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That is not dead which can eternal lie…

No one would have believed in the last years of the twentieth century That internet arguments fuelled by alcohol could lead one to do silly things…. Actually, all too believable The year 2000 was, actually, the last year of the … Continue reading

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Being Merry is not logical!

West End Games, best known for its Star Wars licence, also produced some Star Trek games, including three solitaire games in a box as a tie-in licence to Star Trek III – Search for Spock. It has to be said … Continue reading

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Travel Battle – The figures, the first battle and overall impressions

The figures (updated 02/01/2019) My eyesight is so bad these days, that looking at the 8mm figures is better through the camera than with the naked eye. They have enough detail that, if painted, they should be enough for table … Continue reading

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Travel Battle – First impressions

My first impressions on unboxing “Travel Battle” from Perry Miniatures¬†¬£50 though you might find it cheaper. In the summer I had an idea of playing (and kind of reviewing) three Napoleonic board wargames. Well, I got one done. A few … Continue reading

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Waterloo Three – 1 – SPI’s “Napoleon at Waterloo”

Introduction For some reason I have been inspired¬† to re fight the battle of Waterloo\La Belle Alliance three years after all the cool kids were doing it. I will be using board wargames to do this and will follow the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on finally playing Kings of War

Saturday 10th Feb I finally got to play the Kings of War wargame against other human beings in a tournament in Stirling. I took my Lord of the Rings Uruk Hai but used the, as the “Kingdoms of Men” faction, … Continue reading

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The Emerald Tablet – early fantasy wargames rules

I have written before about an early set of fantasy wargames rules (Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age) before but they are not the earliest set of specifically fantasy wargames rules I ever saw. I know I have been wargaming … Continue reading

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The once and future manuscript

As I have written about before, when my taster rules for the classic Chivalry & Sorcery, Chivalry & Sorcery Essence was printed, I thought of it as a toolkit and not as a whole game world. I did put in … Continue reading

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“but what is original is not good…..”

“and what is good is not original” goes the quote from Samuel Johnson, in response to someone who sent him a manuscript to read. To quote someone else, the TL:DR version of this post would be “Do not do unto … Continue reading

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Way too long a post on how to lose weight

TL:DR version of this. No secrets. Boring routine comprising eating less and exercising more and recording food day to day to keep an eye on things. Not giving up because you enjoyed yourself one day. Introduction I have been overweight … Continue reading

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