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Protected: The Current State of Siggins (20th Aug 2019)

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The Current State of Siggins (20th Aug 2019)

Popular wargames writer Mike Siggins returns with a surprise update on his current wargaming activities. Note: The opinions expressed here are Mike’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor. Social Media It is fairly certain that if,…Read m ... Read More

Vittorio Veneto and WWI in Italy (31st Jul 2019)

I want to share some photos I took last October during my trip to the Dolomites in Italy, specifically images I took when I visited the town of Vittorio Veneto. For those that don’t know, the Dolomites saw heavy fighting…Read more → ... Read More

Vittorio Veneto and WWI in Italy (31st Jul 2019)

I want to share some photos I took last October during my trip to the Dolomites in Italy, specifically images I took when I visited the town of Vittorio Veneto. For those that don’t know, the Dolomites saw heavy fighting…Read more → ... Read More

Partizan Part Deux (23rd May 2019)

It’s been a busy few days since the Partizan 2019 show on Sunday, but at last I’ve got the chance to catch up and give you a rather more in-depth report. I had fully intended to record some interviews to…Read more → ... Read More

Partizan Part Deux (23rd May 2019)

It’s been a busy few days since the Partizan 2019 show on Sunday, but at last I’ve got the chance to catch up and give you a rather more in-depth report. I had fully intended to record some interviews to…Read more → ... Read More

Partizan 2019 (19th May 2019)

This is a ‘live’ post from the Newark showground in Nottinghamshire so that I can show you pics taken during the first couple of hours of the show during my initial reconnaissance of the Partizan 2019 show. I shall be…Read more → ... Read More

Partizan 2019 (19th May 2019)

This is a ‘live’ post from the Newark showground in Nottinghamshire so that I can show you pics taken during the first couple of hours of the show during my initial reconnaissance of the Partizan 2019 show. I shall be…Read more → ... Read More

A Busy Weekend Part 2: the Don Featherstone Tribute (26th Mar 2019)

At lunchtime on Saturday 23rd March, I made my farewells to the friendly crowd at the Come and have A Go if You Think You’re Lard Enough event in Southampton (read my part 1 report here), fired up the Battlebus…Read more → ... Read More

A Busy Weekend Part 2: the Don Featherstone Tribute (26th Mar 2019)

At lunchtime on Saturday 23rd March, I made my farewells to the friendly crowd at the Come and have A Go if You Think You’re Lard Enough event in Southampton (read my part 1 report here), fired up the Battlebus…Read more → ... Read More

A Busy Weekend Part 1: the Full Lard Experience (26th Mar 2019)

There’s been a lot going on lately and I’m a very busy boy, but I wanted to let you know about the two events I attended last weekend that saw me racking up a couple of hundred miles in the…Read more → ... Read More

A Busy Weekend Part 1: the Full Lard Experience (26th Mar 2019)

There’s been a lot going on lately and I’m a very busy boy, but I wanted to let you know about the two events I attended last weekend that saw me racking up a couple of hundred miles in the…Read more → ... Read More

All Quiet on the Henry Front? (13th Mar 2019)

Not likely! It’s true, dear visitor, that this blog has appeared somewhat quiet since the new year, but if you take a quick look over on the Patreon site, you’ll see that in fact, I’ve been a busy boy. Also,…Read more → ... Read More

All Quiet on the Henry Front? (13th Mar 2019)

Not likely! It’s true, dear visitor, that this blog has appeared somewhat quiet since the new year, but if you take a quick look over on the Patreon site, you’ll see that in fact, I’ve been a busy boy. Also,…Read more → ... Read More

For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne… (31st Dec 2018)

As I begin to write this, it is 17:08 on 31st December 2018. The end of the year is traditionally a time to both reflect on the preceding twelve months and to speculate on what might be on the horizon,…Read more → ... Read More

For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne… (31st Dec 2018)

As I begin to write this, it is 17:08 on 31st December 2018. The end of the year is traditionally a time to both reflect on the preceding twelve months and to speculate on what might be on the horizon,…Read more → ... Read More

Bricking It (31st Oct 2018)

A Battlegames Special Guest Post by Sean Souter You’re going to love this terrain project! It’s got it all. Use of bricks dates back to 7500 BC so terrain from any era—ancients, medieval, WWII, and modern—can benefit from the liberal…Read more → ... Read More

