Category Archives: Games

Another Blast From The Past: The Battle of Auerstädt 1806 at the AB Figures Wargames Weekend 2000

While having a rummage through an old campaign chest filled with mouldy old rule-books and the like, I recently came across two old copies of Wargames Illustrated (November & December 2000).  These two magazines contain my article on the AB … Continue reading

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Shiloh: The Hornet’s Nest, 6th April 1862

I’m very pleased to report that Mrs Fawr, after years of resistance, has now finally accepted that I am a man with needs that need to be satisfied and has once again relented to me playing with myself in the … Continue reading

Posted in 10mm Figures, American Civil War, Fire & Fury (Brigade), Games | 10 Comments

Resurrecting The SYW Mojo (Part 2) – Refreshing The Rules (Battle of Mollwitz 1741 Solo Playtest)

Much to Mrs Fawr’s disgust, I’ve been playing with myself on the dining-room table again… Earlier this month I found myself at a loose end, with a dining-room table miraculously clear of Mrs Fawr’s sh…precious things and a pressing need … Continue reading

Posted in 15mm Figures, Eighteenth Century, Games, Scenarios, Seven Years War & War of Austrian Succession, Shako Rules | 5 Comments

Visited By The Ghost of Demo-Games Past…

Just a quick one today: Following the recent resurrection of my Seven Years War mojo, I was visited by the Ghost of Demo-Games Past, who sent me this photo he’d scanned from a 1998 copy of Wargames Illustrated. The photo … Continue reading

Posted in 15mm Figures, Eighteenth Century, Games, Partizan (Show), Seven Years War & War of Austrian Succession, Shako Rules | 3 Comments

Gettysburg, 2nd July 1863: Sickles’ Salient (A Solo Refight using Brigade Fire & Fury 2nd Edition)

As Mrs Fawr will tell you, there’s nothing I like better than sitting around at home playing with myself and the lockdown has given me ample opportunity!  Last month I thought I’d set up something a bit bigger and better … Continue reading

Posted in 10mm Figures, American Civil War, Fire & Fury (Brigade), Games, Scenarios | 9 Comments

My ‘Partizan in the Cloud’: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978

This weekend should have been spent schlepping up to Newark for my annual pilgrimage to the Partizan 2020 show, but as with so many events at the moment, Partizan has been forced to cancel.  However, they are running the show … Continue reading

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Masséna’s Counter-Attack At Wagram 1809: The Refight

Last week we finally managed to play my ‘Massena’s Counter-Attack at Wagram’ scenario.  We had originally planned to play this scenario at Christmas, but had to cancel due to sickness.  This will probably have been our last game for a … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: The Battle of Fishguard 1797

Today marks the 223rd anniversary of the surrender on 24th February 1797 of the French Légion Noir (‘Black Legion’) to an outnumbered and rag-tag force of Welsh Yeomanry, Militia, Royal Navy, Volunteers and armed civilians on Goodwick Sands, near the … Continue reading

Posted in 28mm Figures, British Grenadier! Rules (AWI), Campaigns, Eighteenth Century, Fishguard 1797, Games, Scenarios | Leave a comment

The Action at Wetlet, Burma 8th March 1945

Following my recent flurry of games using Battlefront: WWII rules (by Fire & Fury Games) to fight actions in 1980s Angola, the lads at The Carmarthen Old Guard were interested in how the rules actually work in their natural environment, … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 5: The Scenario)

As discussed in the previous articles here, here and here, I decided last year to do a demo game based on the controversial 1978 Cassinga Raid, which was an early engagement in South Africa’s ‘Border War’ in Angola.  I took … Continue reading

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