Historical


Printed Terrain, Age of Sails and Legos

A package arrived with a couple of 6mm Adeptus Titanicus terrain, that was 3d printed in grey PLA. After I had a few ruins printed for base decoration, I found further files on thingiverse and Florian was kind enough to put them on his Ender. A first couple of items was printed and look how […]

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The Willy Wonka of Tabletop Games? – An interview with Phil “Osprey Games” Smith

If you fancy winning any of the current line of Osprey Games or wargames, then read through to the end of this interview! Robey: Hi, Phil. Sorry to keep you waiting a bit. Phil: No [...] The post The Willy Wonka of Tabletop Games? – An interview with Phil “Osprey Games” Smith appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Mortal Gods – Forging your destiny in Classical Greece

Whether you’re a complete novice or a hardened veteran come to mock the weak, I hope that this now ongoing series on Mortal Gods has a bit of something for everyone. I intend to cover [...] The post Mortal Gods – Forging your destiny in Classical Greece appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Back from Swabia with Cars, Beers and Torpedo Boats

It was a bit quiet the last week, for multiple reasons. I was a bit under the weather and hope to be at full health soon, and we visited part of my wife's family in Southern Germany for the prolonged weekend (you know, German Unification, David Hasselhoff Memorial Day and so on). Last weekend Daniel […]

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Cruel Seas M-Class Minesweeper

After the decision fell towards the Flower Class Corvette as the large ship of the Royal Navy fleet, I was looking for a fitting counterpart for the German Kriegsmarine. My choice went towards the German M-Class Minesweeper. The Minesweeper was in competition with the Marinefährprahm (basically a landing ship) and the Vorpostenboot. The landing ship […]

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Pizza Rolls, Lego Trucks and the Weekend

Long time, no cooking on here. But a chance to fix that! To take care of my colleagues in the office on my birthday, I made some pizza rolls as Finger food. You can make your own ingredients or buy one of the pizza kits (those where the dough and sauce is included). I pre-mix […]

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Cruel Seas British Flower Class Corvette

In extension to the fleets of the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit I chose a large vessel for both sides. For the British that was the British Flower Class Corvette. Among the large British ships would have been a Landing Craft Gun or the armed trawler. The landing craft looked more like something for […]

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Cruel Seas Merchant Tanker

The Merchant Tanker is one of the firsts vessels that were available for Cruel Seas and has a cardboard stand in included with the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit. As a "neutral" ship that could be found in service of every nation this kit bears the potential to be part of most scenarios, either […]

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Games n Dice Historical Demo Day 2019

As Gregor is sharing the images from their Longstreet battles and going for quite some length to do research on his regiments, it was about time, to give this ACW rule set a try. Therefore he invited me to join them on their Games n Dice Demo day on historical tabletop systems to Düsseldorf. The […]

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Multiple Vessels incoming, new White Dwarf

I have the reviews on some of the larger vessels for Cruel Seas in the box and ready for next week to be published, with the merchant tanker, the flower-class corvette and the m-class minesweeper waiting. To fill the gap between these large ships and the regular torpedo boats, I guess I'll add one of […]

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Jams, Titans and Vessels

Radaddel celebrate 25 years of tabletop in their store, and even added a delicious jam to your orders during the celebration. I know Matthias for more than 10 years now and that jam thing caught me, so I ordered two boxes of Adeptus Titanicus and got strawberry jam on top of it. Yay! Why Reaver […]

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[Kinda Book Review] Battle For Rome by Ian Ross

Another audiobook. This one a historical fiction novel. When I picked this up, I did not know it was book 3 of a series (Twilight of Empire). Gah. That's why I hate series. I found this book with a moreless random search. I was intrigued by the premise. Most historical fiction is set in the late republic/early empire. However, this book is set at the dawn of the 4th century, covering the year 310-312. Diocletian, the emperor who stabilized the Empire and set up the tetrarchy (where 4 co-emperors ruled part of the empire together). The tetrarchy failed almost immediately as Constantine who ruled out of Gaul and Maxentius who ruled out of Rome got to blows almost immediately. The story follows Aurelis Castus an officer in Constantine's army and a down-to-earth soldier. The cast around him are interesting and colorful, presenting a fresco of the times, which is (un)surprisingly like today. One of the high points are the battle scenes. They are clear. Concise. Fast-paced. Yet at the same time provide the reader

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Look up to the Sky, look at the Horizon

I just did the Cruel Seas unboxing and review and Warlord Games introduced the next naval wargame, Black Seas. Similar to how Cruel Seas ties in with Bolt Action, Black Seas will tie in with Black Powder, focussing on the naval battles between 1770 to 1830. The designers notes by Gabrio Tolentino read very lovely, […]

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