Warfighter WWII

I ran the sample mission, and totally had my ass handed to me.

4 green/novice GIs, cut to pieces by a German Half Track and a dozen riflemen and sturmtruppen.  They didn’t have a chance.

Maybe next time I won’t play with the Elite German troops deck.


Took a long drive around the Bay Area today, running errands from Gator Games to Fry’s Electronics to Game Kastle Fremont, and finally to Nelson’s place in El Cerrito for our Games Night, this time on International Tabletop Day.


I lost track of time at Game Kastle, and along with a traffic delay on 880N, I arrived a little later than I intended to, about 20 minutes after our scheduled start time.

Games were played, food was eaten, and I actually won in a game that I had never in the past.

The Giants lost again.  Arrgh.

I’m behind on a couple of shows for the first time in a while.  Arrow and tonight’s Doctor Who, I’m probably going to catch them on Sunday.

I’m hearing the siren’s call of some of my sports games again, but not enough to set one up.  That may change, though.

About Warfighter WWII

I’m really like the Modern Day version, I hear this one is harder…

The rules appear to be identical to Warfighter Modern, with changes appropriate to the time period.  For example, there’s lots of different pistol/rifle ammo sizes in the modern version, but only one basic ‘bullet’ type in the WWII edition, called ‘Ammo ‘.

I looked at the available expansions, which I’m holding off purchasing because I’m told that there’s plenty of replay in the core box.  If I were to get any of the expansions, I’d probably get the extra US, and UK card decks.  Maybe the Germans, but I’d have to see if I don’t mind playing them.  I really have no interest in the Russian and Polish expansions.

I’m not sure what the next couple of waves of expansions will be, but I’m hoping for Pacific Theatre card decks for the WWII game.  As for the Modern setting, I really don’t know.

I hope to get a game play in sometime this weekend.  Luckily the WWII Call of Duty figures were delivered to the office today.

And I may or may not start taking turn-by-turn notes in order to create a mission narrative for an after action report.

Jacket Part Deux

At the beginning of the month I ordered a jacket from Hot Topic.

Yeah.  That Hot Topic.

Anywho, I had it shipped to a local store, in a mall, and waited for the email telling me that I could pick up the order.

That email never came.

Three weeks later (Tuesday) I emailed Hot Topic and asked for a status update on the jacket order.

Their reply:

Hey Chris,

Thanks for emailing us at Hottopic.com!

We apologize if you did not receive the notification that your order is ready for pickup. Please feel free to pick up your order at your earliest convenience.


I have a feeling it was sitting at the store for a good two weeks.  Which is sad because I had gone to that mall at least 2-3 times in those two weeks.

As for the jacket itself, which I picked up after work today, it looks like a cross between two of Cassian Andor’s jackets from Rogue One.

Basically took the styling of the brown one, and added detail and color of the blue one.  Behold:

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A jacket that I had purchased online 3 weeks ago has apparently been ready for pickup for about 2 weeks.

I never got a notification email telling me this.

Pictures later after I pick it up.

Mega Construx Call of Duty

I noticed that I was using Call of Duty figures with desert uniforms for jungle ops, so I checked to see if there were any jungle figures available.

Jungle Rangers set

And then I checked to see if there were World War II figures for the Warfighter WWII game that’s coming in:

Classic Infantry Pack

They even have an authentic 48-star flag in that set.

Games Incoming

Not that I have time to play them all…

I’m really like the Modern Day version, I hear this one is harder…

And another from World War II, closer to my heritage…

And there’s a Corregidor boardgame under development as well.