The Wargamer

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Busy Times

Busy Times

I would like to say that I am sorry that I have not posted anything for the last few weeks. I have been very busy lately due to various reasons. One of these reasons is that I have been fortunate to write for a fantastic new game, which will be released in early 2016.... read more
KoW Dwarf Army

KoW Dwarf Army

I played my second Kings of War 2nd Ed this weekend. My opponent and myself really enjoyed it. There was no rules debate and only look up one or two rule clarifications. We played 1000 points. I took Dwarfs, which was my very first fantasy army 35 years ago using the... read more
Kings of War

Kings of War

I first started playing wargames in 1980. I started playing Basic D&D and then Advanced D&D. As for miniature games I started with Chainmail, which was an ancient set of rules with a fantasy supplement at the end. In the mid 80’s we started to play... read more
Universal Carrier

Universal Carrier

Who doesn’t have a soft spot for the little work horse, the Universal Carrier? I have even tried to buy a real one! The Bren Carrier entered military service before the start of WW2. The Universal Carrier (improved design) was introduced in 1940. The Universal... read more
Age of Sigmar

Age of Sigmar

Some of the new models for Age of Sigmar look awesome, some not so. I really like some of the Khorne minis. From the 4 pages of rules and army PDFs, I do like some of the changes to the rule and will be keen to see the full rule book. Here are some promo videos while... read more
Thunderers

Thunderers

I have a lot miniatures on my painting desk and they have been there for some time. At present I don’t have any unpainted miniatures for games that I play regularly. So I have decided to paint some of these miniatures just to get them finished and off the desk.... read more
Staghound

Staghound

I like British armoured cars and this Staghound is a very cool model. IMHO, the Staghound is quite large for an armoured car and must have been hard to use effectively as a scout/recce vehicle. The T17E1 was an American built armoured car used by British and... read more
Devil’s Run

Devil’s Run

I really love the old Steve Jackson’s Car Wars so I could not let this one get away, so I backed it on Kick Starter: The models look really cool. I know its a board game but I hope it will have a similar feel to Car Wars.  ... read more
SU-76

SU-76

      I have owned this SU-76 for a few years but I have never posted it on this humble blog before. I have been using it a lot in my Bolt Action Soviet armies lately. It is very handy with the versatile upgrade. Here it is: The SU-76 was a self... read more
1000 points of Soviets

1000 points of Soviets

I have not played much Bolt Action lately but I had a 1000 point game on the weekend. At my club,  a German player was to field 2000 points vs my 1000 points of Soviets and another player using 1000 points of USA. The German player did not make it to the club, so I... read more
Bellowing Cow

Bellowing Cow

The Wurfrahmen 40 (launch frame 40) was a German rocket launcher used in World War II. Rocket launchers were mounted on a SdKfz251 halftrack, captured vehicles or as towed artillery as the Nebelwerfer (Smoker Thrower). The German rocket launcher was also called Stuka... read more
OstFront

OstFront

You might have noticed that I own a few WW2 armies, namely British, German and a large Soviet army. I was very pleased when I heard Warlord was producing an Eastern Front supplement and more so when it was going to be written by Andy Chambers. After reading the book I... read more
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