Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.
A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.
Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.
This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
With my brand new PC having yet more issues in the shape of a dead hard drive, it fell to my good old Mac and laptop to help entertain me and my bro today. We slapped on our first game of Settlers 3 in a very long time. The game was a 4v4 involving 6 AI teams. As usual, our allies did very little, leaving us to fight the four enemy teams pretty much on our own.
The game started with us on the defensive while we were trying to get our economies up and running, with the blues attacking JIK's oranges, and my blacks being targetted by the pinks, greens and yellows. Luckily the pinks had to go through JIK's territory to get to me, and he was able to cut off most of their soldiers as they tried to pass through. I had mostly been waiting to upgrade my soldiers before recruiting any new ones, and when the greens and yellows swarmed into my settlement I lost several towers as my defenses struggled to cope, but luckily only lost a few woodcutters. Thankfully at this time, one of our allies, the cyans, chose this time to charge out and attack the enemy blue team. The cyan army crossed the path that the yellows and greens were taking to get to me, and stopped their reinforcements, giving my guys a breather and chance to regain all the ground I'd lost. The cyans battered the blues and pinned them back, giving JIK the opportunity to concentrate on the pinks and annihilate them.
By now I'd rebuilt my forces, and my soldiers joined JIK's, creating an army of blacks and oranges several hundred strong. We marched into yellow and green lands and wiped them out easily. The cyans had stopped to sunbathe or something after their single attack, and we had to finish their job of taking out the blues. Though at least they had done something. Our red allies sat up in the top corner of the map, and did not take part in a single battle in nearly 5 hours. Thanks guys.
My guys march into green territory to get revenge
The yellows counter attack as their lands fall to our advance
The yellows are mopped up in short order