Friday, 25 September 2015

Sci-fi game in Miniature Wargames

On Friday 25th September 2015, Miniature Wargames magazine will appear on the shelves of high street newsagents and I am mentioning that here because this particular issue contains a submission of mine.

Called containment, the general storyboard is that there has been an alien incursion in the UK and a specialst unit has been deployed to 'contain' these rather viscious warriors.

The article gives some background information, three linked scenarios and a set of rules. The games were played out on Kallistra hexed terrain using a town setting with Pendraken's 10mm sci-fi forces (plus a home-made 'seeder' or two).

The whole action is contained within a hex grid measuring 8 wide by 6 deep, fitting onto a large pinboard. Gamers can easily convert to squares or just use an open board.

There is an earlier post here (see link in the Resource secion below) that covers the putting together of the of the Pendraken sci-fi forces.

I obviously can't repeat the rules here, or use the photographs submitted to the magazine, but hopefully those interested will pick up a copy. The below link gives an idea what is in this month's issue, I think there is plenty there to like.


Link to Miniature Wargames magazine

Link to earlier post about the 10mm armies


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Rommel at Gazala

Rommel at Gazala is newly released by Lock 'n Load. The game is published as a second edition, with the first edition known to gamers as a Desk Top Published (DTP) production made available by its designer - Jim Werberneth.

This post gives access to a short video review of the product, a sort of mix of an unboxing video, together with some observations and comments.

Since Lock 'n Load is under new management, I thought it would be interesting to look at one of their new releases with regards to production standards and development.

With its relatively small footprint and low counter use, figure gamers may be interested in using this game as a basis to manage a miniatures campaign. Each hex can generally hold up to a divisions worth of units.

Please tap the below link for the YouTube video.