Blog Post: Hobby

THANK YOU To My Patreon Supporters

As we move into the end of the year, and still so many miniatures to paint, I wanted to take a moment and give a big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported my ideas and tactics over the years. While I push content out through YouTube, Twitter, and email here, my home base, the secret lair, is on my Wargamer Fritz blog. Serving as an archive for my images and podcasts it Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Tactics: Walking Hive Tyrant

While certainly not the oldest model in my collection, this Hive Tyrant was assimilating worlds and slurping on bio-mass long before Swarmlord came on the scene. Ever since the 5th edition Tyranid codex the only viable way to play a Hive Tyrant in a competitive manner was to given them a pair of wings and spam out as many as you could, over the years 2-4 of them on. A walking Tyrant has always been Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Battle Report BLR-1G

Ok, settle down and take a seat mechwarriors… Mech command want’s to show you what a REAL master of battle is for those of you new to the club… On your pic-screen we have a Battlemaster from the companies alpha assault group advancing on some Davion forces. BLR-1G will be designated “Big Bull” for this exercise. Here he is advancing under heavy artillery and indirect fire as any good assault mech should… Big Bull coming to Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Analysis: Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Warhammer 40K has a massive tome of rules to wade through and understand. From there they are every changing due to updates from FAQ’s and Chapter Approved. Pile on all the different armies, units, special models, and limited release stuff… …and you have quite a pile of stuff to understand. Where to start, and how to start winning most games. A pre-assumption here is that you already understand the core rules of the game, not Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Catapult

Any time that I have faced the Catapult on the table it has done well. Win or lose, it has always gotten some good licks in, and leaves me wondering why I don’t play it as much as I do- counter, there are just so many amazing mechs to play. Is a Catapult in your collection? It should be. We start off with the main focus of the mech 2 LRM 15 packs. This gives Read more…

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Main

Mordheim Goblin Warband: Ere We Go!

Ere we go! Ere we go! Ere we go! Ready with a gobbo-themed warband for the next round of Mordheim. Proxying the iron jaw goblin model for an orc warboss, but the rest are 1 to 1. Going to be mostly ranged with short bows and slings, cheap henchmen means I’ll be pumping my crows and shards into hiring a troll as soon as I can.  

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Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command WW2 Battle Report: Germans Vs. British

Orders are in. Push up the road and over the hill, link up with elements of the 2nd panzer division Das Reich. British forces have been reported in the area, and will be looking to hold the hill. Further reports of American armor in the area. Scouts reporting in… I send one of my sniper teams ahead while pushing up panzer III. Lots of opportunities to ambush on the road, can’t stop it, but if Read more…

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Blog Post: Board Games

Dungeon Saga Board Game: Into The Deep

Pushing further into the dungeon, aiming to strike at the heart of the Necromancer’s power, the four heroes of the saga are now united as one party… Far from linear, this part of the dungeon hall has many interconnecting rooms and dead ends, with the players having to navigate to the other side before time runs out, and the Overlord’s power washes over the dungeon. The dwarf and the barbarian take the lead, encountering some Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: JagerMech

JagerMech is back on the table, so I wanted to circle back around and add some more tactica to it in the week’s BATTLETECH post. The JagerMech is a support mech, able to reach out at range with its dual AC 2 and AC 5 weapons, adding some weight later with the medium lasers if needed. For a dedicated support mech the damage output seems kind of hum-hum right? Compare it to the damage potential of Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Role Of Light Mechs In Big Games

What’s the role of light mechs in a big battle value Battletech game? When 3-6 medium/heavy/assault mechs are fielded on the table, with some infantry and vehicle support, can light mechs really do anything of worth? What are some of the considerations? Scout role. Light mechs can definitely spot for indirect fire on the table. Not that infantry can’t do this, especially if they are zoomed around in a transport, but depending on the terrain Read more…

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Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command WW2: Invasion Of Italy Battle Report

With the allied invasion of Italy underway, elements of the 26th Panzer Division have been tasked with holding a hill overlooking a vital road leading up the coast. Under my command is a Panzer III, two groups of infantry, and a heavy machine gun team. At the top of the hill is a concrete bunker which I plan to have the machine gun team use as it has a wide field of view over and Read more…

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Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings Card Game Deck Building Tactics

In last week’s Lord of the Rings card game post we explored a few starting tactics to keep in mind when building your deck- how the game is on a threat timer and beating that timer involved having enough momentum to explore every turn AND clear cards that subtract from that exploration. I want to build on that post and layer over the second consideration when building your deck: allies. Getting allies in play every Read more…

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Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings Card Game Player Tactics

In this week’s boardgames podcast we are going to take a look at the player tactics and mechanics behind the Lord of the Rings card game by Fantasy Flight Games. First up, this is a HARD game- no Xenoshyft hard, but hard enough. Crafting and building a deck to use against the adventure is challenging even for MTG players who are used to playing and exploiting the meta. In the podcast below we explore the Read more…

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Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Howling Banshee Eldar Tactics

This week’s WARHAMMER 40K podcast explores the use of Eldar Howling Banshees on the table. How do they work, how can we get them to work? The starting point is in understanding the origin of the model in the game, since this is an iconic Eldar unit, and naturally seeing how they fit in the current rules structure of the game. Listen to the podcast below.    

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Eldar Tactics: War Walkers

Warhammer 40K 8th edition Eldar tactics. Right off this post, I consider War Walkers to be one of the hidden gems in the Eldar codex. Regardless of your style of play, even if one is going all Saim-Hann, for the points vs. firepower vs. ability the War Walker delivers. Stock with two shuriken cannons and its mobility it is great without any upgrades- more and more in 40K, and with select units in the Eldar Read more…

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