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

Monday, December 4, 2017

21st century basing

Dismounted confederate cavalry

Dismounted Union cavalry

Thursday, November 30, 2017

part 2 of Clash at the Creek with Maurice in the American War of Independence

Getting ready, the American defense lines are set-up
After a bit of delay, no doubt caused by the curse of setting up the table in advance thereby causing serendipitous chain of events guaranteeing the game will be delayed by a couple of weeks, Tonio and myself final got to play out the clash of the Creek scenario I posted a while ago (link).

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Raising the militia with Maurice in the American war of Independence

I have been busy chipping away at my AWI project. Recently I managed to paint up a brigade of three Militia regiments (only another 400 infantry, 45 cavalry and 4 guns to go).To mark the occasion Tonio volunteered to play an AWI Maurice game. For the scenario I raided the Black Powder rulebook and opted to play something influenced by their ACW scenario.  The idea being the American are raising the militia when the British get word of this they dispatch a force to disperse the Rebel camp

Thursday, August 31, 2017

tactica 2018

Table Top Saxony are going to Tactica 2018

Monday, August 28, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bolt Action Burma

Chindits setting up a block and a railway line

Monday, May 1, 2017

When Maurice met Blucher in the battle for Arlington county

After a couple of delay due to life we finally got round to a second game on Maurice meets Blucher.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Painting the burning sands, keeping up with the (Indiana) jones

The Jones on the painting queue
(A guy with  fedora and a whip, A lady with a pair of pistol and a guy with a shotgun, I wonder where they get their inspiration from)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

AWI scenario: Maurice meets OHW

AWI Maurice meets OHW in the escape

Another round of Maurice AWI goodness with Tonio. This time rather than play a historic scenario I diced up a mission from Neil Thomas’ One Hour Wargames (OHW) rules.  With thirty scenario’s to pick from and options to randomly generate forces this are great source for games when you are stuck for motivation.  In the end the battle saw an American army (Blue team) trying escape the British army (Red team) after a successful raid into their territory.  

The battlefield:
The battlefield is outlined below. The hills block line of sight but do not disrupt units. While the forest block line of sight and do disrupt units

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chain of command Desert Dust up

Deutsche Afrika korps (DAK) putting the Dak into Dakka dakka

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

painting: trouble with Tuaregs

24 point field force of Tuareg roll of the paint table to opposite the march of the legion

Monday, February 6, 2017

The saga of Ragnar Lothbrok

Image result for vikings season 1
Previously on the the war of the wolf…
...the Welsh warband lead by Rwy'n Hoffi Defaid had raided the Scots led by Keir McDougal. Rwy’n bested Keir in combat but the Scots managed to force passage across the boundary river and claim victory.
...More scots came raiding the lands of the Welsh  this led by Wulfen McLaglen.The Welsh warband tracked them down and in a bloody struggle decimated the Scottish warriors and hearthguard forcing Wulfen to flee for his life.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017