Wednesday, October 12, 2011
An Errand to the Brick and Mortar Computer Store
The last wargame with hexes and turns, complex rules and of interest for just the war-nerds I got from a computer mega store was Korsun Pocket (Matrix Games). It was from the now defunct CompUSA. Today, an errand to the Microcenter computer store (Rockville, MD USA), which is in the same building where CompUSA was, ended up with me playing a Squad Battles (HPS Simulations) scenario a couple of hours later.
I was stunned when I found a copy of Squad Battles Red Victory in the military strategy games section of Microcenter. So was the salesman when I asked if they had more of the likes and he saw the price I was willing to pay for such an ugly jewel box. Yeah, I know dude, don't ask ... Just check your inventory. They had more listed, but finding them was an issue.
So I walked away with my bounty, for which I payed some 40 bucks. Had to return a few minutes later, though. I forgot to get that printer my wife needed. :)