|Saxon cavalry charge 1706|
I game solo - a lot. Even pre-covid I was an inveterate solo player. I have been asked how do you begin to play solo as for some, the concept seems a little counter intuitive. I thought it might be useful in these times of health anxiety and travel expense to offer a few tips for those interested in solo gaming.
|40mm German meets Soviet vampyre!|
Some may appear obvious...
When the League of Gentlemen Wargamers began, it was a fantastic, exciting, grand and much anticipated group activity to which everyone involved made active contribution. One of the most enthusiastic participants, generous of spirit and passionate about his hobby, was Robert 'Bob' Lauder.
I knew Bob from around 1990, meeting him at Kirriemuir when he lived near Dundee and gamed with Martin Terroni...
If you don't know much about the Four Days Battle of 1666 there is a hole in your life! This epic sea battle between the Restoration English Navy and that of the Dutch Republic involved a massive number of ships - around 160, over 40,000 men and in excess of 9,000 guns. It was fought over four days (hence the name!) with some fighting also happening at night.
It is crammed full of desperate...
|Neerwinden 1693 at Partizan|
I am delighted to say that I will have a game on at Partizan on May 22. This will be my first show game since November 2019 and is a little bit of a last minute thing. Richard was able to find me a spot for which I am most grateful.
|Holowcyzn 1708 - 2007 at Partizan|
Partizan has been for many years the constant theme for my wargaming efforts and getting something special...
I had fun making this. It is a Donnybrook scenario built around the mysterious death of Colonel Charles Herbert at the Battle of Aughrim on July 12th 1691. You can see the video here:
Herbert might be described in modern parlance as 'dangerous to know'. His death may have been at the hands of his own side. A chaotic rout provided the perfect cover for Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
This game called K...
These turned into rather epic pieces and are the longest and most detailed scenario guides I have yet produced in the 4Play range.
There was so much to cover that it took two full 36 page pdfs for the main action and I am working on the third dealing with some minor elements of the battle now.
There is a lot of detail in these and I have included battlefield pictues detailing the terrain upon which...
Release of first Mad for War - War of Spanish Succession 4Play pack - 040 Heat of the day!
I have been working on a Fleet level version of Mad for War which slots in very well with the current rules. It is a while since I managed to make any videos so I crammed this one in before the turn of the year.
It is a walk through the mechanics as worked out using 2D ship counters before I go for the 3d model versions. I chose a section of the fleets from the famous Four Days Battle of 1666.
|Some new and unique pieces which I will be selling off.|
I tinker with stuff. It's an illness and I have had for years. I can't just leave things alone. I have to be chopping up figures, converting them and generally mucking about. Having been fixated with river crossings in Ireland (it all started with the Boyne you see) for quite some time, I have accrued a lot of what was once described by a...
These are the chaps you imagined leading their battalions into the teeth of enemy fire. All the aspects are here - haughty, arrogant, determined, courageous, foolish, vacuous! A cross section of the noblesse.
First 5 painted. 5 more to do. I had fun with these. Two packs - 10 in total. Not gone to production moulding yet but I'll have a limited number of masters to sell over the next couple of...
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