Category Archives: Wargaming

7TV Skirmish Wargame, the 60’s adventure TV RPG waiting for you

On Twitter, someone asked about a suitable RPG for running games set in the world of “The Persuaders”, an action adventure series with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore, one of many from production company ITC, some serious, some, like this, … Continue reading

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Review – Airfix Battles from Modiphius

Better known to modellers and gamers from the British Isles, Airfix have produced military model kits, terrain and figures since the 1950s, being an integral part of the childhood for many British children and their first introduction to playing with … Continue reading

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The cult of the new and multi-player solitaire

I have been thinking a fair bit about what I want from games, This appllies mainly to RPG, wargames and boardgames, which intersect in my thoughts and what I perceive as why me and current trends don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Kings of War 2nd edition – end of the first run through

To recap the first post of this battle, a group of Northmen under Jarl Sven of Bjarnulfholm are fighting the ancient evil known as the Cursed Legion, raised from centuries in death by the Nameless Necromancer (basically because I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Kings of War 2nd edition – thoughts and a run through the game – Turns 1 & 2

Mantic Games first came to my attention in 2009 as a producer of plastic wargames figures for massed ranked battles. They produced spindly Elves and solid, chunky late armoured dwarves and lots of undead. The next year, the veteran rules-write … Continue reading

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Review: “Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age” – A Wargamers Guide to the Age of Conan – Lin Carter & Scott Bizar

That these fantasy wargames rules, first published in 1975, are still in print, or at least available in PDF, is less a testament to these rules and much more about the strange business habits of Scott Bizar, who kept products … Continue reading

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Foldable Project, ready to deploy

I have a map, I have decided on the rules (Basic Impetus) and I finally have my order of battle and counters. Although I thought 3cm frontage would look fine on the map, I also scaled them to 2cm and … Continue reading

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Foldable Project – not forgotten

The travelling has impacted severely on my time. Even the days I am not working in Edinburgh, my lunchtimes are usually taken up out doing errands. Nonetheless, the actual counters are done. I am partway through putting them onto a … Continue reading

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Foldable Project scales again

My battlefield works out at about 1/3the size of the standard Impetus battlefield. The standard frontage is 12cm per unit. So I am looking at at four cm unit width. Seems a bit big for this battle. The Basic Impetus … Continue reading

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