Blog Post: Board Games

Lord Of The Rings Card Game: Review & Thoughts

  Readers of my blog and enthusiasts of my YouTube channel know that I love a good dungeon crawl / role playing game. Dungeons & Dragons naturally usually takes care of that, but what about times when the group can’t get togehter? Solo play? OR something not as involved as having to set up some of the larger board games like Gloomhaven? Something quick, and compact like a card game? Enter Lord of the Rings Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Space Marine Tactical Marine Tactics

Space Marine tactical squads- THE backbone of the every SM player. Yes or no? Power armor 3+, T4, bolter profiles and heavy weapons are the base stat line to consider. Anything that tactical Marines oppose that is below these stats is a good bet to engage as long as you have enough volume of dice. Anything above this stat line you can engage as a holding pattern- buying you a turn to get other more Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Dark Souls Board Game Dark Root Expansion

Digitally the Dark Root is a dark and foreboding place, a swamp of decay and misshapen abominations… …and mushroom dudes. So how does the Dark Root play out physical board game vs. digital game. Mushroom dudes be hitting HARD! One of the first expansions to be released by Steam Forged Games, first think we unkindled have to realize is that this is only really half an expansion. You get the miniatures for the Dark Root, Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

Winning Wargaming Tactics: Control The Center

Control the center of the gaming table, that is your wargaming tactica for the next game. (Unless you are playing an air/space/sea game…) All wargames are played on a finite gaming area, be it gaming table, hex map, or board- there is a limit to where you can go. Likewise, most units in the game, once they are on the table they can not voluntarily leave the table. If you gen get a blob of Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Trebuchet

The Trebuchet is an interesting mech and one of my favorite medium mechs given how well it slots into a lance- working as a support unit for the other mechs in the group, a great side-rider for your other units. At ~1200 battle value it isn’t cheap, but not over the top for a medium mech, giving you enough points left over for other needed toys. We start with two LRM-15s which is a great start. Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

Winning Wargaming Tactics: Deployment

When does the game start? The terrain is set up, mission is defined and ready to go. Models are on the table, ready for first turn. For many the game starts on that first turn, but from the tactica perspective of this post what if we plan for the game starting before that first turn? What if we explore the idea that the game actually starts with the deployment of your models- where and how Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Wargaming Tactics

3 Winning Wargame Strategies For Your Next Game

For myself, most of the time, wargaming is a narrative event. I immerse myself in the Warhammer 40K, Battletech, or Chain of Command universe, rolling some dice, and blowing up some models… …but what about when you need to win? There are times when you might be preparing for a tournament or competitive play. Maybe you just started a new wargaming system and need to get up to speed quickly. What about that next game Read more…

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Special Thanks For My Patreon Supporters: One Year Ago

Around this time a year ago Google decided to shut down my YouTube channel, deleting all my videos, subscribers, links and content without warning. Continuing the Long War I decided to make my blog- Wargamer Fritz the cornerstone of my online experiences that I share with you all. Images, articles, and podcasts all in one place, updated daily, and accessible outside of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. It was a chance to start over digitally and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Alternate List Building Tactics

One of the more interesting aspects in Warhammer 40K is the mechanics of list building- why do you select the unit that you have in your army? WAAC? (win-at-all-costs) Theme? Looks? Cool Ablatives? All valid reasons. But what about dice mechanics? What about exploring list building from a pure D6 perspective? Check out the D6 40K list building podcast below. Emperor Protects!

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Your Thoughts On War Of The Ring?

Fritz needs some feedback on War of the Ring… I’ve watched the videos and reviews, it looks solid, has the theme, but how does it play from a Wargaming perspective? This is where I am coming from… As a Wargamer i’m totally immersed in the hobby- building terrain, painting miniatures, and dealing with multi-mission and complex rules from Warhammer 40K and Battletech. In both of these game systems one can do a ton of missions, Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Assault Marines Tactics

I could start and end this post by saying Primaris Assault Marines do what Regular Assault Marines do, only better. Would this be true? Clearly Games Workshop is making the slow or not so slow move to Primaris Marines replacing the current Space Marines. But this post is about getting to grips with your opponent, striking from the skies, and putting them to the bolt pistol and chain sword. The starting point for assault marines Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Zombicide Gaming Session Report

It’s time to bug out of the city… Get out of Dodge… When the Z-virus hit, we laid low, hunkered down, eventually ran out of candy-bars and Mountain Dew, so we got to go… Found some gas in a hardware store, enough to get a car started. Just need the keys. Maybe that police car? Zombz are everywhere. Stick together. Joey, for real, stick to the plan. Don’t go running off again in search of Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command WW II Battle Report: D-Day Counter Attack

With the first of the American invasion into Fortress Europe stalled, the order to counter attack has been given. Securing the road, command has given us tank support from the 2nd Panzer division Das Reich. Three Panzer III tanks will launch the attack with our infantry in support. Tanks take up position as infantry move through the woods. Not a simple break-through mission, we have to rout the Americans and be in control of a Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Urbanmech UM-R60L “Duke of Death”

Urbanmech UM-R60L “Duke of Death” It was during the defense of Kestal City, against invading House Kurita forces that Tor “Duke” Ettington and the 82nd Regulars, a mixture of light and medium mechs, infantry, and armor fought a delaying action until the city government could be evacuated. During the urban battle, the 82nd was wiped out, with only Tor and a few of the other light mechs surviving- during the battle Tor’s mech took a Read more…

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