I may just be from an ancient wargaming tradition but I wonder if anyone else has had a similar adjustment to make regarding the modern trend towards “lists”, points and player interactivity in scenario design? And do any of these comments trigger ideas of how you might tweak? Or at least make you aware of… Continue reading Unwritten assumptions
I became interested in Ancient/Medieval miniatures ever since seeing the Feldmachink and nicely-made Battlefinder, geomorphic countryside cards from The Perfect Captain,. I wanted to do an ancient/medieval wargame campaign perhaps using a boardgame like Britannia in some fashion. Britannia is a rather simple and popular game with about ten versions (so far) and can be… Continue reading Might of Arms
May 19, 2019 we had our first training game. I said it wasn’t a real battle but rather a training exercise so there wouldn’t be too much embarrassment when things went terribly wrong or to be too worried about rules perfection. We started out with a 1940 First Wave German platoon and 1939 British Platoon… Continue reading Chain Of Command Training Game
I am learning Chain of Command (click rules name for its website) in my seemingly never-ending search for an elegantly simple but somewhat realistic “skirmish” ruleset. We started with Tractics (or really its predecessor, GRT) in 1970 but noted its flaws of morale and turn sequence. Then after years of D&D, I gained a bit of… Continue reading Chain of Command
Wargamers home and en route Over the years I have gotten to meet many wargamers around the world. For example: Arturo in Rome; Niek, Erik and Henk in Belgium, I got exposed to Battlegroup by Henk and it is my current fascination for a Skirmish or Squads/Platoons sort of game. After starting the ICD Wargame Club… Continue reading Travel for wargames
I added another JG Swag site to compliment the one that Bob Sr and I put up over 10 years ago at https://www.cafepress.com/judgesguild …and it’s called Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/judgesguild The Zazzle approach made it easier for me to imprint logos on dark fabric t-shirts so I have 3 of those: traditional brown, “embossed gold” and golden… Continue reading Additional JG Swag Site: Zazzle
A quick note that Keith McNelly has posted new scenarios for Volley & Bayonet including an updated version of Greg Novak’s campaign game based on the boardgame A House Divided. In total (click here) he has 6 scenarios including the campaign game. He also has posts featuring after action reports, here.