Thursday, 9 August 2018

Timurid or Persian Light Horse

I've just finished basing these. They are a mixture of Roundway & Donnington figures and horses and will see service in my medieval Timurid and renaissance Persian armies.

Monday, 6 August 2018

ADLG: A Beginner's Guide

Julian Lopez has put together a very well though out guide to Art de la Guerre. It's so clear and well structured I think it deserves as wide an audience as possible so I have no hesitation in promoting it here.  These quotes will give you a flavour of Julian's intentions:
"Any rule set that could allow me to play a game to a conclusion in a couple of hours without reading the rules and without leaving me with a bad back couldn’t be bad."
"I have since played the game pretty intensively and found it to be like chess: simple to play and deceptively hard to play well."
"The rules have been extensively play-tested and all troop types are well balanced. I can genuinely say that for the first time, I can take pretty much any army to a competition and have every confidence of success."
"Large armies of mediocre and average troops have as much chance of winning a battle as elite armies."
"One significant advantage of ADLG over previous rule sets is that for the first time, a lucky beginner following a few simple tactics and rules can beat an experienced player."
"The purpose of this document is to detail these tactics and rules to give beginners a better chance of winning and make life harder for the more experienced players."
In addition to the guide there are four detailed army lists, from four different periods, along with notes on how Julian uses the armies.

Download your copy.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Play or Game?

In a fit of heat induced, summer madness I posted what follows on The Wargames Website (TWW).  I asked do you:
  • Play games because you are old enough to have been taught that game is mainly a noun or an adjective not a verb?
  • Game because you also play, or played, computer games?
  • Game because that’s what all the cool kids say?
  • Game because play is what children do and you’re just a touch embarrassed?
  • Game because your wife/partner insists on using play as a gentle wind-up?
As you would expect a few of the responses have been funny, a few confusing and a few obtuse.  My current favourite is this one:
"I am old, I am British, and I have no problem with telling people that I play games."
You can leave your reply as a comment or join the original thread.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Club & Player Directory

The Wargames Website (TWW) has launched a new feature: a club & player directory. Now these things are not new and many hobby forums offer similar facilities for their members. However, you don't have to join, or sign in to, TWW to enter your personal or club details making it an open directory. I also really like the compact design and the search facility is useful: