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Playing with History

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

History has a tendency to not stay dead. In many countries, it is evident how issues of the past still shape the political landscape. Although I’m not American, after the events in Charlottesville, after president Trump’s statements and after reading…

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Review: Class Wargames

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In 1977, the French artist, political activist and founder of the Situationist International, Guy Debord, published a game called The Game of War. The game was a derivative of chess insofar as it was played on a checkered board and…

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Clearing out the Rebels – Sharp Practice AAR

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

At the moment, I’m playtesting a series of scenarios for Sharp Practice. My intent is to have them eventually published in some shape or form, but before this can happen, they have to be researched, written up and playtested. All…

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Review: The Cousins’ War

Posted on July 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When this game was mentioned on the Meeples & Miniatures podcast, I immediately pricked up my ears. I’ve been interested in the Wars of the Roses for a long time and I like innovative games that can be played in a…

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On the Painting Table

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s rather hot and painting is going slow. But I’ve got a nice working space, even though it’s not a permanent set up – I put everything away after each session. I’m still working on ACW stuff. I’ve prepared a…

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ACW Railroad in 15mm

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

Railways played an important role in the American Civil War and there were even some skirmishes involving trains. Reason enough to bring tracks and rolling stock to the gaming table! I’ve been collecting and building stuff for an American Civil…

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Time Machine

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When I was about 10 years old, I discovered a curious book in my local bookstore. It had a mean looking dinosaur on the front cover, which I immediately identified as a Tyrannosaurus Rex – I was that kind of…

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Learning to Love Longstreet

Posted on June 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve never really been interested in big battle games. Most of the images I’ve seen of such games show masses of figures arrayed in a thin line from one table edge to the other. Shoving bases forward and seeing who…

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Another ADA Gaming Salon

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Saturday, we hosted another gaming salon at the ADA gallery in Vienna. Under the headline ‘Hunting Humans’, the evening was dedicated to monsters. We had two games for the visitors to play. The first was a pen-and-paper RPG ran by Alex.…

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On the Painting Table

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick update on what I’m working on at the moment. For my birthday, K. gave me a gift voucher from my favourite miniatures producer, Peter Pig. I’ve kept the card for a while, as I enjoyed browsing the…

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Currently Reading

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Summer’s coming, we’re getting settled in the new house and the whole family is working in the garden. What better time to bury oneself in books? I’ve decided to start a small new project I’ve been thinking about for a…

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Sharp Practice at the Club

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Shortly after we’ve moved into the new flat, I discovered that one of the few (if not the only) wargaming clubs in Vienna is right around where I now live. Naturally, I wanted to check it out. This week, I…

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More Board Gaming Fun

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We are really busy with board games at the moment. Two days ago, friends invited us to play Talisman. The host is a real fan of the game – in fact, he told us that it’s his favourite board game! I’ve…

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Gaming with Zombies and Rebels

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week, we had a kind of board game frenzy. It all started with my mates Sigur and Virago coming over to try out Zombicide, which I bought as a second-hand copy some time ago. Sigur brought his impressive collection of…

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