Historical


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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Furioso – Rules for Renaissance War Gaming

In a change from my usual go-to genres and periods, I’ve been given the opportunity to try out Steve Danes Furioso rules from Alternate Armies. Pegged as a simple system at heart, they look like [...] The post Furioso – Rules for Renaissance War Gaming appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Cruel Seas – Strike Fast, Strike Hard! starter box

With Cruel Seas Warlord Games expands the world war 2 brand of Bolt Action, after Blood Red Skies and areal combat, into naval wargaming. We will look into the Strike Fast, Strike Hard! starter set for Cruel Seas today, that gets you started with the 1:300 scale naval combat game. The Strike Fast, Strike Hard! […]

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Green is the new olive drab

Hello everybody and welcome! After Dennis had a look at the frames of the G.I.s from Warlord Games in his review, I'll say a few words about painting these guys today. However, before we get started, I would like to mention something: I made my first real experiences with real war at the age of […]

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[Old Pro Tricks] Historical Campaign and Setting Writing

I am mentoring a guy I met on Facebook, Paul-O. He is creating a campaign setting based on a historical period I find fascinating. We started talking as my experience in such things could help him deal with some of the pitfalls of doing this. Part of his latest round of question yielded experience I thought could be useful to all. He plans on publishing his setting in the future, something I will look forward to seeing. I scrubbed the name of the people and locations to keep his idea private. [Paul] What makes for better storytelling: having the characters start somewhere on the [Sea], which is the trade route crossroads and at the border of the approaching destruction of the [Historical] war machine? Or, start the players inside the ruthless [Historical] empire, potentially as displaced conquered people, rebellious citizens, or loyalists on a quest? This is where you need to change from thinking as a GM and thinking as a setting writer. As a GM you decide what your players will do: kill the orcs, conqu

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Tales Of Cromwell Tanks

If like me you love Cromwell tanks, then you will enjoy this video of annecdotes and facts about the British Cromwell Tank in WW2. The Cromwell first saw action in the Battle of Normandy in June 1944, equipping the armoured…Read more ›

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Mortal Gods – Skirmish clashes in Classical Greece

Grab you spear and shield because we're going to take a look at Footsore's Mortal Gods. Take control of a small band of 15 - 25 models and carve your place in history. In a fast paced game where you alternate actions with your opponent, do you slay your foes of focus on the scenario objectives? Either way the burning question - is it good? [...] The post Mortal Gods – Skirmish clashes in Classical Greece appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Naval and nostalgic wargames

To continue the preparation of more Oldhammer, it is time to strip some plastic. I showed you the Rhino the last time, as well as some stripping of metal parts. Now we move on to the next level of complexity, larger kits and more fragile materials. Get a properly sized container and get on to […]

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Jagdpanther with Hilary Doyle

Fantastic Video of the Weald Foundation operational Jagdpanther, presented by Hilary Doyle (renown German Armour Expert) with some absolutely fascinating and obscure facts included. A must watch if you are a WW2 Tank fan. Here is where you will find…Read more ›

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Korea, Tanks and even more Boats

I am currently preparing the Cruel Seas review, along with the Flotillas and larger ships. I mentioned the resin ships in my last short update, Civilans, Romans and Boats, and I find it very appealing to build something completely different to the very dominant 28mm kits that I usually cover. Assembly goes fast, as does […]

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