Sunday, 27 May 2018
Video of a Sharp Practice American War of Independence game with Beasts of War.
The British search for a cache of guns the American rebels have hidden in a farmhouse.
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Blitzkrieg in the West: Germany is the fourth in the series of early war handbooks for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum. The handbook is a massive 185 pages long (over double the size of either the French, BEF or Low Countries books) and covers the whole of the German army that invaded France and the Low Countries on 10th May 1940.
This PDF begins with the humble infantry: not one, homogenous, grey-clad mass, but actually eleven different types of infantry division, each with their own set of core and support troops. Next, after a quick look at the infantry that doesn’t fit into the above (e.g. the Gebirgsjaeger), the book moves on to the ten panzer divisions: with each panzer division given its own section and set of lists. There are, for example, five different lists that relate to 9th Panzer Division alone.
After the Panzertruppen, the book covers the cavalry, the SS and the army level support troops (that’s where you’ll find the StuGs!) before finishing off with the Fallschirmjaegers and Air Landing troops that dropped into Belgium and the Netherlands. Finally, we have the usual ratings and armoury sections, and a note on air support.
Although designed for IABSM, Blitzkrieg in the West: Germany contains a vast amount of information useful to gamers of other systems, and is really a must-buy for anyone interested in the early war period.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Monday, 16 April 2018
The Lardies run through a small game of What a Tanker, showing off various aspects of how the rules work. Big Rich has a Stug III and a Panzer IV, whereas Fat Nick has gone unusually lightweight with a Stuart and an M10 Tank Destroyer.
Friday, 6 April 2018
Richard and Nick talk about What a Tanker on the Veteran Wargamer podcast. https://soundcloud.com/user-989538417/episode-37-the-power-of-positive-larding