Last 15 posts from The Warbard

The Free City Sourcebook

Posted on April 13th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Not a roleplaying book, although it sounds like it, and an RPG set in Danzig could be pretty cool, actually, now that I think about it, but the Free City Sourcebook is just-launched site collecting primary source material on that … Continue reading

The Workbench This Week, 8 April 2014

Posted on April 8th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Brian Burger

So I wound up missing Trumpeter Salute over in Vancouver not because work had shipped me out of town (which I was expecting, except the project is delayed) but more or less because I couldn’t get organized to get myself … Continue reading

Blood Bowl Markers

Posted on April 7th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Not having the time or energy right now for larger projects, I’ve been bashing away at a few sets of markers for Blood Bowl teams, both my own and those of some of the folks I game with. For BB, … Continue reading

Lizards & Lunatics

Posted on April 4th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Had two small orders come in last week. I have been saving money for an epic bike vacation to Europe in a few months (Vienna, Austria to Nantes, France over six weeks!) and not ordering much new stuff for wargaming … Continue reading

… And We’re Back…

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under . Posted by

Brian Burger

When you forget to renew the primary domain your entire web presence depends on, and then have to wait a weekend for the #%^#@% bank to sort your credit card out and pay for that renewal, it becomes kind of … Continue reading

Retreat From Moscow

Posted on March 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Back in late January, two of the gamers of our group put together a 28mm Napoleonic “Retreat from Moscow” game that was a blast – everyone had a small group of French officers and soldiers, all the main officers had … Continue reading

The Year of Missing Conventions…

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Victoria’s GottaCon is running this weekend, and as I’ve just flown back into town from a work assignment elsewhere in the province, I’m missing the entire thing! I’d go for Sunday, but having been away for five weeks I’ve got … Continue reading

Blood Bowl Team Roster PDF

Posted on February 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

When I started this whole Blood Bowl thing back in December, part of the joke was “playing a GW game without giving GW a cent”. Parts of this are easy – the rules PDF is given away, lots of other … Continue reading

Blood Bowl Tracking Sheet PDF

Posted on February 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

I’m in the middle of the five-week field assignment for work, so away from most of my usual gaming habits and my workbench. All is not lost, however, because the co-worker I’m on this thing with is also a miniature … Continue reading

Third Anglo-Afghan War Resources

Posted on February 10th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

The Third Anglo-Afghan War of 1919 is a short (May-August 1919) and often forgotten war, and an interesting product of both the aftermath of the Great War, Afghan domestic politics of the time, and ongoing issues along the North-West Frontier … Continue reading

Post-Great War War Crimes Trials

Posted on January 24th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Brian Burger

The Guardian’s Pictures From The Past feature for Jan. 23 (yesterday) featured a photo of the former German Kaiser with his family in his well-known post-Great War Dutch exile — along with the note that “On 23 January 1920, the … Continue reading

Smoke & Flame!

Posted on January 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Doing some shopping last week, I found a batch of LED tea candles for sale, 6 for $5.95. I’ve been meaning to pick some up to play with them for ages, as I’ve seen some neat stuff done with flickering … Continue reading

Blood Bowl Pitch, Part II

Posted on January 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Finally got a can of green spraypaint at the local hardware place and laid my fabric BB pitch out to blotch green across it, just to break up the brown fabric. It looks a lot better with green on it … Continue reading

Happy (Belated!) New Year!

Posted on January 6th, 2014 under . Posted by

Brian Burger

Been fairly quiet around here lately – blame all the usual holiday business – but the holiday season was a good one for gaming around here, too. Early December saw my long-promised Russian Civil War game over in Vancouver at … Continue reading

Canada’s 1919 Siberian Expedition

Posted on December 24th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

Brian Burger

Here’s a nice Christmas present for those of us interested in the Russian Civil War, the Great War and related events: siberianexpedition.ca is a huge digital archive of photographs and other material related to the little-known Western intervention in the … Continue reading