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Fact & Fiction in Scenario Design

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

While I like painting and modelling, what I love most about wargaming is designing and playing scenarios. Now those scenarios don’t necessarily have to be historical – it’s great fun to devise games set in a fantasy or sci-fi world.…

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First Game of Black Powder

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This week, I had my first chance to try Black Powder. Some guys at the club had organised a big multiplayer game and they were kind enough to give me a Union brigade to command. The game was played with…

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Dwarves like it HoTT

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Some time ago, I painted up a 10mm Dwarf army for Hordes of the Things. Last week, I finally got them on the table! We met at Virago’s to try out HoTT and see what we could do with those…

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VIVAT 2017

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

VIVAT is a local Austrian historical wargames show. I didn’t make it last year due to real life intervening, but I attended this year. Generally, I’m not too happy with the location, as I don’t own a car and it’s…

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Building a Cotton Press in 15mm

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After building the Southern Mansion, I wanted to add more structures which would have belonged to Civil War plantation complexes. One of the most characteristic landmarks was the cotton press. This large wooden structure consisted of a screw mechanism and…

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TooFatLardies Games Day in Vienna

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s no secret that TooFatLardies are my favourite rules publisher. Fortunately, there are a couple of like-minded individuals around. Last Friday, a bunch of us got together to play and present TFL games. The idea was to showcase the rules and…

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Building a Southern Mansion

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

One of the most characteristic buildings of the Civil War South is the plantation house or mansion. Often built in a sumptuous neoclassicist style, it served as the home for the planter and his family. Many examples survive and a…

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A Scrap in Colony Town – 15mm Sci-Fi AAR

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

K. and I have been playing a lot of Sharp Practice recently, as we’ve been playtesting scenarios for the booklet I’m preparing. We suddenly felt like we needed a change and wanted to play something completely different. Remembering the whimsical and colourful…

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Vienna Nerd Institute

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Together with an artist friend of mine, Johannes Grenzfurthner from monochrom, I have started a new project: The Vienna Nerd Institute. This is intended to be a sort of adult education center for nerd-related stuff. We want to provide low-threshold…

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ZAMspielen Gaming Event in Vienna

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Museumsquartier is a large area of museums, cafés and cultural institutions in the center of Vienna. Three years ago, the group ZAMspielen together with the art communication agency esel.at started to host a semi-regular board and video gaming event there. ‘Zamspielen’…

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