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Copycat

With the rapid growth of the copycat industry there is now a dizzying variety of knock-off phone brands. One has recently appeared (with) president Obama as its spokesman and sports a beaming Obama on its advertisements. “This is my Blackberry,”...

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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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Unboxing Kindom Death: Monster

Death never looked so good. In 2013, a small boutique horror miniature company known for exotic and extreme miniatures presented a modest Kickstarter.  It ended with more than two million dollars in funding.  It grew exponentially in volume, bleeding over...

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The Ballbusch Review: Land of the Free

Let’s  have 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 words: the beginning of the French...

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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 SAGA saga: introduction

  Hi everyone, I’m beat ronin. After years of being on the other side of the comments section here at the House of Paincakes, I have at last slipped through the looking glass. I’m down the rabbit hole and thus,...

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[Another Year Of Frugal Gaming] I Was Wrong

This week, I shall be mostly apologising for Stuff I’ve Bought Off Of Kickstarter That’s Not Dethtron’s Album. I don’t think Dethtron’s album counts, although it is bloody good NWOBH played by Americans and you should own a copy because...