ancient, armies, Dark Ages, historical, history, wargaming

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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Stalingrad 1942

Stalingrad was one of the major battles that became a turning point in WW2 on the eastern front in Russia. Hitler decided to launch a new offensive in July 1942 with the aim of taking Stalingrad. General Friedrich Paulus, who commanded the 6th Army, was given orders to capture the city. Stalingrad was the centre of all rail and water communications for Southern Russia which made it a prime target for capture.

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Alternative History

Alternative history campaigns, battles and backgrounds have always held an interest for both war gamers and historians, it’s the question, What If? Such as what would have happened during World War 2 if Hitler had invaded Britain?

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Euro Militaire 2010

Euro Militaire is a two day show aimed at modelers, is hosts one of the largest miniature painting contests in the country and attracts entrants from all over the UK and Europe. This year saw a jaw dropping 1000 + entrants to the competition.

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Freebies, historical, history, wargaming

Castles and Crusades

Now I’m a big fan of simple, free and old school RPG. I came across the Castles and Crusades RPG in my quest for free gaming, now this isn’t a free system, but it does have a free downloadable quick start rules, plus there are plenty of freebies out there on the net for this game.

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I’m Spartacus

This article was first published in Irregular Magazine Issue 5

Spartacus was a slave and gladiator, who has been immortalised in books and films for defying the might of Rome.

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armies, wargaming

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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Vikings

This article was first published in Irregular Magazine Issue 4.

Who were the Vikings? Well, they were also known as Norsemen or Northmen –  here is a description from Encyclopaedia Britannica:

Member of the Scandinavian seafaring warriors who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the 9th to the 11th century and whose disruptive influence profoundly affected European history. These pagan Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish warriors were probably prompted to undertake their raids by a combination of factors ranging from overpopulation at home to the relative helplessness of victims abroad.

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Irregular Magazine Issue 5

rregular Magazine Issue 5 / Summer ‘10 is out now!
108 pages, no adverts, free to download

It’s a bumper issue to celebrate our 1st anniversary and to make it really special we’ve made it available in print as well as a downloadable PDF. The quality of the print version is equivalent to a standard codex from a leading wargames company.
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Freebies- Ancient & Medieval Rules

Over the next week or so I’m going to list some of my favourite free wargame rules, starting with Ancient and Medieval Rules.

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