lauantai 11. toukokuuta 2019

Salute 2019 Part 2. Battle of Däneholm Demo Game

Rebels and Patriots in Action

For the second consecutive year I had joined in to Dalauppror's international team to throw a visually
superb demo game (where people could actually participate) for Salute. See our exploits from 2018 here. This time it was the Napoleonic era and not surprisingly Swedish exploits in it. As I had already painted stuff for the Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809, it was an easy (if not cheap, as my whole family of five traveled along) decision to join in. 

torstai 2. toukokuuta 2019

First go with Saga - Age of Magic

Bringing more fantasy into Saga!

Since Age of Magic -universe for Saga was announced, there's been quite a buzz going on about it in the Finnish FB-group for Saga. May of us, including myself, saw this as an opportunity to dust old
fantasy miniatures (most of come from Warhammer) and paint some new lying around in our piles of tin, resin and plastic. I also really like the approach or design philosophy of AoM, as stated by Studio Tomahawks designers in the book:

 My plan was to start AoM with Dwarves (Masters of Underearth) and Beastman 
(Lords of the Wild or Horde). 
Read on to learn about my MoU Warband project and about my first two games with AoM. 

lauantai 27. huhtikuuta 2019

Salute 2019 Part 1.

Meeting friends, shopping and general goodiness

It was my second time in Salute (last years report here) this year and once again I was part of Dalauppror's team in preparing and presenting a demo game. I will post a separate "report" on that project. This post is about everything else in Salute.

Besides running a game and shopping, Salute is an event where I have the opportunity to meet face2face people and friends from my "international wargaming network". In this picture I'm shaking hands with Andy Lyons, whom is organising Saga World Cup this year. I'm organising qualifications in Finland. Read on to see what else was there to see, meet and buy.

perjantai 12. huhtikuuta 2019

Bolt Action Campaign started - Ostfront!

Firestorm Bagration 

in new clothes

Many wargamers and readers of wargames magazine readers might now Firestorm Bagration Campaign from Flame of War scene and it has also been played at our club. Jaakko got a great idea to convert the campaign to Bolt Action (not that much to convert really). Soon we had about 10 people joining the campaign, choosing to play either fascist or communists. This week's Wed we had a first game night and generals gathered around the campaign map... 

 Jaakko and other commanders discussing the campaign dynamics

perjantai 22. maaliskuuta 2019

SOIAF: Fighting the Lannisters

North remembers...

...that them Lannisters are cunning bastards! While you're trying to fight
an honest, straight battle, they always turn into their tricks and
always seem to have couple of extra cards up in their sleeves!

And Tyrion is the worst of them all!

Now follows a summary of 2 SOIAF battles I've fought. Before that I had gotten a demo, but
I didn't have the time to finish that game.

maanantai 11. maaliskuuta 2019

Age of Bronze - new Project started

New Kingdom Egyptians in the making

This "pile of lead" should tranform into a wargaming army this year...

Follow the progress in my project page here

tiistai 5. maaliskuuta 2019

Winter is Coming!

A new game has been introduced:

Song of Ice and Fire

During the last 3 months or so I've been listening this epic from George R R Martin as audio books, as well as watching the series from HBO. How surprising, this fired up my painting and gaming juices, read on to learn what then happened...