to GMT Games page


Victory or Death, The Peloponnesian War * Quartermaster General
D-Board-8 * $ 0
Game Master: Ian Brody * 4 Players * Teen14

Based on the Quartermaster General System, this new title is a collaboration between Griggling Games and Plastic Soldier Company. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Quartermaster General - Board Game Geek
Link: Kickstarter page (very informational)


Talon
D-Board-9 * $ 2
Game Master: Chito Bantug * 6 Players * E10

Talon is a game of tactical space combat set in a growing universe with its own history and back story. This game introduces battles during the First Talon War between the Terran Confederation and the Talon Empire. This is a Fleet Combat game. Battles with individual ships can be fought, but the game easily and quickly simulates combat with fleets of 3-10 ships. These are fleets of Capital Ships. This is NOT a game about fighter combat in space. Most ships in the game are large and you must balance your ships' power output between shields, weapons, sensors and maneuverability - you are not just doing an Immelman. Each faction has unique abilities and each ship has unique features. Proper strategy involves assessing the different abilities of your ships and the enemy's. This is an Accessible game. The complexity of managing fleets of capital ships has been baked into the game system, leaving the player free to make interesting decisions. It is also a Fast Paced game. Small fleet scenarios can be played in one hour, larger ones in under two. This makes the game thematically rich and full of quick but meaningful choices. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Talon - Board Game Geek
Link: GMT Games page


Alien Frontiers with Outer Belt * Alien Frontiers
D-Board-15 * $ 2
Game Master: Brian Kelly * 6 Players * E10

Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Alien Frontiers - Board Game Geek
Link: Alien Frontiers Factions - Board Game Geek
Link: Alien Frontiers Outer Belt - Board Game Geek


Titan
D-Board-20 * $ 2
Game Master: Northeast TITAN League * 10 Players * E10

This Monster Slugathon Fantasy Wargame still has a very devoted following, a tribute to its depth and various strategies. The game is divided into two realms, the masterboard and the battleboards. Legions of mythical creatures roam about the masterboard trying to recruit bigger and badder monsters and kill opposing legions in the process. When a combat occurs, the action moves to the corresponding terrain's battleboard where the fight takes place. Lots of dice are tossed, and the legion that wins is returned to the masterboard with the spoils of war: points. As the points increase,Titans become more powerful. But be careful, If a player's Titan dies, the player is out of the game. The last Titan standing is the winner of the game. Beginners are very welcome! This is an SWA Northeast Titan league game and the results will be recorded. Games will be made up at random from the available players. Note: The time limit for this game is the length of the event slot. Game will be played on Super Size Deluxe Poker Chip Set of Titan. If you have any questions please email TitanTournament /at/ swa-gaming.org. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Titan - Board Game Geek
Link: Northeast TITAN League Information

Saturday Afternoon   2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   (Slot D)


The Napoleonic Wars
E-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Alexopoulos * 5 Players * Teen14

The Napoleonic Wars, 1805 - 1815, brings you a fast-paced, tension-filled, card-driven wargame using a point-to-point movement system that pushes the envelope in a new direction for this pivotal period of history. Having a simple-to-learn strategic system and short rulebook, The Napoleonic Wars, can be played in an evening as the cards and Diplomatic Track make for tough decision-making in the face of everchanging enemy threats. Set in 1805 Europe, you must weigh the strategic dilemmas facing the two alliances in mortal conflict. Napoleon's France enjoys a superb army, central position, superior leadership, and a useful, if not powerful, ally in Spain. However, she faces three foes. Napoleon must beware of Britain's seapower and wealth, Austria's threatening position, and Russia's reinforcing hordes. In the wings, Prussia, Turkey, and Sweden teeter on the brink of war, begging inducements to join either side. Even lowly Denmark's fleet can upset the balance of power. When fleets or armies collide, battle-related cards may be played and then dice are rolled to resolve the battle and inflict casualties. Even the most brilliant maneuver faces the chance of floundering. So play The Napoleonic Wars now, and put the strategist in you to the test. Your options are only limited by your vision, a meddlesome enemy's cards, and the hand of fate. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: The Napoleonic Wars - Board Game Geek


Republic of Rome
E-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Steve Bachman * 6 Players * Teen14

Hail, Caesar! Republic of Rome is a game that captures the feel of intrigue and power politics in the Roman Senate during the more than 250 years of the Republic. Starting at the beginning of the 1st Punic War (264 BC), each player controls a faction, comprised of members from the leading Senatorial families, attempting to increase their strength and influence to the point where it dominates the government. Opposing these self-serving goals are the needs of the State and external threats against it, represented by the game itself. The players and their factions must cooperate as needed to properly prosecute the many wars against Rome's hostile neighbors, as well as see to the contentment of the populace. Failure to do so will bring about the fall of Rome and the end of the Republic, and a loss for all players. Will defending your principles keep you out of the loop of power? Will a lack of conscience bring about the fall of Rome? Can you walk that fine line to victory while keeping the other factions from doing the same? We will be using Avalon Hill edition with the Living Rules v2.16 available at the BoardGameGeek link above (titled RoRRulebookV216.pdf). Players should familiarize themselves with the rules beforehand. The scenario played - Early, Middle, or Late Republic - will be determined by the GM based on the experience levels and preferences of the players in the game. Like Diplomacy, Republic of Rome is often cutthroat and may include backstabs and double-crosses - players are asked to leave their personal relations at the door to avoid damaging any real world relationships. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Republic of Rome - Board Game Geek
Link: AH Living Rules v2.16 at BoardGameGeek


