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October 21, 2018

How do I keep focused?

I had a message on Twitter today from a good mate Frank How do you manage so many projects at once? I get the magpie thing, but you do game a helluva lot, so what’s your discipline and habit for all the painting and reading? Genuinely, what’s your secret? — Frank Reynolds (@Arforchance) October 19,

Gaming

Happiness is Dragonnewt Shaped – A Runequest Game Report

Recently I’ve been getting back into Roleplaying and have picked up the new Runequest Glorantha rules, well finally we got a gang together and using Roll20 a site that allows rpg’s to be played on line we met up and played through a short scenario. so I present to you a short battle report of

Playing Runequest on Roll20

As you have seen from my last few posts I have been getting back into playing RPG’s and as part of this I have been introduced to a site called Roll20 Roll20 allows players to play online, it has options for showing handouts, it manages character sheets and has dice rolling mechanics built in. whilst

Classic Warlord – the Designer’s feedback

after publishing my last post on Classic Warlord (it’s here if you haven’t seen it) Mike Hayes who wrote the game dropped me a mail with some comments on our first playthrough, so I thought I would post them here for everyone to read Hi Mike, On your recent Classic Warlord game. Here is quite

Star Wars Rebellion

    I’ve been after a Sunday afternoon game for a while (i.e. a game that can be played leisurely over a Sunday afternoon by a couple of players) and I came up with a few candidates, however I finally decided that Star Wars Rebellion was the one to get and last week I picked

Another Game of Over the Hills

After our first game of Over the Hills last week we quickly decided to play another game and try out some of the optional rules included in the book for this second game we extended the forces a bit and used one of the scenarios ‘hold until relieved’ this scenario is fairly straightforward with an

A First Game of Over the Hills

if you read one of my previous posts (it’s here) you’ll know I’ve been looking for a good set of Napoleonic rules that will allow me to use my 15mm figures, well after interviewing Adrian McWalters on the Meeples and Miniatures show I decided to pick up a copy of Over the Hills a rule

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Projects

An Unexpected Journey – Planning the Third Army

I can’t believe its been 3 months since I last updated the blog, doesn’t time fly So since I last posted on here many things have happened much of which you can find out about on the last few Meeples and Miniatures podcasts (yes I know it’s a shamless plug) but the main story has

Rommel – Looking at Base Sizes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that ‘Rommel’ the new WWII rules by Sam Mustafa has been released and is now making it’s way into peoples hands. as I was involved in the playtesting I’ve had a few questions sent to me about the best sizes for bases (especially when using 6mm

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Reviews

A Tale of Two Titanicus

A long time ago I brought a game called Adeptus Titanicus it was the 2nd wargame I ever brought. I picked it up because I had just started playing Space Marine 1st ed and was interested in seeing what came before (ok AT had only been out for a few years but as a new

Reviews

Warlord Games

Strontium Dog – The Scenarios

This is the third in a series of posts about Warlord Games new offering Strontium Dog, in the previous 2 I talked about what you get in the starter box and the rules, so today it’s time to look at how the games are played. when you design a game that’s inspired by a comic

Reviews

Warlord Games

Strontium Dog – The Rules

In my last post (here if you haven’t read it) I went through what you get in Warlord Games new skirmish game Strontium Dog, so today I thought I’d run through the rules and give my thoughts on it (Disclaimer I haven’t played it yet) The Rulebook The rulebook is a 112 page full colour

Ramblings

The Devil in your Head

this is not going a normal post that you would expect to read on this blog, there will be no pretty pictures of painted models, or reports on games or just ramblings about the hobby, this post is about me and my relationship with my head. here’s a fun fact for you Citalopram is one

Ramblings

The UK Games Expo – Part 1

over the last 3 days (1st – 3rd June) I have visited to foreign parts to attend the UK Games Expo and thought I would share my thoughts on the visit. the Expo is a 3 day event held in the NEC birmingham and I belive it is now the 3rd largest event in the

Reviews

Optical Power Storage Box

Over the last 6 months I’ve started to play card games, and specifically Living Card games (or LCG) that are produced by Fantasy Flight games. I’ll be honest it was my mate Neil from Meeples and Miniatures that converted me to the games as he pointed out they could be played solo, take up very

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