Played two games of Hansa Teutonica (or Hanzesteden, as it´s called here). It's not a bad game, it's well designed. But it is sorely lacking in ideas.
Can you see the dif...
March 6th, 2013
Remember how I got the awesome Colonial Marines badge from my Secret Satan last January? Well, I finally found time to patch it to some sleeve, doing the necessary needlework yesterday at the club...
February 26th, 2013
I have grouped the blogs in four categories. As the Frontline Gamer once put it: there's really three sides to (miniature) wargaming. There's the modelling and painting, the gaming and the background st...|
November 27th, 2012
|So, how do I look back at Spiel this year? In that maelstrom of eurogames, is there enough for an Ameritrash convert to satisfy your soul? I must say that after day 1 is was pretty disappointed, even won...|
October 26th, 2012
| Last Month I took part in Lost Youth, the megagame on the Vietnam War designed by Jim Wallman. It was a small episode set during the early deployment of US troops, somewhere close to the DMZ, and as s...|
October 12th, 2012
I'm not a fast learner. I've played enough games of Civilization by now to know that the technology victory is the hardest one to achieve.
Bit cramped at the start
Collecting 15 coins...
October 10th, 2012
|WWI - Why Italy came to dinner with only a plate and no cuttlery I've posted the first 'review' in my Italian trilogy, John Whittam's The Politics of the Italian Army 1861-1918.Find it here on the Maximu...|
August 31th, 2012
|I've set myself the goal to have played my Essen 2011 purchases at least once before going back this October. Although there's always a stack of unplayed games, unread books and unpainted lead and I can ...|
July 4th, 2012
|There is a magic about the year 1989 that is difficult to explain. The disintegration of the communist bloc generated a sense of opportunity and hope that was lacking in the dour Eighties. It affected us...|
July 2th, 2012
Just come back from Prometheus on the big screen in 3D. And just as expected it's a visual spectacle. Some images will last me a long time. Beautiful, scary, just wow.The sound (as separate from the musi...
June 27th, 2012
Here my review of Bogdan Musial: Kampfplatz Deutschland: Stalins Kriegspläne gegen den WestenThis book´s main contribution lies in the daring attempt to bring together all the developments rel...
February 23th, 2012
Review of French Tanks of World War I (Osprey New Vanguard)
by Stephen Zaloga
When we think of WWI we sometimes forget that the French were bearing the brunt of the German onslaught and lat...
August 15th, 2011
Brian P. Farrell
The Defence And Fall Of Singapore 1940-1942
Farrell presents his case very well, but gets repetitive and would have been better if shorter. But the narrative is shock...
June 25th, 2011
|Operation Goodwood was one of the attempts to break out from the amphibious bridgehead in Normandy in the early summer of 1944. With the U.S. troops still entangled in the bocage country to the west, Mon...|
May 18th, 2011
|Last week I spent my holiday on Rhodes, the smallish Greek island with a grand history, just off the Turkish coast. Cities sprang up here around 3,000 years ago, providing legendary Olympic boxing champi...|
May 13th, 2011
Went to Rochester (UK) this Sunday and came under the spell of the castle and its siege in 1215. King John took the castle after a furious siege which included mining the outer wall and a tower of the ke...
March 24th, 2011
God's Playground is a solid Wallace design, with lots of historical feel, generally worked well into mechanisms. It essentially pits you as three major noble factions in Polish history from the 15...
January 24th, 2011
|Excellent gaming weekend here! On Friday we started with a playtest of Ruthenia, a game by Ukranian Denys Lonshakov. I picked up on this game in the run up to Essen and met Denys who was showing it there...|
January 9th, 2011
Normally, you would run and hide from a Spiel des Jahres. But this year, that would waste a great experience.
Dixit is deceptively simple in rules, and there isn't really a lot of strategy to it. But tha...
October 27th, 2010
First of all it was good to meet Schweig and Sydo, who is an altogether good guy. Nice to get to know more Fatties. We scavenged for Dogmatix's freebies (we managed most of your wishlist dude, Syd...
October 23th, 2010
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