Greg and Tracy played Dawn: Rise of the Occulites:
This is essentially a skirmish miniatures game, but it takes place on a hex board unlike most miniatures games. Players control a tribe of Occulites and, depending on the scenario, are trying to fulfil the scenario objectives to score points and win the game. Tracy and I played the introductory scenario using just the basic rules, which means all Occulites had the same stats and some things were simplified. In the full game your tribe can be customized and the different types of tribe have different abilities. You can also play a campaign where your tribe will improve and gain new abilities as they go on. The game came with the option of painted or unpainted minis, so naturally I took the painted option and they look really great on the table!
The second picture above is Tracy’s defence roll where she rolled nine dice and needed 4 or less on each die for a success (50% chance per die). She failed to get any and it meant her Occulite died a horrible death. Also, this time last year I had a list of unplayed games (Shelf of Shame) that was 90+ games. I’ve made a concerted effort to reduce that and have managed to get that number down to just five games, with plans to get it down to zero if possible. Yay me!