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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Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815

On the 18th June 1815, two armies faced each other on a muddy field in Belgium. It would be a decisive battle that bring about an end to twenty years of conflict and reshape the future of Europe. Both armies were commanded by formidable military minds, who had a plethora of battlefield victories behind each of them.

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Alaric and the Goths

Alaric and the Goths played an active part in the downfall of the Western Roman Empire.
The origins of the Goths is still quite a puzzle for modern historians and archaeologists, though some of the written evidence dating from around the second century suggests that they were settled around modern day Poland. It is believed by many that they originated from the Baltic region and possibly from Gotland in Sweden.

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1/72 and Gaming on the cheap

When trying to game on a budget I always find you generally come unstuck when miniatures are involved. You could always use paper/card minis, which are free from http://onemonk.com/Home.html. But if you’re anything like me then you prefer using something that requires a lick of paint on them.

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Offensive Miniatures Review – US Paratroopers WW2

US Paratroopers

The popularity of gaming during the Second World War has seen an explosion of miniatures, in a variety of scales, over the last couple of years. Offensive Miniatures have gone with the ever-popular scale of 28mm for their range of US Paratroopers.

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Irregular Magazine

I co-edit and design the layout for an on-line magazine called Irregular Magazine and I’ve finally decided to write a short piece about the mag here on this blog. The magazine cover all genres of gaming and during 2010 each issue will have a theme. The first theme of the year is the Undead, we have a fantastic cover by Ricardo Guimaraes. Each  magazine has sections dedicated to RPG, Wargaming, Painting Tutorials and hobby community articles, along with great artwork throughout. The aim of the magazine was to produce a modern version of an old retro RPG/gaming magazine that is multi system and not ridigdly dedicated to one in particular. Another feature of the magazine is that it doesn’t carry any advertising, though the magazine does have a review section.

Cover Art for Issue 3 of Irregular Magazine.

About

Irregular Magazine is a free PDF download full of hobby articles, tutorials, reviews and short stories.

Brought to you by hobbyists turned editors Jason Hubbard and Nick Johnson, Irregular Magazine has been designed to provide hobbyists with articles and tutorials on miniature painting, RPG and wargames.

All content is community generated, including the art-work, creating a very unique magazine, not specific to any one aspect of the hobby, or tied down to a particular game or manufacturer. Hopefully it will reflect the diversity of the hobby community.

Issues will appear every quarter, and back issues will remain online – so don’t worry if you lose your copy.

The magazine is FREE and is also advertisement free; this project makes absolutely no money – and we’re ok with that.

We recommend you print off only the pages you really need – this way you don’t have piles of paper cluttering up your space and it helps the environment.

Make use of the web enabled features to link directly from the magazine to sites of interest, or from the contents page to the article you want to read.

Irregular Magazine