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Stalingrad
For the final test of our new WWII rules (Fire team) we've had a crack at a Stalingrad-style battle in a ruined city. Its a good test of the cover and assault rules as things happen at such close range. The Russians would be on the offensive so had slightly...

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Battle of the Tanks
Having largely perfected the infantry combat elements of our home-grown WWII rules , for this weeks game we decided to try out the tank combat rules. This is a bit of stretch as I want the rules to be mostly about squad-level infantry with the odd vehicle t...

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Nelly The Elephant
I've recently begun work of putting together an army for Kings of War and have settled on a fantasy Arabian army as this can be dual use for Armati as opponents for the Crusaders. So this caused me to go back and complete my Harad Mumakil from Games Worksho...

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WWII - a second interlude
Once again Scipio was away on his travels so we returned to testing the new set of WWII rules that I've been developing. The key changes from the last game were: 1. To make shooting about 50% more deadly and base all the probabilities on the notion that eve...

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Punic Wars - Armati Campaign Week 5
With Scipio now back from Rome, the hostilities resumed.  This week's battle took-place on the Hispania front. Hannibal adopted a slightly different approach for this battle reducing the amount of cavalry and adding additional heavy infantry to bolster the ...

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A WWII interlude
With Scipio recalled to  Rome (well on holiday actually) this week we returned to playing WWII to test some rules I'm developing for club use. We've played and somewhat enjoyed Chain of Command but found the Germans too powerful. We played Bolt Action but f...

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Punic Wars - Armati Campaign Week 4
 The fourth week of the campaign sees us return to Italy where Hannibal is once again in the offensive attempting to move from Umbria to Piceni as he seeks to threaten Rome itself. This week we are trialling a new reinforcement system where all reinforceme...

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Punic Wars - Armati Campaign week 3
This week same the resumption of our Punic campaign with the Roman's seeking to expand their colonies in Spain through an attack on the province of Hispania. This weeks reinforcements cards produced an interesting mismatch with the Romans very strong in hea...

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The Battle of Zama - an Armati scenario
Our most recent game fell on a bank holiday so we had a slightly larger turn-out than usual for a regular club-night. So this week we fought a larger game and restaged the Battle of Zama. This was the final battle of the 2nd Punic Wars and pitted Scipio Afr...

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Kings of War - a quick review
This weekend I travelled to my brother's Wargames room for a game of Kings of War - a set of fantasy mass-battle rules from Manic Games. The core rules and army lists are available free to download from their website at http://www.manticgames.com/free-rules...
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