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Renaissance at Warfare and Roll Call

Bob Medcraft, friend to Cardiff Dice Studz and all round nice guy, is after your thoughts on the following two tournament themes. The rules system is Field of Glory Renaissance. Warfare Wargames Competition The options were: – Option 1 – Wars in North America &… Read More

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2022 To the Strongest

It was November when I last ventured near the painting table. After two years of lockdown, I wasn’t feeling the love. Christmas bled into New Year and progress there was none. It was time to go back to basics, and follow my oft tried but… Read More

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Virtus 2021: The Masked Ball

It was a nerve wracking two weeks but our Christmas tournament survived the latest Covid clamp down regulations. Ten brave souls braved the moronicron variant to manfully celebrate the birth of our saviour with toy soldier warfare! One hundred points under the L’art de la… Read More

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Dice Studz at the Races- Warfare 2021

There is nothing better than a day’s hobby shopping to lift the spirits. Taken from its legendary location in a Reading Leisure centre, Warfare has seriously improved its already high reputation! The whole of the ground floor was a mixture of vendors and display games.… Read More

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Farewell your majesty

Who’d have thought it? I have finally stopped calling myself a royalist! My attachment to nobility remains but the events of this week have just been too hysterical! In a “ pandemic”, 50 thousand of the great and good have descended on Glasgow to tell… Read More

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October break

Thank God the month of October is drawing to a close. What a horrible month of hospitals and general despondency! With number one son in hospital and too many annoying little things to contend with, hobby time has been severely curtailed. It’s at times like… Read More

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Alone together!

I’ve always spent far too much time on You-tube and Twitter- face. Anti- social media has robbed me of so many hours. It started with music , transitioned through YouTube talks and most recently has arrived at what I call the hobby personality blogs. Atom… Read More

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Wargaming the Byzantine Art of War with Mark Fry

Well …. my first face to face L’art de la Guerre 28mm competition gaming in over 18 months, courtesy of Keith McGlynn*, was enjoyed on Sunday at the Thornbury IPMS show. We managed three games of one hundred points LadG, to the new v.4 rules… Read More

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SAGA: Death is nothing!

The tribune looked disapprovingly at his new command. He had left the pleasures of the Almalfi coast for this “ promotion”, four cohorts of the most disreputable wretches this side of the Great Wall. And the mission for these sons of Mars? Rescue a caravan… Read More

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Three years and one knight!

It’s difficult to predict how one reacts to stress. If I’m under pressure of time, I don’t usually cave but rather, I develop an unhealthy interest in something quite irrelevant to the task in hand. Hence this little cartoon beauty. I picked the model up… Read More