Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Confederates for Sharp Practice and Black Powder - the 4th Kentucky

One of my very favorite pieces of Civil War art
You may have noticed Sharp Practice and musket-era wargaming dominating the blog lately. Its fair to say its my favorite period to think about and research, and now that there are some really accessible games to play, it has been what I've been spending my time on.

Friday, October 14, 2016

French and Indian War Provincials for Sharp Practice

As mentioned previously, a group of us have created an informal meetup for AdeptiCon 2017 where we'll be playing a French and Indian War engagement using Sharp Practice. We've signed everyone up and assigned forces - I've been assigned to the British side, heading up some Provincial troops.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Kickstarter Spotlight: Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook 3rd Printing

TREASURE and glittering gems; dark places beneath the earth where monsters dwell; magic circles, pentagrams and pentacles; runes of evil import, and iron-banded doors of mouldering oak; wizards of vast power, living in their isolated towers above black seaside cliffs; great-horned demons in their bloody lairs; massive stone idols with jeweled eyes and hieroglyphic pedestals, carved in the distant eons before the young civilizations of humankind; strange and glowing orbs, floating in the air above rusted metal grates leading to deeper levels of the underground passageways…
It is about flying carpets and cursed blades, about hooded priests gathered for unspeakable rites in their forgotten temples; it is about adventure and about perilous undertakings, forcing back the evil creatures of Chaos from the borderlands of embattled civilization; it is about battle-scarred warriors and deadly sorcerers…

Friday, October 7, 2016

Announcing the Royal American Regiment of the Brush - An AdeptiCon Expedition

Happy Friday! I wanted to pass along some information on an informal AdeptiCon group we're starting for 2017. We're calling ourselves the Royal American Regiment of the Brush, and we'll be working together to paint some models and play a game at AdeptiCon. Its not totally planned out yet as to where and when etc, but we do have some details to share.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Michigan GT Bolt Action Wrap-up

This past weekend on October 1-2 gamers got together at the Michigan GT in Lansing, MI to play a ton of Bolt Action. We held two events – the Bolt Action Back to the Front! singles tournament and the Bolt Action Best Job I Ever Had! Tank War tournament.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Michigan GT - Infinity Tournament Highlights

The Michigan GT was this past weekend and I played in the 2nd Annual Great Lakes 0-12 ProxyWar ITS tournament. Last year I played in the MIGT tournament and had a lot of fun. This year was a bigger event with 16 players bringing 400 point lists (two single faction list options per ITS). I am used to playing 300 point games and I needed to paint some models to prepare for 400 points. Hobby and game pics after the jump.

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.