Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life; currently concentrating on a re-fight of the entire English Civil War, but with numerous discursions into battles from many different periods. The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

A Long Absence...

That was a busy interlude! My time has entirely been taken up with working overseas and the birth of my third child - a lovely little girl.

What have I been up to gaming-wise?  Well, I have managed to get a few games in.  The only wargames I've played have been Neil Thomas Napoleonic Wargaming and Simplicity in Practice rules, in both cases trying them out as rules for a Charles Grant 'Tabletop Teaser' from the collection of them published by Battlegames; plus a game of Polemos Napoleonics.

One unfortunate although not entirely unexpected consequence of having another little one round the house has been that I haven't been able to set-up any wargames in the house.  The games I have managed to play have been played on a a board laid flat on the grass in the garden.

And the games were very enjoyable.  The Napoleonic Wargaming rules were much better than I thought they were going to be, as they seemed almost crude when I was reading through them.  In practice they gace a very good game, with some interesting subtleties.  The Simplicity in Practice rules have been a favourite ever since I first read them in Battlegames, although they have a much more C18 feel than Napoleonic.  When I get inspired, I'll write a review for Amazon.

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