Kicked of the year with our first gaming night at my newly organised garage space. It was supposed to be two games of Flames of War Tank Aces, as a precursor to kicking off a campaign, once we had motivated Stu back into the love of Flames of War. Unfortunately Stu didn’t bring his tanks, rather his newest purchase, Memoir ’44. Aaron and I had already started the first game however so Stu watched our game, arriving at the point where the game swung decidedly in my favour and the dice failed Aaron.
It was great to be back to playing Flames of War, and the fast paced Tank Aces format meant that we had plenty of time to try out Stu’s board game.
Memoir ’44 is a game I’ve wanted to play for many years, and whilst it wasn’t quite what I had expected, it was a very enjoyable game with a great system for restricting tactical choices and making you think a lot more about your decisions. We played the Pegasus Bridge scenario which is pretty much the intro mission. I played the British against Stu (Germans) and won, they played the Germans against Aaron (British) and lost, proving the game historically accurate!