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  • Grimdark Future: Tech Moon Rising at Comrade’s Wargames

    Comrade Patrick returns with a great write-up of the other of our side-by-side games of Grimdark Future last week! Today’s Grimdark Future battle report (the next installment in The Cauldron, our ongoing grimdark/Inq28 themed narrative campaign) took place far from the glittering spires of Hive Sacrament on Gamma Euphorion Prime. While the miserable defenders of…

  • Grimdark Future escalation campaign: conflict above, conflict below

    Grimdark Future escalation campaign: conflict above, conflict below

    Saturday I hosted the fourth gathering of our One Page Rules Grimdark Future escalation campaign. Nine players, 8000 total points.

  • Nightwatch: Mystery at Heerselt Manor

    With our second Nightwatch mission coming up this weekend, I’d like to share this report from our first mission written by Comrade Patrick. I wrote a little about hobby prep for it here. During that game I realized our collection of beastmen antagonists could use more ranged attackers, so I printed and painted some lovely…

  • Epicalypse 40K

    Epicalypse 40K

    My friend Vince and I decided to play Warhammer 40K Apocalypse at 6 mm scale. It started with the annual Apoc-Luck In December my local group conducted our annual Apocalypse wargame and holiday potluck event, “Apoc-luck” (Check out our events from 2017, 2018, and 2019). 40K Apocalypse is my favorite Games Workshop product of the…

  • Director’s Commentary: Five Parsecs from Home, turn one

    Director’s Commentary: Five Parsecs from Home, turn one

    Magical creative engine. Here I follow up on Space Adventure! with an attempt to relate that story to the process of playing and daydreaming that inspired it. The process was iterative and non-sequential, posing a fun challenge to explain in this format. Let me know how I did. Space Adventure! Episode 1. Director’s Commentary. Film…

  • Age of Fantasy battle report and hobby response

    Age of Fantasy battle report and hobby response

    Report I played a game of Age of Fantasy with Comrade Patrick and our friend Vince. Patrick shows off his excellent chaos hordes army and describes the drama that happened on the tabletop. Check out his report, linked below. He also discusses how the rules supported the experience. I have only to add that I…

  • Space Adventure! Five Parsecs from Home, turn one

    Space Adventure! Five Parsecs from Home, turn one

    Episode 1. Pilot. Film producer Clarius Delling hatched a new idea for a serial broadcast. Space Adventure! would be filmed as a reality TV documentary series, following a scrappy crew on their daring exploits around the Fringe. His pitch landed with a ship construction magnate named Stender Benissard. “Imagine the sales this broadcast could generate!”…

  • Grimdark Future: The Infected City

    Grimdark Future: The Infected City

    Comrade Patrick shares a battle report of last weekend’s game of Grimdark Future Firefight! We had four players forming two teams with 600 pts per side – quite a Sunday afternoon brawl! We’ve been dipping a toe into the wonderful, rules-lite world of One Page Rules lately, and I finally had an opportunity to take…

  • Majesticon Day 1: Nightwatch and Open Combat

    Circumstances permitted me to host a two-day skirmish wargaming extravaganza! Comrade Patrick reports. Hullo dear reader! I’m back after an uncharacteristic pause on this here blog. It’s been a busy summer without a lot of time for gaming, I’m afraid. But now that the days are getting shorter and the autumn winds are picking up,…

  • Stargrave Dead or Alive: pursuit of Tamix Phage

    Stargrave Dead or Alive: pursuit of Tamix Phage

    In my first ever game of Stargrave, the crew of the Errant Wanderer chased down a bounty named Tamix Phage in a solo scenario from the free Dead or Alive mini-expansion. Dead or Alive gives rules for randomly generating various bounty hunting jobs your crew can embark on, with special rules for using decision trees…

  • Open Combat: Ambush at the Greenfire Portal

    Comrade Patrick offers another battle report, this time from our recent game of Open Combat. John and I got together earlier this month for a quick midweek game of Open Combat. It was to be John’s first game; I had played Open Combat a few times over the last few years and found it to…