Games

Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

In the past year I read George Nipe’s “Last Victory in Russia” and got hooked by the winter war on the east front. The book describes the Soviet Operations Gallop, Star and von Manstein’s “backhand blow”, operations in January-March 1943 following the Soviet encirclement of the 6th Army in Stalingrad. I also found a copy […]

Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

After completing the Bokkenrijder project that had been several years in the waiting, I was very excited to put on a game. The scenario is set in the mid to late 1600s in the United Provinces along the coast by the North Sea. The Dutch players have been given a local force of civilians and […]

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Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

I really do find that doing research in preparation for painting as much fun as painting. I find painting a relaxing and fun way to spend the evening after the kiddies go to bed – and – in the end, I have something cool to show for my efforts. It is a win-win situation in […]

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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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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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Battle of Leuthen 1757

Battle of Leuthen 1757

15mm Seven Years War Game at RAPIER 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA Game Masters Brent & Mike from the Jax Garrison club fought this Seven Years War game on the battle of Leuthen 1757, using Black Powder Rules by Warlord Games and 15mm hand-painted figures. The RAPIER 2018 convention program entry: Historically: This was a Classic “Frederick the […]

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Rules, Rules, Rules – Parte the Fourth

Rules, Rules, Rules – Parte the Fourth

Compared to everything else – researching the figures, cleaning/painting the figures and making lots of neat extras – the search for a good rules set to support skirmish gaming was the most challenging part of the entire project. Bruce Meyer and I looked at many different rules sets that likely work very well for the […]