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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 […]

[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 […]