Author: Cedric

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The Ballbusch Review: On the Seven Seas

Here are a set of rules for battles with and amongst pirates.  In and of itself piratical engagements are not going to play out any differently than any other 18th Century naval engagement, skirmish, or gang-fight as the case may...

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The Ballbusch Review: Ga Pa

Ga Pa (literally ‘fall on!’ though a better translation is ‘charge!’) is a set of rules for “The Age of Marlborough” (as in John Churchill, Duke of), but really these are rules for the Great Northern War of 1700-21.  Little...

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The Ballbusch Review: Ronin

Today we’re looking at Ronin, the game of 16th century samurai skirmish.  And you know what that means?  Romance!  Terror!  Katanas!  The best excuse for anime babes I’m ever going to have!  So, tighten the cords on your helmet and...

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The Ballbusch Review: Dux Bellorum

Okay kids, it’s time to face down another Osprey joint, Dux Bellorum.  In case your post-classical Latin is a little rusty, Dux Bellorum translates into something like warlord (though, we could debate that), and more on point it was the...

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The Ballbusch Review: Land of the Free

Let’s start off our first Ballbusch review with a look at Land of the Free, Osprey’s new wargame rules for the various conflicts in North America from the mid 18th century to the first years of the 19th.  In other...

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The Ballbusch Review: An Introduction

               There is a lot of say about wargaming, and like most everything else in modern life our little fringe hobby supports a shocking number of men who comment on, and offer opinions about, the wargaming news of the day. ...

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The Ballbusch Experience: Flippancy

Wargaming is a deeply silly pastime.  A good many pastimes are silly.  I fully admit to being bemused by golfers and finding the extent to which people attach their egos to the performance of professional athletes funny (though not always...

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The Ballbusch Experience: Beautiful Losers

            Everyone loves to win.  There is a certain elation in any victory.  Ultimately Genghis Khan was right; there is no greater ecstasy than the thrill of martial conquest.  No surprise then that we attempt to recreate some shadow of...

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The Ballbusch Experience: What’s the Points?

               As many readers are no doubt aware, some days ago noted raconteur Mr. The Warlock and myself in a brief, but intellectually stimulating chat about the 40K point system.  For the handful of you who do not compulsively and...

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The Ballbusch Experience: Embers of War

Over the last few years I’ve had some harsh words for Battle Front some of which I’ve posted on these esteemed pages.  I’m certainly not alone in that regard, BF attracts more than its fair share of ire from the...