Archive | Wargames

Kings of War Fantasy Wargame Rules

Kings of War is an interesting fantasy wargame written by the authors of Warhammer. It is reported to be simpler and faster that Warhammer Fantasy. There is also a Kings of War tournament in November 2017 in San Antonio. Kings of War is a fast-play fantasy miniature game by Mantic Games which can play in an hour). […]

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Regional Conventions and Groups for Historical Wargames

Although Warhammer and Warmachine have a sizable presence at conventions and local stores, interest in Historical Miniatures gaming is also fairly active, although typically seen at different venues. I created a page which has an overview of the various groups and cons in the region which feature Historical Miniatures Wargames. Check it out!

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More Star Wars Ships for Orion’s Gate

I took a picture of some minis that I don’t have to re-base that will work well in the Star Wars setting. Here are some possible stats. Note that some of these ships are at the X-Wing Miniatures skirmish scale rather than the Star Wars Armada fleet scale. Imperial Fleet MODEL #3: Imperial Escorts (Fighters, 2 pts) […]

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Rebasing Starships Onto New Flight Stands

I’ve been looking atthe best way to rebase my various Star Wars and Star Trek miniatures in order to use them with simpler, faster rules like Orion’s Gate. Looks like the two best commercial methods for rebasing starship miniatures is to use either Hawk Wargames’ Dropzone Commander toppers and flight stands, or equivalent products from […]

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Wargame Roadmap

Here are several wargame settings and rulesets I’d like to try out, most o f which have 1-8 pages of rules, play in 1 hour, and only require a 3×3’ or 4×4’ battlemat. I’m putting all this in this blog post, but also have a copy as a page which I’ll keep up to date […]

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Maybe I'll have enough terrain and figs to make this scene someday!

Upcoming Wargames & Skunkworks Games

I’m interested in wargames but I’ve found many of the most popular wargames (such as Warhammer and Warmachine, each with 300-400 page rulebooks) and even smaller historical games (such as Sword & Spear, with 50 pages) are daunting for newbies, and raise a challenge for gamers who might go several weeks between game sessions and […]

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Orion’s Gate: Star Wars Stat Blocks

Using the Orion’s Gate rules (version 1.2.0) I’ve constructed some Star Wars stat blocks. Imperial Fleet TIE Fighter Squadrons (as Scouts, 1 pts) [Have 6] Move 10″, Cruise 15″, Ram -, Range 6″ Accuracy 6, Strength 0, Evasion 13, Toughness 7 Components: (None) TIE Fighter Squadrons (as Fighters, 2 pts) [Have 6] Move 8″, Cruise 12″, Ram 12″, […]

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Coming Full Circle: One-hour Wargames

Back in February 2010, after having researched wargames on several online forums, I ended up purchasing my first set of wargaming rules. It was a book by Neil Thomas called Ancient & Medieval Wargaming. I breezed through the book and loved it! I was intrigued enough to buy another couple of books that month: Field […]

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One Page Starship Rules: Orion’s Gate

I recently ran across a set of one-page starship rules called Orion’s Gate. It’s no longer supported by the author, but reading through it, it really seems to do all the things I really want in a lightweight ‘beer & pretzels’ style starship wargame, namely: Easy to pick up even if you haven’t read the […]

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Ancient & Medieval Wargame Rules By Complexity

Here’s an an analysis of several leading wargame rulesets for Ancient and Medieval wargaming, ranked from least complex to most complex. Ancient and Medieval Wargaming (AMW) by Neil Thomas https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/32404/ancient-medieval-wargaming 2 hours playtime; Weight: 1.00 / 5 Buy at: https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Medieval-Wargaming-Neil-Thomas/dp/0750945729 Resources: Ancient and Medieval Wargaming http://theminiaturespage.com/rules/boards/msg.mv?id=1117 http://prufrockian-gleanings.blogspot.com/2013/01/ancient-and-medieval-wargaming-amw-with.html http://timsbattles.blogspot.com/2012/08/first-play-test-of-neil-thomas-medieval.html One Hour Wargames by Neil Thomas https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/170298/one-hour-wargames 1-2 […]

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