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The Crisis gem I discovered

Sadly, let me say I didn't find time to sit down and play a demo, and later on blatantly forgot to purchase from them.But the hidden gem for me that I saw on this year's Crisis show was a new polish brand of 6mm ACW figures.Made by GM Boardgames, Gods of War: Lee is using high quality 6mm PRINTED figures instead of the usual metal ones, and this shows in their price as it ain't that expensive for an army box, coming down to about 50 euro for one.The models looked quite stunning at the show, and it caused me to considering ordering one soon.  I just need to free up some budget for one of them (or heck, both, and then get Nemesis to play as well) but that shouldn't be to hard to achieve.  On both fronts.The ruleset was available at Crisis in english, but as I said a while ago in my show report, the time I spend "indulging" this years convention was decided by Lord Ipsqueek, so I couldn't just do all I wanted unfortunatly.Never the less, it's something I'll be seriously following up on, and take it fro

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Black Seas – 3rd Rates Squadron

In addition to the Frigates and Brigs from earlier this week, I want to cover the third plastic sprue as well - the 3rd rates. These are currently available as a squadron of 3 in a boxed set. The name third rate comes from the British rating of ships of the line. A third rate […]

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Black Seas – Frigates and Brigs Flotilla

After expanding Bolt Action into the naval combat with Cruel Seas, Black Powder benefits from a similar treatment and is expanded into the Age of Sails with the new Black Seas ruleset. Warlord Games introduced three new plastic sprues with ships in 1/700th scale of which we're going to cover the Frigates and Brigs today. […]

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Of Kings, Knights and Halloween on the Black Seas

It is the Halloween weekend and I thought that I had seen a horror-scenario for Black Seas, but I am unable to find it. Anyhow, there is Dreadfleet, of which I used the battle mat from the boxed set already with Cruel Seas. Dreadfleet was a bit of a surprise back in 2011, when it […]

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Doom Squad – Solo Spec Ops from Alternative Armies

Let’s check out these solo wargames rules from Alternative Armies. Grab yourself a small team of heroes (or villains depending on your view point) and prepare to challenge the odds. So, What is Doom Squad!? [...] The post Doom Squad – Solo Spec Ops from Alternative Armies appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Crisis 2019 Prelude

On Saturday, November 9th, the Tinsoldiers of Antwerp host once again the largest wargaming show on continental europe - the CRISIS! Crisis stays at its location, two hangers of Waagnatie Expo & Events in the harbour district of Antwerp (Belgium). The show opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. Tickets cost 12 EUR […]

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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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