Category: fantasy

Elven Village On the Cheap

With a full backlog and modest pile of opportunity, I often find myself wondering what project deserves next place in the queue.  At times like these, I go to The Joy of Wargaming viewers.  It’s cheap market research, and it hasn’t failed me yet. An elven village, you say?  We...

The Rat King’s Tale Continues

Greetings, Rat Friends! When last we met, the Rat King had been taken under the angelic wings of angelic beings and whisked away to the gilded cage that is the sewers beneath Rome.  But let’s take a look at Annette’s little adventure in the meantime.  The Mad Doctor Baron...

Ryan Dunfee of Sentient Robot Games just released Anthems of War, a fantasy skirmish miniature wargame with much to recommend it. He was kind enough to ask me to whip up a couple of videos on the game, and by way of thanks sent me both the PDF and...

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...

Thar’s Doin’s Afoot

The #Trollopulous MegaVerse is the most interesting thing to happen to D&D in decades. Those glorious edgelording bastards in the #BROSR found a way to reinvigorate a hobby that had plateaued and they did it by taking a game everyone owns but doesn’t play and, for the first time...

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...

This Is Huge – Gamechanging

The full ramifications of this little fact have yet to be explored. Probably because the bulk of the D&D crowd plays linear, story-line chasing, games that think too small to include such concepts as player-created megadungeons. In Brian’s case, the dwarven faction is mining in the hopes of finding...

A Few Initial Thoughts on ‘A Fistful of Lead’

I like it. Late last year I finally got around to ordering a couple of titles from the Wiley Games lineup. Having missed out on the hardback omnibus fantasy project, and curious about how Jay Wiley handles procedural, by which I mean random table generated, dungeon generation, my first...

Gathering No Moss

Huge events keep grinding away out there in clown world, but your humble host has too much work to pay more than passing attention to it. Feels good, man. Taking Jordan “Ciderman” Peterson’s advice, I’ve spent the bulk of my free time completely renovating my bedroom.  If you want...

Little Big Guns

Every table a masterpiece. It took the littlest figures around to get me to appreciate the majesty and spectacle of Napoleonic Wargaming.  There’s just something far more satisfying about shoving brigades or divisions of 50-100 figures around, even if they are a lot smaller, than there is in shoving...