Its been a while since our last post but the time has not been wasted. The ‘first draft’ of the dark age skirmish rules are now in a playable state and hopefully readers will be able to down load from this blog.
For years (many, many years!) our Dark Age skirmishing has been done using an old 1980’s set from our Scimitar Wargames Group days ‘Oshere’s Helm’ and completely adequate they have been given that we would only skirmish every now and then. These days we skirmish more and more (probably reflecting our advancing years!) and as we’ve collected not only more figures but also more ‘stuff’ the thought of writing a new set has become a reality and so I thought it might be nice to share the initial process. Why? Well, probably the delusion that someone thinking about giving rule writing a go might get a bit of inspiration and also anyone reading might think about chipping in an idea or two. Who knows!
Usually when we kick off a new period to play, the scale is the least of our problems, we’re 28mm gamers so we choose from the 28mm ranges available, and so it was with our proposed move into the Mexican Revolution. Or so we thought! Continue reading “Hey Gringo! What scale the revolution, por favor?”
Back in December we were idly musing after one of our eastern renaissance games (Swedes v Russians) and came to the conclusion we needed more (better?) Russians. How unusual, wargamers needing more figures!
Despite our advancing years we’ve decided to embrace more of the technological world – Twitter was a big enough leap for us but we think we’ve got a handle on that now!
We hope to use this just to randomly comment on ideas for gaming, maybe share our latest direction on what to game next and share rule writing tips (from Ian) and painting tips (from Dave).
The main point is to get a bit of community chat going, a bit like when some of you are kind enough to rock up to our games at shows and chat about wargaming stuff – we kind of miss this.
Anyway here we go!