Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uncharted Seas Battle Report

The naval-themed holiday break here at the Lair continued today as my son and I got in a quick game of Uncharted Seas.  It's been ages since we've played and we were very rusty on the rules.  Our game was a meeting engagement between and Orc and Iron Dwarf fleets, each of which consisted of a batlteship, 3 cruisers and 6 frigates.

 There was some rudimentary scenery in this game which did have a big impact on play.  The second picture is about halfway throught the game and my son Orc cruisers are lined up for a run at my battleship.  The dice were not kind to Sean this evening and his cruisers took a pounding from the battleship and Frigates

 This picture is from the end of the last turn.  The Orc fleet only had it's Battleship and 2 frigates afloat to face the dwarf fleet which had only lost 2 frigates - although one cruiser was had one damage point left.  All in all it was a fun and quick game.
Here's a photo of the Orc admiral, who was very gracious in defeat.  I do think he is plotting for a re-match in a day or two, so I need to gloat now as I doubt he'll let me off so easy next time.

Uncharted Seas is one of those odd games that is both simple and fun but yet still never seems to get played that much.  I'm trying to hold back on jumping into Spartan's new Dystopian Wars game system but it looks awfully tempting.


Guidowg said...

Ahh, maybe your young fella is only lulling you into a false sense of security, he'll probably clean you up next game.
looks like you had a good time, my son is 13 and its hard to drag him away from PS, Xbox and Pc games at present and with the opposite sex just around the corner figure gaming is the last thing on his mind.

John de Terre Neuve said...

You do have a lot of echlectic tastes, Miles. It is always interesting to see what you are up to

jmilesr said...

Guido - I think he's just humoring me as driving age is just around the corner (4 months!) and he may have a "need" for automotive transport.

Well, I am a bit of a gaming "butterfly" to use a polite term.

One of my goals this holiday was to finish up some projects (the 1/2400 fleets) and play some of the orphaned games to see if we want to keep them.

Not surprisingly, storage is becoming a problem and there are two solutions - the easy one, get rid of the stuff we don''t really play with (40k, Uncharted Seas, etc) or the hard - build more storage upon receiving executive spouse approval.

Being a standard issue male I, of course, have selected the hard option and have been rebuilding the storage configuration under the table and putting in more shelfs. Hopefully, we should pick up another 80 - 85 cubic feet of Storage when I'm done.