Monday, 03 August, 2020

Month: March 2018


The Games We Play: Cambrai 1917

Bob has published my old Nugget article on The Battle of Cambrai which was itself based on Operation Uranus. Bear in mind I ran this game a rather alarming 16(!) years ago, but the progress of the game was recorded for posterity by Read more…


Maybe it’s Time to March for ROOT CAUSE instead of Band-Aids

I believe this Henny Youngman joke can be applied to tremendously improve the current way we address and “fix” issues in our society.  Stick with me and I’ll explain. It seems we are conditioned to a apply a band-aid approach Read more…


https://patchworknplay.blogspot.com/2018/03/learning-from-master.html

https://patchworknplay.blogspot.com/2018/03/learning-from-master.html


The Games We Play: Less Portable Wargame

After our previous outing with The Portable Wargame, I took on board the comments the players had made and had a go at making some revisions. I got a little carried away with this process and five versions and four playtests Read more…


The Games We Play: Blitzspiel II

I came across this scenario on another blog and thought it would be ideal to playtest Blitzspiel as it featured a bit less kit than the last game. It features a company of the Green Howards and two troops of Read more…


Bob Cordery has very kindly published my ancient old rules ‘Operation Uranus’ on his blog. They are very, very simple WW2 operational rules aimed at set piece Corps level battles, and based on Ian Drurys ‘Sands of New Stanhall’ WW2 Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Shadows of Love

I finished piecing together my Delilah quilt today. Even my Ikea trolley is colour co-ordinated! Here are month 12 blocks names Black Cockatoo. I calmed the overall look by using a grey spot   in the 3″ filler blocks, rather than 30 Read more…


https://tgamesweplay.blogspot.com/2018/03/soviet-silliness.html

https://tgamesweplay.blogspot.com/2018/03/soviet-silliness.html


Simplicity in Practice. Squared and 1866'd

I’ve already converted Neil Thomas’s Nineteenth Century rules for squares, so I thought  may as well do the same treatment for his Simplicity in Practice rules, and do an APW/FPW variant as well.I tried it at the club using my Read more…