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6mm miniatures Toy Soldiers Opinion. Hate Me Now? Get A Life!

6mm Wargame Cheaper Than 28mm? Beat It!

One of the sales arguments of 6mm wargaming is that it’s ‘much cheaper than 28mm‘. Is it? I made a simple comparison. I can tell you: it’s a myth. Peter Berry once published a funny rant against the 28mm-fanboys who hate 6mm and who are convinced that 6mm is not only smaller, but also inferior […]

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Painting Guide

Napoleon Crossing The Alps – Miniature Painting

I crossed the French border last summer, visited of course Les Invalides and bought a nice 25 euro souvenir in a shop near the Sacré Coeur. To honour the Emperor who defied the French and Italian lockdown I decided to paint him this week. He looked so… nude. Not like David meant him to be. […]

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Painting Guide SF Wargaming

Quickshade A Space Marine: The 10-Minute Blood Angel

I’m a virgin. I never ever played a game of 40K. I battled my first games with Airfix, I played the marvellous Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, I won and lost with Blood Bowl and I have painted many (my wife says too many) historical miniatures in 6, 15 and 28mm. O, yes, and Dropzone. Until yesterday […]

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Painting Guide

Hard Plastic 28mm HäT Bavarian Miniatures: Review & Speedpainting

I recently bought 3 boxes HäT 28mm Bavarians at a convention: marching, action poses and infantry command. I should say we, because I bought these budget miniatures for our club and promised to speedpaint them. Here’s my review and speedpaintblog. Why Bavarians? The Bavarians are a versatile army because they regularly switched sides. They were […]

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General wargaming

Eat Like Napoleon: The After-Wargame Dinner

I’m a historical perfectionist. The subtitle of this blog used to be ‘all about dice, miniatures, wargame rules and cognac‘, because I imagined that any French (Corsican) general would like French cognac – but I suddenly wondered if Napoleon really liked cognac. I just had to know. As always, I checked this subject online. Uniforms […]

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Toy Soldiers Opinion. Hate Me Now? Get A Life! Wargame Review

1/72 Or: What’s Wrong With One Hour Wargames?

Today I played my 2nd 1hr-wargames-wargame, a ruleset I analyzed earlier. My first trial game happened more than a year ago, shortly after I had finished the simple 1/72 Airfix/Revell big bases recommended by Neil Thomas. My opponent was a seasoned wargamer and we had a good game. Fun. Nothing complicated, just good fun. Today […]

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General wargaming Wargame Review

5 Ancient Wargames That Need A Modern Review

I love it when a plan comes together. Since a few years I have been pondering ‘systematic reviewing’, because I’m unhappy with the common ‘hey – I love this new ruleset of mine’– reviews that I read ever too often in cyberspace. I now know where too start. My idea would be to continue where […]

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SF Wargaming

LEDs Add Light To Dropzone Commander Snow Table

Just a few pics of a table I’m proud of. I’ve been busy with my Dropzone project since the summer, I think, finished my fourth faction, the Shaltari, a month ago. Today, January 4th 2020, I umpired our first multiplayer game which was good old fashioned science fiction fun. LEDS, artificial snow, street signs,I love […]

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Wargame Review

Review: Et Sans Résultat 1814 Campaign Guide

Since a while I have been interested in Et Sans Résultat, the (10mm) Napoleonic all-in-one-wargame ruleset from David Ensteness/the Wargaming Company. I don’t think I will invest in his rules, but the campaign guides look useful. I bought a copy of ‘The Most Awful Situation’, the 1814 Campaign of France/6 Days guide. Short review: I […]

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General wargaming

Napoleon’s 6 Days In 1814 (6): A Simple French OoB For Wargamers

I made a fictional but plausible order of battle based on the guidelines in Sam Mustafa’s Blücher rules and my sources, Henri Houssaye (Napoleon and the Campaign of 1814, Henry Houssaye, Perrin 1888) and Petre (Napoleon at Bay, Francis Loraine Petre, John Lane Company, 1914). Napoleon had his Guard units and conscripts. The armies were […]