Category: blackpowder

Yo Ho Ho

These pirate figures are available from rebelminis.com. they are a joy to paint, full of character, great scopes, who could ask for more? Instead of going with the normal trend of making figures Brown and dirty flat colorless, I went with more of a 1930s Hollywood feel. This look...

Bit By Napoleon

 It finally happened. Reading through some old Featherstone books, I’ve been bit by the Napoleonics bug.  Maybe it’s age and the fear of not getting to the things I always meant to get to, but whatever the reason, I’m eyeing horse, foot, and guns.  More than eyeing, I’ve been...

A Song of Fords and Shallows

 Mostly eye candy today with some thoughts on “A Song of Drums and Shakos”.  It’s just a reskin of Andrea Sfiligoi’s “Song of…” series, but I’m really glad to have added it to my library.  Having the background and points lists for each army really makes it a snap...

Lake Sambee Post Mortem

Sometimes the best way to fight…is not to fight at all.  Today we’re talking about some painful lessons learned from a game of 2 x 2 Napoleonics.  It has taken me an embarrassingly long time to get a handle on how to work this ruleset. In the Battle of...

2×2 Napoleonics : A Bit of Eye Candy

 More black powder gaming using a neat little trick for roads and streams… Simple yarn.  It’s just the right scale for 2mm figures, and you can nudge it all about to make just the right curves.  Placed down on a fleece battlemat and it works a treat....