Sunday, 15 April 2018

+Strongsword+ arrives!

A handful of print copies of +Strongsword+ arrived at Mersey Towers a few days ago. Here are a few taster shots - you can order a copy from Westfalia Miniatures HERE.

Monday, 9 April 2018

This coming weekend: Salute

I'll be working on The Plastic Soldier Company stand at Salute, showing off one of our new boardgames. If you feel like popping by to say hi, I'm sure I can take a bit of time out to chat about my own games! Even better, you can give Will a prod to tell him to shift my games up the schedule - the more people who say they'd like to see my boardgames in print, the more likely his arm can be twisted...

Top chum Michael will also be at Salute with a game of The Pikeman's Lament. I'll try to pop by and spend some time at his table, work allowing, so you might find the pair of us together. The equivalent of rolling a double 1 :-)

Friday, 6 April 2018

Some old Dragon Rampant photos

Just a random collection of photos I've found, reminding me what a diverse little collection of fantasy miniatures I've built up, and also how versatile Dragon Rampant is - fantasy doesn't need to be all about goblins, orcs, and dwarves! (Although it's sometimes pretty good when it is!)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018

A rare speaking engagement! Battlechat with Henry Hyde

Yesterday I popped over to see my old chum Henry Hyde, to be interviewed for a Battlechat feature on his Patreon page (an online, mixed media magazine).

Now this is a real rarity for me - I just don't like doing podcasts or similar, and I think the only person I'd break this habit for is Henry - so if you do want to hear me chatting away about my games for an hour and a half, head over to Henry's website and sign up: BATTLEGAMES.

I have a long association with Henry, going back to the very first issue of his classic Battlegames magazine, so we had plenty to catch up on. I guess it's more of an 'about me' chat, talking through the rules and games I've produced over the years, what I enjoy in gaming, and occasionally dipping into greater detail about aspects of my books.

We had a great time chatting away, so hopefully you'll find it an enjoyable listen!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Late Roman scenario in Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy 95

The latest issue of WSS has a little scenario written by me that sees a Late Roman and <insert hairy barbarian nation of your choice here> raiding force come to blows over a dyke, river, or similar linear feature. Just perfect for my Dux Bellorum rules or whatever other set of rules you're currently using.

I've not seen a copy of this issue just yet, but it promises much as it focusses on the Late Roman period, and I know my Top Chum and co-author Michael Leck has an article in it too!

Get yours HERE.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Stamford Bridge in Wargames Illustrated 365

Towards the tail end of last year, the team at WI asked me to write an article on the Battle of Stamford Bridge, emphasising the 'surprise attack' element of the battle - which is interesting in itself because that aspect of the battle is generally overlooked.

Anyhow, if you're interested in my suggestions for refighting the battle - breaking it down into several phases - check out the March 2018 edition of Wargames Illustrated.

There's also an overview of the new edition of Saga, and a couple of my own games get passing mentions, so all in all it's been a good read to me!

And if that article piques an interest in the period, you can grab a copy of my Wargamer's Guide to 1066 and the Norman Conquest HERE (or from your favourite, tax-paying online book vendor).

Friday, 26 January 2018

Looking to buy Glutter of Ravens or Armies of Medieval Burma?

I've seen both of my old booklets on sale on Amazon and eBay at grossly inflated prices recently. Secondhand at that!

If you want to buy a copy of either book, you can obtain them at a much cheaper cost than the £15-20 prices I've seen at the above sites, by purchasing direct from Outpost Wargame Services.

Each book costs £10.99 from them (or £30 for any three of their booklets).

So don't get ripped off elsewhere! When you buy from OWS, not only are you saving yourself money and getting a brand new copy of the book, but you'll also be donating a small amount of cash to me (don't worry, not very much!), and supporting the company that had enough faith in me to publish my first set of wargaming rules.

Here's how to get your hands on a reasonably-priced copy of Glutter of Ravens or Armies of Medieval Burma:

1. Click on THIS LINK.
2. Buy the book!

If you find it cheaper elsewhere online, that's fair enough, but the prices I've seen on Amazon and eBay recently really aren't bargains at all.