Thursday, 31 July 2014

A great history lecture on why the dark age came about

The best history lecture I have seen in ages.  It shows how the dark ages came about and how they may very well happen again. Watch and learn something.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

AWI 10mm

Here are some pics of my Pendraken 10mm AWI continentals. These were painted by my very talented friend Robert.  Enjoy.

I have written some rules that we will be trying out soon. Robert is working on some militia at the moment.  I have some British to be done and a few more continentals.  There are currently 4 of us down the club starting 10mm AWI but we are hopping that after seeing these sexy 10mm we will get a few more to join in.  I must say that the figures from Pendraken are fantastic having as much detail as good 15mm figures and they are very inexpensive.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Wargames fantasy world setting that’s........Different!


I have been looking for a fantasy setting for a wargames campaign that is very different to anything I have tried before.  A search that seemed to be going nowhere until I was babysitting my god daughter and was made to watch two Disney films: Frozen and Tangled.  To say I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I enjoyed these kids films is an understatement I am embarrassed about. Two very fun and grown up movies.  But what really struck me was the depth of the world each movie created.  And there it was; the world I have been looking for materialized right in front of me.  A world somewhat like our 1600’s to 1800 in style, clothing and uniforms.  The perfect location for a fantasy world with a difference.  On watching these films you will notice a lack of muskets but I put this down to (a bit of anti-gun lobbying) the guards seen being in effect police so being armed with crossbows only. The muskets must be kept locked away safe for if war comes. You can even research the worlds Disney have created on line. Check out these films and see if they might make a good location for your fantasy setting.