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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 […]

Painting Napoleonic Figures: Parte the Third

Painting Napoleonic Figures: Parte the Third

Once all the figures I had been cleaned and based, it was time to start painting. I started off with small, easy steps first – I pulled out the Russian civilians first because I figured any colors I used would be reasonable. I had purchased three units of six figures and painted one in a […]

The Figures Arrive: Parte the Second

The Figures Arrive: Parte the Second

Well, actually before we ordered the figures, I looked around for some skirmish rules for the game. I liked Pete Berry’s Once Upon a Time in the West Country rules for the ECW and saw he had written some for Napoleonic skirmish gaming. Fortunately for me, On Military Matters, a book seller who seems to […]

Getting Into a New Period: Parte the First

Getting Into a New Period: Parte the First

Normally, I am the person who gets drawn into new gaming periods – one look at Bruce Meyer’s beautifully painted Russian Civil War figures and I was hooked! Mark Copplestone’s sculpted figures were too amazing to refuse. WWII in the Pacific was another era Bruce introduced me to. It was a mix of figures and […]