Saturday, 6 June 2020

11 Best Dungeons & Dragons Board Games























Find new ways to explore the fantasy world with your party of adventurers in these D&D board games.  Link
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Command & Conquer Remastered






Command & Conquer has been remastered for the PC.  Link
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Comment:  I must have played hundreds of hours of C&C and Red Alert back in the 90s, so I might just have to get this for old times sake... :)
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Sunday, 31 May 2020

13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play





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Here's a link to an interesting article by James Whitbrook about 13 great looking games that are also fun to play.  Link 
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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Soldier’s bedroom has not been touched since he died… in WORLD WAR I



A First World War soldier's bedroom has lain completely untouched in his former home since he died from injuries 102 years ago.

Dragoons' Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau died aged 21 in an English field ambulance after fighting in the village of Loker, Flanders, on 26 April 1918.

His heartbroken parents, initially unable to locate their son's body, said they would turn his bedroom into a permanent shrine to his memory.

Read more on the Daily Mail site:  Link


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

How To... Drink Tea in a Tank | The Tank Museum


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Comment:  An entertaining video, worth a watch :)
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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

10 best train board games to play after Ticket to Ride

Here's a useful article on train board games :)   Link
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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The bitter taste of victory: why May 1945 was not a time of celebration for everyone



For those interested in WW2 history this article on the BBC History Extra site makes for interesting reading:  Link
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Friday, 3 April 2020

Astartes

Guys, stumbled across this Warhammer 40K fan fiction animation channel called Astartes.  Thus far 5 videos have done, you need to watch them all in full screen mode.  I'm so impressed.  This is essential viewing for anyone with any interest in the 40K universe.
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Thursday, 2 April 2020

7 best print-and-play board games you can download at home

Quite a good little article here on 7 print and play board games you can download.  Link.
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Sunday, 29 March 2020

Exploring Alpha Strike: Commander’s Edition

Interesting little article on the new Battletech rule book, Alpha Strike: Commander’s Edition published by Catalyst Games Lab.  Link
I've played several games using this mass combat system and quite enjoyed them,  The biggest advantage being that you just field so many more mechs on the table at the same time.  A 12 mech aside game using the Classic Battletech rules is a really significant game.  With AS, the game would be finished in a couple of hours max.  I'm not saying that AS is better, it's just different.  If you haven't tried it, I would encourage you to do so.
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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Lock Down In The UK

Well guys, here we are on day 3 of a 3 week lock-down in the UK.  Hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well in these worrying times.
 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Sunday, 15 March 2020

We Are Not An Effective Team...



Comment:  A clip from one of my favorite sci-fi films, Oblivion.  Lots to enjoy in this film :)

5 Boardgames You Can Make At Home


Comment:  Stumbled across this good article called 5 Boardgames You Can Make At Home: Link
Written by Sem Categoria it's worth a read :)
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Saturday, 7 March 2020

Team Yankee - Swedish Army Listing & Stats

With friends at the Harrogate Wargames Club I've been generating an army list and stats for those who want to use a Swedish force in their World WarIII Team Yankee games. - Here is a link to the unit record cards: Link. I adjust this page shorlty and add a link to diagrams of the organisational structure. -

Friday, 6 March 2020

Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Panzer IV


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Comment:  Highly recommended watching for those interested in WW2 tanks.  Love all the stuff that The Chieftain does, it's the exactly the kind of job I would love to do !  :)
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Saturday, 22 February 2020

Picture Of The Week - No 64 - Star Citizen - MISC Hull C


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Commentary:  Often called the most common ship in the (Start Citizen) galaxy, the Hull C is the most-produced of the range and is considered by many to be the most versatile.  Intended to hit the ‘sweet spot’ between the smaller single-person transports and the massive super-freighters that make up the rest of the range, the Hull C offers the expansive modularity of the larger ships while still retaining a modicum of the maneuverability allowed the low end of the range.
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CGI **AWARD-WINNING** Sci-Fi Short Film "Abiogenesis" - by Richard Mans ...


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Comment:  Worth a watch guys :)

Friday, 21 February 2020

'Infamy, Infamy!' At The Vapnartak Wargames Convention In York

At the Vapnartak wargames convention at the York Racecourse on Sun 2nd Feb, my friend John Savage who goes to the Harrogate Wargames Club put on a superb looking demo game (with some help from other members) using the shortly to be released 'Infamy, Infamy!' rules by the Too Fat Lardies.  Here's a few pictures of a couple of the games that were played.












Sunday, 16 February 2020

New Blog Header Picture - Picture Of The Week - No 63

Just changed the header on the Blog to this fabulous (cropped) one showing an awesome looking sci-fi tank.

This picture speaks to me...  It encapsulates beautifully my interests; wargaming, sci-fi, military vehicles, great artwork, simply love it.  Not sure of the original author, whoever he is, I hope he doesn't mind me using it :)-
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Saturday, 15 February 2020

BEAMSTRIKE RULES & SUPPLEMENTS

I have a great affection for the Beamstrike sci-fi rules (which I contributed to).  They are described as:  "Beamstrike', a free, open source miniatures wargame developed for 15mm Science fiction figures. Inspired by 'Imperial Commander', Beamstrike rules are comprehensive, yet fast moving, there are ample examples of weapon systems, vehicles and equipment. You can use the background universe provided, yet the rules are generic enough to be used in your favourite science fiction setting."


Sadly with the demise of the Yahoo groups and the disappearance of the wed page that the author Neil Copper used to have, it is now difficult to locate all the supplements that were created.  I have decided to remedy that by uploading all the Beamstrike files into dropbox so they are downloadable :)
#1   Core Rules - version 1.22 - author Neil Cooper.
#2   Quick Reference Sheet - version 1-2
#3   Alien Supplement - version 1.2 - authors  Neil Cooper and Din Clarke,. 
#4   Imperial Era Supplement No 1 - author Neil Cooper.
#5   Star Wars Conversion - author Neil Cooper.
#6   Urban War  (draft version) - author Neil Cooper.
#7   Counters & Templates.
#8   Turn Monitor Sheet.
#9   Army Record Sheet.
#10  Visual Record 1.


If you are looking for an alternative set of 15mm Sci-Fi rules, Fubar Sci-Fi Expanded are worth a try, they are currently my rule set of choice.