Friday, 17 March 2017

Gaming on a 6 x 6 grid

Compact games on a 6 x 6 grid.

This is the first of what may become a series of posts, that looks at getting a game onto a small battlefield. DBA probably best defines what we might feel is both small and practical, so starting with a 2' x 2' (600mm x 600mm) board puts us in good company.

 

I favour grids (hexes really), so the posts will reflect the playing area being divided into a 6 x 6 grid, but hopefully the series will be of interest to all space strapped gamers whether they uses hexes, squares or open tables.

This sort of battlefield helps with limited gaming space, restricted budgets, smaller collections and is convenient for gamers who need their gaming area to be totally within easy reach and accessible from a sitting position.

Today, we will be looking at some tactical WWII combat.

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

1066 Project

1066 Project (leading to the Battle of Hastings).

Though I have been thinking about doing this project for some time, it is meant to be on the slow burner, while I focus attention on ACW 12mm armies and my home brew rules for a hexed battlefield ........ but, the 1066 distraction is growing.

 

The 1066 project is not intended to start before late June this year, however, I have just painted up one blister pack of Norman heavy spear and so a sense of enthusiasm encourages me to do an   introductory post now. 

The following is just a ramble that outlines the planed path that will ultimately lead to a Hastings game later this year.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Leningrad by Decision Games

Leningrad by Decision Games.

A re-release of the old SPI title, this update has improved graphics, a larger hex grid on a larger map and larger counters.


 

The following post looks at the mechanics of this easy access game. Note this version looks to have been printed in 2013.

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