A random series of articles on war gaming in 40K, FOW and other systems. The headings are, WiP; Conversions and models in various states of assembly. PiP; Paint works on various models. Mission Critical; scenarios or missions to bring a bit of a twist to a normal game. MiA; rules for units and characters that could/should/might appear in a game. Dig In; How to guides on making various types of terrain for different game systems. Sit Rep; Battle reports and after action reports on games played

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gaming with Mat-o-war

Possible one Of Games workshops best ever products ( That and Chaos black paint)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

X wing, wave 3 has arrived

This is how not to engage a Tie patrol with swarm tactics

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mission Critical: Bolt(er) Action. The farm

A quiet day on the farm

Imperial Marines on route to their extraction point run into a spot of trouble

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Paint in progress (FOW): Plastic soldier british armour war spray

Canadian Armour ed Truck sporting Plastic soldier's new British armour spray

Monday, August 5, 2013

Another round of Bolt(er) action

On a trip back home I manged to get a game of bolt(er) action (40K setting with bolt actions rules underneath).  The mission was based on Skirmish Campaign's defiant confrontation mission.  The setting is a platoon of imperial Guard arrive at a habitat intent on securing area and denying to the rebels. While the Rebels are trying to prevent the imperials from gaining a foothold.

The battlefeild

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mission critical (X wing): Hunted hunter

Lone Tie fighter on patrol
An imperial bounty hunter has captured rebel spy with information on the whereabouts of the hidden rebel base. The Bounty hunter is on route to an imperial base in a Firespray. To ensure the cargo's safe arrival a imperial patrol is escorting the ship. The rebels have one chance to disable the Firespray and fire the prisoner before the convoy reaches safety.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sitrep (FOW): the battle for Francville. Belgium. late 1944

The battlefeild view from the Kampfgruppe entry point

Every now and again I get the itch to have a big game of FOW. The battle or Francville pits the Volksgrenadiers and Kampfgruppe Piper vs the British XX corps and the US cavalry. It is inspired the Rapid Fire Ardenne book mission “Battle of the Bugle” with several twists. For the Germans the Volksgrenadiers hold the village of Francville while Kampfgruppe Piper is trying to move through the village while being attacked on both flanks and worrying about fuel supplies. For the allies the situation is no pretty either, they must prevent the Kampfgruppe from exiting the board and capture a heavily defended village and try not to shot each other in the process. The game is played on a 6’x6’ table with the forces begin about 4000 points per side.

Monday, July 15, 2013

It is a war out there (comparing WW2 rules sets)

It is good times for WW2 wargames players these days. For reason unknown several new rules are out or coming out to challenge some of the traditional rules sets. As a bonus most of these new rules sets are backed up by some generous new miniature lines.  But which system to pick from?  Below is my thought on some of the WW2 rules set I have tried or would like to try.

Monday, July 8, 2013

WIP (40K): When Beastmen attack

Some more Adepticon 2013 swag, This time in the form of Beast captain Torgo from Victoria miniatures and not to be lonely I picked a few of his Broolian beastmen mates.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

PIP: The Crystal Brush at Adepticon 2013

Three posts in less than a week? what is up with that. Could I have changed coffee brands? Is the fact SWMBO is on holidays in America affecting the posting :)

Marines Vs monster

Anyway, I finally got a chance to go through some of the Adepticon photographs. Below are my favourite five from the Crystal Brush awards at Adepticon 2013.

Roman from Massive Voodoo's entry

More photographs can be seen here.

Thank you for visting.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

PIP (FOW): Volksgrenadiers AA platoon

More Volksgrenadiers reinforcements, this time in the from of some AA cover.

Watch the skies

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

WIP (FOW): PSC shermans with Battlefront's improvised armour

Work in progress  on some PSC shermans with Battlefront's improvised armour

Thursday, May 2, 2013

PiP (FOW) Volksgrenadiers combat platoons

Winter may finally have ended, but the winterized Volksgrenadiers carry on

Monday, April 29, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

PiP (FOW): King Tigers, Rams and heavy mortars

Paint in Progress Flames of war King Tiger with Vallejo model air paints

Monday, April 8, 2013