Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). 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.

Monday 7 August 2017

Blog Milestone Passed - Many Thanks

Sometime last week this blog had its one hundred thousandth hit.  Many thanks to all of you who have come to have a look - I do hope that you have found something of interest or use to you.  For my part, and this is particularly important to me since I am a solo gamer at least 90% of the time, I have found it really useful to present and share ideas with other gamers.  I am particularly grateful for all of the comments, which have helped me to improve my gaming experience, and hopefully that of blog readers too.

Looking back, there have been lots of highlights. From a personal point of view, playing out a complete re-fight of the Peninsular War was a fascinating and fun experience, but discovering Nuts! and re-dsicovering WRG 1925-50 for WW2 gaming have been pretty good as well.  I have haphazardly played out lots of magazine scenarios too, mainly from the first 25 issues of Miniature Wargames so far.  There have been lots of exciting encounters and lots of excuses to get armies out on the table for DBA and Polemos ECW.

The most popular posts ever have been:

The Review of Neil Thomas' book One-Hour Wargames

The detailed walk-through of Polemos Napoleonics Battle of Bassano 

The AAR of the Attack on La Londres Farm using the WRG 1925-50 rules

The AAR of the Battle of Barnet 1471 using the DBA 3.0 rules

The Prayer Book Rebellion mini-campaign, again using DBA

Quite a variety of posts amongst the favourites, which perhaps surprised me, but there again maybe it gives a decent indication of the range of games I cover here.

So what next for the blog?  I don't foresee any big changes in the near future, except hopefully that the next couple of years of my life will be relatively good for gaming and that should be reflected in the number and variety of posts I do.  There is no shortage of battle and campaign scenarios I want to try out, or rules I would like to try them out with. 

So again, many thanks to all those who have visited the blog.  I hope to continue to post things which you will find of interest and if there is anyway you think I could improve it, or the games I play, please feel free to leave comments, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Congratulations! Here's to the next 100,000!

    1. Thanks very much Bob, I appreciate that; particularly as your own blog has been such an inspiration for a long time now.

  2. Congratulations - I enjoy your blog because it is about actual wargaming.

    1. Thank you very much Norm. I have found your comments and suggestions a great help in keeping things going as a solo player and focused on the actual playing of wargames.
      As an aside, I know that we - and I should certainly include Bob in this too - have been very interested in getting games to work well on small tables. I now have access to a 7'x4' table, but I certainly don't use that for all the games I have been playing recently. In many circumstances, I have found a smaller board isn't a substitute for a larger one forced by adversity, but a relatively small number of units on a small board is a positive virtue.

  3. Many thanks Jonathan for your encouragement along the way

  4. Congratulations on a great milestone form one mostly solo player to another! I do enjoy your blog posts and how you go about playing stuff, also mainly on small tables as well.

    To answer your question - just keep having fun and post stuff like you have been doing. It is always interesting. And it is your blog after all :-)

  5. Thanks very much Shaun. I'm really looking forward to your next installments of Fall of Rome, it sounds an absolutely cracking game!