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Wargaming the Madness!

How difficult can organising a wargames competition be? Well, the answer would be,” not too difficult”, were we not in the last week of Covid panic. But we have three tournaments running, the prizes are bought and we are full steam ahead to next Saturday!… Read More

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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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“Nerds” in wargaming!

The middle aged man, of average height and average build pulled his knapsack tight to his shoulder. Someone in the queue had spoken to him and confusion reigned. Should he ignore the interloper or run? Could he bear to answer or even speak? The answer… 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 West of the M5

What’s a middle aged man to do on a Sunday? Mow the lawn? Woodwork? Football on the Telly? For the Dice Studz, the answer can only be wargaming. The focus of our efforts was of course Thornbury Leisure Centre “ the cradle of dreams!”…….. And… Read More

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Wargaming: out with the old and in with the new!

Longbows, the weapon of choice for the current crop of medieval L’art de la Guerre wargamers. I had an answer and that was crossbows. It was crossbows behind pavises! Not heroic but was a crooked stick containing any chivalry!

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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