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A Good Day for Kipling

“Have you news of my boy Jack?” Not this tide. “When d’you think that he’ll come back?” Not with this wind blowing, and this tide. “Has any one else had word of him?” Not this tide. For what is sunk will hardly swim, Not with this wind blowing, and...

Wargaming Campaigns: The Book

 It’s not too late to join the wargame renaissance and give the classic umpire-led campaign a shot.  In fact, it may be a little too early.  If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at running a larger-scale campaign, then Henry Hyde has a little advice for you.  I’ve...

Peace on Earth to Men of Goodwill

’Twas Christmas Day on the Somme ’Twas Christmas Day on the Somme The men stood on parade, The snow laid six feet on the ground Twas twenty in the shade. Up spoke the Captain ‘gallant man’, “Just hear what I’ve to say, You may not have remembered that Today...

2020: Best Year Ever

 At least from a wargaming perspective. You wouldn’t know it from looking at the blog, but I’ve had more wargaming related fun over the last twelve months than any decade of my life since leaving high school.  Dozens of games, multiple projects to completion, the start of an ambitious...

Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle

Steer clear of that Jon Del Arroz fella – he is a bad influence. This time he tempted me into parting with my hard earned fiat money in pursuit of a grand old adventure story called Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle.  You can back this project yourself over...

Be As Wise As Serpents

In our modern days of enlightened up-side-downism, deducing what the deuce bedevils some far flung corner of the world can be a tricky proposition.  Take the current conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the south Caucasus, for example.  The Ionian Peninsula is a crossroads claimed by a lot of...

Black Powder Era Inspiration

 If you ever find yourself at a loss for inspiration, here are four great images to help you out....

Three Laws of Robotics

This is not a game for kids. Well, it can be, but I wouldn’t recommend it. What you’re looking at here is a light card game that amounts to “Blind Indian” on steroids.  The deck consists of three suits (“factions”) of five cards ranked from one to five.  Players...

The Desertification of My Table

Time for a new weapon in my terrain arsenal.  That means packing as much desert terrain into a small box as possible.  As usual we start with the ground cloth, a simple light tan fleece bit of fabric cut to fit my tabletop.  The 32-inch by 36-inch size is...

Called It!

 Man, did I call it or what? The Little Wars TV guys are great.  They provide some fun, light-hearted wargaming fare with high production values, and this is no slight against the work they’ve done.  This latest gimmick, though? They’re better than this. Two weeks ago they wondered whether...