Historical


The Joy of Saga

Saga is a game that I have been wanting to try out for some time but have not been able to manage to get a game in. I originally picked up the rules when the first edition was released but thought it was a bit fussy. It was also next to impossible to get the dice here in Canada when the game was originally released. I had some Wargames Factory models that I was going to use to build a Dane force but never got around to it and the models got traded or sold some time ago. When the new version was released I was interested enough to pick up a copy and when a friend moved I picked up his painted Carolingian force and was ready to play. Sadly my schedule got in the way and it wasn’t until this week that I was able to get in a game. While I wanted to try the game out to use my historical force, the release of the Age of magic rules has made it more of a priority as I want to get a grasp on the basic rues before adding the twists and complications of monsters and spell casting. Many thanks to Palmer for provid

» View Source Article

Blood Red Skies – Battle for Britain

Warlord Games has expanded their popular World War 2 range of Bolt Action into the skies and the sea. I've done a lot of Bolt Action coverage already here and am keen to try out other scales and settings. I have talked about both systems and their potential position on the market, but today I […]

» View Source Article

The longest day begins – Warlord Games D-Day Campaign

In the run-up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Warlord Games has begun a three-month long campaign. Players can take part in the campaign across Warlord's numerous game systems, so everyone can take part. [...] The post The longest day begins – Warlord Games D-Day Campaign appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

» View Source Article

De Quaye Werelt 2019: Anno 1477

The Quaeye Werelt is a large medieval camp re-enactment, taking place in Deurne (near Antwerp) since 1999.During the event, people can witness how the medieval life went about, and buy things from specialised merchants.There are also demonstrations of re-enactors, like this medieval swordfight tournament.  But the highlight is definitly the battle for Antwerp, as the Burgundy army came to our beloved city to quell the rebellion on taxes.We did leave the battle a few minutes before the end, to beat the masses on the drinking lines.  And at 30 degrees, there was no way i wanted to wait a moment longer then needed.This was also Noshi`s first time at the event, and she found it a truly wonderful experience.  And one I can recommend to all you people as well to pass by and have a stroll in the wonderful park, transformed during this medieval fair in one big encampment!

» View Source Article

Band of Brothers

Historical – Band of Brothers was a pretty decent HBO show from back in the day that followed the exploits of Easy Company across the European Continent. I believe it was based on a book and the series was directed by Steven Spielburg. That late 1990’s series was part of HBO series really taking off and changing the face of television.

» View Source Article

I’ve ordered at Warb … Dark Peak … forget it, I bought Footsore Miniatures

After a name and brand bickering, that I first thought was an April fools joke, Footsore Miniatures - who took over Musketeer Miniatures back in the day, came back to their name. With Gangs of Rome, they went with the name of Warbanner and recently Games Workshop got in touch with them, as Warbanner would […]

» View Source Article

Flint and Feather - Native American Warbands

Historical – Flint and Feather is a skirmish style tabletop game produced by Crucible Crush. The game pits two factions against each other during the “pre-contact period.” The two bands I have to paint are Huron and Iroquios. These miniatures are a nice chunky style that you typically get with small run metal minis. The detail is pretty solid and there didn’t seem to be a ton of flash or mold shift (which can make metal minis a nightmare to clean up). Being fairly ignorant about Native American tribes I had to do some digging to be sure I didn’t paint them like a bad western or as one of the tribes from the southwest as the tribes in the Great Lakes region had a very different appearance. After digging around it seemed like both groups look very similar. To differentiate the two bands I opted to g

» View Source Article

Tanks for the Spanish Civil War

I am currently consolidating my projects, among them Bolt Action. The problem in that case aren't the vehicles, but the amount of miniatures you quickly end up with. Especially with the plastic kits (and then adding sprues from the sales), 30 something paratroopers, and 30 something grenadiers, and 30 something ... you get the picture. […]

» View Source Article

Ad Arma Con 2019 Part II

And as mentioned, a lot of the German tabletop community joined in this event, so you've seen some that you've met at other shows earlier this year. Rhein Main Tabletop brought their Battlefleet Gothic table with them, along with a set up for Aggro, a hooligan skirmish. The hosts themself showed among other tables, their […]

» View Source Article

7th Rhein Main Multiversum 2019

Due to the so-so weather, I didn't take the scenic route through the Taunus towards Nidderau, just north-east of Frankfurt, but the Autobahn. Because once again and for the 7th time, the Tabletop Club Rhein-Main hosted their Rhein-Main Multiversum at the Willi-Salzmann hall during the whole weekend. The event has grown a bit since last […]

» View Source Article

Bolt Action Campaign Battle of France

The supplement Campaign Battle of France goes more into detail into a part that was already covered by a previous supplement, but in a broader, more generalized way with Germany Strikes! back in 2015. This is nothing new, Warlord Games treated some of the other supplements with a more detailled coverage, like Western Desert did […]

» View Source Article