02/08/2014 at 09:34 #2752
Wow, I’ve already discovered some great blogs I hadn’t known about! I humbly submit my own ramblings: The Raft is a blog I have started a year ago to document our games. It contains AARs, reviews, terrain making and general musings:
Cheers!24/10/2014 at 09:31 #11167
I’ve decided to occasionally announce updates to my blog in this thread.
First up is some painting and building: Test-playing the new sci-fi rules has rekindled my motivation to finish some of the 15mm sci-fi stuff that is lying around… I’ve done some scratch building, but I’ve also finally painted up the lovely tank I got from the Darkest Star Kickstarter:
For more images, visit
Shandy24/10/2014 at 12:59 #1117719/12/2014 at 09:13 #14137
Another update on The Raft: I’ve got a new battle mat, custom made by Italian wargamer Pieropablo! A splendid product to fight on.
Shandy19/12/2014 at 09:16 #1413819/12/2014 at 09:41 #14139
The bases were first, the terrain I built after I had the mat… I’m not totally happy with the color of the bases, but I’m lazy, so I like to use structured paint (by Coat d’Arms)…30/01/2015 at 08:41 #16513
For a change, we played another naval game: My three French vessels took on K.’s two British. Guess who won! I didn’t help that my only ship with elite crew blew up rather early when the powder magazine caught fire…
Shandy07/02/2015 at 08:55 #17038
Who doesn’t need roads? I wanted to have new ones, so I tried the famous ‘mat technique’ (acrylic mass on textile) to make some. The results look alright I think:
For more pictures and a tutorial, visit https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/making-roads/
Shandy07/02/2015 at 13:35 #17053Angel BarracksModerator07/02/2015 at 16:59 #17054
No warping or anything – I was surprised myself that the cloth didn’t even seem to shrink, there was no tension on the nails with which I fastened it to the surface. Meanwhile I also made some bases for woodland using the same technique, worked fine.06/03/2015 at 09:53 #19158
A new AAR on The Raft, this time Wars of the Roses with Sharp Practice. We managed to draft in two new players and lots of fun was had by all!
See here for more details: https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/a-broken-axle-wotr-aar/
Cheers20/03/2015 at 11:01 #20060
I’ve been busy making jungle terrain bases for the Haitian Revolution.
Have a look at https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/its-a-jungle-sometimes/ for more information.
Shandy20/03/2015 at 11:03 #2006101/05/2015 at 10:11 #23318
Last weekend, we had nother game in our Haitian Revolution series. This time, we broke in the new beach mat and played an amphibious landing scenario.
For a detailed AAR and more images, visit https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/beach-assault-another-sharp-practice-aar/
Also, I have to say that the more I read about the period (I just finished Muir: <i>Tactics and the Experience of Battle</i>), the more my respect for Rich’s work in rules design grows… Playing Sharp Practice, I have the feeling I understand better what happened on the small level in napoleonic battles. And the rules still deliver tremendously fun games!
Shandy01/05/2015 at 15:34 #23347RhodericMember
Wow, that beach mat really came alive once you put some terrain down. Very inspirational, thanks for sharing!01/05/2015 at 16:06 #23349
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