Sunday, 30 November 2014

SSD faction building suggestions from Saskatoon

Tim from Saskatoon has just posted some handy ideas for building 28mm factions for Song of Shadows and Dust - if you haven't already had a look, check out his excellent blog!

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 AND 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.


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Irregular Wars: Conflict at the World's End 2nd edition launch update


We 
(Martin from Vexillia Ltd and I) have finalised the launch date for 01 Dec 2014, so we  thought this was a good time to provide an update on progress.


Saturday, 1 November 2014

A daring sloop and strange shores

I've had several photos from Galleys & Galleons playtesting games sitting on my desktop for a couple of weeks now so I figured I should probably post them. 



Irregular Wars 2nd edition - publication day -30 (or near enough)

The countdown for the publication of Irregular Wars: Conflict at the World's End (2nd edition) has most definitely begun.