Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Blog of the Month in MWBG

This very blog was mentioned as "Blog of the Month" in the latest issue of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames (issue 390).

Thanks Henry!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Visit to Waterloo

Somehow people always visit places far from home, and never get to see the things that are nearby. I only live 40kms from Waterloo, yet never paid a visit, except one trip as a kid with my parents and from which I only remember standing inside the famous panoramic painting depicting the battle.

So, with the 200 year anniversary and all that, time for a visit proper.

Instead of giving a full account, here is a selection of some images taken by Ann:

Yes, we know all this!

On top of the lion's mound.
La Haye Sainte

Part of the panoramic painting. Hougoumont is burning in the background.
Detail of the panoramic painting.

Inside Hougoumont.

Closing the gates of Hougoumont - new memorial.

Also inside the walls of Hougoumont ...

Hougoumont again ...

The lion's mound.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Crisis 2015

With only 2 months away, it's about time to start making some decisions for our CRISIS 2015 game.

After much brainstorming, making business plans, testing of target groups in various age brackets, taking into account the current socio-economic-political climate, and having a general sense for trends, hypes, and preferences in the wargaming scene; we finally have decided to use our collection of Woodens for another outing.

Ok, that was the easy part that took about 5 minutes. Now the only thing we have left to do is to design a game ...

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Index for Wargames Illustrated

Work on my index is progressing slowly but at a steady pace.

I started working on Wargames Illustrated. 13 issues entered so far.

I will probably enter issues of WI and MWBG concurrently. We'll see how fast things go ...