21/12/2017 at 12:25 #79535
Only just realised that I’ve been lurking on this site and never posted about my site.
I’m the author behind ChargeBlog, a hobby blog with a focus on Ultramodern games in 28mm. Almost every week I’ve written at least two posts – an update in Wargaming Week and then a Friday feature post which is something like a battle report, impressions piece or indepth project update. I’ve also written the Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison, which compares some of the most popular rulesets available. Tomorrow I’m releasing Part 2, to look at a few more rulesets (some of which were released in the last year) and provide an easy, one stop shop to answer “Which Rules Should I Play”
The site can be found at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/ . I hope you all enjoy the stuff I’ve released so far and keep an eye on it next year – I already have lots of articles planned.21/12/2017 at 13:59 #7954621/12/2017 at 16:42 #79572
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Looks like I have some blog posts i must read! Thanks!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."22/12/2017 at 12:08 #79670
This week’s post is up! It’s a new part to The Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison!
Part 2 is covering FireTeam Modern, FUBAR, Living on the Frontline, No End In Sight and Wars of Insurgency
As always (and for the last time in 2017), it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/22/great-big-modern-wargaming-rules-comparison-2-electric-boogaloo/08/01/2018 at 12:05 #81182
And we’re back for 2018!
Here is the first Wargaming Week of the year covering my christmas break
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/08/wargaming-weeks-christmas-break-2017/
I’m going to do my 2017 review and 2018 preview posts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week so lots of words coming soon08/01/2018 at 15:49 #8120509/01/2018 at 12:05 #81283
It’s stats day! Really this is the only picture in the post.
My review of 2017 is now up on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/09/2017-in-review/10/01/2018 at 12:17 #81368
Sorry for the spam but here is the last part of the intro to the year. I’m looking forward at what is coming next in 2018!
As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/10/2018-in-preview/
Back to the regular schedule of content on Friday with an impressions of Round of Fire12/01/2018 at 12:06 #81670
First weekend post of the year and we are looking at a new ruleset, Round of Fire. Its a really exciting game and I’m looking forward to playing more of it.
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/12/impressions-round-fire-universal-skirmish-rules/12/01/2018 at 15:20 #81691
I’ve stopped by your blog before as the modern rules round up is a great resource in its own right!
Buckeye Six Actual
http://germancolonialgaming.blogspot.com/15/01/2018 at 12:14 #81927
New post is up, this week’s Wargaming Week! I got some more painting done.
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/15/wargaming-week-15-01-2018/19/01/2018 at 12:04 #82168
Time for another weekend post! This week we are looking at Spectre’s releases from December – 5 more figures to extend for the existing ranges
As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/19/impressions-spectre-december-releases/22/01/2018 at 12:08 #82411
The new Wargaming Week is up! Bit of a quiet one, not much time for hobby stuff. Although new figures on the way!
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/22/wargaming-week-22-01-2018/26/01/2018 at 12:06 #82757
This week’s post is up on the blog. Battle report using Spectre Operations and fighting around the downed C130 I made. It was a pretty exciting game!
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/26/battle-report-big-bird-spectre-operations/02/02/2018 at 12:10 #83330
This week’s post is up. Part 2 of Building a Force is looking at adding vehicles to a force in Spectre Operations as well as a few bits of advice for vehicles.
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/02/spectre-operations-building-force-mobility-protection-firepower/07/02/2018 at 12:32 #83865
Midweek post for a change! This is my report on running the game at Vapnartak in York. Lots of details on the changes as well as some thoughts for going forward.
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/07/operation-dragons-hoard-vapnartak-york/09/02/2018 at 12:06 #84072
This week’s Friday post is up! I’m expanding out the companies I’ve looked at with a look at SASM’s Operator Juarez CIA pack.
As always, it’s on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/09/impressions-sasm-operator-juarez/16/02/2018 at 14:12 #84669
This week’s post is up, taking a look at a new manufacturer Warhansa! I picked up their Spetsnaz team and had a great time painting them.
As always, you can find it on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/16/impressions-warhansa-spetsnaz/16/02/2018 at 19:10 #8469521/02/2018 at 12:20 #85080
Bugger I thought I had said how cool the big plane game looked. So I am saying it now, the big plane game looked cool. Let us know if/when you add the extra touches.
Thanks! Going to be spending some of these weekend tweaking the plane but expect more details in my post-Hammerhead post in March.
Surprise! I’m starting a posting slot every other Wednesday for smaller posts – I’m running out of weeks in the year to do everything I want to do!
This first post is an overview of the Empress US Stowage Kit – not quite as exciting as new operators but still useful!
As always, its on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/21/impressions-empress-us-stowage-1/23/02/2018 at 12:08 #85204
This week’s post is now up! I’m taking a look at one of my purchases from Empress at Vapnartak, the GAZ Tigr
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/23/impressions-empress-gaz-tigr/02/03/2018 at 12:16 #85763
In case you’ve missed the news, Hammerhead has been postponed due to weather. Sadly we’ll have to wait for the next Operation Dragon’s Hoard
However the weather doesn’t stop the blogging and so we have this week’s post is up. This week’s post is the exclusive first look at Supreme Littleness Design’s new range Constriction Site – Tower Block. I’m really excited for these modular buildings finally coming out and so I’m showing them off! There was so much to include, there is a also a supplemental post showing all the WIP photos.
