Monday, February 27, 2012

PhD coming to a finish soon - look for more postings

I have a huge backlog of games that I want to review, mods and scenarios I want to write up, and even belated after action reports. I have hundreds of miniatures that require painting - from the early 18th century armies for the Great War of Northern Balkania, to re-basing ACW figures, to all sorts of 15mm projects, and even sprucing up my 1:2000 WW2 and WW1 fleets. However, with my final few months of preparation on the PhD, I haven't been able to do any of those things (with a clear conscience). Well, gentle readers, the end is (hopefully, and blessedly) near. I may be finishing within the next few weeks. Which means more content being generated from the celestial glee factory that operates day and night at Gaming with Chuck Headquarters (GwCHQ). Till then, see you - and keep gaming. ps - check out the announcement of a new (anticipated) adventure to be published over at Valley of the Old Ones, once the same PhD work is finished!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Irrational Number Line Games

My friend, Alex, has a gaming website Irrational Number Line Games.  It is full of all sorts of creative stuff, but I might point out the recent game he did that took place on the outside of a space station.  He built the space station out of coffee cans covered in magnetic paint, and the figures klumped around on the outside with magnetic bases.  Cool.

He also did a game about a factory fight during the Luddite rebellion.

Clever guy, that Alex.  And his family (Wife and Daughter) are fantastic folks, and fine gamers, as well!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hal Jespersen's Civil War Maps

What a great resource!  Hal Jespersen has created over 200 fantastic military style maps for different campaigns and battles from the American Civil War, and he has made these available on his website.  All I can say is "wow" what a great gift to the military history (as well as the GAMING) community.

Here is an example of his work - this is the action on Henry Hill during the first battle of Bull Run.

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's not Ravens, it's Dux! (quack)

Dux Bellorum will be published by Osprey Publishing later on this year.  These are an update and reformat of the great Arthurian rules, "Glutter of Ravens" by Daniel Mersey.

Evidently, this is the first in a new series of 64 page wargaming books by Osprey Publishing.  I hope that the series produces many similar titles.  The second one (not sure of the date) will be "A World Aflame" which will cover conflicts from the interwar period (1919-1939). A special section in that one will cover "A Very British Civil War" which is of course the fictional account of a Civil War in Great Britain, in the 1930s.  Loads of cool stuff.