Review


Dice Tray

A lot of the games we are playing at moment require rolling lots of dice and I have got fed up of dice bouncing off hte table ,knocking figures over and ending up balanced at angles against terrain etc ,so had a play with a dice tower and a dice tray .Didnt like the tower when rolling a lot of dice you had to stand directly over it to read the results , the dice tended to land on top of each other when rolling a lot together so went for the dice tray. The one i bought was a kaiser rushforth aluminium case type ,it splits in two so I can use one side my opponent the other,it can easily carry dice and other bits ( the one I bought came with 30 dice and a  retractable tape inside) .I have not used it in anger yet but testing my die rolling skills I am happy with it ,no matter how i threw the dice they stayed in the tray and so far had no balancing acts from the dice , I have tried rolling all 30 dice with no drama . 10/10Nice shiny toy (cieling lights reflected not a dent) 2 in 1 plus more hidden toys

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Future Worlds Landscape - Modular Wargames Terrain

As I slowly get back into my model making and wargaming hobby I have been looking for new and interesting projects to sink my teeth into. I was contacted by Nick Fatchen and asked if I would like to review his Kickstarter Project called Future Worlds Landscape, and this seemed like a perfect little project to get me moving again.I have always enjoyed the terrain making side of wargaming, probably more so than painting the figures. So when this came along I jumped at it. I wasn't sure about the idea of 3D printing a large number of tiles to make the terrain, but I soon realised that I can slowly add to the set as and when I need to.Before I go any further, here is the link to the Kickstarter:-Future Worlds LandscapeNow I must state at this point that when Nick asked me to review these kits I had planned to print off the whole set straight away, however, both my sons and my 3D printers have been playing up and I have not been able to print any at home. I have had a couple of tiles and some of the connecting cli

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7 Games That Changed My Life

Now that you have clicked on this, I can correct the title to a more laid-back version, like 7 games that had a profound influence on me. But who knows, some might even have changed my life! 1. Scotland Yard Our family had always played board game. However, this was the first game I played that wasn’t like any traditional game I knew, like chess or Nine men’s morris or even Monopoly. It was asymmetric! And playing it produced a story! When playing as a detective, I had to cooperate with my fellow detectives to catch the criminal, and when playing the lone criminal, I could imagine myself as a mastermind, deceiving my hunters and eluding them by moving through the city. And what city it was! I really learned my way around London by playing this game. 2. Die Fugger Were there better games for the C64? Sure. But this trading game was the one we came back to time and again. I remember the summer holidays when my brother and I would ride our bikes to a friend’s place and spent the afternoon playi

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Deep Madness Review

There are times in life when you say “screw it”, throw caution to the wind, drop all pretence of sensibility and just get stuck into something. Be it a new hobby, sport or simply just spunking a wad of cash so thick it could be used to prop up a skyscraper. With the notion of Kickstarter (other crowdfunding platforms are available), it’s getting ever easier to buy and back games with increasing production costs (and consequentially improved quality), timescales and grandeur. I’m not going to start a rant about the cost of games getting silly, there’s a time and a place for that and it’s not this review. Read more »

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The Voyages of Marco Polo – recenzija

Marko Polo je bio srednjevekovni venecijanski istraživač i trgovac koji je zajedno sa svojim ocem i stricem proveo 24 godine putujući po Aziji. Po povratku postaje prvi evropski posetilac Kine koji je o tome napisao detaljnu hroniku, a koja je motivisala mnoge istraživače da prate njegove stope. Tip: […]

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Fallout: The Board Game Review

It’s a desolate landscape with strange, offensive beasts walking around; stalking others, chasing them down and claiming territory for their own. You feel lost, dazed and alone as you wander in search of meaning and a sense of belonging in this lurid, post-apocalyptic wasteland.But enough about Brexit.Read more »

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Warlord Games Afrika Korps plastics

