If you are a UK-based gamer, I thoroughly recommend a visit to the National Civil War Centre in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. I have an annual pass and can honestly say it's the best museum I've ever been to - I visit at least once a week. Of course, we're currently planning our English Civil War campaign so there's a lot of research I do there but it's also quite a good family destination. My brother takes his 8-month-old there - apparently the only thing that stops her crying is watching videos of pikemen.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
I notice a few weeks have slipped by, so time for an update. I've got a lot of projects on the go - both in the wargaming world and in real life. However the whole month of August is booked as leave, so I hope to have plenty to share with you over the coming weeks.
Friday, 17 July 2015
A quick 'pic update' today with some photos of our recent 2mm Napoleonic smash. We were using my modified set of Give Them The Cold Steel, tweaked for early nineteenth-century combat. A 4x4 board was used, this time with a gaming mat which was very convenient - watch this space for a review next week.
As usual, I'll let the pictures and captions do the talking rather than doing a full dissection. I played as the French, and Mike as the valiant Brits using 2mm Irregular Miniatures figures.
|The gaming mat was from Game Mat EU - my favourite thing about it is |
that you can easily make hills by putting books underneath the mat.
Thursday, 9 July 2015
With some unexpected time off, I managed to get two games of Mordheim in with Mike today. Smashing games they were too - both played with our Gaming Philosophy in mind - lots of terrain, lots of fluff, a few skirmishing models.
This is part of a series of on-off games we're playing as part of a casual campaign, using the Fourth Kingdomites - a shooty warband with lots of muskets and pistols. Facing off against them were Prince Leopold's finest, a tough warband that has won just about every encounter so far. A daunting prospect!
We diced for the Street Fight scenario, where a single road running through the middle is bordered by a row of houses, the rest of the board being impassible. The objective was to get off the other side of the table.
- John Carew - leader
- 'Naughty' Sally - champion
- 'Deadeye' Rupert - champion (musketeer)
- 'Strongarm' Roger - champion (musketeer)
- 'Bish' (The Bishop of Ropeth & Mundy) - champion
- The Three Musketeers - henchmen with muskets
Prince Leopold's Finest
- Leopold, Prince of the People - leader, top floor
- Gunther - champion, middle floor (L-R)
- Maximilian - champion
- Josef- champion
- Alec - champion
- Karl - champion
- Marienburg Dandies Fencing Association - henchmen with swords
- Marienburg Archery Society - henchmen with longbows
- Tiny the Ogre