Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Hunchback

Continuing our BATTLETECH mech review- this week one of my personal favorites, the Hunchback. I’ll try to not let me personal bias leak in… First and foremost is the AC/20- a big gun your opponent is going to deal with, and a big gun you want to run up at close range and blast away with. It’s part of the big guns never tire strategy. First question is just what is your plan to get Read more…

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Podcast: Board Games

Podcast: Board Game Overlord Tactics

In this week’s board game PODCAST we explore some of the wargaming tactica applied to being an OVERLORD. Descent, Conan, Dungeon Saga, all have the Overlord player vs. a number of players on the other side- how can we destroy them on the tabletop without regard to any mercy? Listen to the podcast below, or follow the link here to save and download it.

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Podcast: X-Wing Miniatures

Podcast: Running A BIG X-Wing Miniatures Game

One of the aspects that I enjoy most about wargaming is the social aspect of the game- getting together with some friends, rolling some dice, blowing some ships up, and making something fun happen on the table. In this X-Wing Miniatures podcast we explore the tools and tech needed to run a BIG multiplayer game event- multiple players and hundreds of ships. Listen to the podcast below or follow the link here to download and Read more…

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Blog Post: Hobby

Introduction To Wargaming Podcasts Are Up

Full dice ahead on my blog with both posts and podcasts… THANK YOU to my patrons here for helping me keep the blog going. I realize that not all of us are coming into this awesome hobby from the same starting point so I wanted to create and upload a solid “getting started” resource as a jumping in point for the rest of my posts. The intro podcasts are up on the blog, loaded just Read more…

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Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

Mordheim Cult Of The Possessed

Bring out your dead! The glory of the Shadowlord is there for those who can see the true vision and freedom of CHOAS. Next weekend is a scheduled game of Mordheim with a few of my friends who are long time players like myself- a few times a year we get together to hunt for some wyrdstone in the smashed city of Mordheim. I’m rolling with my¬†Possessed warband, and naturally the focus is going to Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Army Stats

Warhammer 40K faction/army usage vs. tournament plays… Who is playing what in the various Warhammer 40K tournaments and events so far for 8th edition- pulled from an email discussion with a friends from BOLS. Thoughts? Space Marines are of course #1- are we surprised? They get stacked up from both sides- new(er) 40K players tend to go with Space Marines and veteran players know how to tournament abuse them. This combination, along with Games workshop Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Wolverine

Best Battletech medium mech in the game- early Succession War tech? The Wolverine? With many of the re-seen un-seen being not so great on the table, the Wolverine always seems to deliver when I play it… A medium mech with decent speed and jump jets at 1101 battle value is about the max I’d like to pay. For many medium mechs I feel like jump jets are mandatory unless they have something quirky special going Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Pushing The Heat

When do you push that heat to the limit? Building on yesterday’s post of Warhammer Vs. Marauder and how heat on these mechs paces firing both PPC’s. Check out the post here. In terms of heat management I’ve gotten MUCH better over time and temperament. It’s not that I don’t understand how heat works, or the dangers of ovreheating vs. pacing your machine in battle, but rather as a player I tend to take risks, Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics :Warhammer VS. Marauder

Head to head, two iconic mechs, similar but different, which one is best… Tactically I’m a big fan of big gunin BATTLETECH, anything that can push out ten or more points of damage in a shot gets my attention… …and with BOTH the Warhammer and Marauder having dual PPCs, they have my attention, after all with SO many cool mechs in the game one can’t play an Awesome mech every time. Both heavy mechs, Warhammer Read more…

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Podcast: Battletech

Podcast: Battletech Gunline Army Tactics

In wargaming a gunline army is often popular due to its strength in volume of dice. Line your shooty models up and blast away- can the same be replicated in a more dynamic game such as BATTLETECH? Podcast episode Battletech Gunline explores this option and translates it over to the BT universe. Listen to the podcast below or click the link here to download and save it.

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Blog Post: Hobby

Happy New (Gaming) Year 2018!

Happy New Year to all my gaming friends, blog readers, and podcast listeners. Last year was an excellent year of gaming- what are your plans for this year? My 2018 plans? I’m feeling good about Warhammer 40K 8th edition right now, and naturally we will have to see what Games Workshop rolls out in terms of releases, but for 2018 I really want to focus on my Grey Knights- completing my transition of them from Read more…

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Blog Posts: X-Wing Miniatures

X-Wing Miniatures Tactics: Stay In Formation!

In learning X-Wing miniatures and the various rules and tactics that power it, it is helpful to think of it containing both hardware and software aspects to borrow some framework terms from computer science. ¬† Hardware refers to the cards, pilots, and ship values. Stuff like upgrades, combinations, and abilities. You select these and as long as your ship is still flying you can use them. They are a constant in your tactics and a Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Deployment Tactics: Refused Flank

With my Necrons, being a Warrior heavy foot based list I will often use a refused flank deployment model- especially if the table is a bit light on terrain. Refused flank means you pile up all your models on either the far right or left side of the table- protecting one side of your army, and often your more valuable mission model units by the edge of the table. With my Necrons my Warriors blob Read more…

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