Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Victory in New Burnham – Part 2

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

“In what Coalition commanders are calling ‘a stunning victory’ over rebel forces in the Trenovat Province, soldiers from the Prata Armed Forces have taken the town of New Burnham. They say occupying this critical junction of Highways 17 and  39 will seriously disrupt PLF movement and supply, and could possibly mark a turning point in … Continue reading

Victory in New Burnham – Part 1

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

“Coalition forces inflicted a crushing defeat on the PLF today, as troops from the Viceroy’s Third Regiment entered what remains of New Burnham, a border town in the north west of the heavily-contested Trenovat province. Commander Smythe-Howard reports his soldiers engaged insurgents and inflicted heavy casualties, securing the area after what he termed a ‘vicious’ … Continue reading

On the Workbench: хэви-метал! (1/48th scale KV-1 tanks)

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

More heavy metal for my”28mm” WW2 armor wargaming collection – a platoon of KV-1 heavy tanks. These are two different 1/48th scale model kits I got cheap on eBay. One is an old Bandai kit, the other is a newer Tamiya kit. The Tamiya kit has lots o great detail, despite the finicky tank tread […]

Sir Peter Jackson needs Kiwi wargamers

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Originally posted on DRESSING THE LINES:
Here’s the chance for New Zealand wargamers to volunteer for a massive modelling project to commemorate Gallipoli, led by Sir Peter Jackson and using never-seen-before figures by the Perry twins! Below is an open letter to New Zealand wargaming clubs from Rhys Jones, a fellow wargamer and also the former…

Building a Wargames Army 101, Part 3 – The Jacobite Infantry

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – Here is the initial goal for my Jacobite infantry. I also want to point out that this wasn’t originally done for the blog – this is actually the process I use to get organized for a new project. By making a plan it is easier to see …

John Hill: One Fan’s Humble Appreciation

Posted on January 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

An appreciation for the life and work of John Hill, wargame designer and friend. Continue reading

Building a Wargames Army 101, Part 2 – The Williamite Army

Posted on January 12th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A portion of my Williamite collectionClarence Harrison – this is simply an overview of the army I already have. You can hop over to the Quindia Studios blog to see all the how’s and why’s of this force. Here is the goal I set out for my Williamite coll…

Blücher By Sam Mustafa

Posted on January 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Early this year Sam Mustafa will be releasing his latest game system in his “Honour” series, Blücher, which provides the ability to fight grand-tactical type games in the Napoleonic Wars. One units, stand, or counter, represents a Brigade or Regiment (incorporating multiple-battalions)

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Building a Wargames Army 101, Part 1 – An Introduction

Posted on January 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

The lead elements of the army of King William III at the Battle of the BoyneClarence Harrison – This article is is the first in an ongoing series that will document the continuation of a project I started long ago and have recently returned to. I’ve be…

New Year’s Resolution, done

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

I did it – cleaned my game room that is; every corner, crevice, nook and cranny. On the table, under the table, beside the painting table… I went through every box, bag, envelope then sorted and labelled all of it. Took two days. New wire shelves from IKEA to hold it all tidily. So that’s … Continue reading

IHMN South America List 6: The National Guardia Republique

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

At the forefront of Lopez’s war against the revolutionaries that threaten his regime are the tough men of the National Guardia Republique. With the training of the regular army and the loyalty of the Inner Circle, the Guardia are a … Continue reading

Infinity for Christmas

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

Infinity v3 is out and Corvus Belli has released the full rulebook in multiple languages – for FREE. I, as many others, have picked up some of their figures in the past but I never got around to playing the game. So as a try before you buy you can get the books and Markers […]

Aughrim once more – back at the foot of the hill – Derby Weekender October 2014

Posted on December 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

Aughrim castle defended by the JacobitesBy playing the Battle of Aughrim at home and taking 21 hours to do it we got a fairly good idea how it might run as a large multi player event. I chose it as one of the scenarios for our October weekender.Several…

Battleground 2014 Wargames Show Report

Posted on November 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Living in the far North it can feel like your miles from any wargames show but there is one local event which offers a fantastic slice of hobby for anyone in the area. Some of you may have heard of … Continue reading

Why I Love… Dr Syn

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For those who haven’t heard of him Dr Christopher Syn, otherwise known as the Scarecrow, is a vicar… and a former pirate… and a master smuggler. He was created by Russell Thorndike and appeared in 7 novels, 3 films, 2 … Continue reading

IHMN South America: List 5- Los Predicadores

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The leaders of the Catholic Church in San Pedrona are chosen personally by Lopez and are sycophantic supporters of the regime to a man. Many follow the dictator because they see him as their country’s one chance of stability free … Continue reading

2nd despatch from Crisis 2014

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under . Posted by

I make no apology for showing these wonderful images from an Eastern Front game run by the Dortmund Wargames club. It is a 20mm game and the pictures speak for themselves.WW2 has never before appeared on this blog but I really feel that this game deser…

The Final Hours for Heavy Gear Kickstarter

Posted on November 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Heavy Gear – War for Terra Nova Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter – Updated We are now in the final 2 days of the Heavy Gear Blitz – War for Terra Nova Kickstarter, which ends this Saturday afternoon, November 22nd at 2:04 PM EST.   We want to thank all our Backers, old and new, for their support. […]

Barry’s little Scanian War project part 5 ANATOMY OF A UNIT

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

A grand sight…. The Swedish LifeGuard of Horse 1678The new set of Horse and Musket rules I am working on allow units of between 6 and 60 models to be deployed on the table. This offered the chance to create shapes not normally seen with smaller warga…

1st Despatch from CRISIS Antwerp 2014

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under . Posted by

White Death! My 1706 Fraustadt game at CrisisI very much enjoy the Crisis show. The Tin Soldiers of Antwerp are some of the friendliest wargamers you are likely to meet. Their annual show held on the banks of the Scheldt River is now a major event in t…

New Phrase for the OED: Lancaster Tug Job

Posted on November 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Inventing new terms for the Oxford English Language Dictionary Continue reading

IHMN South America: List 4- Society of Thule Expeditionskorps

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

General Hector Muchava is a political survivor. He has survived two coups with his position and fortune virtually intact. He does, however loathe Lopez and his regime and has begun plotting to seize power for himself. To this end he … Continue reading

Road Trip Fall-IN! 2014! and *last* Guidebook Update

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

Road Trip to FALL IN! and the last Guidebook Update. Continue reading

Figure Forge Post Human Republic Starter

Posted on October 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Figure Forge Matt Assembles the Post Human Republic starter for Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames.  The Post Human Republic turned it’s back on humanity long ago and is no longer recognizable as humans, but they are clearly cyborgs.         Once they are painted we will start playing some DZC.

Poland and Ireland -Wargaming with the LoA at Derby

Posted on October 27th, 2014 under , . Posted by

One of our number is missing! Andy! where are you?Our most recent gaming event took place at Derby between 10-12 October. We had a big turnout of gamers for this one and had planned something a bit special over the two days. With guests from as far afi…