Category: rules

Initial Thoughts on ‘Rangers of Shadowdeep’

Why did I wait so long? Joseph McCullough’s masterpiece, Rangers of Shadowdeep has everything a man could ask for in a solo skirmish fantasy wargame. Everything except hope, but maybe that comes later. The basic mechanics are simple.  Skill checks consist of a basic d20+skill versus a toughness number.  Combat...

More Rank and Flank Thoughts

Army building. We meet again, old frenemy. As a reminder, we are talking about the popular collection of rules known as One Page Rules. In my particular case, the fantasy regiment game called, appropriately enough, Regiments. Let’s take a look and what you need to get started, and I’m just talking about...

Coming Soon: Modern Rank and Flank

It’s been a while since I’ve thrown a game of rank-and-flank fantasy down on the table.  Dragon Rampant is more of a large warband skirmish game, and it lacks the nuance and subtlety of proper blocks of troops maneuvering about the green fields of battle.  Demonstrating the charms of Chainmail...

Goblins vs. Bromans: More Desert

The last time we looked at Dragon Rampant, we looked at how NOT to use Light Riders. Specifically, we learned that their speed was negated by heavily terrain laden tables. Today we check the null hypothesis, and throw them against the same foes, but this time with no mission...

Dark Elves

Splintered Light is such a good miniature wargame company.  Clean scuplts with just the right amount of detail, tons of character, and so many options.  Today I’m bragging about my Dark Elf army for Dragon Rampant. Some time ago, I ordered the guys on the left.  Only painted six...

Bromans vs. Goblins: Desert Raid

Dragon rampant has a great little selection of units, all of which are based on how you use them on the battlefield. After seeing how effective Light Riders could be in the Fate of Stormbringer (poor Dubzaron), I wanted to see what a force heavy on the light cavalry...

BROSR Principles: A Primer

Over the last couple of years, the lads in the #BROSR have reinvigorated the ossified field of tabletop RPGs by incorporating the solid design principles laid down by the giants of the pre-1980s collapse.  We’ve spilled a lot of ink – and I’ve published a number of videos –...

A 15mm Figure Miscellany

Today feels like a good day to spam your attention with several hosts of 15mm painted figures.  We’ll start with the historical crowd, all of which come by way of Irregular Miniatures.  A unit of twelve light infantry for the British, with an even dozen tribesmen to match.  With...

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...

Settling Down

After all these years of casual gaming, and 30 months of intense gaming for the channel, it feels like it’s time to jump off the shiny new treadmill. A long time ago this wargamer made the conscious decision to turn his back on the FLGS carousel, that relentless pursuit...