Category: Dragon Rampant

Settling Down

After all these years of casual gaming, and 30 months of intense gaming for the channel, it feels like it’s time to jump off the shiny new treadmill. A long time ago this wargamer made the conscious decision to turn his back on the FLGS carousel, that relentless pursuit...

More Mounted Goblins

The goblin cavalry force compiled for use with the “Dragon Rampant” fantasy skirmish rules proved to be smaller than anticipated. They just don’t need a whole lot of special rules, and most cavalry units clock in at 4AP. For a standard, 24 AP game, you’ll need six units. Until...

Dragon Rampant – Orcs v Goblins

This post is largely eye-candy. An orc warband with a wizard, two giants, and three trolls – the latter two count as Elite foot in Dragon Rampant terms – makes for a very tough but largely slow force. Throw them up against a speedy army like the all-mounted goblins,...

Undead Terrain

If your undead table lacks a certain j’nais skull quoi, then you should look at herpetaraium terrain. I picked up the two skulls you see on the table here – one T-Rex and one giant sabertooth skull – from the local Wal-Market. They retail for somewhere around twelve to...

Undead Swarm Army

Our third army takes the field, and this time it’s all infantry.  Dead infantry, that is. In the war game Dragon Rampant undead can either start the game on the table, or they can be summoned by a wizard.  In addition to the figures to follow, I painted up...

Dragon Rampant Action

Tried two little experiments with Osprey’s ‘Dragon Rampant’ today. The first was playing the game with my nine-year old daughter.  Here you can see that she took command of a key hill, placing her archers within the woods – a great decision on her part. The result: She liked...

Gobs For Smacking

Got a new faction for the miniature war game “Dragon Rampant” all painted up, and they are led by this brute right here. The backstory for this army consists of a nomadic tribe of goblins. That gives me an excuse to run an entirely mounted army. Fortunately for me,...

Dragon Rampant – Four Armies

Here they are – four full armies suitable for use with Dragon Rampant. All of these figures come from Khurasan Miniatures, with the exception of the wolf-hounds, which come from a mix of manufacturers.  Lesser Warbeasts don’t really fit into the theme, but sometimes you need to fill that...

Chainmail and Dragon Rampant: Two Great Tastes

A commenter over at The Joy of Wargaming asked which ruleset is better, Chainmail or Dragon Rampant.  There is no easy answer to that question, but there is a great blog post of an answer. The two titles are both fantasy mass-battle games, but they do very different things and serve...

The Army of the West

It took about seventy-five dollars and a month of painting, but I now have one full army ready to go for Dragon Rampant.  Naturally enough, as a human army ripped from the tapestries of 13th century Europe, this force could stand in good stead as a Lion Rampant army as well,...