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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Blood and Swash / Thunder and Plunder Available Again

| July 16, 2018

Blood and Swash / Thunder and Plunder has been out of print for a couple of years.  I have just loaded it to War-games Vault for purchase as a pdf download.  There were a couple of games using these rules at Historicon, and before I even got home Chris had received in a inquiry how […]

Other Historicon 2018 Games

| July 16, 2018

Tank ran a Bear Yourselves Valiantly game featuring Carthaginians versus Romans. Tank also ran two iterations of his immensely popular brawl on a train using Blood and Swash.  I just love this game! Dave ran two iterations of his Zulu ambush scenario using Combat Patrol(TM): WWII.  Dave is working on a British colonial supplement. Chris […]

Star Wars with Combat Patrol

| July 16, 2018

Title:  Rear Guard at Outpost Priebe Rules: Star Wars Supplement for Combat Patrol™: WWII Period: Science Fiction – Star Wars Description:  Clones are advancing toward the Republic base camp on the planet of Christophsis.  Supplies are running low and the Trade Federation is refusing to let any through to the Clone troopers.  Droid forces advance […]

France 1940 with Combat Patrol at Historicon 2018

| July 16, 2018

Saturday Morning Title:  The BEF in France Rules:  Combat Patrol™: WWII Period: WWII Description:  The Germans have swept through France and Belgium with dizzying speed.  Lieutenant Fotheringay and his stalwart platoon form the BEF have been assigned the unenviable task to holding a small rural crossroads to delay the German juggernaut.  Can they hold long […]

Helm’s Deep and Napoleonics with Combat Patrol

| July 16, 2018

Bill Acheson ran a Helm’s Deep game using the under-development feudal version of Combat Patrol.  This game uses 4″ tall figures.  he scratch-built the defenses. Duncan Adams ran a Portuguese ambush on a French convoy in the Peninsula game using the Napoleonic supplement to Combat Patrol.

Border Rievers with Combat Patrol at Historicon 2018

| July 16, 2018

Title:  A Rieving We Will Go Rules:  Feudal Patrol™ Period: WWII Description:  Why work for a living when you can just take it from the farmers on the other side of the border?  Using the under-development mediaeval version of Combat Patrol™: WWII players command small bands of rievers as they clash along the English and […]

Sea Lion Begins

| July 16, 2018

Title:  Sea Lion Begins Rules:  Combat Patrol™: WWII Period: WWII Description:  France has fallen.  Though invasion is expected, the people of Little Basely by the Sea are nonetheless surprised when a barge full of Germans appears on the beach. The Home Guard and other auxiliaries take up arms and rush to repel them.  Will they be […]