Blog Posts: X-Wing Miniatures

X-Wing Miniatures Tactics: Pilot Skill

If I have achieved anything of note as a wargamer it is because of my opponents and the meta of the amazing community that posts so many great ideas. Watching and learning from various online battle reports and gaming posts doubles my practice time. When it is time for me to evolve, I evolve… …and in this case with X-Wing miniatures I might be evolving. So I’m going to tap into the meta of my Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Gaming Dice Etiquette?

Is it a leaner? What is the dice etiquette in wargaming? Even among friends rolling the dice correctly is a good habit to cultivate. Here are a few rules that I follow: The first is that all the dice have to land on the table for the result to count. If something falls on the floor, or a side table, I pick it up and re-roll it. All the dice have to be flat on Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Dark Souls Board Game: Gargoyle Mini Boss Run

Warrior and assassin run vs. the Gargoyle. Why the warrior and assassin? Character balance in the game, based on how loot randomly drops favors one tank type character, and one support type character. While I have fun playing both the knight and warrior, they both compete for the gear drops, meaning one will be stronger vs. the other, yet both have to get up close and attack. One tank and one support work best, or Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Wargaming Tactics

Wargaming Tactics: Stress Points

Every wargaming system- Warhammer 40K, Battletech, X-Wing Miniatures, etc. is a simulation of rules that is designed for players to “wargame” in the chosen narrative. They outline what you can and can’t do each turn, and try to balance out the contest of forces… …but every simulation is just that- a simulation. In this week’s wargaming podcast we explore the concept of STRESS POINT: places in the rule-set that can be used to your advantage. Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Shadow War Armageddon Tactics

I’m a BIG believer in getting the most out of your model collections, and for Warhammer 40K that means exploring some of the smaller side stories in the grimdark universe. Not everything is a major planet changing battle. Many heroic battles are fought between a half or dozen or less men, xenos, or beasts… What I find especially challenging is that smaller model based games are similar to “regular” 40K but the tactics are VERY Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Must Have Vehicles

Following up on an incoming blog email and some comments… …Fritz, what is your vote for “best” vehicles on BATTLETECH- what are the must have units? I’ll share mine, and you share your opinions so I can add those suggested vehicles to my lists and lances. First up would be the Karnov transport (above), which giving credit to where it is due, goes to my friend DAVE, who has used these to brutal effect in Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago