Category: joy of wargaming

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...

Thanks for the Meme-eries

 Howzabout some light hearted fun using shortcuts to humor? This one was somebody else’s: But it inspired me to make this: Because sometimes it really do feel like this:...

Hintervale: Gondor Calls for Aid

Will you answer? In all seriousness, I need your help.  My latest project for The Joy of Wargaming can’t go anywhere without you.  Check it out. Help a brother out. Let me know what you think the best option is here, would ya?...

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...

Fantasy Campaigning Dun Rite

Using a Reaper Bones wood sprite figure as an evil personification of the deep woods and wilds are inimical to human life?  That’s unpossible! That’s what happens in this latest episode of “The Joy of Wargaming” wherein four intrepid heroes wade into the wilds to put paid to a...

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...

Not Even Joking

Inspired by a deeply cogent comment left at “The Joy of Wargaming”:  Tabletop role playing games, properly played, ARE wargames. Let me take my troll face off and address your comment with more sincerity.  When RPGs branched out from the wargame hobby, they left a lot of money on...

Feelz Good Man Strikes Again

 If you’re still on the fence about it, or haven’t given it a chance, The Joy of Wargaming is going like gangbusters. But don’t take my word for it: We’re doing a long-form series detailing a logistical and strategic campaign using the book shown in the picture above.  It’s...

The Necromancer King Returns

Long time fans of the blog will recall a three-part fantasy campaign played years ago.  That campaign died when my primary opponent graduated and flew off to college and other adventures.  Well the Necromancer King has finally returned from the Land of the Dead, and you can follow along...