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A gamer who refuses to leave any miniature behind

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October 19, 2017

Archives for September 2016

Small Miniatures on Big Bases

If you listened to episode 179 of Meeples and Miniatures, you would have heard Sam Mustafa talking about the game he’s currently playtesting called ‘Rommel’ and you might have picked up on the fact that I’d offered to do some playtesting for him Well the playtesting is going really well and the game is shaping

Whats on the Paint Desk

its Monday and time for another episode of this long running series currently I only have one thing that I’m working on which is a Pat Wagon for Judge Dredd, made by Mongoose Games that has been base coated and the blue shade is sorted Yes I know this is the same as last week

The End of an Era

This week saw the ending of a chapter in my wargaming life when I received my copy of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames issue 402. Issue 402 is the last one to be edited by that bastion of the UK wargaming scene Mr Henry Hyde and I have to admit to being very sad about it

Heroes of Normandie, the Tactical Card Game

    Kickstarter project: 09/20/2016 – 10/12/2016 Now, it’s time to push the war to another scale! You will manage companies instead of platoons to conquer bigger battlefields.Unit tokens are replaced by cards, terrain tiles are replaced by maps. We introduce a new set of rules, but don’t worry, if you are familiar with Heroes of Normandie,

Whats on the Paint Desk

after a break last week I’m back on schedule and here’s this weeks Whats on the Paint Desk currently I only have one thing that I’m working on which is a Pat Wagon for Judge Dredd, made by Mongoose Games that has been base coated and the blue shade is sorted

Reisswitz Press Prepares for Lift-Off – Lard Island News

It isn’t often that a new publishing house dedicated to historical wargaming is launched, but that is precisely what is about to happen as Reisswitz Press prepares to publish it’s first set of wargames rules, Pickett’s Charge by respected game designer Dave Brown, the man behind such classics as General de Brigade, British Grenadier and

Terrors in the Mist – Battlelore Expansion

Last time I visited Firestorm I was wandering around and came across one of the Expansions for Battlelore so I decided it must be fate and I brought it. the Expansion is ‘Terrors in the Mist’ and it introduces a new faction into the game, The Undead So what do you get for your £29.69,

Lack of updates

Sorry that I haven’t been update the blog for a few days but we decided to get another cat to join the 2 we had already one quick trip to the local cats protection league later and we had signed up to take not 1 but 2, so meet Monty who’s a little shy and

Llardiff – October 15th at Firestorm Games

On October the 15th one of the UK’s most respected gaming companies; Too Fat Lardies will be visiting the South Wales Gaming Center at Firestorm Games to host a series of participation games showcasing some of their most popular rules. There will be 6 games on offer with each one being played twice starting around

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