Tuesday, 25 November 2014

IW2 Chance Cards - now taking orders



Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in purchasing a deck of bespoke Chance Cards for the 2nd edition of Irregular Wars: Conflict at the World’s End. In order to keep the purchase price as low as possible we have decided to have these produced on a print-on-demand basis and shipped direct to you from the manufacturer.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Lets hear it for the left handed gladiators!

Although I am a right-hander myself, I've been blessed/plagued by left-handers my whole life. My dad, wife, numerous friends and bosses - all of them of the sinister persuasion.

Anyway, it is always a joy To find references to lefties from the ancient world. I saw this (probably 2nd C AD) funerary inscription during the week in the University College Dublin Classics Museum. I thought it might be a bit of inspiration for all those gladiator fans out there.

TO THE SPIRITS OF THE DEPARTED
AND TO LYCUS
A LEFT-HANDED MURMILLO
WHO OBTAINED HIS FREEDOM AFTER IIII FIGHTS.
LONGINAS, A FREEDMAN ANS SECUTOR
SET THIS UP FOR HIS WELL-DESERVING COMRADE


Friday, 14 November 2014

Galleys & Galleons - playtesting call out

While I wait for my proof hard copy of Irregular Wars (2nd ed) to arrive in the post, I thought I'd start making moves to get some playtesters together for Galleys & Galleons.

What is Galleys & Galleons?
Galleys & Galleons is a new naval wargame being written for Ganesha Games (the guys who have brought you Song of Blades and Heroes, Song of Shadows and Dust, Flying Lead, Mighty Monsters etc). The game uses a slightly granulated version of the basic Song of... mechanic, and is probably mid-way between the basic Song games and Mighty Monsters in complexity.