Category: Wargame Related

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...

New Game: Rise of the Orc Lords

Coming soon to a social media website near you, it’s the latest iteration in Braunstein technology. Starting already, but kicking off December 1st, we’ve got twelve volunteers ready to sit upon a throne of mammoth bones and direct orcish hordes in support of their Dread Lord’s crusade of chaos. ...

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...

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!...

The Xebec

This one is another probable out-of-print ship from Old Glory. I found this little cutie languishing on a shelf in the basement of a game store. Originally produced by Merrimack Miniatures and had probably sat there for 30+ years. Well, it us hitting the table now, as the starting...

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...

Wargame Campaigns by Henry Hyde

This is a beast of  a book, weighing in at over 500 pages.  It is as complete and thorough a treatment of the subject as we have seen since the days of Featherstone and Bath. And it includes gems like this: All in all, “Wargaming Campaigns” is a fun...

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...

The Mouse Is Roaring

It just keeps happening! The #BROSR: Giving you tomorrow’s D&D headlines…today! Several months ago, friend of the blog Mike DiBaggio interviewed friend of the blog Rick Stump on YouTube to discuss the latter’s 42-year old AD&D campaign.  It’s a great interview.  So great I’m posting it here for your...

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...