B-17 Games: QooS vs. FFL

Comparison of the base games:

The main difference is, while Queen of the Skies focuses on 1 bomber, Flying Fortress Leader focuses on 1 or more bomber groups/squadrons, so the game play is more abstract.

There are rules for single-bomber play in FFL, but I haven’t gotten to those rules yet.

Each has it’s own mechanic for encounters on the way to the target, and somewhat similar procedures for fighters and flak, and bombing the target.  Many of the game mechanics from the other DVG Leader-series games are present in FFL.

Each is fun, in it’s own way.  It depends on what one wants out of the game experience, overall command of the mission/campaign, or the results of your own bomber crew during those missions/campaigns.

I’ll probably play a couple more practice missions before embarking on a full campaign.

And I’ll probably try Target for Today before I get to that full campaign.

40K Books

I still have a stack of unread Imperial Guard books, mostly Gaunt’s Ghosts, in my “to read” pile.  I haven’t touched those books for years.

Yet here I am pre-ordering a book coming out next year:

For the Emperor.

B-17 FF Leader

My first run through was such a complete and utter failure that I decided to wipe the slate clean and try again.

I even opened that B-17 coin for luck!

And I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to try again, when I get the miniatures for the game.

New Figure

The GI Joe Collector’s Club incentive figure arrived, and his accessory set is on it’s way.

This is the Man of Mysteries, or the Arcane Adventurer.  He has a glow-in-the-dark katana, and the other gear and outfit pictured.

He came dressed like this:

This is the accessory set:

So, what’s a good name for an Arcane Adventurer, similar to Constantine or Kolchak or Mulder?

Baseball 2017

Giants suck.

So do the Mets, but not as bad as the Giants, which is why they swept this weekend.

So when do the Giants hit rock bottom?  All-Star break?

Xenos 2

At least they sent the correct book for these guys to me…

Index: Xenos 2, for my Orks, WAAAGH!!!

The online shop that I bought my 8th edition books from sent me the wrong Imperium book, Volume 1 instead of 2.

Haven’t heard from them yet, but hopefully they’re gonna send the correct one soon.

Tire stuff

As I was leaving work Tuesday, I started backing up my car in the garage, and immediately felt something was wrong.


I went to the garage’s ticket booth, and told the guy that I had a flat.  He said that I should call AAA myself, which I did, and after 15 minutes on hold, I got through to a person.  She dispatched a technician, who had no problem finding the garage, and my car on the 3rd floor, after another 20 minutes.  Another 20 minutes later, and I was on my way with my spare tire in place.

Once I got home, I took a look at the tire, and found a screw in it.  Arrgh.

This morning I decided to get the tire fixed, but when I brought it to one local garage, they said that they wouldn’t be able to fix it, because of the location, and that I would need to go to a tire specialist.  Luckily there was one nearby, where I had my tires changed out for new ones a few years back.

Upon arrival and inspection, the guys at this shop determined that the screw was too close to the sidewall for a repair, so I had to get a replacement tire, which they ordered and would be available around 2:00 pm.

I decided to take a mental health day at that point.

I took my car back after 2:00 pm, and after giving them the 45 minutes that they said that they’d need to work on it, I returned.  They then told me that they found 2 nails in my right rear tire, which they were able to patch, and it would take a while longer for the car to get ready.

I paid for the tire and patch, and went home, wondering if someone deliberately placed those nails/screws under my tires.  I’m hoping not.


The other Star Wars films I’d like to see:

  • Jawas: The Movie – like Minions, but with Jawas
  • Boba Fett: heist film, possibly a buddy film with Han Solo or Lando Calrissian
  • Ezra/Kanan: show us their fate after Rebels goes off the air
  • Cheers-like movie at either Anchorhead or Mos Eisley cantina
  • Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes: A Hard Day’s Night or Help!, Star Wars style
  • The Battle of Taanab: Google it
  • Ord Mantel: what bounty hunter was that, Han?

The Star Wars films I don’t want to see:

  • Kenobi
  • Yoda
  • Lando
  • Chewbacca/Wookies
  • Sand People