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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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Notes on 60mm Frontage Standards for Wargames

Memorializing a note that when wargaming with Robert, we have standarized on 60mm frontages for bases. This works well with almost all rules for figures at the 25mm, 28mm, and 1/72 scale. 15mm scale would then use 40mm bases. See a discussion here on 60mm and potentially using 25mm or 1/72 plastic figures as the […]

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Texas Broadside: Wargames in October

Not something I’ll be doing this year but something cool to have on the bucket-list radar. Doing wargames on the Battleship Texas! http://www.beerandpretzelwargaming.com/texas-broadside.html http://www.beerandpretzelwargaming.com/saturday.html Among other interesting things, there is a multi-game L’Art de la Guerre Tournament. L’Art de la Guerre (The Art of War) is a French wargame that most say is the best […]

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