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Collecting or Hoarding? The treatment of dead enemies

There must come a stage in a person’s life when one considers “meaning”. I must admit being drawn to the Hoarders series on Discovery. Endless episodes detail the traumatic experiences that have led to, what must be, a good proportion of Americans to literally be… Read More

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Caput Porci- Unlikely Allies

Our short L’art de la Guerre wargames campaign draws to a close with the climatic battle outside of Milan. The Eastern Roman army stood victorious on the Po and the West’s forces are sadly depleted. But, the scavaging barbarians are more than eager to enter… Read More

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De Bellis Napoleonics- Project closure

Nearly thirty years a go De Bellis Antiquitatis, affectionately known as D.B. A., revolutionised wargaming. From its introduction, you could play absorbing games at minimal cost. It was my main source of inspiration and set my gaming and collection obsession off. In fact it’s difficult… Read More

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Ottoman Renaissance

The rise of the Ottoman Empire has long held a fascination with me. From obscure and unlikely beginnings, the family of Osman fought its way to dominate the Middle East and threaten Christendom itself. My keen readership will be aware that the early Ottoman army… Read More

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De Bellis Antiquitatis, Just do it!

Sometimes, in order to go forward, one must take a few steps backward. Backward to me meant going back to where my wargaming journey began, many moons ago. The ruleset was De Bellis Antiquitatis or D.B.A. to the hobby illuminati! For the first time it… Read More

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Rebels and Patriots- the shape of things to come!

I’m always envious of those people who can multi-task. You know the sort of person who puts us all to shame by chasing promotion at work, whilst restoring a house and carrying on an affair! Well I can’t I’m afraid. The last week has been… Read More

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Despertaferres! The shape of things to come!

I hate to say it but the annual greatest weekend in the Welsh wargaming calendar left me wiped out! I actually played in the L’art de la Guerre doubles with Mark Fry, and we didn’t came last! The old stalwarts of DBM had a great… Read More