Not just old school wargaming but an old laptop to boot

11 February 2020

Chris Gregg has been having computer problems, which stopped the blogs for a while. Now he is up and running with a new hard drive and several wargaming battles to tell us about. He has also added a number of enhanced photos using photoshop that really bring the action to life.

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Wargaming Recon – The road to 350

30 January 2020

Jonathan J. Reinhart has set himself the target of 350 painted miniatures in 2020. He just about managed 350 in 2019, and he’s done 15 miniatures in the last week – so things are looking good. But why set a target like that anyway? It seems to be all about his very large “lead pile”. . .

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Wargaming for grown-ups – Playing “To Ur is Human”

21 January 2020

Trebian takes on Gary using the card deployment system suggested in the rules. This pic-by-pic account takes us through the whole battle with Gary’s army heavier on the missile front and Trebian’s having slightly more in the way of battle carts. As with all good wargames, it went right down to the wire. . .

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Keep your Powder Dry – London Trained Bands

15 January 2020

Trained Bands were a militia of part time soldiers founded in 1571 under Elizabeth I. Each county had one, but London had a number. This blog focuses on the Red Regiment, that mustered its men from Aldgate, Tower and Billingsgate.

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Anton’s Wargame Blog reporting from Spartacon 2020

13 January 2020

Anton Ryzbak provides a photo report of last weekend’s (Jan 11) Spartacon 2020. It was the 30th anniversary of the convention and drew a good-sized crowd to the new venue in Michigan where Anton helped run a couple of big games

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The most influential wargames of the last decade

08 January 2020

Grant at The Players’ Aid sets out his top 15 wargames from 2010 to 2019.  His particular focus is on the most influential games that have “changed the genre from just a hex and counter focused format to conflicts represented through all types of mediums from cubes, to blocks, to miniatures and cards”.  But is he right?

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