Thursday, 11 March 2010


I use a set of simple rules I developed to give a fast game with no dice. It uses cards like Seastrike which have combat results and results of other actions already coded onto them. The turn activity is thus a matter of saying first what one intends to do and then turning a card to see if it is achieved. The game turn sequence is ordered by a deck of cards with more cards included for better leaders so they can more likely move first - but they can also choose to wait for their other cards to come up.

The whole thing is based on 1:1 scale with reenactment fighting informing some of the mechanics. The ground scale is arbitrary and houses and the forts are somewhat abstracted.

Units are a cluster of figures around a leader. Isolated figures can still do some basic things but can be chased off by groups. Isolated figures can be called in to a group by a leader.

I intend to streamline the whole thing so a gam ecan be played in 1 metre square or an area 2x1 metres with each side attacking in one half and defending in the other.

Friday, 5 March 2010


Conons relief troops arrive

A brave line protects the flank

Light troops come through the trees and cavalry assault


Ayfterr many card sheets have been printyed and cut up I av my armeee...

SO now I weel uze eet to knock seven bells out of Conon.

A leetle reportage of the ensuing confleect.
I send zee lads in to chop his gate down while others hold off some baddies.
Close-up of the hostilities.
Conon's cavalry must be held off too...


Okey ve have men, horses. So mani az I weesh.

Now I must ave astles, both to burn and to dominate my new lands.

Eeef I base a castel-like construction on A-quatre card then I can print and build.

It may drink ink but I only need a few.Perfect......

and for houses .... same procedure as before Miss Sofie......


Dat moustachioed, tea-drinking roast beef has got my goat. He intends to have old Alzheimer Edward's crown. Ze very same crown I made sure he promeesed to moi.

Problem. No troops.

Solution. HP, cardboard, improvisation.

With the elp of a scanner, I copy ze blooming long embroiderie my wife has been doing for ages. Every time I am away she is at it. Now it ees sooo long I have beaten Tom Bakers scarf record but I weeel nayver wear it it as my plan on it.
So.... scan Bayeaux embroderie ...edit pictures in MSPaint..colour zem, print in 54mm scale.

Et voila !