Bricking It (31st Oct 2018)

A Battlegames Special Guest Post by Sean Souter You’re going to love this terrain project! It’s got it all. Use of bricks dates back to 7500 BC so terrain from any era—ancients, medieval, WWII, and modern—can benefit from the liberal…Read more → ... Read More

Protected: Lessons Learned from a Teaser (20th Sep 2018)

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Lessons Learned from a Teaser (20th Sep 2018)

It’s been while since I last posted here. No apologies—the Patreon venture, together with other work commitments, book writing and life stuff, has demanded all my attention and, as we all know, one only has so much energy to go…Read more → ... Read More

Scratch Building an African Well (23rd Jun 2018)

A Battlegames Special Guest Post by Sean Souter Building desert terrain is thirsty work and no self-respecting collection of desert scenery is complete without a village well. A natural gathering place for friend and foe alike, one need only look…Read mor ... Read More

Protected: Twenty Years of Battlegames (16th Jun 2018)

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Protected: The Tactical Tutor Part 1 (18th May 2018)

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Siggins at Salute 2018 – A Show Report Special (15th Apr 2018)

I was unwell and therefore unable to attend yesterday’s Salute show at ExCel in London’s Docklands,a great shame not just because it’s one of the highlights of the wargaming calendar, but also because this year, I was responsible for designing…Read more → ... Read More

Siggins Is Back – A Much-Missed Wargames Voice Returns (6th Apr 2018)

Mike Siggins was a well-known, popular and sometimes controversial figure on the wargaming scene for many years. He ran his own boardgames magazine SUMO from 1989-1998, and as a miniatures wargamer, was a monthly columnist for Wargames Illustrated during ... Read More

Battlechat Podcast Episode 4 (30th Mar 2018)

Hot off the microphones, here’s the podcast recorded with my old friend Guy Hancock this morning. Guy is well known in the local wargaming community as the owner of the (sadly short-lived) Wargames Heaven shop and has been gaming almost…Read more → ... Read More

Protected: The Joy of Wargames Deadlines (2) (11th Mar 2018)

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The Joy of Wargame Deadlines (11th Mar 2018)

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Scratch Built Palm Tree Tutorial (9th Mar 2018)

A Battlegames Special Guest Post by Sean Souter An unbroken expanse of open desert has long been a fixture of military campaigns in North Africa, but it makes for a bleak and uninteresting wargaming table. Here’s a tutorial to get scratch…Read more → ... Read More

Cavalier 2018 in Tonbridge (26th Feb 2018)

Yesterday, I took a trip to what is, more or less, my local show, organised by the Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society* but taking place in neighbouring Tonbridge (yes, I know it’s tricky, do keep up!). The weather was glorious, if…Read more → ... Read More

Schwitz Face the Gateway Alliance in Table Top Teaser Tussle (15th Feb 2018)

Fellow imagi-nations gamer Iain Burt came to play in the Loftwaffe, bringing his beautifully painted Gateway Alliance army with him. You can see an album of photos taken during the day on Flickr here. All the figures in the game…Read more → ... Read More

Protected: Injecting More Imagination into Imagi-nations (10th Feb 2018)

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Protected: Injecting More Imagination into Imagi-nations (10th Feb 2018)

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Battlegames Now Live On Patreon (7th Jan 2018)

At 3.33 am this morning, I launched the Battlegames Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/battlegames where you can read all the details about how the scheme works and the goals I am setting. As I write this, pledges have just passed the …Read more → ... Read More

Battlegames Now Live On Patreon (7th Jan 2018)

At 3.33 am this morning, I launched the Battlegames Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/battlegames where you can read all the details about how the scheme works and the goals I am setting. As I write this, pledges have just passed the …Read more → ... Read More

A Bumper Welcome to 2018 – Podcasts, Videos and the Patreon Option (5th Jan 2018)

Welcome back folks, and the surprise opening gambit for 2018 has been not wargaming stuff as such, but a couple of videos I’ve done focusing on health issues for wargamers, board gamers, video gamers, writers and, in fact, anyone who…Read more → ... Read More

A Bumper Welcome to 2018 – Podcasts, Videos and the Patreon Option (5th Jan 2018)

