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Game Day[masked]…After Action Report.

From: Chris W.
Sent on: Sunday, October 7, 2012 10:17 AM

Game Day[masked]…After Action Report….and comments

Another Game Day has come and gone! We had 11 players, 1 new player, 1 semi new player (his 4th time) and 9 of us Vets show up and play at three tables.

Some of us experienced the wrath (or victory) of a super aggressive round one German and Japanese DOW (Declaration Of War). Some of us experienced the cold punch of the dice that sometimes happens and lost the battle for France (and the war) in round one and some of us experienced the often times overwhelming strength and reach of the US Fleet in the Pacific and some of us experienced the cold hard loss of a our capital after enduring a long hard fight into the late ours of the night but I hope all of us had a good time!

Its come to my attention, thanks to the open and honest comments of a few of our players that we Vets of the game might not be as friendly to new players as we think we are; this would explain why we have 79 members in our group but only have the same 15 to 20 players regularly attend a game day. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. For this reason, and for a few other reasons, I will now be offering an “Axis and Allies Gaming Workshop”. The details of when and where and what topics will be covered have not yet been fully worked out, as soon as they are I will let everyone know about them. However, for now, know that these workshops will focus on learning and understanding the rules, learning the game board and how to best maneuver your units around on it, and basic grand strategies approaches. Consider these workshops a “boot camp” of sorts; primarily designed to introduce new players to the key rules and concepts of the game so they won’t be so intimidated by us pointy teethed Vets. Because as any good G.I. Joe knows…knowing is half the battle!

Until next game day (or workshop) have a good life and I look forward to meeting (and or seeing you again) next time we Meetup!



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