Dec. 03, 2013 (posted in WS&S articles)
It has been said that 'faces, bases and flags' make miniatures look good and there is much truth in that. But to make a great looking game, requires great terrain, argues Mark Latham. And it's become so much easier to come by as well. Gone are the days where you had to build it all yourself from...
Nov. 05, 2013 (posted in WS&S editor's blog)
It has been a while since I last posted a blog on the progress of my Viking army. It was a busy period at the office and I had some other things that needed my attention. Such as writing a review on The Wargaming Compendium which you can check out in the latest issue of WS&S, going to the...
Oct. 28, 2013 (posted in WS&S articles)
In issue 69 of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, Bruce Murray described an interesting random encounter type game that pits the famous Long Range Desert Group against Axis forces. The random events are generated using a set of cards: you can download one set from Offensive miniatures, or try out...
Oct. 14, 2013 (posted in WS&S editor's blog)
I was having a conversation with an old friend while discussing a review he was finishing for me. In passing, he mentioned that things were much easier in the old days. ‘Old days?’ I asked. ‘Yes’ he said, ‘when you had a choice of two games, 40K and Fantasy’. At least then you could ask the...
Oct. 01, 2013 (posted in WS&S editor's blog)
In The conversion bug, I looked at converting the Victrix and Perry plastic Austrians and their compatibility, which was surprisingly high. Naturally, it would only be a matter of time before I’d be reaching for that paint brush and painting these, particularly as I fancied recreating the...
Sep. 17, 2013 (posted in WS&S editor's blog)
Sure, 'the Conversion Bug' may sound like some sort of new nemesis for the Stargate SG1 team. It is not. Instead, this is the feeling or affliction which strikes me when I see plastic miniatures. Every time I get a new plastic boxed set, my first thought after assembling the first few is: what...
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