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The Al-Khoufra Affair – Remote Playing Skirmish Sangin V2

My original plan for last weekend was to spend my Saturday relaxing – I’d had a busy weekend on the one previous (with family events and running a game for one half of TTE), the Sunday was to be airsoft, so Saturday would be a lazy, lazy day. And then Ben, the other half of …

The Bazistan Job – Remote Playing Skirmish Sangin V2

Okay, unlike the last two times, this was entirely on me. I’ve recently been chatting with Dan over on the Ultramodern Wargaming Group/The Table’s Edge podcast/DeskOps store (Christ he’s busy) about Skirmish Sangin and how it plays as an alternative to Spectre. So, after realising I was spending a whole Saturday doing family stuff, I …

Return to the Underhive – Enforcers vs Orlocks

Damn, it it’s happened again. My former housemate/sneaky Delaque friend is someone I keep meaning to play more games with (seeing as he is close by, a good friend and someone who is fun to play against). However, thanks to the churn of life, we have ended up missing out on a few opportunities until …

July 2022 Update – Counter-Intel, Remote Gaming and Dark Elves

It’s the end of a new month and we’re now entering August. In the real world I’m in the stages of buying a house, having entered the stage of “Solicitors send letters to decide on legal things” which means there is a lot of hurry up and wait. I’ve already started packing some things away …

The Dastardly Opponent Strikes Again – And this time, it’s Killteam

It always starts the same way. He did have some new recently painted MDF gantries to play with. And as we hadn’t managed to get a game in since April, we decided to jump into something quick, easy to play and fun. And so, I broke open the box of unloved Space Marines and headed …

Al-Bawaaba Foot Patrol Generator v0.1

So as you might guess, I didn’t play my wargame on Sunday. Instead, I found myself writing this – a system for generating patrols in the back country of Al-Bawaaba, a province of the Albion Commonwealth that previously features in the mission “Training Day” . Basically, with a few dice rolls you can setup a …

June 2022 Update – Shurta, Spectre and Scenarios

Surprise, time for the start of the month update. As seen in the past, I am terrible at sticking with my carefully laid out templates for anything longer than a year so it’s time for a change! Basically anytime I’m doing a set of titles and I start having to write “Not much happened!” it’s …

A Contract in Awbari – The Unpainted Figures

Out of all the games I’ve played in the last year or so, I think BPRE 28mm is probably the game that could mostly easily be played using with standees. Simple LOS rules, small play areas and 2D terrain – this game is basically a board game. But hey, standees can only do so much. …

A Contract in Awbari – The Unboxing

Well, It’s finally here. When I covered BPRE 28mm back in November 2021, I said to myself that I wouldn’t pick up the big game box until the OPFOR side had figures. Well, jump forward to May and the bad guys have now have some figures, more money has gone to support BPRE, HMRC/Parcelforce got …

SITREP: Bobbies, Baddies and Bootnecks from Anthalonica

Way back in April 2021, Anthalonica Wargaming managed to fund a Kickstarter called Bobbies, Baddies and Bootnecks. Designed to rapidly expand the offerings of Anthalonica from the initial release focused on British Police, the Kickstarter offered up 4 squad packs as the starting point before broadening out into a whole HOST of new additions. Ranging from French …