Category: Wargame Related

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...

The Army of the West

It took about seventy-five dollars and a month of painting, but I now have one full army ready to go for Dragon Rampant.  Naturally enough, as a human army ripped from the tapestries of 13th century Europe, this force could stand in good stead as a Lion Rampant army as well,...

Revolting People

Today, over on the channel, we offer up a bit of a rarity – a fourth generation warfare miniature wargame.  Sure, part of the motivation behind this particular installment of the Joy of Wargaming was tweaking the noses of Corporate Entertainment by lampooning coverage of violent unrest as “mostly...

On Chainmail: The Play Is the Thing

Chainmail: Rules for Medieval Warfare really isn’t that hard. It has an undeserved reputation for being byzantine and difficult to parse and put into practice.  A reputation that, now that I have a dozen games under my belt, makes a lot more sense. Chainmail is a game written to be...

A Few Initial Thoughts on ‘A Fistful of Lead’

I like it. Late last year I finally got around to ordering a couple of titles from the Wiley Games lineup. Having missed out on the hardback omnibus fantasy project, and curious about how Jay Wiley handles procedural, by which I mean random table generated, dungeon generation, my first...

Back to the Grindstone: A New Joyous Season

Today resumes broadcast of the best miniature wargaming channel on YouTube.  The Joy of Wargaming ends the long dark drought with a preview of what’s to come in 2022.  A few new wrinkles have been added to the lineup, but you can expect a host of games new and old, and...

Chainmail Quick Reference Sheet

If ever there was a wargame that cried out for a quick reference sheet, Chainmail is it.  Find yourself a girl that looks at you like Gary Gygax looked at unique subsystems, fren. And yet, after literal minutes of searching, I couldn’t find hide nor hair of a QRS...

Breaking Through

The channel, The Joy of Wargaming, continues to make inroads into the wargaming community.  Now with more than 1,400 subscribers, brave souls not yet scared off by my frequent sojourns into topics that we aren’t supposed to discuss, and more of the newcomers expressing thanks for a non-converged alternative....

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Somewhere on my list of things to do is superhero wargaming. There aren’t a whole lot of manufacturers making cape stuff in 15mm, which means that a little more creativity than usual is in order. Particularly if you’re going to play in somebody else’s universe.  Naturally enough, being a...