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Starting Your Own Gaming Forum

Podcast Episode 71 explores my journey of starting a Warhammer 40K gaming forum: The Warmaster. If you have been thinking about starting your own gaming forum or online community let me share my journey from day 0 to the present, what worked, what didn’t work, and what I had hoped would work. Check out The Warmaster 40K Forum HERE. Listen to the podcast below, or download and save it here.

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K: Winning Necron Warrior Tactics

Behold they are legion and the name is death… Necron Warrior tactics for Warhammer 40K 8th edition. Certainly in the Necron army there are a TON of cool toys to play around with, and in many lists the temptation is there to take a splash of Warriors and move on, but I would argue that Warriors should be a cornerstone of your Necron army, and the tactica behind them amplify everything else in your army. Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Battletech

Episode 72: Battletech Tank Tactics

Battletech podcast episode 72: tanks, tanks, tanks! While the focus of the game is often on the mechwarror, BATTLETECH is a combined arms game- tanks, vehicles, and infantry. Episode 72 takes a look at the starting ideas with using tanks in the game. Listen to the podcast below or click here to download it.

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Tactics: Active Vs. Passive Players

It all begins with a plan and the application of that plan in the face of resistance, and this is where we are going to start. Take a moment and ask yourself what kind of Warhammer 40,000 player you are? Are you an active player or a passive player? Allow me to offer my definition of the two first… A passive player is one that waits to see what happens. They set their models up Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Imperial Ambitions 2 Mega Game: The Return Of House Essen

Imperial Ambitions 2: The Mega Game has ended… IA 1, and what had lead to the events of this game can be found here: IA 1  Representing the noble House of Essen I was playing the role of the general- lord commander of the armies on the realm, my other team mates were play the role of ambassador to the court, and diplomat. In the above map the red outlined territory is controlled by House Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Warhammer 40K Print & Play Terrain

What do you guys think about print & play Warhammer 40K terrain? We might still be a few years away from true printer print and play 3D, BUT there are some really NEAT print files for imperial buildings out there- perfect for urban warfare 40K and skirmish stuff like Shadow War or Necromunda. Check out some of the print and play terrain HERE on The Warmaster 40K forum. Not to hijack a 40K post, but Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Tactics: Siphoning Unit

What is a siphoning unit in Warhammer 40K and how are we going to use this tactica to help win your next game? Imagine this setup… Both our armies are on the table and rushing forward to engage- a proper and deadly game of 40K. Just before we engage, I have a unit suddenly appear (insert codex unit) on your far table side- just one unit, nothing super deadly, but not something you can fully Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Wargaming Tactics

Episode 69: Wargaming Tactics: List Building

The List! List building, your selection of units and how they plan to operate is one of the fundamental skills in Wargaming regardless of system- Warhammer 40K, X-Wing Miniautres, Battletech, etc. It is the social language that we use to talk tactics and podcast episode 69 explores “the list”. Listen to the podcast below or  click the link here to download and save it.

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Typhus 8th Edition Tactics

I’ve always played TYPHUS in my Death Guard army- since Warhammer 40K 4th edition he has been at the front of every apocalypse or big narrative game where my army has taken the field with the other chaos traitor legions. Used in big games, he was always attached to a group of chosen Nurgle terminators and dropped in at the table corners where he could attack away and try and cause as much damage as Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 68: Dungeons & Dragons Magic Items

Podcast episode 68 explores ways of handling magic items in your game. As the dungeon master magic items are a great way to boost the narrative of your story and add some new adventure hooks, while at the same time they can cause trouble for power trippy players… Listen to the podcast below or follow the link here to save and download it. See you in the game!

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Battletech

Episode 67: Battletech Battle Value Tactics- A New Way?

Episode 67 is THE example of why I enjoy creating and sharing my gaming podcasts and posts- being able to plug into the gaming community and get some amazing feedback which improves my own game. In this episode I share a new way of looking at battle values (at least for me) from an EXCELLENT reader reply that has me looking at some new lance builds. Listen to the podcast below or click the link Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Analysis: Ostsol

On the opposite side of my LRM focused list, I have a close-in-assault mech list that I like to run using lots of short range AC/20 weapons, a few quirky mechs (the urbie) for the lolz, and a number of dedicated energy mechs- in this post taking a look at the Ostsol. With an energy mech we don’t have to worry about ammo in theory- as does one every really run out of ammo in Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Legacy of Dragonholt: Review & Replayability

NO SPOILERS AHEAD. So you are thinking about adding Legacy of Dragoholt to your collection and are wondering how it plays, what is the length of the game replayability factor? I’m going to write this review a bit different due to the nature of the game, as not giving away any content spoilers is KEY if you do decide to pick it up. I will say, more vs. any other game Legacy of Dragonholt is Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Yes Or No: Painting Your Board Gaming Miniatures

As a question of curiosity, what do you think about painting your board gaming miniatures? As a war gamer many of the systems that I enjoy playing require you to build and paint your figures, armies, tanks, etc. Only X-Wing Miniatures and Wings of Glory come pre-painted and built out of the box. A few board games, mostly premium like League of Legends come painted in contrast. It’s an easy(er) jump to go from war Read more…

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Wings Of Glory WW I Wargame Tactics

Gentlemen to your planes! In this post I want to explore some of the starting Wings of Glory tactics that I use when playing this FANTASTIC game. Truly, if you are looking to start a first wargame or pick up another quick and easy, yet deep game Wings of Glory is an AMAZING start- both the WW 1 and WW 2 versions. A few points which make the game: Everything is ready to play out Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Episode 64: Warhammer 40K Rules Stress Points

Podcast Episode 64 comes with a full disclaimer as we discuss some of the rules-flaws you can use in your game to help WIN. If you have been following my ideas for a bit of time, you know that I am a HUGE 40K fan and enthusiast, so my criticisms of certain game mechanics are not hating on an amazing game, but rather looking at the stress points that they have, stress points that ALL Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Tactics: Getting The Most Out Of Your HQ & Named Character

I enjoy playing a variety of Warhammer 40K armies, each with different tactics and units, but the one thread that they all have in common is the avatar leading them. Maybe it’s my RPG background, but I LOVE playing a jacked up HQ or special character on the table. One who is not only commander, but also on a personal quest for glory in each and every game. It’s like two chance to play Warhammer Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago