Blog Post: Chain Of Command

The Ideal Wargaming Experience

What makes for the ideal wargmaing experience? What is the ideal wargaming experience? Certainly there are many ways to enjoy the actual playing of the wargaming hobby, and some of my best games have been under interesting circumstances- like playing a BIG game of X-Wing Miniatures on the living room floor since we forgot to pack the box of terrain. But as I get a bit older, and slightly wiser, or at least have more Read more…

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Blog Post: Hobby

Imperial Ambitions Mega Game- November 12, 2017 New York

To the readers and wargaming friends of my BLOG- a personal invite from me to attend a live-action political/wargame simulation. This is the second running of the game by my most-excellent friend Dave and his amazing team of Game Masters who turned this live action multi player event into one of the best games that I have every had the chance to enjoy and play. This is an event of perfection worth the experience. If Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Eldar Vyper Tactics

What do you know of our suffering mon-kei? The starts once lived and died at our command, and yet you STILL defy our will…  Vypers are a BIG part of my Saim-Hann warhost. They work in tandem with my jetbikes as a supporting unit when the dice go against me in the shooting phase with my jetbikes. One vyper group is assigned to each jetbike. Using the speed of my jetbikes they engage and shoot Read more…

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Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain of Command WW2 Is The Best Historical Wargame

Achtung! I enjoy a variety of Wargames- as evident though my blog and podcasts here. I love building, painting, playing, collecting, tactics, narrative, and the community. Out of all the games I play I never really planned on starting historical WW 2 wargaming, besides jumping into a new vector of model collecting and terrain building historical wargaming, especially WW 2 has the potential for some SERIOUS baggage, so I knew the rules had to be Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Hobby Time: Chain of Command Tank Build

Incoming Chain of Command reinforcements- a second set of Panzer 4 tanks, and some upcoming storm troopers to help push back the invasion of fortress Europe. Love the looks of the skirts and I’m temped to build all the tanks with them, but since Plastic Soldier gives you three or each, I’ll build one of each variant so I have more options in Chain of Command. Really nice kits that are fun to build!

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Assault Mech Tactics: The Charger

Hey, you want to buy an ASSAULT mech for 980 battle value? What mech is that? The CHARGER. Wait… Battletech certainly has its share of unique and quirky mechs and tanks. The BT universe is one of a huge narrative and many mechs were built by corporations looking to make a quick profit to exploit something unique- even if it didn’t quite work out as intended. The Chargers is one of those narrative mechs. An Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K HQ Tactics: Timing & Power

So what is the formula that you apply against your HQ choice to judge it’s effectiveness on the table? For many it is straight up points- how many points did it cost to field the models vs. how many points did it kill in the game. What is the difference in points? Another way to get the most out of your HQ is by applying an active or passive tactical plan- see this blog post Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K HQ Tactics: Active Vs. Passive

How are you using your Warhammer 40K HQ choice to win on the tabletop? In this blog post I’d like to give you a tabletop formula i like to use to help build tactics around for my HQ models, regardless of the army you are playing. Active vs. Passive. An active HQ choice is one that is going to go out and remove models in the shooting and assault phase. It is aggressive and is Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Necrons Review: Canoptek Spyders

Reawakened from my long slumber to Warhammer 40K 8th edition I see a universe in disrepair and chaos. Pawn from the War in Heaven run rampant, our tomb worlds desecrated, and our soul forges silent… …I don’t like what I see… So how are Tomb Spyders….I mean CAnoptek Spyders holding up in 40K 8th? Overall NECRONS got a HUGE boost, so what about this model? Across the various editions it has always had a place Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Assault Space Marine Army: Prepare For Glory!

In the name of the Immortal God Emperor of Mankind, prepare for GLORY! My Black (RED) Templar Space Marine army follows my attack, support, and defense army template, assigning a role to each unit in the army, and executing that role on the table regardless of the opposition. For the attack group I have two units of assault terminators, a land raider, and assault marines. The land raider takes either the lightning claw or thunder Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Analysis: The Panther

I want to like the Panther… After all it does follow my BIG GUNS theory of lance building- a PPC on a light mech for under 800 battle value? Here are some of the challenges I’ve noticed when fielding the mech: PPC = 10 points of damage, equipped with enough heat sinks to run and gun seems good, but who am I running after? Light mechs with real speed start staking up the hex and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

Wargaming Tactics: How To Cheat With Dice

I’m writing this blog post in response to a question I was asked: Just how rampant is dice cheating in the Warhammer 40,000 tournament scene? The poster was entering their first tournament and was concerned. An EXCELLENT question. My experience in the wargaming (Warhammer 40K & X-Wing Miniatures) tournament scene is that cheating is quite rare. The gaming community is VERY small and dudes that get caught get remembered and perma-banned from events. One is Read more…

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