Monthly Archives: June 2018

Refighting the Battle of Raab, 14th June 1809

The Battle of Raab in Hungary, then part of the Austrian Empire, was the culmination of a three-month campaign fought in 1809 between Napoleon’s adpoted son, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy, and Archduke John, younger brother of Emperor Francis of … Continue reading

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Saga: The Great British Boar-Off

It’s summertime in Britannia…  The crops are planted, this year’s recruits are trained and a Romano-British warlord’s thoughts turn to the good things in life: Raiding, Pillaging and Barbecue… Things haven’t been easy in Camulodunum just lately; Sagramor and Gwenhwyfawr have been … Continue reading

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“Glory, Glory Hallelujah!” (Part 2): Buford’s 1st Cavalry Division in 10mm

As discussed in the previous article in this series, I’m presently building 10mm armies for the American Civil War, starting with the orders of battle for the 1st day at Gettysburg (1st July 1863). The latest formation to be painted … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bicentennial Refight II: The History Book On The Shelf Is Always Repeating Itself

As discussed in my last article, in 2015 we put on a public demonstration game of Waterloo at our local museum for the 200th anniversary of the battle.  However, as this was a single day in the middle of the week, we … Continue reading

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Waterloo 200th Anniversary Game 1815-2015

In early 2015 I was feeling ‘the urge’… I had fallen out of love with Napoleonics some 12 years earlier, following my involvement in producing a series of Napoleonic mega-games, first for AB Figures’ Wargamers’ Weekends and then with the General … Continue reading

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Refight of Quatre-Bras, 16th June 1815

As yesterday was the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Quatre-Bras, I thought I might post up a report from a refight I did with the Minions back in March of this year.  Napoleonics has always been my ‘first love’ when … Continue reading

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A Clash in Schleswig-Holstein, 1984

My mate Bertie was asking for Cold War stuff to appear on the blog, so here’s a game I did a little over a year ago with the Minions.  We were playtesting some ideas and unit cards for ‘Battlefront: First Echelon’, … Continue reading

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“Glory, Glory Hallelujah!” (Part 1): Building a 10mm Union Army for the ACW

As discussed in my last article, I’ve decided to do ‘one last great wargames project’ in the form of 10mm American Civil War.  I opted for 10mm figures primarily because I want to do BIG battles (using Fire & Fury … Continue reading

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“Absolutely NO More New Wargame Projects!”… [6 Months Later]… My New 10mm ACW Project! :)

About six months ago, I stated that under no circumstances would I ever start a new ‘major’ wargames project… Yeah, right… I forgot of course, that I still have at least one unsatisfied wargaming itch to scratch in the form of large-scale American … Continue reading

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‘This Seat of Mars’: Our Very British Civil War Game at Partizan ’18

It’s been a few years since I last visited a wargames show, but two weeks ago I schlepped up to Newark for Partizan ’18.  Partizan has always been one of my favourite shows, due to the extremely high quality of … Continue reading

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