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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Figure Conversions

Figure Conversions

I know that I have written this before, but I always seem to find the need to tinker with figures. Sometimes it is because I must have a certain figure that is normally not available, sometimes it is because I need a specific piece for the gaming table and sometimes it is because I am […]

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Brand X Painting Rust

Brand X Painting Rust

There are many ways to paint different effects on line which really are amazing. I would like to show you a very easy way to paint rust that is quick and offers a very realistic look. It looks great everywhere from rusted vehicle parts to tank exhausts to any weathered metal buildings. This involves only […]

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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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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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