Category: video

A Song of Fords and Shallows

 Mostly eye candy today with some thoughts on “A Song of Drums and Shakos”.  It’s just a reskin of Andrea Sfiligoi’s “Song of…” series, but I’m really glad to have added it to my library.  Having the background and points lists for each army really makes it a snap...

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?...

Chainmail’s 50th Anniversary – A Video

This makes for a good watch. A lovely little glimpse into the wargaming world of the midwest in the late 1960s. Out of this culture, and countless others littered across the anglosphers, was spun the tabletop RPG community. It’s a quick watch at just over 22 minutes, and includes...

Primordial D&D

 Been thinking about this a lot. Ever since watching this movie. Which is great.  A must-watch for anyone interested in learning more about the evolution of tabletop wargaming and/or role-playing games. It’s a deep dive into the roots of the hobby, and surprisingly even-handed.  But I can’t shake the...

Death Cult for Cuties

Alternative Armies’ sci-fi death cult paints up great. All right, smart boys, so it’s actually the Post-Apocalyptic warband (HOFP05).  In the House of Wargaming, we treat them as cultists.  Look at them robes and death masks and heads on pikes – what else could they be? Vince Venturella over...

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...

Twargame Advice

A world of advice on using Twitter to get your wargaming fix: Stay away from the #warmonger tag.  It’s for people who don’t do a lot of wargaming.  They like “thuh comm-MUNE-itay”.  You get lots of ads for milktoast content providers and soy-based podcasts.  A lot of  paint-by-numbers figures...

The Future of Miniature Wargaming

It’s fine.  Miniature wargaming is going to be just fine.  Check out this fantastic kid banging out videos like a boss: If you’re on the Youses and the Tubeses, and you’re worried about “the graying of the hobby”* why not throw the kid a follow to encourage him to...

Another Half-Hour One Hour Wargame Live Play

“Live Play” the man says in the title to describe a battle fought on the table two weeks ago.  Whatever.  I didn’t land on the post-definitional world, the post-definitional world landed on me. Here’s another battle report you can view from the comfort of your own bunker: In more...

Actual Play – Barbarian Prince – Episode 1

If you haven’t seen it yet, Castalia House Publishing has a new blog feature called Wargame Wednesdays, for all of us hex-and-counter-philes.  The series has inspired me to push some cardboard around.  All of my kids love themselves some Awful Green Things, and we spent a summer tooling about with...