Thursday, 6 April 2017

A new donation for the Wargames Index project

Yesterday I received a batch of issues of Practical Wargamer. These will be added to the indexing project in due time.

Thanks to Robert from the Wargamorium for generously donating them! These are roughly 35 issues in total, and provide a nice glimpse into the wargaming world of the 80s and 90s.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Cards for Dragon Rampant

I've always liked the somewhat erratic nature of fantasy games: random abilities for units, random spells for wizards, weird and unexpected effects, strange monster abilities, etc. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Warhammer 1st edition was my entry into miniature wargaming, and that I still consider Warhammer 3rd a very fine book. Some players hate it, exactly because you had to determine a number of things randomly (spells, chaos attributes, ...), but I always loved it for that.

Anyway, I want to instill the same flavour into our Dragon Rampant games, hence I came up with some cards that allow us randomize the game accordingly. The cards are shown below, and contain abilities for leader figures (more or less taken from the DR rulebook), spells (we draw 3 spells per wizard at random), and a random ability for a magic sword (instead of the vanilla enchanted weapon that is described in the rules).

We'll test them out during our next DR game.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

We made the cover!

We made the cover of Wargamer's Notes!

There's an article (written by yours truly) in the latest issue of how we approach our scifi skirmish campaign - nicknamed Antares 2401.

Wargamer's Notes is a free online magazine. Here's the index for the latest issue (along with contact details if you're interested):

This issue has also been added to the Magazine Index.