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Grafrede op GWHobby: brontosaurus sterft uit

Ik keerde vandaag even terug op de website van GWHobby, ooit zoiets als internetvlaggenschip van de wargamehobby: Dutch Miniature Wargaming voordat DMW begon. De site stopt. Er is nu Spelhobby, wat bedoeld is als een voortzetting met een meer algemene insteek. Sympathiek, maar een vlinder zonder vleugels. Ik behoor tot de uiterst beperkte kring van […]

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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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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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What Matters In Wargame Reviews: A Checklist

As a preparation for my first real ‘serious’ game review I try to collate a topic list with subjects that the reviewer has to cover. A checklist. Even Han Solo and Chewbacca use checklists in the movies, so why not a simple miniature wargamer? I based this preliminary list on the writings of Nikolas Lloyd, […]

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

Dropzone RCQ In Retrospect: The Overcomplication Trap

As the few regular followers of my blog might have noticed my current main project is 10mm scifi, more exactly 10mm Dropzone Commander. The basic game had good reviews in the starting years (between 2012-2015), the sculpts are lovely and the price OK, thanks to the low pound. Affordable fun. Sooner or later I will […]

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

Review A Wargame. But How? 10 Do’s & Don’ts

Life is hard. I recently blogged about the Little Wars TV-review methodology, and pointed to apparent mistakes in their rating system. Although I praised the show, I really love their intelligent chat, a few commenters on facebook tore me to pieces. I was writing bullshit. How dare I? Clickbait! Etc. Well – that’s Facebook dynamics. […]

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What LittleWarsTV is doing WRONG

I love the new vlog Little Wars TV. Compared to many other vlogs they’re doing most things right. They’re – apparently – independent; experienced; entertaining; and interested in history. Beasts Of War, now On TableTop, is totally the opposite: a marketing channel for kickstarters and the games industry, all reviews are positive, all vlogs are […]

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Why I Hate Games Workshop Lawyers

They Did It Again! Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons? If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched, they cannot be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever. I’m a lawyer. Sometimes I say I became a lawyer to fight other lawyers, because they are the scum […]

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9th Age: The Friendly Reply That Is Censored In The T9A-forum

Here is what I tried to reply in the T9A-forum. The community opened a T9A-forum thread with all kinds of accusations, but I was permabanned and can’t reply directly. Logged in with a different account, but my reply has not been allowed. So I publish my polite reaction here. The names are the forum names of 9th-agers […]

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9th Age Warhammer Fantasy: Sadly, A Slowly Sinking Ship

Why 9th Age will last, but never succeed When in 2015 WHFB stopped, one of the ‘The Ninth Age’-community spokesmen, co-founder Sir Joker, wrote, “People around the world don’t know how to move forward because their beloved hobby has been terminated. We offer you the chance to reunite the community (…) Our goal is to create […]