Last week I bought myself Song of Blades and Heroes by “Ganesha Games”. I planned myself a rapid and fast fantasy game I can enjoy playing with my son that would not require a hundred rules and complications. I already posses loads of fantasy figures packed around in my collection from all kind of firms, and decided to get a system that could make me pick up a pair of them to (more…)
Last night I couldn’t sleep so I was browsing some gaming forums to kill time and stumbled across the PS3 emulator app for Android phones, PC & Mac devices. Curiosity done what’s supposed to so I decided to install it and try to play some game while waiting to fall asleep.
As I’m always skeptical about everything which could be downloaded on internet is fishy and scammy, at first I was suspicious it some kind of virus so I decided to scan it before downloading apk on my phone. Online scanner told it’s safe to go with its about 40 different antivirus tools so that convinced me enough to trust it.
Just when my set of “War of Spanish Succession Infantry” figures arrive, I decided about putting them close for my two ‘Imagi-Nation’ groups. The crews I’ve chosen are Fontaine, who wear blue uniforms, and Sofitania, who wear red ones. Fontaine are located hidden in the French, and Sofitania is equally strategic based on the British side.
The first unit I decided to put together is the Garde de Palais, the Count of Fontaine’s own personal regiment. It was a case of going with bearskins here to distinguish them from other regiments.
Two-thirds of the figures went together quickly, requiring just a head and a sword glued on to the figure. The other third are a bit more fiddly. Now I have not built figures for at least five years, so it took me a while, and some creative use of language to get these together (and I created some whole new words when doing the drummer). But, with patience, they eventually went together nicely. (more…)
Like you might know, I’ve been prevented from my wargaming miniatures due to the fact that my imagined playing room (my base) is still not ready to get started. It is also looking like it will be at least April before I can unpack my figures and use them to play.
Being a Wargaming Addict (sigh) there is no way I’m going to stay away from my passion that so long. So I took to using virtual tabletop application to get my wargaming fix.
Now I have tried lots of different software in my quest for something great to wargame on. Hey, if I have to do without figures,then at the very least I want to game on some great virtual tabletop. I also want it to feel like I am wargaming on an actual tabletop. Yes, I could fire up Combat Mission 2 and play that, but I want to play the many wargames I have rules for. I also want to feel like I am playing a tabletop wargame, and not a computer game.
And so I went on a quest… (more…)