BOKKENRIJDERS

BOKKENRIJDERS

I am really pressed for time at home. Anyone with a full time job and a family with young children understands the time requirements this involves. I am using this excuse to explain how I missed a very cool Wargames Illustrated article (Issue 314, Nov 2013) on Bokkenrijders – for the obscure few of us […]

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Destruction of the French Mobile Group 100 – Vietnam

Destruction of the French Mobile Group 100 – Vietnam

Bill Cainan, former Regimental Historian of the Regimental Welsh, ran an amazing Indochina game at the Penarth show recently using home-grown rules. The game was played on a 25ft by 6ft table and represented the initial stages of the destruction of the French Mobile Group 100. The Group has driven into an ambush. The leading […]

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HMGS Legion of Honor and the Scruby Award

HMGS Legion of Honor and the Scruby Award

In 1989, Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HMGS) members created the Legion of Honor, an organization that recognized contributing individuals to the hobby of historical miniature wargaming. Since that time, the Legion of Honor has added members in an ad-hoc fashion until 1995, where a large batch were inducted. Since then, it has inducted two members […]

How to Run a Great Convention Game

How to Run a Great Convention Game

I love game conventions. The atmosphere, the excitement, the buzz in the air, the dealers’ room, the flea market, the sights, the sounds, the smells (OK, not the smells so much), and of course, the games. Over the years that I have attended conventions, I have played, run, and observed countless games. Unfortunately, I have […]

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Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 2

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 2

Following the first summer I spent at Fort Knox, KY, my wife decided that I would go again for the second year in a row. Yay. To be fair, the worst part about this was the 15+ hour drive from Colorado to Kentucky. There were some significant advantages to the summer work at Knox – […]

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 1

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 1

During summer of 2015, I was posted to Fort Knox for manning assistance to assess the medical standing of incoming Army Cadets. For anyone happening to drive by, you can see the bank depository building, prominent in the movie Goldfinger (and, yes, I had to watch it while there, as a nod to the film), […]

Scratchbuilding Gun Emplacements, Project II

Scratchbuilding Gun Emplacements, Project II

While doing the original gun emplacement, I was working on another gun pit, as well. As I mentioned in Part I of this series, it always helps to do projects like this in pairs so that when one is drying you can work on the other (and if you have extra bits of stuff that […]

Posted in: How To, Terrain
For King and Parliament Rules

For King and Parliament Rules

FOR KING AND PARLIAMENT Fast-moving rules for gaming the English Civil Wars By Simon Miller and Andrew Brentnall The rules are 78 pages long with multiple black and white pictures and period wood carvings interspersed between sections, four pages of color in-game pictures and an index to making specific sections easier. Each rules chapter is […]

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