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

By Shot, Shock & Faith

Montpensier's column opens the battle with an attack on Aubervilliers using argoulets and cannon.

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.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Freeman's Farm, 1777

The opening set up for the historical Freeman's Farm scenario from Saratoga, a game from GMT's "Battles of the American Revolution" series. This is the version from the tri-pack that was released last year.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Campaigns on the Danube - 1809

Rain will slow down my offensive. The last thing the Austrians need is to be slower!

In honor of "Spring in Munich," our 1809 campaign Kriegsspiel getting underway today, I've been playing the same campaign in the nearest thing to a computerized Napoleonic operational Kriegsspiel currently available.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bunker Hill

Terri has caused some regrettable losses to my British regulars already and gained a victory banner. However and the grenadiers have managed to evict some rebel militia from their position behind the fence line, though.

Spring in Munich: Ready to Go

The armies are ready to place on the map. Final dispositions are due today. First orders are due tomorrow.

As much as I like Jim's Dalek stickers, I wanted to go with something more reminiscent of Berthier's chest of blocks. Conveniently, the width of one of these blocks equals 2km on the map, and the length equals 4km, the marching speed of the Austrian and French infantry respectively.