Clever Scenario Design

Wargaming videos make a fine soundtrack for painting sessions, and every once in a while you stumble across a bit of genius you can’t wait to steal.  This wonderful battle report from House of Hengist Comics Wargaming Channel struck me as a novel sort of game, and one of...

Gaslands – A Few Thoughts On City Streets

 My Gaslands set up is a little unusual in that all my fights take place on the streets of Midville, USA. This leads to two big differences between the games shown on The Joy of Wargaming and most other videos – two differences that largely balance each other out. ...

On Fighting Sail

 What a fun little game from Osprey’s blue book series. Fighting Sail is a fleet action game that lets you chug a half-dozen or so ships of the line around the table, merrily blasting away at each other.  It strikes a very good balance between historical feel and playability,...

More Napoleonic Eye Candy

As promised, a quick comparison of Eureka and Irregular.  As you can see, the former are a full head taller than the latter.  The really mean it when they talk about 18mm vs. 15mm, don’t they?  C’est la vie, they pass the arm’s length test. These three objective markers...

Bit By Napoleon

 It finally happened. Reading through some old Featherstone books, I’ve been bit by the Napoleonics bug.  Maybe it’s age and the fear of not getting to the things I always meant to get to, but whatever the reason, I’m eyeing horse, foot, and guns.  More than eyeing, I’ve been...

It Begins

Remember when I said the following? [W]hen a critical mass of people adopt [the lost art of Gygaxian campaign play] for their own table, you can expect a deluge of smart-boy posts from the Usual Crowds staking a claim to have “always known” about the glories of real-time and...

Random Shots

 As we ease into the weekend, let’s take a look at a couple of preview shots of battles coming up on The Joy of Wargaming.  First up a look at Osprey’s “Black Ops” which features a surveillance fight gone wrong when competing espionage agencies arrive to gather blackmail from...

On the Morality of the Vaxxoons

Forgive the leet speek. Things just keep getting crazier, and we intellectual dissidents need to practice dodging the authorities now while we still can. Caesar has enlisted the Church to help convince Refusniks to surrender to the will of Saint Fauci and submit to the injections of genetic scrambler...

Epic D&D Made Easy Through Faction Play

Jeffro spitting fire on the latest episode of Geek Gab: There’s a key moment where Jeffro points out that Modern D&D cannot handle a moment like that in The Two Towers where the Fellowship of the Ring breaks up.  Taking a broader view, I would contend that a truly Epic...

To Avoid: Ten Minutes Gone

So this was a bust. Perhaps a bit of explanation is in order.  I’ve been painting a LOT of figures for miniature wargames lately, and chewed through most of what YouTube has to offer a hobbyist in my preferred genres.  That means trawling the muck of streaming services for...