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.
In the twelfth century a welsh cleric wrote a book entitled the History of the Kings of Britain. He made claims within the book that stated that British kings were descended from the Trojans, and that ancestors of the Trojans landed in Britain some time after the fall of Troy, creating a Trojan/Greek state in South West Britain.
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.
We have another great issue this month, packed with excellent articles and tutorials. We have a great retrospective looking at a Empire, a computer game from the 70s that is still being played today on the internet.
Its been a while since my last post, its been a busy time and my other blog has also suffered from a lack of articles. So apologies aside what am I looking at today, well trying to game on a budget I find that you generally come unstuck when you involve miniatures, 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.
Issue 10 is now available, and this issue looks at the concept of an Apocalypse. We have an action packed issue, with plenty of articles.
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?