I started wargaming before the first GW space marine landed! I was at least in my late twenties when Total War wiped away pencil and paper campaigns! I fear that my painting time will now diminish now that I’ve wrestled away my laptop from my eldest son and was able to download Field of Glory Medieval Two for a little over ten pounds.
Not only did I have my laptop back but I also had time on my hands. The current wife has developed Covid and wasn’t too impressed with my Valentines gift of an iron! What’s a man to do! Play wargames that’s what!
With my new found financial precaution I only bought the basic download but YouTube’s Medieval Wargamer has already got me salivating for more. My first game was Anglo- Irish versus the natives. Right up my street for my pro- Norman sympathies!
Well there you have it ; our central dilemma. For ten pounds or nine dollars ( US) the novice gamer has everything that the older gamer has sweated years for. And, you have regular online tourneys and computer referees! My own painting efforts got me thinking…
The FoG gameplay can get a little repetitive but it wins hands down for accessibility. Tabletop games are very much more personal but Jeffe James of the Norfolk Dice Studz was keen to relate just how friendly the online community is.
I’d be interested in hearing what the community thinks about both FoG on the computer versus the tabletop. I don’t really think I’d ever give up the lead but I’ve now found Blitzkrieg on Steam and that brings back memories of classic WW2 games and my Flames of War armies haven’t been out of their boxes for literally years.