Last 15 posts from The Raft

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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Wall’s Bridge – Sharp Practice AAR

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This scenario is based on a historical skirmish which took place on May 1 1863 during Grierson’s raid through Mississippi. The historical situation Since April 17, Union cavalry under Col. Benjamin Grierson had been moving through Tennessee and Mississippi, destroying…

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Small Fry for BattleCry

Posted on May 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I might already have mentioned that I bought a copy of the American Civil War variant of the C&C series of board games, BattleCry. However, I pretty soon decided that I did not like the figures that come with the…

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Review: Empires in America

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

My last trip to the FLGS ended with an impulse purchase: I got myself a copy of Empires in America from Victory Point Games. What appealed to me was not only the theme – the French and Indian War –…

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Nobody in Mexico – A Fistful of Lead AAR

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

We’ve finally managed to unpack most of the boxes from our house move. I’ve settled into a new painting workspace and a nice one it is. It’s a semi-temporary setup: Not a permanent working station, but at least a separate…

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