I recently purchased a box of Warlords Afrika Korps ,the box contains 30 plastic figures .There are lots of head choices a mix of all the head wear used ,pith helmets ,field caps and helmets all with a choice of plain faces ,face scarfs goggles either on the face ,around the helmet even hung around the neck ,one face even has a cigerette between his lips . Weapons are good ,smg,rifle,ATR,lmg and 2" mortar ,my only issue here is every sprue is the same so you get a lot of mortars and ATR's maybe more rifles or smg would have been better .Poses are ok and the fit is good some of the arm joints are suspect as with most plastic sets .The usual info sheet is included and a nice but fiddly decal set which includes rank chevrons and cuff titles and a couple of mine field signs . Overall above average 8/10a 50cm Mortar team a tooled up NCO 

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Booknotes – Historical Books

One of the things that keep me running with ACW is the fact that there are so many good books on the subject. Not only is the quality of academic research very high, many of the books are also eminently readable. One of those is Barbara Brooks Tomblin’s Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy. While there is substantial research in African-American soldiers, sailors have for a long time been neglected. Tomblin provides a comprehensive overview on the activities of African-Americans in relation to the Navy’s war effort. Her decision to not just deal with the 18.000 black sailors that served the Union during the Civil War, but also to include the wider context, is very rewarding. She deals with the Navy’s contraband camps, with informants and pilots as well as all sorts of informal help provided by slaves and escaped slaves. It is really fascinating to see how the Navy’s policy towards African-American fugitives developed in the field. One case in point is Flag

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Heer46 Carro Armato P43 Bis

Following the Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger from Tuesday, today we unpack and build the Armato P43 Bis by Heer46. This is another tank from the resin series produced in cooperation with Rubicon Models. The Armato P43 was an Italian heavy tank that was developed by FIAT and Ansaldo, but never left the draft stage. The sources why […]

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Heer46 Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger

There is a new range of 1:56 scale resin kits produced by Heer46 in cooperation with Rubicon Models, as an addition to Rubicon extensive plastic range. One of the vehicles offered as part of this assortment is the Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger. Among the several Waffenträger (and their blueprint / papertank / prototypes) the Krupp Steyr Waffenträger […]

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Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault

In Summer I've already covered with Shadespire the initial start of the Warhammer Underworlds series, now in autumn the next wave for Nightvault is released. With the release of the Nightvault starter box, the competitive board game goes into its second season. The content is similar to the previous starter box, you receive two warbands, […]

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Review: Tome of Holding

In a hoard of gaming accessories, it is hard to stand out in the crowd. I think Alex Ingram has done just that with the Tome of Holding Kickstarter. I waited to post my review until after I had an opportunity to use this crafty tool during a game session. It did not disappoint, with the consensus this is an amazing product.First, let us talk aesthetics though, as this is a gorgeous piece. I am personally a big fan of anything crafted from wood at the game table. When playing RPGs, it is another thing to help with immersion.Crafted from cherry, maple or walnut, this is a just beautiful. The inner pages are lovingly fitted with dice holding slots (LOTS), a rolling tray, and even a small space that could serve as a dice jail! Other options include adding a pencil slot. All of these areas are lined with a nice red or green flocking, with a charcoal version a stretch goal!The tome is approximately 8” high and 5” wide closed. Perfect for transport to your favorite gaming venue. Even when fully opened it does not t

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Gangs of Rome Blood on the Aventine Boxed Set

Earlier this year, Warbanner released a boxed starter set for their ancient skirmish game Gangs of Rome called Blood on the Aventine. This is a scenario based set, covering all you need to get into the game and covers quite a lot of content. At a price point of 35 GBP it is very reasonable […]

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Warhammer 40.000 Kill Team – Rogue Trader Expansion

Similar to the Nurgle Rotters, this box was "revealed" at Warhammer Fest Europe as well, the Rogue Trader Expansion for Warhammer 40.000 Kill Team. Earlier this year, there was a teaser about Rogue Trader coming back. This was before Kill Team was officially announced, therefore it is important to clarify the expectations on this boxed […]

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