Titan is a classic, if somewhat flawed, boardgame that I spent much time playing in Unisfa in days gone by. I now have a computer version of it with variant maps and I just completed a game with a fairly impressive Titan stack.
Killing it would have been worth an archangel, and was definitely worth the new user pic. :)
Granted that it may be unfair to dismiss this variant after only one game but it just didn't seem to work as well. I think that both of us definitely prefer the WWI variant and I'm not all that likely to buy more of the WWII version.
I've also snagged some of the second series Wings of War miniatures and now understand why the DR VII came as such an unpleasant surprise to Allied pilots at the end of WWI (that turning stall maneuver is a nasty piece of work).
And I should be getting ARIA in September. :)
The WWII version is very different, the two are entirely incompatible as they've effectively rescaled the entire game to the new speed(s). Speaking of which some of the maneuver cards now have two end points, depending on whether you're at high speed or low speed. I haven't played it yet but this may act as a deterrent to the Immelman as you have to be at high speed before and end at low speed after...
Whilst I was building my impressive stack of bits to buy I commented to a friend that "I've got a credit card and I'm not afraid to use it." The shop assistant behind me who was rearranging the shelves of Mind Games at the time then piped up with "Is that a pick up line? It is for people in retail!" :)
Whilst I haven't played a lot of games this trip, the way I've been playing them is something I'm quite pleased about.
In particular for Settlers of Catan I've basically been playing for the right reasons (the company, the social interaction) in a "friendly" style (moving the robber to empty hexes, etc). I've won some, I've lost some but all of the games have been fun. Which is the whole point, and a sign that I've mellowed somewhat in recent years.
Oh, and as I believe I've mentioned previously Wings of War is cool! :)
I'm on my way home from SwanCon at which I even went to a panel item or two.
Mostly it was about seeing old friends that I see all too rarely, and playing board games with them (something else that I do all too rarely these days). Oh, and buying stuff at the auction. It was all good. :)
Two new games bear mentioning - Wings of War and On the Underground.
Both very enjoyable, I'd probably buy copies if I had a chance to play them on a regular basis...