Colonial Era / Pulp

Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

"Lemuria - the primal land, old when Eden was young. A land with more secrets than other lands have history. Secrets both ancient and new, that beckon the traveler to face danger and surprise at every turn. Long lost civilizations lurk in the shadows, brooding and biding their time." - Colonial Lemuria, Back Cover Last,… Continue reading Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

Colonial Era / Pulp

CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Continuing with a celebration of THW Classics available from Rebel Minis, it is time to take a look at Colonial Adventures. "Colonial Adventures is a set of unit-based battle rules that can be played with any figures you may already have." - Colonial Adventures, page 1. Before you think the Colonial Era of the latter… Continue reading CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Colonial Era / Pulp

FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

Good Rules with So-So Army Lists Another THW Classics rule set available from Rebel Minis is Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a skirmish set pitting small groups of figures against one another. There have been a few who have confused this rule set with Colonial Adventures, which has Fortunes Won and… Continue reading FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

Colonial Era / Pulp

MSM – Chicken Raid

THW Classics To celebrate the availability of THW Classics at Rebel Minis, I thought I'd play an encounter from one of the colonial era rule sets, Mission St. Mary. Mission St. Mary is a Victorian Era/Pulp set of rules set in the mythical kingdom of Nobelongga. You can purchase these rules directly from Rebel Minis… Continue reading MSM – Chicken Raid

Fantasy

Spears of the Red Skull

Spears of the Red Skull or "Red Skulls" is a Dark Elf unit. The Red Skulls is a unit of 12 figures for Warrior Heroes Warbands by Two Hour Wargames. The rules are still available from Rebel Minis on their website and on DriveThru RPG. It is the first unit I've completed in my Mid-Summer… Continue reading Spears of the Red Skull

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder – Part 3

Early 1942 Soviet Rifle Squad at Full Strength "Q & E Campaigning" Gaming campaigns have appeared in Two Hour Wargames for some time, but I never played any of them until the Q&E Campaigning system in Fortunes Won and Lost, a rule set now sold by Rebel Minis. This system uses a minimum amount of… Continue reading The Meat Grinder – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a picture heavy battle report using the Colonial Adventures rules. The game actually plays quickly, it's when someone (like yours truly) takes a photo after every dice roll that slows the game down. This post covers turns 3 and 4 where Isawannayu's elite Lioness Guard assaults the French line. Turn… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 2

This is the second part of a battle report covering a Colonial Adventures game. There are 132 figures in the French column and the Rebel army has 298 figures. It may seem a bit lopsided in the Rebels favor, but actually the French rifles and mountain howitzer tend to even things out. This battle report… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 2

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 1 (a Colonial Adventures Game)

In this post, I'm turning my attention to the large battle game - Colonial Adventures. Colonial Adventures was published by Two Hour Games and now sold by Rebel Minis in both print copy and PDF. The first edition was published in 2009 and the second edition was published in 2012 with minor changes and additions… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 1 (a Colonial Adventures Game)

Colonial Era / Pulp

Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

Today, I continue my Colonial gaming by playing the Patrol Encounter from Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a set of Colonial Era rules using small units by Two Hour Wargames (now Two Hour Games) and sold by Rebel Minis. Major Maxwell Wembley In this game, my character, Lt. Caroline Matthews, accompanies… Continue reading Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

Seven Years War

Hanover Infantry Regiment von Hauss (7B)

The Floozy has gone off the deep end.  This month instead of painting Sci-Fi or Fantasy miniatures, she has painted figures for the Seven Years War.  And in a different size - 10mm!  Oh, the heresy! I've always admired the uniforms of the 18th century - lace, three-cornered hats, and the colors.  But collecting figures… Continue reading Hanover Infantry Regiment von Hauss (7B)