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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Since Google+ is dead, I thought I'd find someplace else to share my blog posts. So I'll regularly update this thread with new link to AARs, painting updates, and other articles as they come out.

This week, Reinhard's Rangers face off against the Carnival of Chaos in the ruins of Mordheim!



Squatters - Mordheim AAR

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Made in us
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MN

Good idea. I was wondering how to do this after the death of Google+ as well.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

 Easy E wrote:
Good idea. I was wondering how to do this after the death of Google+ as well.


I was trying to figure out if it should go under the P&M Blogs ares, but since most of my posts are AARs, I decided to put them down here.

Maybe Dakka could introduce a new section for blog updates?

Anyway, the Rangers are back again on the streets of Mordheim. A new warband of Middenheimers have entered the city and are ready to be turned into pincushions!



The Sons of Ulric - Mordheim AAR

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

This week I'm reviewing the newest supplement for SAGA - the Book of Battles.

One of the problems I had with the new edition of SAGA was the single scenario that was included in the main rulebook. The Book of Battles solves this problem with five different styles of play, can be used for any of the Ages, and is relatively cheap.



SAGA: Book of Battles - Rules Review

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

While conventions and shows are great places to meet up with fellow hobbyists and play games, everyone know's the best part is being able to buy more stuff! Here's a look at my loot pile from Cold Wars 2019.



Cold Wars 2019 - The Loot

   
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MN

I am excitedly waiting to see your Warmaster Dogs of War army.....

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Once I get the Paymaster, Paywagon, and Giant finished, I'll get them all into a painting update.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

The first battle report from the Cold Wars 2019 Warmaster Revolution tournament is up.

The mercenary Dogs of War face off against the bone-dry Tomb Kings!



Cold Wars 2019, Dogs of War vs. Tomb Kings - Warmaster Revolution AAR

   
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MN

Good stuff. Asked on the blog, but for completeness I will ask here as well.

I am not familiar with Dogs of War at the Warmaster scale. How do they handle Regiments of Renown?

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Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

 Easy E wrote:
Good stuff. Asked on the blog, but for completeness I will ask here ass well.

I am not familiar with Dogs of War at the Warmaster scale. How do they handle Regiments of Renown?


As I said on the blog, there isn't. If I remember the way the "scale" in Warmaster work, two brigades fighting is equivalent to a 2000 point WHFB game. So there's not a lot of detail for individual units at this level.

What some players do is have units with special miniatures and give them magic weapons like the Battle Banner or Sword of Might to give them some unique qualities.

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South New Jersey

It's the first painting update I've had in a little while. This one features a Mordheim warband and my Dogs of War army for Warmaster.



Painting Update - Mordheim, Warmaster

Also, this is my first painting update with a lightbox! Please let me know if it makes a difference.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

This week's main post is part two of the Cold Wars 2019 Warmaster Revolution tournament. My Dogs of War found themselves staring down a tide of Skaven!



Cold Wars 2019, Dogs of War vs. Skaven - Warmaster Revolution AAR

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

We've reached the last of the Warmaster tournament posts! My last game was against Kal and his Dark Elves, who I had played against last year with my Ogre Kingdoms army.



Cold Wars 2019, Dogs of War vs. Dark Elves - Warmaster Revolution AAR

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MN

Glad to see these games with your Dogs of War army. Thank you for sharing.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Thanks for reading!

Now that the Warmaster posts are out of the way, I've got a variety of games coming up: For King & Parliament, Chain of Command, Carnevale, and Red Book of the Elf King.

   
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MN

For KIng and Parliament looked like it used cards in some way. I would be interested in reading a bit more about how the card mechanics work.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

Like To The Strongest! (the original game meant for Ancients & Medieval gaming), the cards in FK&P are meant to activate units and fight combats. You take two decks, remove the face cards, and combine them together. You then use the cards over the course of your turn to active units (usually on a 2+). You can then activate them again, but you'll have to score higher than the original draw. Combat is just trying to draw higher cards than the score you need to either hit or save.

And you'll see in the AAR that cards are just like dice, and sometimes fail you completely!

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

I'm back again with one of the two participation games I played at Cold Wars! This was the Battle of Montgomery in 1644, during the English Civil War. We were using For King & Parliament as the ruleset.

Could the Parliamentarian commanders (including me) recreate history and see off the Royalists?



A Brisk Engagement - For King and Parliament! AAR

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MN

Plus, there are tons of rulesets for this period, so that new army you got can be used in lots of different games.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Very true!

I'm thinking of trying to get some people together for some sort of Imagi-Nation campaign - the Rending of Albion, or something to that effect.

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

End of the week update! I played a game of Red Book of the Elf King last night, both to re-familiarize myself with the rules for an upcoming club game, and because it's damn fun to play.

Watch as Vachel Goldenhand and Lowic, Hero of the Ecanna race to claim a fallen piece of starmetal!



Starlight, Starbright - Red Book of the Elf King AAR

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

We've finally reached the end of the Cold Wars posts!

I've always wanted to at least try playing Chain of Command from TooFatLardies, since I've seen both a lot of praise and condemnation for the ruleset. I finally had the chance at Cold Wars with a game set during the Winter War, with the Finns attacking a Russian position across deep snow.



Snowblind - Chain of Command AAR

   
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MN

I have read a lot of great Chain of Command AARs and the pre-game scouting for jump off points is brilliant. However, it seems very token heavy for what you get.

I loved the Finnish models on skis.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




South New Jersey

Yes, like I said in the blog, the game seemed a little too detailed for what it's trying to do. And all the models were great, but the Finns on skis stood out for sure.

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

While I was back up in PA for Cold Wars, I met up with a gaming buddy and finally got Carnevale on the table. Having backed the kickstarter in 2017 and recently recieved my pledge (the two player starter and most of the Guild miniatures), I was looking forward to trying out what appeared to be a miniatures game version of Assassin's Creed meets Call of Cthulhu with a little Malifaux for spice. I wasn't disappointed!



Opening Festivities - Carnevale AAR

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Made in us
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South New Jersey

At this month's SJGA meeting, I played a game of To the Strongest!, recreating the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, where the Byzantine Empire fought against the Seljuk Empire.

It was a 3v3 game, and the gamemaster had a nasty surprise in store for the Byzantines!



Bashing Byzantines! - To the Strongest! AAR

I also snuck in a quick Blood Bowl report last week as well.

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

It's been a little while since I've updated the thread, but I've been busy over on the blog. I went to a Blood Bowl tournament, posted some painted miniatures, and played a game of Carnevale!

It was the Guild versus the Doctors in the streets of Venice for a quick game with a visiting friend.



A Short Skirmish - Carnevale AAR

   
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Commenting on old posts... I absolutely love the Warmaster content. The wife and I are working on our first armies now and eagerly consume anything we can find on the game, which is sadly very little.

11527pts Total (7400pts painted)

4980pts Total (4980pts painted)

3730 Total (210pts painted) 
   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

Thanks for reading!

And yeah, I'm really glad to have picked up Warmaster. I'm a big fan of the Old World, and the new Revolution version of the rules makes for some great games.

   
Made in us
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South New Jersey

New post! I was back up in PA this past weekend and played a couple games with an old gaming buddy.

The first was our first outing of Muskets & Tomahawks, with my miniatures finally finished!



Backwoods Brawl - Muskets & Tomahawks AAR

   
 
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