Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Basing Musket Era Troops for Sharp Practice / Black Powder

One of the key decisions when you're doing a musket era game is how you'll base your troops. Many of the wars we're re-fighting were fought by massed troops - 50,000, 100,000, 150,000 men on the field. Regiments were made up of 300-1000 men, so replicating that on the tabletop would be impossible. Figuring out how to represent a regiment or brigade with a certain number of models is often a core decision, one that wargamers always disagree on.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Antares Initiative: Fresh Coast Gaming Goes "Beyond the Gates of Antares"

Several months ago, Warlord Games posted a "help wanted" add, of sorts, to gaming clubs around the world.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sharp Practice - Learning the Rules with Solo Play

The Black Powder ACW supplement Glory, Hallelujah! has some amazing photographs, as all WLG stuff does.
The other night I didn't want to paint so I figured I'd try out Sharp Practice again, by myself. I want to learn the rules really well so I can show others how to play. I tried to make each side do their best option when their cards were drawn, so that I could have an idea of how the game would really play out with two players.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Recreating History at Moore's Creek Through Wargaming

Simcoe was definitely not at Moore's Creek, but I love Turn and this gif
A month ago I went on a short vacation to visit my parents in North Carolina on the coast. I have a four year old and a 1 year old so I wanted to get them out of the house and do a lot of different things. I googled for museums and battlefields and found Moore's Creek in Currie, North Carolina, northwest of Wilmington and an hour from my parents' house. I had to check it out!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Finished Gates of Antares Algoryn 1,000 Point Force

I recently finished my first 1,000 points of Algoryn for Beyond the Gates of Antares. Algoryn were definitely the first force to jump off the screen at me. I will admit their visual similarity to Garrus from Mass Effect definitely made me interested!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sharp Practice V2 - Dipping Into the Lard

With so much stuff coming out lately it has been hard to keep up - but one set of rules that I haven't been able to put down has been Sharp Practice version two. It is compelling, characterful, and extremely accessible.