WCW Club Season 2012 Games (70)

Thursday, 05 January 2012 09:24

Jeremiah was a board topper!

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We fought a lovely little war at the Red Lion last night. Our club's 166th game and 17th of the season ended by draw vote during the Fall 1905 turn with all seven players still on the board.

Jeremiah Peterson shocked us all by volunteering to play earlier in the day. Typically his arm needs twisting. He surprised us again by proposing a draw with his France topping the board at seven centers and sitting in or positioned to acquire three more. He figured that was as good as it was going to get for his France. Meanwhile, it appeared that winter was coming with Russia poised for expansion. The draw passed, so the game rolled back to the 1904 center counts, which were:

Friday, 23 December 2011 11:26

The Postman always tops twice

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Last night at Emmett's Alehouse in Downers Grove, Todd "The Mailman" Woodman delivered his second board top ever. His Turkey gobbled everything in sight, finishing with 11 centers. Top Turkey honors are his for the time being. Apparently 11 is a magic number for Woodman: The game was his 11th league contest with the club.

Game No. 165 ended by draw vote in Spring 1906 in the following center counts.

Monday, 19 December 2011 15:36

Game: Dip & Drinks at Guthrie's Tavern

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We're heading back to ground zero for the Chicago bar game, Guthrie's Tavern in Wrigleyville, for another evening of Dip & Drinks.

Dip & Drinks at Guthrie's Tavern.
When: Jan. 25 at 6:15 p.m. until no later than 11.
Monday, 19 December 2011 15:33

Game: Ring in the New Year at the Red Lion!

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Ring in the New Year with an evening of Dip & Drinks at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. The game(s) will begin at 6:15 and end no later than 11. Help us start the calendar year strong by signing up today.

Ring in the New Year at the Red Lion
When: Jan. 4 at 6:15 p.m. until no later than 11.
Nate Cockerill topped Game No. 164, a lengthy affair played today at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove. The game ended in Spring 1912 in the following center counts:

 

Thursday, 08 December 2011 13:49

Tora, Tora, Tora

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On Pearl Harbor Day, with Tora, Tora, Tora playing in the background, 12 of us gathered at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square to bomb the crap out of each other and, in some cases, ourselves. On Tuesday night, we had 15 for this Dip & Drinks event, but three dropped on the day of. The 12 fit sort of neatly into a big board for vets of varying seasoning and a small board for newish and rusty players, with Peter Lokken and me pulling double duty.

The big board played into Fall 1906 before calling the game at the 11 p.m. time limit. The center counts rolled back to 1905, which were:

Sunday, 04 December 2011 20:05

Morrison "Sledgehogs" his way to board top

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Mike Morrison coined another opening today in Game No. 161, played at my place in Little Italy. This one was more of a new take on an old classic, the Austrian Hedgehog Opening. That's when Austria takes Serbia, arranges a bounce in Galicia, and tells Italy he's going to Venice. Mike's Sledgehog works the same way tactically, but much different diplomatically. The key is not to tell Russia about the move to Galicia or Italy about the one to Venice.

The Sledgehog worked great for Mike, as he bounced Russia in Galicia and snuck into Venice. Of course, he was aided by Italy's decision to open Rome to Naples instead of Apulia. That's probably the last time Ben DiPaola will do that. You can check out all the Spring 1901 moves and the final center counts here.

The game ended during the Fall 1910 turn in the following center counts:
Sunday, 04 December 2011 09:44

Game 161 set to start at 10 a.m.

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Dashing through the rain,
In cars, on bikes and trains...
 
Our Jingle Belgium game is set to begin at 10 a.m. at my place in Little Italy. The lineup is uncertain, be we'll have seven without forcing my lovely wive to play (which remains an option).
 
We'll maintain our supply center chart online, so follow along here if you'd like.
Saturday, 26 November 2011 12:25

Game: Cheer, Beer and Backstabbing

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Christmas just came early. We're offering another of our Dip and Drinks events at Emmett's Alehouse in Downers Grove. Read on for the details.
Sunday, 20 November 2011 21:50

Game: Dip and Drinks at the Red Lion

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Join us for another evening of Dip and Drinks. This time, we're back at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square.

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