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...
|Beneath the Lily Banners|
To coincide with May Bank Holiday, there is a special offer on 4Play packs. The original idea is coming up on two years old and has been an unqualified success. There are thirty-seven titles plus five free titles. Each has three scenarios focused on a particular campaign or period.
They cover all of our rule systems - Beneath the Lily Banners, Donnybrook, Mad for...
Republic to Empire has quietly but steadily carved a little niche in the Napoleonic gaming canon over the years. It has continued to sell well both in digital and hard copy. We have neglected it solely due to lack of time capacity to cover and support everything else we produce. This first Republic to Empire video takes a step to redress that support gap.
This video takes a brief tour around...
Part Two of the video which is a fast-paced AAR for the scenario explained in part 1 is now ready to view. Unfortuntaely I didn't have time to print and mount any of Clarence's excellent new Napoleonic Armee du Nord flags but it does show our ongoing heavy commitment to period. Here are the links to parts I and II so, grab a cuppa and a biccie and take 15 minutes to visit Belgium.
Clarence Harrison - Napoleonics was my first love in wargaming before falling down the rabbit hole that led to the period of floppy hats and tricorns. While I've mostly concentrated on adding flags to the shops that can be carried proudly by Warfare Miniatures, I've had it in mind to expand to other periods. There's been a lull in Mad for Warfor the last few weeks while we've been going over the...
In advance of a little announcement Clarence is going to make on the blog in the next day or so I thought I would drop a big hint with this video. I have actually been meaning to do this for a long time but MrH's little project has prompted me to extract the digit and get this produced in a mere 2 days which is somewhat of a record.
I enjoyed it!
Not the blog's core period of interest by some nice...
|17th century rules sets|
|When I faltered, members of the gaming public were there to remind me of what I'd written in the rules - nice!|
We do other stuff... a lot of people know that (in my best Maurice Micklewhite parody).
|Toggy's nice pontoon bridge is underneath the French transport!|
Toggy keeps a painter chained to a radiator somewhere in order to achieve the volumes of Austrians he has amassed over the passed three or...
|My own 2nd Dragoons|
ATTENTION: LOADS OF GOOD LINKS ALL OVER THIS POST!
As a 'non-Facebooker' I often miss bits and pieces of hobby stuff. This particular 2+ minutes of video footage was taken by Germanicus at our 2015 re-fight of Waterloo in Derby.
Adrian made the terrain, Toggy, Gerry, Peter, Barry and several other chaps provided the 8,000 or so figures. The event was a decisive result and the game...
As I am just about to take delivery of a large quantity of The War of Three Kings I need to make some space in the store. I currently have quite a lot of Republic to Empire after commissioning a hugely optimistic print run a few years back. Although the book sells well, I will be using the remaining copies to build a small housing estate if I don't do something with them now.
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