Category: battle report

Wargaming Wednesday Returns!

In an outreach effort dedicated to reaching out (hence the name) to more non-wargamers, I’ve resumed posting about wargames at the Castalia House blog.  Each Wednesday, the publisher’s blog features a post related to wargames called, not surprisingly, Wargames Wednesday.  I share duties with a number of other smart...

Game Time – King of the Hill

With the new and improved 15mm fantasy table largely completed, it’s time to break out the miniatures!  With a little help from my lovely assistant, we threw together a small force of seven human defenders trying to keep an ogre and his goblins out of town.  The ogre wanted...

Wargaming Report: One Page Rules

For the first time in quite a while, a two-hour window of opportunity presented itself.  The boy wasn’t interested in a little light gaming, but his 11 year old sister was.  After a few minutes reviewing Osprey’s trusty Black Ops rules, her eyes started to glaze over, so we...

Black Ops Battle Photos

The last Black Ops battle fought in the Abox house pitted a group of Prang! trying to capture and contain a force of Octopods.  This time around we switched the sides. The Prang! started out in the center of the board, with the Octopods on the outskirts.  It didn’t go...

Black Ops: Octopod Escape

 In a Black Ops battle featuring two newly painted forces, a small Octopod task force has been discovered operating deep inside Prang!* territory.  The 12 man group of conscripts including one leader (Ace) and one RPG toting heavy (for a total of 54 points) have regrouped inside a...

The Necromancer War, Chapter 3

When last we left the on-going saga of the Necromancer King’s attempt to add the Targar Empire to his domain, Lady Hotfor M’Motherson successfully routed a flanking force of the Necromancer King.  Seeing an opportunity to deliver a smashing blow to the dark lord’s forces, she quickly rounded up...

Black Ops, Trial Run

In northern corner, the crew of the G.S.S. Myconis, four hard charging Special Forces. Crew of the SS Myconis, from left to right, a specialist,heavy, trooper, and ace. In the southern corner, a dozen conscripts working for Hazmat Security, Inc. An ace, a heavy, and ten troopers. Since this was...

Black Ops, Around the Horn

Welcome to another clickbait article.  This one has a lot less weird tricks and local single moms and a lot more Black Ops.  With the rules out for less than a month, there aren’t a whole lot of actual play posts around the web just yet – I haven’t...

The Necromancer War, Chapter 2

When last we left the good people of the Targan Empire, their border towns and forts had been over-run by a sudden invasion of the dark forces of the nearby kingdom of the Necromancer King.  The Patriarch of the Empire, High King Sisterbanger, quickly dispatched a small delaying force...

The Necromancer War, Chapter 1

Neil Thomas’ book, One Hour Wargames, is worth buying for the scenarios if nothing else. It includes 30 different scenarios of all sorts – symmetric, asymmetric, full terrain, open field, delaying actions, you name it.  While they are written specifically for the rest of the rules in the book,...