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…

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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…

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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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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Chaos Cultists Tactics

No self-respecting Chaos Lord would take to the table without a worth entourage and fan-base in tow… …chaos cultists! There was a time in 40K (6th & 7th) given the rubbish of the CSM book(s) that players were saying Fritz’s response to anything was just throw more cultists at it, is that still true. YES, but things are a bit different now in 8th with the FLOW of the game and the change in armor Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Harlequin Death Jester Tactics

The Death Jester is one of my favorite Warhammer 40K models and units in the (harlequin) game. It harkens back to a time when Games Workshop didn’t take itself as serious as it does these days. In the grimdark (TM) of the far future we have a space elf wearing a trench coat, skill hockey mask, while carrying a big gun that looks like a guitar. Sign me up! So what role does Mr. Death Read more…

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Blog Post: Board Games

Mechs Vs. Minions A Wargame?

So what is Mechs Vs. Minions doing on a “serious” wargaming blog? Well MvM kind of counts as a wargame… …dudes are piloting a stompy mech blowing stuff up and taking on bad guys. It even has dice! What brought my attention to this game was that I started my journey looking for something VERY specific for pickup board gaming nights. Most of my board gaming is with the same solid group- we like and Read more…

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Blog Post: Battletech

My Favorite Winning Battletech Lance

Incoming BATTLETECH: Fritz, what is your favorite & most winning lance? Pictured above are a few of my Dogs of War mercenary mechs that I have the strongest WIN record with. Partially because they are some of the oldest miniatures in my BT collection so they have seen the most action, and also because they focus on some of my favorite mechs. One of the challenges in Battletech, at least for me, is that there Read more…

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Blog Posts: X-Wing Miniatures

X-Wing Miniatures Tactics: Why The TIE Swarm Is Still Winning

So why is the TIE SWARM still so powerful in X-Wing Miniatures? Certainly with all the new ships, cards, and every growing combinations, how is it able to still hold such ground. Base TIE fighters are WAVE I. The core mechanics of the game favor the humble TIE fighter over any other ship in the game. How? … X-Wing Miniatures is a dice based wargame, so all the dice rules apply regardless of the system Read more…

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Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Eldar Foot List Army

What do you know of our pain and suffering mon-kei? After this battle you will know of it… So what happens when you already have two very LARGE Eldar armies for Warhammer 40K? Naturally you start another one… With this army I wanted to do something totally different vs. my Harlequin themed army and my Saim-Hann warhost army- which are also featured on the blog here by searching the army tags at the bottom of Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

Chain of Command WW2 German Wargaming Army

Chain of Command WW2 is a very dynamic game, tight rules, alternating activation of units, and lots of ways to counter what your opponent is going, along with my favorite in a wargame- hidden or non traditional deployment. However, if you are coming to this game from other wargaming systems where you can build an army from multiple choices and sources… …you are in for an interesting surprise as this is HISTORICAL wargaming. In playing Read more…

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