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Gwŷr y Gogledd – force completed

The inspiration – Y Gododdin Man’s mettle, youth’s years, Courage for combat: Swift thick-maned stallions Beneath a fine stripling’s thighs, Broad lightweight buckler On a slim steed’s crupper, Glittering blue...

Chips with Everything

In the past few weeks the world of Lard has been abuzz with discussion of whether it’s better to use cards or chips for the random draw elements that are...

Sabots for Sharp Practice 2

I’m involved in the play-testing of the new version of TooFatLardies‘ Sharp Practice rules and I’m enjoying it thoroughly.   I can’t really say much about the details but the new...

Plans for 2016

It’s that time of year again so here we go. Painting My main plan for 2016 is to paint up forces of British, French and Spanish for Sharp Practice from...

2015 in Review

In a hostage to fortune posting made on Jan 1st last year I laid out my wargaming plans for 2015 and I haven’t done too badly at getting them done....

Crisis? What Crisis?

Crisis in Antwerp of course.   A few of us from the South East Scotland Wargames Club are off to Crisis, the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp show on November 7th where...

Baccus 6mm WWII

I was speaking to Pete Berry from Baccus 6mm at the Claymore wargames show last Saturday and he very kindly gave me a few samples from his forthcoming range of...