Category: battle report

Lake Sambee Post Mortem

Sometimes the best way to fight…is not to fight at all.  Today we’re talking about some painful lessons learned from a game of 2 x 2 Napoleonics.  It has taken me an embarrassingly long time to get a handle on how to work this ruleset. In the Battle of...

Vendee Defiant, a Battle Report

 This skirmish set somewhere in the middle of the French bocage flips the script from the first. The Vendeeans, specifically the Pere Corbeaux and his three sturdy sons, all veterans of the American War of Independence and glad to return to La Belle Vendee to escape such revolutionary escapades,...

War In The 15mm Vendee

Some shots of a recent battle between Vendeeans and the Parisian boys in Blue using Osprey’s En Garde! The local National Guard – professional REMFsmeet the local boys, untrained but scrappy. The action starts just as the National Guard attempts to closedown the local church.  The locals come out...

Adventures of the Blackraven

The first game of the Adventures of the Blackraven has come and gone. In this project, I used the campaign tables from Five Parsecs from Home to generate the quartet of space faring ne’er-do-wells plying the shipping and smuggling routes way out on the fringes.  Once I had personalities...

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...

Rogue Planet: Le Beast Bu’ger

The daughter gave in to my strong-arm tactics and ice-cream based bribery to join me in a miniature wargame miniature campaign.  We are using Rogue Planet, a lesser known title that features an action-reaction initiative system with a lot of quirky combat and movement subsystems. For this mini-campaign, we sat...

Barbarian King: A Yuge Win!

Broke out this classic print-and-play solo wargame for a little playing with myself in a way that won’t make me blind or lower my T, and holy cats was it a blast!  My daughter is my good luck charm, as she rolls like a beast.   If you’ve never...

En Garde! Meeting Engagement

Confession time: My social media presence has largely shifted over to the dreaded tweet machine and my fiction writing blog.  Funnily enough, I ran into Chicago Wizard over there, too!  Like minds gravitate toward each other and all that.  Due to the usual vagaries of modern political discourse, my...

Long Distance Wargaming

The One (Acutally Four) Box (Actually Boxes) to Rule Them All has been blooded. Check out the Castalia House blog, the best dang fantasy and science fiction blog on this or any other internet, today for a full review of how you – yes, you! – can play miniature wargames across...

Wargaming Wednesday Returns!

In an outreach effort dedicated to reaching out (hence the name) to more non-wargamers, I’ve resumed posting about wargames at the Castalia House blog.  Each Wednesday, the publisher’s blog features a post related to wargames called, not surprisingly, Wargames Wednesday.  I share duties with a number of other smart...