Another Confrontation Interlude

On Friday four of us brought a dead game out of the graveyard.


Confrontation was a tabletop skirmish game and the hard favorite of the Master Manipulator (every store needs one), Little Barrera, and the Ruiner of Fun Evil Homer.  It doesn't take much to get these dudes to pull it out again.

One of the great things about this game is the memorable moments...

...most of which involve rolling boxcars and insta-killing a model, such as when Little Barerra's piece of shit pixie-thing killed one of my Devourers.

The next Confrontation Interlude can probably be expected in another six months or so.


tzeentchling said...

Mid-Nor Dwarves, Bran-O-Kor Orcs, Alchemists of Dirz, and Devourers of Vile-Tis? None of you are fond of playing "good" armies, eh?

Confrontation was a mediocre game with amazing models, and I'm sad it died.

Phil said...

Confrontation! You're going to make me pull out my old rulebook Brent. Although I never actually found anyone to play it with back in the day, I loved those models.

Also thought it was kind of fun trying to decipher the French rules, since not everything was real clearly translated. Cry Havoc had some stunning artwork too.

Evil Homer said...

You know I love me some Confrontation. When I can get back up there maybe my Orcs will be painted...but probably not.

pchappel said...

:-) We had a pretty solid group up here playing Confrontation... My Wolfen and Kelts did pretty well... Shame the game died, but it did seem like Rackham pushed it in such a way to kill v3 to make v4 the only option... Great models, with a reasonable group a great game... :-) Not really suited for "competitive" play though...

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I have to disagree on the competitive part. Granted taken out of the book it could get a bit hoakey, but with a few small limitation it played out really well.

The community is what I think I miss the most. For being a smaller game the amount of community support was stellar. It has been a really long time since I have seen that kind of thing from 40K players. Having players drive 6 hours to play in a regular monthly Confrontation event was something.

I got to meet some really great people in person, and that to me made the community great. From Wichita Falls we had regulars that drove from Dallas, Amarillo, Oklahoma City and even some rare ones from Wichita Kansas, Austin and some others. It was great times and some great event stories.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

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