Category: rules

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...

I’ll Do It Myself Again, the Pirate Version

Osprey Publishing has a terrible track record when it comes to game support, and an even worse one when it comes to quick reference sheets.  This is doubly so with On the Seven Seas, a little pirate set of wargame rules that includes very few tables, even within the text!...

Paying it Forward

My Father’s Day present for myself included a little bonus that did me no good.  Four plastic French line soldiers from Warlord.  At ten bucks for the mag, these things paid for themselves. And as a 15mm wargamer… …they would have been destined for the landfill had it not...

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...

Matrix Lames

The topic of matrix games has been popping up on my radar a lot lately. For those of you who are uncertain about the term, allow me a brief introduction. A matrix game is a talky talky exercise adjudicated by a referee and structured in such a way as...

Experimental Wargaming

Today things fell into place for an interesting wargaming experiment. SPOILER ALERT FOR THE ONGOING CAMPAIGN! For those of you not playing along at home, Mondays we post an update to a Chainmail campaign in which the Broman Empire seeks to reclaim a powerful artifact from a tomb located...

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...

Clash of Arms and Tusks

The Broman Empire, fresh off a victory in the Pink Phantom Hills, turns its attention to the east, where its diversionary force encounters the lead elements of the Orkish Khan somewhere in the depths of the Whitehart Woods. You can follow along here, and if you would like to...