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Wargaming: it’s all in the preparation!

The fine lady in the image is a “ knocker” ( singular!). She was employed by the fair denizens of Victorian England to wake up those having difficulty rising in the morning with the shooting of peas at the bedroom windows. The unbearable heat of… Read More

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Wargaming Ragnarok

Ragnarok was a prophecy of what was to come at some unspecified and unknown time in the future, but it had profound ramifications in Norse mythology. It was the end of times but also a new beginning for what comes next. The chaos and destruction… Read More

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Wargaming the Horse Soldiers!

The album above had been bought as a present from my father to my mum when they had been courting! What a generation! You take a lady to see a war film and leave her with an album of American Civil War music! But, to… Read More

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Friday Night Kali Yuga

It’s been a very long time since some of these veteran gamers had convened at Cardiff’s Firestorm Games but it was the first Friday on the month and that means Kali Yuga night! Named after the fourth and worst period of the Hindu Yugas, the… Read More

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S.A.G.A. : An army in a week; week two!

Forty years and not a miniature figure ready for the tabletop. “Pull yourself together man!” I said. “ You could be ready in a week!”The challenge was set! Could a very average gamer like myself get four SAGA points of figures ready in just seven… Read More

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SAGA Freya’s Day: The Warlord

It was a welcome return to face to face wargaming last night for Cardiff Dice Studz. To be realistic it was mask to mask combat but what a joy to finally be playing toy soldiers on a Friday/ Freyaday night! Steve brought his immaculately painted… Read More

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Bad news from Britcon 2021 but forecast brightening for 2022!

** BHGS Events Update : 2021 ———————————————————— Dear Michael As you have probably already guessed, we will unfortunately not be able to stage an edition of Britcon this year. Even with all of the positive news in recent weeks, and steady progress along the roadmap… Read More

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SAGA: Tall tales for the telling!

John G is a crafty soul! He just implants an idea and then like an unwanted weed it just germinates and springs out upon the unwary! I had promised an army a month and that was what I delivered; Scottish, Norman, Hun and most recently… Read More

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Are women welcome in wargaming? The Know More Damsels movement

After last night’s “ challenging” Zoom meeting, I feel it necessary to explain the position of the Central Committee of Cardiff Dice Studz in relation to ( not) adopting the No More Damsels player code. And yes the code is a real thing! We would… Read More

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Can wargaming ever be justified?

Please read below our club response to the decision of the so called “right-reverend”Hugh Dispenser , Vicar and custodian of Morgansdown Church Hall, to decline our application for club residency on “pacifist” grounds…. Dear “Vicar”, The fundamental principle underlying all justifications of wargaming, from the… Read More