Category: general

The Wargaming Triangle

Presenting Warren’s General Theory of Wargaming Management! This should be pretty self-explanatory.  For project management, restaurants, and life in general you generally have to balance between good, fast, and cheap.  McDonald’s burgers are cheap and fast, but they ain’t good.  The local high-end restaurant makes a good and fast...

Towards a Unified Theory of Wargaming Complexity

Put on your thinking man’s cap, because today we’re talking math. Earlier this week, Delta Vector (you know Delta, he runs the excellent Delta Vector blog) posted the latest installment of his in-depth analysis of wargame design, this one on the perfect number of units.   The entire series is...

The Complete One Hour Wargame

What with one thing and another, it occurred to me that you’ve never seen the medieval Big Box in all its compact wargame glory.   One complete wargame  As you can see, the Big Box contains the following: A three foot by three foot ground covering cloth One large...

Blog Restructuring

In addition to polishing off that nearly ten year old module, yesterday saw a minor restructuring of the blog.  A bunch of stuff from the sidebars has been moved up to the top bar for ease of access including the mini-megadungeon, the play through of Tyranny of Dragons, and...

Never Too Early

Win their minds when they are young, and you’ll have them for a lifetime… Choosing a starting figure. Time for flocking. I’m really more of a historical wargamer, Dad....

Song of Sticks and Fat Fingers

Fat fingers?  Not me – I actually have tiny little girl hands, which serves a modeler like me well when it comes to putting together fiddly bits of terrain and figures.  Fiddly bits like these measuring sticks for the Song of… series.   Fat fingers or no, sometimes you...

A Song of Crack and Meth

In an effort to play more games with the limited collection of painted figures that I have ready now*, I’ve been dabbling in Ganesha Games’ Song of… series of rules.  The results were cautiously optimistic. After a bit more faffing about the internet, it looks more and more like...

D&D Next – Pass

So…D&D Next Playtest.  Tearing up the internet these days, innit?  Some love, some hate, some controversy.  Just another turn of the wheel. You can add me to the list of those who just can’t be bothered with the whole thing. It looks like a decent game with all sorts of...

New Project Time

Coming Soon Eventually Picked up a copy of this fun little ruleset recently.  Tinkering with force selection and terrain needs.  Need to figure out whether or not it can be done cheap and portable. First need to make sure game is worth spending real money on.  Will test drive...

A Tabletop Pirate Looks at 40

It’s been over five years since this grognard threw together a miniature wargame.  In that time I’ve sold off the bulk of a once formidable collection, failed at more than one business enterprise, moved across six time zones, and carefully prepared three children for life with a wargamer.  As...