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/02/impressions-supreme-littleness-designs-tower-block/02/03/2018 at 17:01 #85801
Wow! That looks like a fantastic new range! And what you’ve done with it looks excellent! Thanks for posting about it
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The wednesday post for this week is up. Just a quick check in on the demo game, including some more tweaks to the C130 to make it look a bit more “crashed”
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/07/operation-dragons-hoard-march-update/12/03/2018 at 16:17 #86488
Huh, seem I totally forgot to post up Friday’s post so two articles in one go!
Last Friday’s post was covering some new releases from Eureka, a range of Brits perfect for early in the War on Terror. I really like the Eureka style and these guys were great fun to paint – mainly as there was no multicam.
As always, its on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/09/impressions-eureka-modern-british/
Also today was a new Wargaming Week. Very busy with lots of news coming out!
As always, it’s on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/12/wargaming-week-12-03-2018/16/03/2018 at 12:06 #86672
This week’s post is up! Not the one I originally had planned but decided it would be a fun one to do instead. Taking a look at 4Ground’s Pylon. It’s pretty flipping big.
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/16/impressions-4ground-pylon/16/03/2018 at 14:15 #8667921/03/2018 at 12:06 #86959
Today’s midweek post is up taking a look at the Empress M-ATV. It was a great kit to build but it’s massive! Come back on Friday to see it in action
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/21/impressions-empress-m-atv/23/03/2018 at 12:07 #87105
Today’s post is now up! Back to Bazistan for this Skirmish Sangin battle report. US Army elements up against local insurgents.
As always, the post is on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/23/battle-report-climb-to-glory-skirmish-sangin/30/03/2018 at 12:08 #87583
This week’s post is now up! After a slight delay, I’m looking at Spectre’s Green Beret Jungle team, all ready for a step in the light green.
As always it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/30/impressions-spectre-green-beret-jungle-ops/04/04/2018 at 12:07 #88036
Today’s post is something super modern. I’m taking a look at Evil Bear’s Combat Support Drones – it’s a bot with a gun!
As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/impressions-evil-bear-wargames-combat-support-drones/04/04/2018 at 12:22 #8803706/04/2018 at 12:07 #88200
Today’s post is now up, taking a look at Sarissa’s latest colonial buildings. These things are great, and I can’t wait to get them painted and modded to be ready for the mean streets of Bazistan
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/06/initial-impressions-sarissa-north-africa-colonial/06/04/2018 at 12:11 #8820113/04/2018 at 12:26 #88621
Coming to you from a train speeding to London, it’s this week’s post. Sadly I ran out of time to paint up the Bundeswher so instead I pulled some other figures off the to-do pile.
As always it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/13/impressions-project-z-spec-ops/
If you’re at Salute this weekend, I’ll be nipping around looking to pick up some new goodies, take photos and chat. Keep your eye out for the bag shown below. If you’re not there, expect lots of details in the round up on Wednesday.
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Today’s post is up covering my trip to Salute. Lots of photos of models, games and my trip to the Army Museum.
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/18/salute-2018-report/20/04/2018 at 12:08 #89088
Today’s post is up, taking a look at the latest release from Osprey. I’ve already written a fair chunk about technicals so covering a reference book for them is pretty much required writing.
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/20/impressions-osprey-new-vanguard-technical/27/04/2018 at 12:38 #89512
Today’s post is up! Taking a look at some of the Spectre Barricades and how I assembled them ready for the demo board.
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/27/spectre-jersey-barriers/
Speaking of demo board, I’m at the rearranged Hammerhead on Saturday 28th of April! Come find the last run of Operation Dragon’s Hoard in the Gamer’s Lounge04/05/2018 at 12:06 #89921
Today’s post is now up. Taking a look at Operation Dragon’s Hoard one last time, with both it’s run at Hammerhead 2018 and the post mortem on it.
As always, it’s on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/04/operation-dragons-hoard-the-final-run-and-post-mortem/
Also there are a few pictures from Hammerhead 2018 at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/02/hammerhead-2018/
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Great looking game! Always good to introduce your favorite ruleset to other people. I hope you made a few converts! That crashed Hurkybird really is eyecatching for sure.
On the subject of possibly not reaching enough people due to game length: In the past I have taken games to conventions where there has been one “scripted” game (by that I mean a PvP scenario that has been thoroughly playtested for balance) and on “same side” game. The same side game allows the GM to run the bad guys, being able to add or subtract enemy forces at will and on the fly, while players can literally come and go or be added in as the game runs. The point of that sort of game is for players to be able to get a grab on the system without having to worry about a competitive aspect, and it’s even a good idea to allow them to hop around between different unit types, swap vehicles, etc. The best scenario for this sort of thing is either a search type or a clear type. Allows for a lot of gun play, can also use stealth and other skills. I have also found that it helps some to let the players have an advantage and get a few kills, gets them excited. Works a treat!
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