Sunday, March 17, 2019

Table of Ultimate Gaming


After much waiting and a bit of construction yesterday, I finally have my Table of Ultimate Gaming! I'm very pleased with it. It's very roomy and extremely sturdy. The electrical outlets and USB charging ports are a nice feature as well for longer gaming sessions.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Pike & Shot Campaigns: Nordlingen

Some scenes from a PBEM game of Pike & Shot Campaigns. The beginning of the Protestant advance on the Imperial left. I'm playing the Protestants.

Saturday Night Fights - Fighting Sail


Jim and I play a game of Osprey's "Fighting Sail." This is a fun set of rules that I immediately bought after we played. I can use this with my collection of ships from "Sails of Glory" to play larger fleet actions!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

What a Tanker!


In which I play a evening of What A Tanker! from Too Fat Lardies with some of the lads from the Armchair Dragoons, using Table Top Simulator. Kudos to Jim for the fine TTS setup!

Friday, November 23, 2018

By Shot, Shock, and Faith - Intro


Some initial thoughts on By Shot, Shock, and Faith from Hexasim, a game covering five battles from the French Wars of Religion.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2mm English Foot Battalion - 1690


I'm experimenting today with how to paint these 2mm figure blocks. I've made a first attempt by painting a Williamite-era pike & shot English battalion.

Streaming Panzer Battles North Aftrica


Jim and I played the Mersa Brega scenario last night from upcoming John Tiller Software game Panzer Battles North African Campaign 1941 last night. Here's my recorded version of the live stream.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Horse & Musket Stream 2PM today - Fleurus


I'm going to try something a little different. My good friend Jim has been praising the utility of recording and streaming games. He's convinced me to give it a try. I'll be streaming a solo play of Hollandspiele's Horse & Musket Volume I today at 2PM EST. Let's give the Fleurus scenario a spin for some War of the Grand Alliance fun today.

Here's the address for my YouTube channel.

2mm - Here we go!


My first order of 3D printed 2mm minis is on the way. These guys are War of the Grand Alliance/War of Spanish Succession models. There's also a set of battalion command groups in the order I couldn't get in the screenshot. These are models from Forward March Studios that I intend to use with the Maurice rules. I had these printed at Shapeways.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

You know your hobby is serious when...


I was doing some reviewing and editing of scenarios and rules for a game I'm helping with on the Thirty Years War and realized I didn't have a good reference on specific battles. Now I do.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

All is Lost Save Honour


I'm in an Italian Wars mood. I'm working on learning the rules for All is Lost Save Honour, an operational/campaign treatment of the period. The system is based on OSG's Campaigns of Napoleon, but heavily modified.

The rules are very wordy. Still, it seems interesting and the map is to die for. Looking forward to giving it a try tomorrow during regular Thursday night gaming.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Wars of Succession: The Best Marlborough Simulator Around

Eugene in Mantua at the end of 1701. He's already beat the pants off the French in two battles and taken Modena

I think Wars of Succession may be the best game AGEOD has ever produced, despite having some "fit and finish" issues. Granted, I'm biased toward the period, but this game takes the best of the new features introduced in Wars of Napoleon, discards what didn't work, and marries it to what did work in games like Thirty Years War  and Rise of Prussia.