Saturday, 15 June 2019

2019 Phalanx Wargame Show

This is a nice sized show, set in the sports hall of a community centre in St. Helens (UK). I have been going for more years than I care to remember and it is nice to see some of the traders who were fledgling  game companies back in the day, who are still out there, doing it and supporting this wonderful, but niche hobby.

A magnificent table that greets the visitor

This posts covers some of the demo games and traders and offers some thoughts as to how the show is shaping up to a 2019 audience.

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Saturday, 8 June 2019

Blitzkrieg Commander IV - In Defence of Buron

Some months ago I did a hexed version of a scenario centred on the German counter-attack at Buron, against Canadian forces. I quite like taking the same situation and applying it to different rule sets, as it helps in defining the difference between systems and helps fine tune the scenario.

So here is a presentation of that scenario, applied to the new Blitzkrieg Commander IV rules from Pendraken, together with a brief overview as to how the game went. It has the advantage of being a small action, so is being played on a 4’ x 3’ table with Pendraken 10mm figures.

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Sunday, 2 June 2019

Quatre Bras 1815 - Hexasim

This is the fourth game, published by Hexasim in the Eagles of France series. Waterloo, Austerlitz and Ligny being the others.

I have looked at the system closely in earlier posts, so will not cover that ground again, though links to those posts are in the Resource Section below.

This post is just going to look at the physical package, changes to the rules and run a playthough of the introductory scenario.

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