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)
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.
Well another Zombie themed table top game has hit the market. Though this one is based on the Walking Dead comics IP, which in turn is the IP used for the popular TV show of the same name. Which means most people will recognise most of the characters and features of the game from either the comic books or TV show which is currently in its 7th series. As the game is based on the comic book IP, the characters resemble the comic versions rather than the TV actors.
If like me you not only play table top war-games but board games as well. You probably have one or two miniature board games in your collection. Well, I have several, and I’m one of those gamers who prefers his miniatures to be painted. So for the next twelve months I plan to paint all of the miniatures in each and every one of my board games.
Delving into the Napoleonic period and the Italeri Waterloo Set.
I’ve been a table top gamer for over 25 years, and in all that time I’ve never delved in to the Napoleonic period, even though its one of my favourite periods in military history. So this year being the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, plus the Italeri 1/72 scale Waterloo set arrived on my desk, I decided to take the plunge.
Over the next few months I’m going to be building several small armies for various periods in history. The plan is to blog the build and painting of each army as I go.
So having decided to build and paint a Warhammer Fantasy Army, I decided to do High Elves. My first port of call was to head over to EBay and try my luck on some bargains. To be honest I was surprised how cheap some of the listings are.