Category: general

Who Cares What Non-Wargamers Think About Wargaming?

Karwansaray Publishing recently dropped a link to a low effort “scientific study” that used data collected by said publisher to reveal some surprising things about wargamers.  Did you know competitive people prefer competition games, and cooperative people prefer collaborative games?  You might have thought this, but thanks to the...

A Tale As Old as Time

 Brace yourself for a revolution in table-top RPGs. At last, after forty years of D&D and twenty years of instant and always-on communications, the two have been married to create a style that is a literal game changer: But it ain’t me.  It’s Jeffro, the madman that redefined how...

Song of Drums and Shakos – First Runthrough

 It works! I was afraid it wouldn’t.  My experiments with Flying Lead weren’t a lot of fun.  They power of modern weapons meant that the games bogged down into two static lines blazing away at each other with little motion or forward progress. Needs more flags Fortunately, the Napoleonics...

From Two-Deep to Three

It’s not often that I work in 2D painting, but for a special project like this… A friend asked me to find and paint him up a few Hawaiian Warriors. Always happy to share my love of the hobby – and always happy for an excuse to craft that...

Wargame Theory

 Not judging.  Just observing. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the average consumer....

Twargame Advice

A world of advice on using Twitter to get your wargaming fix: Stay away from the #warmonger tag.  It’s for people who don’t do a lot of wargaming.  They like “thuh comm-MUNE-itay”.  You get lots of ads for milktoast content providers and soy-based podcasts.  A lot of  paint-by-numbers figures...

More Vendeean Eye Candy

Been playing around with Osprey’s En Garde! while waiting for the Big Battalions package to arrive, and it’s been nice to fiddle with a new ruleset and some blackpowder scenarios.  My fantasy town works well as a backdrop if I leave off the wizard tower and skull mountain pieces....

Wargaming Social Media

Forums represent the best that social media has to offer the miniature wargamer. I’ve been slowly accreting some solid wargaming bros on the Twitter, but the ephemeral nature of microblogging means that the pictures and tales and rule discussions held there vanish in to the void.  What the site...

The Wargaming Don

The Oldhammer guys are pikers. Since staring the Joy of Wargaming channel, I’ve been doing a lot more gaming than ever.  It has all been solo wargaming, but not because of the 800-pound virus-gorilla in the room.  It’s because I prefer my own company to that of the typical...