It's been a while since I posted any progress updates so this is a bit of a summary of what I've been up to the past 6-8 months. There's a fair bit more not pictured as they've still to be based, but those should be done in the near future. First up some new command … Continue reading Projects Update – May 2020
One of the most difficult and daunting aspects to any new wargaming project for me is the question of how to base the armies. I spend a considerable amount of time with bases and figures and blu-tac trying out endless combinations then once I settle on one end up changing it or rethinking it soon … Continue reading The Great Basing Debate
To tie in with my post on the history of the battle and siege of Nicaea in the First Crusade, I thought it would be a good time to play a small battle set up in a similar way. As a ruleset I used Soldiers of God and I'll give some further thoughts on that … Continue reading The Battle of Nicaea – May 1097
In the last post, we looked at some of the key players in the First Crusade on both sides and how the various Christian leaders made their way to Constantinople (Byzantium). A brief summary of where we are so far: The Byzantine Emperor Alexios sent a request to the Pope to put out a call … Continue reading A Flippant History of the Crusades – The First Crusade – Naughty or Nicea?
This morning I was able to get FK&P onto the table for the first time. Been working on the ECW troops for the last year so it's good to finally get them out. Unfortunately the second table I'd ordered didn't arrive but was able to get a decent setup using the one I had and … Continue reading For King and Parliament First Outing
This year has been one of the busiest of my life, both in work and personally. Hobby time overall has been pretty small compared to what I'd like due to time and budgetary constraints. However, while work continues apace, my personal life has become a bit quieter and a bit less expensive for the moment … Continue reading What am I at?
As I've mentioned a few times in past blog posts, I've been working on an English Civil War, or British Civil War, or War of the Three Kingdoms (but that just makes me think of China and all the potential there...) project. It has been somewhat slow going, mostly due to this being a pretty … Continue reading English Civil War Progress Update
Last week I was able to roll out some of the 2D armies for some games. I'd put together forces for the Boyne, Culloden and Gettysburg and got a chance to play a couple of games with my father. Culloden didn't get onto the table, though as it was the one I was least interested … Continue reading Paper Wars in Action
As promised, I've rolled out the new 2D armies to try out the Bloody Big Battles ruleset. This let me put together a game to play the rules out despite the fact I don't have a proper miniatures army. The scenario I picked was the Battle of The Alma from the Crimean War. The French, … Continue reading Remember the Alma…
Edit 20/11/20: This post has proven to be fairly popular since it was first published. For anyone interested in my other experiments in 2D gaming, please explore this tag, including other projects, rule set experiments and battle reports using 2D gaming pieces. One of the issues I have with being a relatively new gamer is … Continue reading 2D Gaming