Triumph and Tragedy
E-Board-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Chuck Davis * 3 Players * E10

3 player game of conflict between the soviets, axis, and the west from 1936 to 1945. Compete diplomatically, economically and finally by unleashing your armies. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Triumph and Tragedy - Board Game Geek


Axis and Allies
E-Board-8 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Russman * 4 Players * E10

Axis and Allies depicts WWII on a grand scale, full global level. Up to five players can play on two different teams. The Axis which has Germany and Japan, and the Allies which has the USA, the United Kingdom, and the USSR. A full map of the world is provided, broken up in various chunks similar to Risk. Players have to work together with their teammates in order to coordinate offenses and decide how best to utilize their production points. Players also have the option of risking production resources on the possibility of developing a super technology that might turn the tide of war. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Axis and Allies - Board Game Geek


Eclipse
E-Board-11 * $ 2
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 6 Players * E10

A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Eclipse - Board Game Geek


Alien Frontiers with Outer Belt * Alien Frontiers
E-Board-13 * $ 2
Game Master: Brian Kelly * 6 Players * E10

Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Alien Frontiers - Board Game Geek
Link: Alien Frontiers Factions - Board Game Geek
Link: Alien Frontiers Outer Belt - Board Game Geek


Quartermaster General - Giant Carpet Version * Quartermaster General
E-Board-14 * $ 2
Game Master: Ian Brody * 6 Players * Teen14

Play Quartermaster General on the BIG CARPET with giant pieces. We will be using both the Air Marshal and Alternate Histories Expansions. New and experienced gamers welcome Beginners encouraged.

Link: Quartermaster General - Board Game Geek
Link: Griggling Games Website


Titan
E-Board-18 * $ 2
Game Master: Northeast TITAN League * 10 Players * E10

This Monster Slugathon Fantasy Wargame still has a very devoted following, a tribute to its depth and various strategies. The game is divided into two realms, the masterboard and the battleboards. Legions of mythical creatures roam about the masterboard trying to recruit bigger and badder monsters and kill opposing legions in the process. When a combat occurs, the action moves to the corresponding terrain's battleboard where the fight takes place. Lots of dice are tossed, and the legion that wins is returned to the masterboard with the spoils of war: points. As the points increase,Titans become more powerful. But be careful, If a player's Titan dies, the player is out of the game. The last Titan standing is the winner of the game. Beginners are very welcome! This is an SWA Northeast Titan league game and the results will be recorded. Games will be made up at random from the available players. Note: The time limit for this game is the length of the event slot. Game will be played on Super Size Deluxe Poker Chip Set of Titan. If you have any questions please email TitanTournament /at/ swa-gaming.org. Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Titan - Board Game Geek
Link: Northeast TITAN League Information

Sunday Morning   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   (Slot F)


Here I Stand
F-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Paul McCarthy * 6 Players * Teen14

Wars of the Reformation. six players compete for political and religious control of Europe. We will play the full 9 turns (or until someone wins or we get kicked out, same as last few years) Beginners encouraged.

Link: Here I Stand - Board Game Geek


Space Empires 4X
F-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Chito Bantug * 4 Players * Teen14

Space Empires 4X is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games - eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. This game is Rich in Theme. Carriers, fighters, mines, cloaking, dreadnoughts, merchant shipping, colonization, mining, terraforming, shipyards, black holes, warp points, non-player aliens, Doomsday Machines - everything an Epic Space Opera needs. Despite that, the rules are Incredibly Simple. Almost 20 years in the making, many elegant solutions have been developed to remove complexity and make the game intuitive. 1 to 4 players eXplore the random map. Each space can reveal any of 12 different terrain effects like asteroids, nebulae, and planets. Terrain is important as it impacts both combat and movement, as well as how you will build your empire. Players then eXpand their empire by forming colonies (long term, steady growth), harvesting resources (quick income), and building a merchant fleet (trade income). This infrastructure must quickly be eXploited to build a fleet from up to 10 different classes of warships and researching critical technology from among 50 levels of advances at your disposal. The competing empires quickly come in contact and vie to eXterminate each other. This is where your technology and fleet decisions will be proven. Combat is simple (there are no complicated charts), but rewards good, balanced fleet construction. Building only the largest capital ship is not a good idea. Your fleets will actually feel like fleets! Beginners encouraged.

Link: GMT Games page
Link: Space Empires 4X - Board Game Geek


Axis & Allies: 50th Anniversary Edition * Axis & Allies
F-Board-16 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben Bunday * 6 Players * Teen14

Come refight WWII in Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary edition, which is what most consider to be the best version of this venerable game series. We will play the 1941 setup. PLEASE NOTE: this is a two-session game, although if players only want to play 1 session, the game can continue as long as 2 players remain (one nice feature of A&A). Some knowledge of this rules system preferred. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Axis & Allies: 50th Anniversary Edition - Board Game Geek
Link: Publisher¹s Page
Link: Rules



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