Posts Tagged ‘ADLG’

ADLG: UK Rankings 2017

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

To mark the end of the year the BHGS have just released the latest UK rankings.  What I’d forgotten was that my entry in the last round of the Northern League would earn me a national ranking!

Would you believe I am joint 153rd (or should that be join…

The Ancient British Panzer Division – in ADLG

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

That well-known Barkeresque wargaming trope, the Ancient British Panzer Division, gets a surprise but strangely welcome outing in these three L’Art de la Guerre competition reports all taken from the recent Central London Invitational 1-day event.This …

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 3

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

In Part 1 & Part 2 I released process specific reference sheets and army specific unit cards respectively.  Since then I’ve played a few more games.  I’ve found some of the sheets, and all of the units cards, very helpful.  However, I’ve also spott…

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 3

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

In Part 1 & Part 2 I released process specific reference sheets and army specific unit cards respectively.  Since then I’ve played a few more games.  I’ve found some of the sheets, and all of the units cards, very helpful.  However, I’ve also spotted some errors; mainly with the cards.

I’ve now had time to correct the process sheets and unit cards.  I decided to update the link in Part 1 as

Northern League – 2017 Review

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

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Doesn’t time fly? Once again it is time to

Northern League – 2017 Review

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

Doesn’t time fly? Once again it is time to review the state of the Northern League; the wargames competition scene in the North of England.

2017 was a year of change. The League saw its very first Art De La Guerre (ADLG) competition and no Field of Glory (FOG) competitions at all.  The absence of FOG R was deliberate but that of FOG AM was due to lack of support.

One further change was that

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 2

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

In Part 1 I chronicled my attempts at producing process sheets for ADLG.

In designing the process sheets I read the rules many times and that has helped me learn the rules.  Unfortunately, reading isn’t the same as playing and most of the sheets didn’t help me that much during play.

On reflection I feel they are too complex for me at the moment. I am still an ADLG novice and I need something

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 2

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

In Part 1 I chronicled my attempts at producing process sheets for ADLG.

In designing the process sheets I read the rules many times and that has helped me learn the rules.  Unfortunately, reading isn’t the same as playing and most of the sheets didn’t help me that much during play.

On reflection I feel they are too complex for me at the moment. I am still an ADLG novice and I need something

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 1

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

As I began my preparations for my first ADLG competition I was inspired by a post on the ADLG Yahoo! group to develop my own reference sheets.  The first full version was finished a week later.

At the outset the idea was to:

Create a sheet on how to start a game.
Tabulate the factors for each of the four major processes in ADLG.
Combine the main tables and all the special cases.
Create sheets

ADLG: Learning Materials Part 1

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

As I began my preparations for my first ADLG competition I was inspired by a post on the ADLG Yahoo! group to develop my own reference sheets.  The first full version was finished a week later.

At the outset the idea was to:

Create a sheet on how to start a game.
Tabulate the factors for each of the four major processes in ADLG.
Combine the main tables and all the special cases.
Create sheets

ADLG: Another Learning Game

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have finally found another local ADLG player.  His name is Gareth and he’s got a mate called Paul who also plays ADLG. Hooray!

Our meeting was a happy accident. At the 5th Round of the Northern League I bemoaned my lack of local ADLG opponents to one or two players as one does in such circumstances.  As one conversation developed it turned out the person I was talking to had not only just

ADLG: Another Learning Game

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have finally found another local ADLG player.  His name is Gareth and he’s got a mate called Paul who also plays ADLG. Hooray!

Our meeting was a happy accident. At the 5th Round of the Northern League I bemoaned my lack of local ADLG opponents to one or two players as one does in such circumstances.  As one conversation developed it turned out the person I was talking to had not only just

I Used To Be Mystified Now I’m Addled

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In October 2010 I changed my main ancient and medieval wargames rules from DBMM to Field of Glory (FOG).  As of this month I have switched again.  This time from FOG to Art de la Guerre (ADLG).

This has been a long time coming: I bought my ADLG rule book in September 2016 after looking for a copy for over a year.

When I started this blog many of the most popular posts formed the DBMM for the

I Used To Be Mystified Now I’m Addled

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In October 2010 I changed my main ancient and medieval wargames rules from DBMM to Field of Glory (FOG).  As of this month I have switched again.  This time from FOG to Art de la Guerre (ADLG).

This has been a long time coming: I bought my ADLG rule book in September 2016 after looking for a copy for over a year.

When I started this blog many of the most popular posts formed the DBMM for the

Conquest is on Saturday: ADLG Late Romans

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

I’m finally attending a Conquest again. I always used to play Flames of War but this seems to be AWOL. If it is there, it must be a secret club. So here is my different 15mm historical tournament army: 200pt Late Romans (East) with  allied Armenia…

Conquest is on Saturday: ADLG Late Romans

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

I’m finally attending a Conquest again. I always used to play Flames of War but this seems to be AWOL. If it is there, it must be a secret club. So here is my different 15mm historical tournament army: 200pt Late Romans (East) with  allied Armenia…

ADLG: Northern League (Manchester)

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

It’s been a while since I wrote a competition report. In fact it’s over two years! My last report was in July 2015 for the Stoke Challenge.

I didn’t realise it had been so long. Anyway, last Sunday I finally got myself organised and played in the f…

ADLG: Northern League (Manchester)

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

It’s been a while since I wrote a competition report. In fact it’s over two years! My last report was in July 2015 for the Stoke Challenge.

I didn’t realise it had been so long. Anyway, last Sunday I finally got myself organised and played in the f…

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

ADLG Preparation 2017 – More

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

Last Tuesday I posted my first attempts at a playing aid for L’Art De La Guerre along with my inspiration and motivation. Since then I have been busy and have now completed most of the basic processes. The results of my efforts are available to down…

ADLG Preparation 2017 – More

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

Last Tuesday I posted my first attempts at a playing aid for L’Art De La Guerre along with my inspiration and motivation. Since then I have been busy and have now completed most of the basic processes. The results of my efforts are available to down…

ADLG Preparation 2017

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first Sunday in November is Bonfire Night. It is also the day of the fifth Round of the Northern League. I’ve been promising myself that I would get my finger out and and play in an ADLG competition this year so I have begun my preparations.Until…

ADLG Preparation 2017

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The first Sunday in November is Bonfire Night. It is also the day of the fifth Round of the Northern League. I’ve been promising myself that I would get my finger out and play in an ADLG competition this year. So I have begun my preparations.Until r…

The Field of Battle

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

Ben and I have both been on a bit of a 15mm terrain focus. Ben has got a couple of pieces together for his collection, an his forests look particularly decent. The problem is that both of us are used to more decent terrain 15mm terrain (from …