Archive for the ‘Wargaming Resource’ Category

Nice custom maps with the GIMP

March 3, 2010

Having nice maps adds a lot to any game. Here is a nice article about using the free software GIMP to make some high quality maps. Although geared towards RPG maps, obviously it would work for anything. I haven’t tried it yet– it looks complicated, but it has step-by-step instructions, so it should be doable. The results look like it’s probably worth the time to figure out. One of these days…


Fun with paper dolls!

February 25, 2010

Er, I mean, create your own custom Star Trek paper miniatures! (May require IE, blech!) I love this kind of stuff. Watch out for the new Vulcan commander Phase-fro!

George Nafziger’s OOBs Online

February 23, 2010

George Nafziger just donated all his lists of orders of battle to the U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Research Library– link here. Front end is here, or use the old list of files here.

Piquet move by move

November 25, 2009

Why I like Piquet and how it’s played, over at Olicanalad’s Games. If you were ever curious about the specifics of Piquet or what sets it apart from other rules, this is the post for you.

How to Host a Dungeon

November 3, 2009

I guess I never posted about it here, but Mik has my back, covering our very fun world building experience with Dawn of Worlds. When I stumbled across How to Host a Dungeon, I was reminded of that and went ahead and picked up the PDF copy for $5. It’s less interactive than Dawn of Worlds, being more of a system which generates a random fantasy dungeon, but does so via the chronological history of the region. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but it looks fun.

Making Ladders

April 23, 2009

A Year of Frugal Gaming has some quick ladder building tips. I’ve used HO scale model railroad tracks before. You just can’t have enough ladders, especially if you play Necromunda…

Unboxing Zombies

March 14, 2009

A video of me unboxing my Wargames Factory zombies.

More Warlands

March 14, 2009

Mik has more Warlands in a game we threw together this week.


March 8, 2009

Mik posted a game report of our recent Warlands night. We played two games and had fun with it. I intend to get some forces and play some more. There are also videos of two moves with rams and shooting. I may follow up and post more thoughts about it, but I’m tired and busy. Basically, I thought it was good and fun.

Unboxing Warlands

March 1, 2009

My copy of Aberrant‘s Warlands “black box” arrived yesterday, and I’ve taken pictures of it as it came out of the box.