Battle report


WW2 6mm game East Front 1942 testing out my own platoon rules

IntroductionPlaying a small 6mm WW2 game on a 2’x2’ table using my own rules converted to cards.RulesThese rules were designed for the 12x12 grid games and are very close to the same rules I playtested in 2018. I have been tweaking the rules just a little and decided that as an experiment I would convert the rules to cards rather than use dice.  I was influenced by Buck Surdu's Combat Patrol.  While I followed the testing of Combat Patrol on his blog, I do not have the game, nor have seen it either.  I simply converted the results in my rules of combat, melee, spotting and morale into 72 cards.  All unique results fit onto 36 cards but just doubled it for ease and greater randomness.  They are printed on paper but if I like it I will glue them to some playing cards.  No dice were rolled during the game.Sample card with results (from top to bottom) for combat, melee, activation/event, spotting, artillery, unit morale, force morale and then a row of various helpful rolls - 1d, dire

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Battle of Asculum 279BC using Ancient Battlelines Clash

IntroductionThis is game 33 in play testing my ancient rules by replaying historical battles.  The previous version of ‘Ancient Battlelines Clash’ is on its own blog page. Note at the time of writing the version I am using to play this battle (Version 3.2) is very much in draft as it is a rewrite of what I planned for V3.0 and closer to what V2.5 (the one I used to play most of my games).  V3.2 currently requires a lot of tidying up, and is missing design notes, examples and the programmed opponent. I am play testing the rules by replaying all the Peter Sides scenarios from his Historical Battles books.  ABC is designed to finish in around 30 minutes on a 2'x2' table.Battle of AsculumPyrrhus defeated Roman forces at the Battle of Heraclea and after winter, invaded Apulia.  A Roman army marched to defeat him and battle was joined on an open plain near Aculum.Very little on the internet but here is an article of interest:Wikipedia entry  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of

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Steam Wars Game

I have been a bit tardy in posting details of bigger games played recently, but I do get around to it eventually. Mr Steinberg and I played out a decent sized Steam Wars game with his US Navy making an airborne assault against my Mechanica force. Mr Steinberg has built up quite an armada of steampunk flying ships from Blotz, and they have plenty of deck space for transporting his troops. To counter the threat, The Mechanica had a new weapon, the OW81 Air Superiority Aether-Jet Fighter, armed with a substantial node mounted Gattling Cannon. The US Navy narrow barge can carry a squad into the thick of the action, and there were a couple of these, each flanking the main twin hulled flyer. The larger twin hulled flyer can easily carry a couple of units, I think it would be possible to get a least four six man squads onto the deck of this thing if needed. Once the Skyships had made it most of the way across the table, it was time for the ground offensive, the troops rappel from the flying ships to deploy into

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WARCRY Battle Report – Ep 06 – Ironjawz vs. Stormcast Eternals

The new Warbands have arrived for the Age of Sigmar armies and I’m joined by Chase for a three-game series pitting his Ironjawz against my three Warbands. First up are the Stormcast Eternals in their debut game!

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Dracula’s America Battle Report – Ep 05 – The Twilight Order vs. The Kin

A nefarious looking traveling Butcher and his family have been the cause of much muttering and rumour as they travel from town to town. This family business seems always to be followed by strange disappearances and dark stories. The Twilight Order, worried something unnatural is involved, sets off to investigate. Check out the FREE rules for The Kin HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IagnoUle7C-LXtE7vDSMWpPwAxxHN3Cc/view?usp=sharing

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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar 2E Battle Report – Deepkin vs. Bloodbound

I’m joined by Jake for another FORBIDDEN POWER Battleplan, this time the Idoneth are desperately attempting to break into a Stormvault while the Bloodbound try to seize it for themselves!

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BOYL19 Review

OK, Just like most previous year, I had the privilege of getting my lucky self across the channel to meet up with some very good friends for BOYL !It has become a sort of milestone in my hobby year, one I wouldn't miss.Just so you're prepared, this is going to be a long post with plenty of picture, so now you've been warned, let's just look at what we've had this year !Read Moar Skullz »

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Let’s Play! – The Harry Potter Adventure Miniature Game 2E by Knight Models

It’s time for another Let’s Play! Today we check out the Harry Potter Adeventure Miniature Game by Knight models. Play Campaigns, Duels or even CoOperatively with any number of players in this board game with miniatures set in the The Wizarding World.

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