Welcome back folks, and the surprise opening gambit for 2018 has been not wargaming stuff as such, but a couple of videos I’ve done focusing on health issues for wargamers, board gamers, video gamers, writers and, in fact, anyone who…Read more → ... Read More

Author Interview for Wargaming Campaigns on Veteran Wargamer Podcast (1st Sep 2017)

Transatlantic wargaming buddy Jay Arnold recently gave me the chance to speak freely (don’t I always?) on the subject of my forthcoming book for Pen & Sword, Wargaming Campaigns. You can listen to the podcast right here using the link…Read more → ... Read More

Author Interview for Wargaming Campaigns on Veteran Wargamer Podcast (1st Sep 2017)

Transatlantic wargaming buddy Jay Arnold recently gave me the chance to speak freely (don’t I always?) on the subject of my forthcoming book for Pen & Sword, Wargaming Campaigns. You can listen to the podcast right here using the link…Read more → ... Read More

Dahlia and Chindrastan Place Names Appeal (24th Aug 2017)

  This is my new, imaginary sub-continent of Dahlia and Chindrastan. I have created it for forthcoming wargaming campaigns, but it also forms a critical part of my next book for Pen & Sword, because I have been describing in…Read more → ... Read More

Dahlia and Chindrastan Place Names Appeal (24th Aug 2017)

  This is my new, imaginary sub-continent of Dahlia and Chindrastan. I have created it for forthcoming wargaming campaigns, but it also forms a critical part of my next book for Pen & Sword, because I have been describing in…Read more → ... Read More

Königgrätz 1866: the Epic Climax of the Austro-Prussian War (3rd Jul 2017)

This lengthy post comes on the anniversary of one of the largest battles fought on the European mainland – Königgrätz, also known as Sadowa, in the Austro-Prussian “seven week’s” War, fought on July 3rd-4th, 1866. Nearly a quarter of a…Read more → ... Read More

Königgrätz 1866: the Epic Climax of the Austro-Prussian War (3rd Jul 2017)

This lengthy post comes on the anniversary of one of the largest battles fought on the European mainland – Königgrätz, also known as Sadowa, in the Austro-Prussian “seven week’s” War, fought on July 3rd-4th, 1866. Nearly a quarter of a…Read more → ... Read More

Keeping Project Diaries (23rd Apr 2017)

“It may be a personal thing, but the digital version just doesn’t quite cut it for me. I can’t get excited about finding old spreadsheets. Can you?”Read more → ... Read More

Keeping Project Diaries (23rd Apr 2017)

“It may be a personal thing, but the digital version just doesn’t quite cut it for me. I can’t get excited about finding old spreadsheets. Can you?”Read more → ... Read More

The Don Featherstone Commemoration Weekend: Opening Moves (17th Mar 2017)

I had quite an, umm, ‘interesting’ time getting to the WHC which is located on a small industrial estate just outside Kingsclere, not far from Basingstoke. Not to worry, I arrived at last, only to discover that the battle had…Read more → ... Read More

The Don Featherstone Commemoration Weekend: Opening Moves (17th Mar 2017)

I had quite an, umm, ‘interesting’ time getting to the WHC which is located on a small industrial estate just outside Kingsclere, not far from Basingstoke. Not to worry, I arrived at last, only to discover that the battle had…Read more → ... Read More

The Don Featherstone Weekend 2017 (17th Mar 2017)

I’m off to sunny (hah, fat chance!) Basingstoke for the Don Featherstone Commemoration Weekend at the Wargames Holiday Centre. Tomorrow, the Duke of Marlborough will be strutting his stuff on the field of Blenheim. You can be sure I’ll be…Read more → ... Read More

The Don Featherstone Weekend 2017 (17th Mar 2017)

I’m off to sunny (hah, fat chance!) Basingstoke for the Don Featherstone Commemoration Weekend at the Wargames Holiday Centre. Tomorrow, the Duke of Marlborough will be strutting his stuff on the field of Blenheim. You can be sure I’ll be…Read more → ... Read More

Sawmill Village Imagi-Nations Game (7th Nov 2016)

Iain Burt came down from darkest Essex to play our once-a-year dust-up, featuring hundreds of 30mm Spencer Smiths (and this year some Holger Erikssons too). We chose Charles S Grant’s “Chance Encounter” scenario from Scenarios for Wargames (1981). The rul ... Read More