Category: Wargames

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Thuloid Speaks: Kings of War Hardback Review

Greetings, O House! I return in due season to perorate on the virtues and vices of Mantic Games’ new Kings of War hardbound book. My last post (ages ago, it seems) addressed the basic structure of the rules in broad form, and I have...

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Sweet mother of monsters, a bat-rep!

Who takes 7th of 9 in a tournament? This Tactical Genius, right here. Another battle report so soon? Well, I’m actually being social for once and attended my first ever tournament (I’m that social) using my Neverborn in a four-round...

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Malifaux: Intro bat-rep and review

Hey all, You may have noticed the lack of activity around these parts of late. The main reason, besides those already discussed is that some time back in October ’15, the House interns staged a revolt resulting in a brief...

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The Ballbusch Experience: Sourcing Miniatures

Recently our illustrious and merciful boss lady ‘suggested’ ‘gently’ that I could discuss the finer point of sourcing historical miniatures.  I know when I was starting out on that dark path, one stumbling block was figuring out what to buy...

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The Ballbusch Experience: The Nature of Victory

You pal, mentor, and ball-room dance instructor, Cedric Ballbusch here again to give you your dose of semi-informed commentary while we await Thuloid’s next highly literate post, Seasons of the Spirit in a land of endless summer: themes of cyclical...

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The Ultimate Spirit of Wargaming, circa 2006

  There’s a story behind this, but it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that, temporarily re-engaged with the Privateer Press community, I had to go and hunt out the first No Quarter that I ever bought, just to...

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Wintercon, and the Way of Warhammer

This weekend at Exhibition Park in Canberra (also known as EPIC, bro), it was Wintercon: Canberra’s other games con. It’s held in the middle of winter, in one of the coldest parts of Australia, so is pretty much just locals....

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The Ballbusch Review: Lion Rampant

The Middle Ages are, in many respects, the definitive period in the development of Western civilization.  While often cast as an interregnum between the glory that was Rome and the brilliance of the Renaissance and later enlightenment, the thousand year...

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[Another Year of Frugal Gaming] Crash and Burn

Picture the scene. It’s 1995. A baking hot summer’s day, in the small town of Dartington, which is in Devon, which is on the south-western coast of the United Kingdom. A small, slightly dusty newsagent’s shop. A small, slightly sweaty, slightly overweight...

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Mr. and Mrs. Oak Try Out SW Armada

Hallo there House, I’m here to drizzle more Maple Syrup all over your Paincakes.  July 1st was Canada Day, after all! The Thuloid wrote an excellent review of Star Wars: Armada in late June, and this post is intended to be supplemental...

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Thuloid Speaks: Star Wars Armada, a Review

Greetings, House made new! May your upgraded digs ride eternal, shiny and chrome. While life for Thuloid has its frustrations, what with the wave of people defecating on his place of business*, gaming is not among them. I might mention...