All posts tagged “Ancients wargaming

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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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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

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Painting the lead with Contrast paints

A hot topic of conversation amongst gamers has long been how to get new blood into an ageing demographic. Are younger players really going to commit to the time and effort necessary to paint three hundred miniatures? Is the busy family man going to be… Read More

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Wargaming – the more things change…..

I knew I was in for a rough ride when the Don started to tell me that he would have gone for a maximum of Early Byzantine cavalry trained under Belisarius. How different the game would have been if my army hadn’t neglected to learn… Read More

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L’art de la Guerre- The cost of a Tower

Baldwyn Mawr of Crickhowell resented the new edifice in the south of his kingdom. In Chepstow, the Norman invaders had constructed the biggest stone structure that the South Welsh had ever seen. William fitz Osbern would not be satisfied with just taunting the Welsh with… Read More

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Kings of War Historical- Outrageous slings and arrows!

The omens didn’t look good for Rome. Massed spear regiments formed the centre of the Greek line but it would be a more mundane troop type that would be my undoing. Read on as Patrician Rome bites off more than it can chew! We are… 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