Short review: Ultima Ratio’s 1:72 scale Chindits

July 24, 2017


Summary: They do the job, at the right scale and look, but could be so much better.   For 1:72 wargamers of the Burma WWII theatre (or roleplayers wanting some pretty cheap, sturdy tabletop accessories) Ultima Ratio offers a fresh option. Previously, for portraying allied forces, Australian infantry from Airfix was your best option. Chindits […]

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[DBA3.0] Solo battle: Later Carthaginians II/32a v Numidians II/40

July 10, 2017


In which Later Carthaginians (LCart) go searching for their first win, and get their ass handed to them by Numidians (Num). Set-up Home and away: LCart Ag4 rnd6=10, Num Ag1 rnd2=6. Num are defence. Terrain: results on the random terrain roll are tweaked to portray Num home ground, in that ‘hill’ becomes ‘difficult hill’ and […]

[DBA3.0] Solo battle: Later Carthaginians II/32a v Iberians II39a

July 8, 2017


Another in the Punic-themed battles with sides I’ve recently built. This was an intriguing game of shifting flanks. The axis dice really played its part giving changes in tactics I would never try in a normal solo. This wargame includes some tweaks to the random terrain rules that the previous game suggested. Brief reminder of […]

[DBA 3.0] Solo battle: II32a Later Carthaginians v II33 Polybian Romans

July 5, 2017


Today (1 July 2017) just felt right for having a wargame, and since I’m not organised enough to head over to the Hutt Wargaming Club and join it, I decided to write some solo adaptations so I could run a DBA 3.0 game by myself. Overall an incredibly good balanced solo game resulted, where my […]

Heresy Miniatures vs Gamezone

April 22, 2017


With a 3rd season of To Ikkutas! on the horizon I bought a couple of Dwarf minis. Gamezone (right of photo) are offered by a number of retailers and this fellow with the twin pepper-boxes has the attraction of being in one piece. A couple of cheats have been used to get round undercuts but […]

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Solo-Micro for ANZAC Day

April 25, 2016


Having failed to get my gaming group excited enough about an extra day of gaming, I decided hey, it’s been over 2 years since my last wargame of any kind: let’s set up a solo wargame!   Now you’d think that with endless Punic-Period armies a-building, I’d run an ancients game, right? Well you would […]

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Medieval Irish IV/58 – the new elements

July 14, 2015


Suitable for both 2.2 and 3.0 ed, The third Bd element: Those chaps were picked out of the previous Ax elements. There are still plenty left – really the box has far too many heavies and far too few lights. Are you listening, RedBox?   But now by amalgamating the Ax minis those moves left, […]

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