Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Jon Bleasdale runs a blog called Grymauch's Blo g. He is a 6mm gamer and at the moment he is running a multi part series as he plays through the Battle of Waterloo with his 6mm armies.
His table is fantastic and his AAR, which to date has reached part 4, is the most comprehensive I have come across. Not only is the effort to put such a game on notable, but the effort he puts in to recording and sharing his game with the rest of us is simply amazing.
I have included a link below for the post that he uses to introduce his game, giving a background as to how he has always wanted to do this battle properly. His own links can be used to get the rest of his reports.
Grab a coffee and enjoy his work. It would be nice to see his blog widely followed as I am sure his hobby approach will inspire plenty of gamers.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Sunday, 4 February 2018
On Sunday 4th February, the UK show season in the north kicked off with Vapnartak, a well regarded wargame show, held at the Racecourse at York (north east UK).
This post is just a brief personal perspective of the visit.
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Thursday, 1 February 2018
The chance discovery was made, the book was bought and lifetime passion followed. It was a golden moment really.
Anyway, my mind was immediately thrown back to that time, when today I visited a book shop, not really looking for anything and I just browsed the military shelf .... which NEVER has wargaming material.
But ..... today and I really did have to do a double take, as I couldn't believe my luck, the book spine said The Wargamers Guide to DARK AGE BRITAIN by Marin Hackett and published by Amberley.
This has a publication date of 2013 and had completely passed me by.
With my 1066 project up and running, this just has to be the best running mate that chance could have brought me.
At 284 pages, it has a wargame set of rules, information about the period and then each Dark Age battle is given 2 or 3 pages with a schematic diagram of the essential elements of terrain and troop deployment.
Here are some chapter headings;
Dark Age Warfare
Dark Age Armies
The Saxon Kingdoms' Struggle for England
The Saxons Plateau and the Heathens Arrive
The Making of England
1066: The Year of Three Kings and Three Battles
Rebellion 1066 to 1070
Not only will there be a treasure trove for me to mine here, but I was conscious that my two Hastings armies were unlikely to get a lot of use outside of the 1066 time frame. However, by adding a Viking army, which I would want to do anyway at some point from Stamford Bridge 1066, the door opens on a wide variety of battles that the figures from the three armies could be deployed to, with just a small amount of proxy assistance.
Anyway a really enjoyable find.
First update post on the 1066 project LINK