I was very lucky this Christmas. The Zombicide Black Plague Kickstarter, by Cool Mini or Not, which I backed mid last year made a pledge to try and deliver the core box to customers before Christmas because their production schedule was going well. This was remarkable given the level of support the Kickstarter received and… Read More Zombicide Black Plague
A Roman consular army rushes to defend Northern Italy from a Gallic incursion. This was the first time I had commanded the Romans and as the defender I decided to place as much difficult terrain as possible to limit the cavalry advantage of my Gallic opponent. All the terrain ended up on one side of… Read More Somewhere in Northern Italy
I became intrigued by DBA after visiting NATCON and seeing the DBA competition in action. The players were relaxed and friendly – even answering some of my silly questions mid-game. They also managed to play 5 games a day and still have plenty of time to view all the other games. That appealed a lot… Read More DBA 3.0 – its cool!
A good old fashioned thrashing is a great learning experience as this 400pt FoG battle between the Gauls and the Pyrrhics demonstrates. This is a brief account of ‘not what to do’ when commanding an undrilled ‘barbarian’ foot army. My first mistakes were at deployment which is one of the most critical phases of Field… Read More Gallic vs Pyrrhic 400pt
I am pleased to report in this post that I was able to complete a Field of Glory battle. It took about four and a half hours, but the use of 600pt armies and a reduced field of battle, 5′ x 3′, really helped. Of course, playing more regularly would probably be a great help… Read More We finished! Franks vs Byzantines!
I have finally completed re-basing and re-touching my old Nikephorian Byzantine army for Field of Glory. Moving house unexpectedly and debilitating RSI didn’t help the process, but it’s satisfying to finish a project. This is a 600pt starter army with Georgian Allies. I wanted to explore using an all cavalry option. An infantry based option… Read More Nikephorian Byzantine makeover
Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga is the ideal distraction on a wet and cold afternoon in mid-winter! Cathy kindly agreed to try one of the boardgames in my meagre collection on Sunday afternoon. It was a more genteel game than normal as we tacitly decided not to get in one anothers way, but it… Read More Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga
After a hiatus of way too long I finally managed to host a Field of Glory battle. This time the Nikephorian Byzantines were playing at home to Jonathan’s Carolingian Franks freshly arrived from Canada. This promised to be a battle of maneuver between two great cavalry armies. Wrong! I was dismayed when the outnumbered Frankish… Read More Carolingian Frank vs Nikephorian Byzantine
Our first Field of Glory battle in which all the terrain selected actually made it onto the table! The clash between the Carthaginan and Gallic armies took place in limited open space surrounded by enclosed fields, plantations and a village. The terrain had little impact during the battle, but significantly influenced the deployment of the… Read More Later Carthaginians versus Gauls
I’ve had my Nikephorian Byzantine Army for twenty years now. They’ve seen a few sets of rules: 7th edition, DBM, Armati and now Field of Glory. They were never beautifully painted and over the years have just become a wee bit tatty. The advent of FoG has rekindled my passion for wargaming and so I’ve… Read More A new lease of life for the Byzantines