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    Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 176 – Honours of War

    Download Episode 176 Welcome to Episode 176 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast   In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by author Keith Flint to talk about his rules Honours of War, from Osprey Publishing. We also review Cigar Box Battle Mats. As [...]
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    View from the Veranda – July 2016

    Download Episode Welcome to the July 2016 episode of the View from the Veranda Podcast Once again, hosts Neil Shuck and Henry Hyde get together to chat about a variety of subjects to do with miniature wargaming. Although this time our intrepid hosts contend not so much with wargaming as writing, [...]
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    Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 174 – The Chicago Way

    Download Episode 174 Welcome to Episode 174 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker discuss what they’ve been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and once again cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news. Our [...]


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    Review: Cigar Box Battle Mats

    August 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

    Rating:  In recent years, there has been a quantum leap in commercially available terrain for wargaming. One of the biggest areas of growth has been in terrain mats. It doesn’t seem that long ago that, unless you made a table yourself, your choice of terrain mat was limited to a single [...]
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    Review: The Chicago Way

    July 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

    Rating: “You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That’s* the *Chicago* way! And that’s how you get Capone” Jimmy Malone, The Untouchables (1987) Back in 2013, Great Escape [...]
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    Review – VIII Corps: The Somme 1916

    July 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Rating: VIII Corps: The Somme 1916 is the first in a series of games written by Neal Reid and published by Vexillia Limited. VIII Corps is a card game, currently available in PDF ‘print and play’ format, which is designed to give the players some appreciation of the difficulties faced [...]
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    Rating:   Gale Force Nine, the company behind titles such as Firefly: The Game and Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, have recently released a new game – Tanks: The World War II Tank Skirmish Game. This new game has been launched with the Panther vs Sherman Starter Set, plus a set [...]
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    Review: Ice Cool

    June 11, 2016 // 1 Comment

    Rating: Ice Cool is the new dexterity board game from designer Brian Gomez and published by Brain Games.  In a nutshell, it’s a flicking game with penguins. The Components The game board is actually made up of several box inners …plus a set of 16 wooden fish token, 4 plastic penguin [...]
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    Review: Rapid Fire – Normandy Battlegames

    April 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Rating:  Rapid Fire is a World War II set of rules that has been around for some time, but has proven to be enduringly popular, not the least because it remains well supported by the authors. This latest title follows on from the previous supplement; Normandy Battlegroups, which gave balanced [...]
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    Review: Red Star, White Lights

    April 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Rating: Red Star, White Lights is a new scenario book for modern warfare, written by Jason Weiser. During the Cold War, most eyes looked to Germany as the place where a potential land battle between the forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact would take place. This book highlights Scandinavia as another [...]
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Make a new plan, Stan

by Neil Shuck in Editorial

What do you mean weekend, it’s Tuesday for goodness sake! Well, the weekend was very busy with one thing and another, so I’ve only really just got chance to sit [...]


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