Posts Tagged ‘Editorial’

Studying Painting

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

I love watching videos of other people painting, even if I don’t like their techniques. Learn why I think that it is helpful.

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What is the best scale to wargame?

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

You’ve all seen them – the posts from those who are new to wargaming that ask the apparently simple question: “What scale should I game in?” This is usually the cue for any number of gamers claiming that 54mm/40mm/28mm/20mm/15mm/10mm/6mm/2mm (delete as appropriate) is “God’s own scale” for wargaming and that the poser of the question would be stupid for choosing anything else. The discussion usually goes downhill from there… However, it’s a perfectly valid question – so what are the criteria that you should consider when choosing what scale to game in? Here are my thoughts on what you should consider when choosing either a new period, or even getting into gaming for the first time: What has everyone else got? One of the first considerations when choosing your scale of miniatures for a new period is to actually ask who your opponent will be, and what armies do they own? If you are in a situation where you will be playing other people, then it would seem sensible to ensure that you choose the same scale figures, so that you have ‘instant’ opponents to do battle against. If no-one else has an army for that period, then you may want to […]

Granite Games Summit – Recap Part 2

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Thanks for joining in today as I wrap up my visit to the Granite Games Summit last weekend. If you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out Here. Next up: Scythe My next meaty excursion was with the … Continue reading

Granite Games Summit – Recap Part 1

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

I just came back from the Granite Games Summit this past weekend – a small, but growing, local convention that’s grown partly as a response to the vacuum left by the demise of the Unity Games a couple of years ago. I’ll … Continue reading

Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook: Jon Yuengling’s thoughts…

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Towards the end of 2016, following the release of Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook (which I reviewed here) we ran a competition on the podcast to give the book away, the only proviso being that the recipient write post for the blog with their thoughts on the book. Jon Yuengling won the book, and has very kindly written an article for the blog. I received this book after taking part in a contest to receive a wargaming book that you were asked to read and than review. This was done through the good graces of Meeples & Miniatures. A fine group of guys that are only looking to make the hobby better, as am I. So Neil sent me the book, Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook by Rick Priestley & John Lambshead. Perfect, I thought, I have penned a few pieces for Avalon Hill, Hasbro, TOOFATLardies and Solway Crafts and Miniatures. And what wargamer does not think of themselves as game designer, myself having done work with Clash of Arms, Hasbro and TOOFATLardies. So it is clear that this is a good book for myself and most in the community. From a production stand […]