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

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.

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