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Sunday, 16 May 2021

Launch of Test of Resolve - Wars of the Roses

It has been quite a journey but myself and Tim have now published our first set of rules together with a scenario book and printed game cards. Some links for more information are below

We did a Youtube interview to mark the launch

 Peter, one of our playtesters, did an in depth run through of a game of Stoke Field which explains how the rule mechanisms work 

If you are on Facebook you might want to join our group

 Also a link to our website for more information and to makes purchases

The softback books are available worldwide from Amazon but the PDFs and cards only direct from us 

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Wargaming the Sudan in 15mm

I bought 15mm armies suitable for gaming the Sudan a few years ago and with the above volume now in my possesion I can plan some games for when the club open again I need to expand the collection a bit to do full scale battles but I will start with some scenarios for The Men Who will be Kings

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Mythic Wargaming

Something for later in the year once we are gaming face to face again. I am hoping to do linked scenarios for Jason and Argonauts using Hordes of the Things which is from some Slingshot articles a few years ago. Also an Arthurian quest – dark ages vibe rather than medieval – from Songs of Arthur and Merlin. Games are relatively short so 2 a session swopping sides would be the aim. Just some painting to finish off and I need a Giant and a Witch!

Saturday, 2 January 2021

2021 Plan

With Tim publish Test of Resolve - Wars of the Roses and scenario booklets covering all of the battles, earlier in the year rather than later. If things open up we hope to demo the rules at shows and clubs. Play 100 games, zoom, clubs and shows Do a bit of painting and organising, but anything over and above the above would be a bonus.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

How went 2020?

Not at all as planned 17 face to face games up until March After that 70 zoom games and 2 PBEM 89 was not a bad score for games played considering. The zoom games were all run by Tim and were all Wars of the Roses battles. We have developed a set of rules titled Test of Resolve - Wars of the Roses which have been in development for most of the year and are now getting close to compeltion. More to follow on the rules and associated scenarios. It has been a huge amount of fun developing them and playing many of the historical battles to playtest them. It has pretty much kept me sane this crazy year. Not much else to report. Vapnartak was a good day out and my only show of 2020. The flea market style bring and buy is much improved but for the first time ever I did not manage to get a game which was a shame. Some painting progress but that tailed off in the second half of the year. 2021 plans to follow

Monday, 20 January 2020

2020 Plan

A little late but here we go

Playing games is always the most important part of wargaming for me and the target remains 100 games.  I think I may struggle to get up to 120 of the last couple of years year but 100 would  still be good.

I am currently expectig to do 4 campains/linked battles - Jason and the Argonauts, Wars of the Roses, Barons War and Vanguard.  Also possbly War of the Triple Alliance and the Sudan in 15mm but they may end up being more focussed towards 2021.  If the Austrians get done one or two Napoleonic battles are a possibility.  Plus of course lots of one off games in as many differnt rule sets as I can manage.

I need to have another go at tidying the attic and all my wargames stufff in there - earlier attempts have improved things but much more needs to be done.  I expect to actaully get rid of one or two things as well

Painting - more specific this year - Finish Jason and his opponents (25mm) to be able to do the campaign, tidy up and base my 15mm Napoleonic Austrians, work on the 10mm WW2 Brits and try and get some more 25mm DBA armies table ready.

In terms of new places to game I will continue to be on the lookout for shows/events/clubs/etc. to go to.  One firm plan is to get to the the Society of Ancients Conference down in Oxford.

Not sure on blogging probably just the ocassional update.

Plenty to keep me occupied

Monday, 30 December 2019

How went 2019 ?

So going down my list

Played 119 miniatures games and 2 board games so very pleased with that.

Managed 5 new places including  the medieval day in Leven in January, the new Glasgow show and an ECW day at Galashiels and got to over 100 different paces gamed overall

 Lots of differnet rules systems.  Enjoyed the Battle Companies finale and other campaigns including the Wars of the Roses and 7YW sugar islands both of which are continuing into 2020. Also good to get down to Washington Wargames Club for a couple of days of Lion Rampant

 Painting went OK - still want to do more.

 Blogging was minimal

2020 targets to follow soon!