Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Powerful Models

An INTENSE game of BATTLETECH last night. So many epic moments… …and we will get to them in Friday’s BT post. In this post I’m going to share my ideas on using a powerful unit in your lance, and the cause and effect of taking such a unit in your lance. While we are talking “Battletech”, the theory here can apply to a powerful alpha/deathstar unit in any wargaming system. In my lance I took Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
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Winning Zombicide Black Plague Tactics

I consider Zombicide Black Plague to be THE goto game for an open game night at the gaming club. A game that can seat multiple players so nobody is turned away, light-but-fun mechanics, and a theme that anybody can get into. Add in easy to understand rules, and tension that builds as zombies flood the table each and every turn. When I am running a demo of a game, or part of a big co-op Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Question: Worst Mech To Inherit?

You have come of age during the Succession Wars and have inherited your family mech to carry on the proud tradition of MECHWARRIOR, while your slacker cousin inherited the family Battlemaster you have been given… In terms of the BATTLETECH narrative, what would be the worst mech for you to inherit? Certainly any mech puts you above the unwashed masses of the dispossessed, and poor bloody infantry, but there are a few stinkers out there Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Stinger

I view the Stinger as an all around recon mech- the type of machine you take when you aren’t really sure what mission you may face. As a recon mech why would it be superior to the Locust or even a Jenner? Let’s find out… As a light mech speed is first- moving and jumping lots of hexes is going to stack the movement dice against your mech, and we are always going to by Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Miniatures Build & Paint

As I dive into Chain of Command for a bit, time to pick back up with some BATTLETECH hobby stuff- finishing off the last of a small multi-role lance. The models: My plan is to paint them a desert camo light tan/green color. Red glass and optics for some contrast and a brown/grey rubble basing to match. Need some infantry to back them up- always need some infantry in Battletech. Can never go wrong with Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command World War II Battle Report

Late war- 1945. Elements of Panzerjägerabteilung 512 push through the countryside planning to take up an elevated position to counter attack the invading American forces, where they find British infantry and support units waiting in ambush… Battlefield recon from the sky… With a cost of 11 (!) support points, my Jadatiger tank is going to be the focus of tonight’s tabletop battle. At this point in the war, I can’t be conservative with my forces, while the British and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Chaos Space Marine Khorne Berzerker Tactics 8th Edition

Now is a great time to play Chaos Space Marines in Warhammer 40K… …the allure of the Dark Gods has never been so powerful… …immortality is yours, take it! Two things in 8th edition have situated Chaos Space Marines in a solid place, making things different this time vs. previous editions. Games Workshop HAS made it a priority to keep updating, FAQ’ing, and releasing stuff for every faction- even if Space Marines get most of Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command Tactics: Your Thoughts?

Tomorrow’s Chain of Command WW2 is my first play with my new Jadatiger tank… …the question is how to use such a beast? Chain of Command has some very interesting rules in how units are deployed. At the start of the game you deploy a number of tokens which represent jump off points for your units- the idea is that your opponent doesn’t know just where you units are on the table, until they are revealed. If Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago