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Battle for the Dorwinion Valley

I got the beer and pretzels and the boys came over for some lead pushing and die rolling. In order to save time, Steve volunteered to serve as Aruman, the Multi-Coulored (Head of the Istari Council). In this fantastic scenario, … Continue reading

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Goblin! For Miniatures (first night’s action)

My gaming group got together to play test another classic hex and counter game I converted for play with 25 mm miniatures.  This time, Howard Barasch’s Goblin!  A Dwarfstar game, which I guess was a division of Heritage USA (or … Continue reading

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A miniatures project – Ring Wraiths on flying mounts

I was having some trouble getting back into painting, so I took the advice some gave on The Miniatures Page – begin with a project that was fun and would not take forever to accomplish. The models when finished – … Continue reading

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Ares Exultant Fantasy Game 12-09

My gaming group in Northern VA finished playing a new system for minis, both Fantasy and Historical, that my friend Steve devised.  He calls it Ares Exultant.  We had played it before, but this version had some rules changes, and … Continue reading

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The end of the play test of Pelennor Fields

The end of the road for the play test:   My gaming group finally got a chance to finish the play test and it was ugly.  Although we all had fun, it was agreed by both sides that using the … Continue reading

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Pelennor Fields, turns 3-6

Turns 4 to 6:   More of the same bitter defeat for the Witch King at the start.  His troops cannot take the outer walls of the City no matter how hard they press, instead casualties mount for Orcs as … Continue reading

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Pelennor Fields Turns 1-3

Pelennor Fields: Turns 1-3   Initial positions were chosen by the moderator (me), and meant to capture the 2 large waves of the Witch King’s troops from the SPI board game Gondor, from which the rules were modified for miniatures.  … Continue reading

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