Category: Wargame Related

Towards a Unified Theory of Modern Wargames

Somewhere in the wilds of Social Media fellow sci-fi author and fellow wargamer AND fellow YouTube wargamer, Mike DiBaggio, posited that: “Oldhammer is best hammer, and it’s more than just nostalgia. At a small scale, too much and over-fine detail is bewildering to the eye. Just like the Heroquest...

Yo Ho Ho

These pirate figures are available from rebelminis.com. they are a joy to paint, full of character, great scopes, who could ask for more? Instead of going with the normal trend of making figures Brown and dirty flat colorless, I went with more of a 1930s Hollywood feel. This look...

So Much For That Idea

Having shuttered War In A Box to streamline my blogging, my very next project is to… Start a new blog. At least this one is something of a one-off.  I’ve always loved the idea of map based wargame campaigns.  There’s something much deeper and richer in the experience.  Instead...

Taking the Weather Guage

One of the hazards of video content creation, particularly when you’re doing the job of three me – videographer, host, and referee – is that often when settling down to edit the video you catch little errors on one of those jobs that you didn’t notice while filming.  Most...

Big Guns in the Park

Taking the streets out onto the streets in this post, with a miniature wargame built for Matchbox cars and scaled up to triple size. The local playground makes for a great arena for some death racing with a cheap set of cars gussied up for some MadMax action. The...

New Content, Who Dis?

Get used to seeing a lot more wargaming content here. Many of you already know that I’m the host of the long running and somewhat successful wargaming blog, War In A Box.  As this post goes live, that blog sits at almost a quarter of a million page views...

Reclaiming the Culture, One Weird Hill At a Time

Wargaming. We don’t talk a lot about it here anymore.  Not since I revived War In a Box and launched the best dang wargame channel on YouTube.  But let’s go over my new focus a bit.  Even those of you who aren’t interested in wargames might be interested to...

The Two Kinds of Twitter D&D

Here is a handy scientific reference chart, to help you track which one you encounter in the wild:...

Modernist D&D

For those new to the site, “Modernist” is not a compliment.  Every new D&D book that hits the stores looks like this to me: Hence my retreat into the world of miniature wargaming.  If you build your own, they can’t take it from you....

Thumb’s Up: The Vast of Night

This was pretty good. It’s a slow-burn mystery set in small-town New Mexico way back in the lost golden age of the 1950s. The plot revolves around a technically literate high-school girl – one who feels organically smart rather than performatively so because screw you manbabies – and a...