history, wargaming

Visions of the Apocalypse

An Apocalypse (Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; ‘lifting of the veil’ or ‘revelation’) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. (Wikipedia)

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ancient, armies, history, roman, wargaming

Roman Card Buildings

With the sudden popularity in all things Roman. I took a look at some Roman card buildings I came across on RPGnow.com. These are in 20mm scale but could easily be printed out in 28mm. There are several buildings in the range to choose from and its good way to populate a city or town within the Roman Empire.

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armies, Dark Ages, history, medieval, wargaming

Free Rules – Knights and Knaves

I’ve recently been watching Knightfall, a history drama that follows the fall of the Knights Templar. This got me thinking of playing a medieval skirmish game or two, but which rule system to use. I didn’t fancy going out and purchasing a new set. So I trawled the internet and came across Knights and Knaves by Historic Enterprises Company (www.hisentco.com), these are free to download, but were originally available for purchase. Along with the core rules there are several expansions for Knights and Knaves. Castles, Cogs & Chevauches, plus More Knights and Knaves, these expand the rules further, introduce new scenarios, and expand on the army lists.

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painting, Sculpting and Painting, wargaming

Painting Up-date

Well it’s been a busy few months. I was promoted at work just before Christmas and then the holiday season was upon us. One of my main pledges during the holidays was to build more terrain. So far I’ve managed to build a Sarrissia 28mm Roman Villa, modern construction buildings by TT Combat and several fantasy ruins using old plastic Games Workshop Lord of the Rings kits.

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ancient, historical, history, roman, wargaming

The Criminal Underbelly of the Roman World

 

Just like the modern world, the Roman Empire was infested with criminal elements, and gangs were every where, especially in the capital Rome. Some were merely petty thieves, smugglers whilst others were more like the fore bearers of modern organised gangs, such as the Mafia in Italy and the US or the Yakuza in Japan.

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historical, history, wargaming

The Cold War (Part 1) – The Chinese Civil War

mushroom-cloud11Introduction to the Cold War

The Soviets and the United States engaged in a hostile confrontation on political, economic and diplomatic levels for most of the last century post World War 2. Though they managed to avert the outbreak of a third world war, that would most likely have turned nuclear with catastrophic consequences for the world.

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