Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: The Locust

It is the 31st century, and mankind is once again at war… …and on the tabletop I aspire to become the most feared Locust pilot in the inner sphere. Continuing our light mech tactica discussion with the Locust- the good, the bad, and the opportunity of playing this mech on the table. ~400 battle value gets you a fast light mech, with a medium laser and two machine guns stock model. As a light mech it Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Mordheim Warband Tactics: Gunline

It’s rare that the digital version of a game captures the miniature or board game feeling of analog vs. digital, but with Mordheim for iOS and Android the port is pretty much spot on… …and being a BIG fan of Mordheim it’s a great way to search for some wyrdstone and crack some heads at the same time. I use it to both play for fun and lolz, while using it as a trainer for Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Vindicator Tactics

So how am I using the Vindicator in my Chaos Space Marine army? Especially a close assault Khornate glory based list? Can the assault and BIG GUNS go together? In my Berzrekers of Skallatrax list the Vindicator starts off in my first wave segment of my list. The first wave has the honor of pushing forward into my opponent’s deployment zone or table edge as quickly as they can, causing as much damage as they Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Board Games

Kingdom Death: Monster- Founding Stone Tactics

One of the narrative features of Kingdom Death Monster is the random nature of the game, combined with some VERY unforgiving boss fight and settlement elements. Add to this layer dice based mechanics with limited way to influence the dice, re-rolls, etc. and you have a very challenging game. Just how far can your settlement make it? What is the strategy for making it to the end lantern years? We can’t control the random, but Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons

Episode 35: Dungeons & Dragons Playing A Fighter Class

Often assigned the role of tank and damage dealer in the party Episode 35 explores the tools and talent needed to play a fighter class in Dungeons & Dragons. Grab, download, and listen to the podcast here: Episode 35. Hail and well met adventurer! If you are seeking fame and fortune, and are looking for an online Dungeons & Dragons campaign to join, check out my DRACHEN SAGA game blog here. New players and lurkers Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

The Ideal Wargaming Experience

What makes for the ideal wargmaing experience? What is the ideal wargaming experience? Certainly there are many ways to enjoy the actual playing of the wargaming hobby, and some of my best games have been under interesting circumstances- like playing a BIG game of X-Wing Miniatures on the living room floor since we forgot to pack the box of terrain. But as I get a bit older, and slightly wiser, or at least have more Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Imperial Ambitions Mega Game- November 12, 2017 New York

To the readers and wargaming friends of my BLOG- a personal invite from me to attend a live-action political/wargame simulation. This is the second running of the game by my most-excellent friend Dave and his amazing team of Game Masters who turned this live action multi player event into one of the best games that I have every had the chance to enjoy and play. This is an event of perfection worth the experience. If Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Eldar Vyper Tactics

What do you know of our suffering mon-kei? The starts once lived and died at our command, and yet you STILL defy our will…  Vypers are a BIG part of my Saim-Hann warhost. They work in tandem with my jetbikes as a supporting unit when the dice go against me in the shooting phase with my jetbikes. One vyper group is assigned to each jetbike. Using the speed of my jetbikes they engage and shoot Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain of Command WW2 Is The Best Historical Wargame

Achtung! I enjoy a variety of Wargames- as evident though my blog and podcasts here. I love building, painting, playing, collecting, tactics, narrative, and the community. Out of all the games I play I never really planned on starting historical WW 2 wargaming, besides jumping into a new vector of model collecting and terrain building historical wargaming, especially WW 2 has the potential for some SERIOUS baggage, so I knew the rules had to be Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Assault Mech Tactics: The Charger

Hey, you want to buy an ASSAULT mech for 980 battle value? What mech is that? The CHARGER. Wait… Battletech certainly has its share of unique and quirky mechs and tanks. The BT universe is one of a huge narrative and many mechs were built by corporations looking to make a quick profit to exploit something unique- even if it didn’t quite work out as intended. The Chargers is one of those narrative mechs. An Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K HQ Tactics: Timing & Power

So what is the formula that you apply against your HQ choice to judge it’s effectiveness on the table? For many it is straight up points- how many points did it cost to field the models vs. how many points did it kill in the game. What is the difference in points? Another way to get the most out of your HQ is by applying an active or passive tactical plan- see this blog post Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

New Battletech Starter Set 2018

As a BATTLETECH enthusiast who has more mechs and toys vs. can be reasonable played at one time, is your collection ever complete? News is filtering out from ComStar about the new Battletech starter set which is scheduled to release in spring 2018. New mechs, new hex maps, and rules, sheets, etc. The mechs are new sculpts, similar in mold to the two “premium” mechs of the last set, and the hex-maps going 3D are Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
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…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
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…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago