Monday, 03 August, 2020

Month: May 2020


The Games We Play: Lockdown projects

While kicking my heels at home (well, when I’m not working anyway) I got on with doing a few back burner projects.Number 1. Folding Gaming tableFor playtesting etc I tend to use the dining table, which is fine for occasional Read more…


The Games We Play: QRF 15mm SFh 18

Unlike the Allies and Russians, the Germans didn’t have an overabundance of medium and heavy artillery. Obviously they had some, but not on the same lavish scale as AGRAs, Breakthrough Gun Artillery Divisions etc. My 6mm Germans have plenty (including Read more…


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The Games We Play: QRF 15mm Somua S35

Well, if I was going to get some H39s, I had to get some of their bigger pals and I finally succumbed and got a Somua. These also had an exciting war in both French and Germans service, but I Read more…


The Games We Play: Operation Hannibal

In our continuing experiments with remote gaming, Tim put on an old scenario we’ve played a few times before – the German para drop on the Corinth Canal during the invasion of Greece in 1941 (Operation Hannibal). This was run Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Hindsight indeed!

After about twenty hours of quilting my “Hindsight  2020″ quilt is finished. And in hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have chosen  to do this spiral quilting. Given the way my thoughts go round and round in  the middle of the night, during Read more…


The Games We Play: Dicing with Death!

This was a playtest session of some Gladiator rules provided by Graham Evans. John ran it remotely using his shiny new web camera. It was a chance for John to try running remote games, and he;d come up with a Read more…


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The Games We Play: The Road to Minsk

After running an OP14 game over Skype, I thought I’d try a non gridded game, in this case my WW2 version of One Hour Wargames. It fits the bill as it uses a small (3′ x 3′) table and has Read more…


Gabr El Ahmar August 1940

Inspired by Tims Corinth Canal game I thought I’d put on an NBC game using my slightly tweaked WW2 version (units were slower, shorter ranged and stood a bit closer together than on the nuclear battlefield!).I’d bought the kit to Read more…