You want to play a minature game? Then you need minatures, that's obvious! Yet - almost as important as your gang of wild west gunfighters, your pack of orcs or your Spartan Hoplite army is a collection of terrain pieces to play the game. While you may start with pieces of coloured felt representing woods, hills and rivers, most of us miniature gamers are looking upon terrain pieces not only as a necessary part to play the game but also as a means to enhance the visual appearance of it. A nice looking battlefield populated by beautifully painted minatures sets the icing on the cake of an exciting game:
Sonntag, 7. Februar 2021
Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2020
The year 2020 is finally coming to its end. It has been a difficult time for miniature wargamers all over the world with personal meetings severely restricted. I have tried some online gaming instead, which is ok but nowhere like a live friendly game or tournament. But I don't want to whine! I think of all those who have lost their job or a dear person.
Better times are just around the bend - I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!
Freitag, 11. September 2020
arabo-aramaean Hatra at the top,
arab nomads at the bottom of the picture
Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2020
To my existing DBA Medieval Germans I had to add
- six stands of Bow Levies
- three stands of Archers/Crossbowmen
- one stand of Cataphracts
to let me choose most options in the Triumph army list.
Some years ago when I paid a visit to the city of Prague, I bought me a nice ceramic model of the Old Town Bridge Tower. He had to rest in my parts box for some time but finally it became the main part of a Camp element for my medieval miniature armies.
The Triumph Medieval German Citystates/Princes army is now ready to be played:
Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2020
- choose the battlefield topography (based upon the armie's invasion ratings)
- find out which army has the tactical advantage for this battle (based upon the armie's manoeuvre rating)
- find out if either army qualifies for a flank march (again based upon the maoeuvre rating)
- dice for number of terrain pieces. The player with the tactical advantage may modify this number.
|completely filled in Triumph! template at the end of a game|
The template lets you take note of the names of the players and their armies, the date of the game and the year of the battle should you wish to do so. Additionally, there is a scoring row for each player where you may keep score of your points during the battle.
You may download the template in pdf format if you want to give it a try. The backside of the pdf explains its use step by step. If you like my template or if you have suggestions to improve it, please leave a note in the commentary field below.
Montag, 2. Dezember 2019
|the old infirmary in Solothurn, Switzerland|
- four games
- 75 minutes per game
- each player scores the number of points equal to the enemy stands eliminated
- if the game ends within the 75 min. timeframe, the winner gets extra 15 points