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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...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

JJ Abrams un-raped my childhood. Spoiler free alert: What follows are the thoughts of a middle-aged man reflecting life, film, and family more than they are thoughts on the new installment of the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie.  It’s a very good movie.  JJ...

Happy Halloween!

Have some eye-candy in the form of a couple of seasonal shots from the archive.     Painted these guys a good decade ago.  These are just a couple of the very few figures that managed to survive the Second Great Sell-Off.  These are so old I can’t even remember who made...

The Lead Pile Groweth

Just when you think you’ve got it all under control…one of your dealers stops by to, you know, just to say, “Hey man, got some good stuff here.  Whattaya into man?” In this case my dealer would be old Gavin Syme over at 15mm.co.uk, which is fast becoming by...

Grand Wargaming Strategy, Part the Second

Is it too early for a New Year’s Resolution? While deep in the throes of last post’s naval gazing, my subconscious maundering was given a second kick in the short pants by Oldben1.  Over on a thread he started on the Lead Adventure Forums he asked for ideas on...

Grand Wargaming Strategy, Part the First

Does it count as a manifesto if you know deep down that it’s really more a set of guidelines? The other day the inimitable Peter Del’Orto had a great post on why he doesn’t wargame so much anymore. So that got me thinking about my own view of wargaming as...

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...

Getting Social

Let’s face it, wargaming is a fringe hobby, and my style of wargaming is on the fringes of that hobby.  I play games that are ten years out of print and in scales that are far from popular even in cities with thriving gaming cultures.  Honolulu ain’t one of...

New Miniature!

Ten months ago, I commissioned a one-of-a-kind miniature, and it just arrived last night… Something tells me things are going to slow down here at War In a Box....