All posts filed under “American civil war

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Welcome to Cardiff Dice Studz

The much vaunted change of name of Cardiff’s leading wargames association went forward with minimal opposition. Despite rumours of a members’ backlash, a few disgruntled Tercio diehards peacefully protested in the car park outside the newly appointed Firestorm Games. A spokesman for the opposition “… Read More

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Easter awakening

Ah Spring has come to Wales! The daffodils are in bloom and the lamas are “gambolling!” ( I don’t know quite why there are lamas in the field behind my house!) After a whole three days back at work after lock- down, it’s time to… Read More

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Wargaming goes digital!

After an initial confusion caused by the word “gay-ming”, Chris ‘the Tornado’ Jackson has consented to allow us tabletop gamers into the hi-tec world of Internet gaming…… Having Fun on line! But, not that sort of fun!!!  Well its almost a year since life as… Read More

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Wargaming the American Civil War- a little more grape?

Just as the world of wargaming has been thrown into a frenzy by Epic Battles by Warlord games, the Tercio has reached half way in their own homage to that most constant of favourites, the A.C.W.. Is Epic scale 10mm, 12mm, N gauge or true… Read More

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Blue Monday? Wargaming has the answer!

Well it’s officially the most depressing day of the year! It’s too far from New Year to remember and it’s too long until Easter to wait. As the Western World is grinding to a halt and the search for meaning in life continues unabated…. Some… Read More

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Wargaming -dancing in the rain!

It was the Norwegian explorer Amundsen who is credited with the aphorism that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. I always wince when some weather reporter assumes that the whole of humanity cannot stand the cold, or fears rain….… Read More

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Blücher and the American Civil War

The original plan was to play Sam Mustafa’s Blücher rules in 28mm.. Many were sceptical, I carried on. More doubts were raised and then I caved. Much bad language was to be heard in the hobby room and regiments became companies for ‘Rebels and Patriots’… Read More

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Blücher wargaming ; all over by Christmas!

It’s happened again! The Principality is in lock-down and our gallant police force is guarding the borders from hordes of migrants intent on spreading a deadly virus via their buckets and spades! Nevermind the shattering economic cost, or the human costs of isolation and lack… Read More

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Trains for Wargames

Having recently acquired the 4ground Western Train set, I enjoyed assembling the models but found a few points that for me could do with improvement/modification. First was the fact that the wheels do not rotate; secondly, the couplings are not flexible enough to allow for… Read More

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Partizan Press-  Universal Wargames supplements

Colin Flaherty is a prolific and respected author of Napoleonic subjects and especially the Ottoman Turks, but today I want to draw your attention to three of his books from Partizan Press. The three are in a series called Universal Wargames Rules Supplements and although… Read More