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The last post about my Bundeswehr Cold War Army is 2 years old, but I’ve added some more stuff in the meantime: Panzerschnellbrücke Biber (Revell), Beobachtungspanzer M113 (Hobby Den), and a Panzermörser 120mm (Italeri conversion). Finally two M113 variants, few Cold War NATO armies can do without them. I’m currently […]

Black Ops

Black Ops is an interesting addition to the Osprey Wargames series. It aims at wargaming, as the name implies, “Black Operations”. At its base is a simple D6-driven system. Character abilities (essentially attack, close combat, morale, defense) are target numbers for D6 rolls, with a few simple modifiers to the […]

Winter tournament report

This is a report of the Winter kit tournament run by Subcultures in Utrecht on November 19th. It was a 16-player four-round tournament, with rounds limited to 60 minutes due to the time of day (the tournament started at 7pm, with people fighting evening rush hour to get there in […]

Maak je eigen speelmat

Gezien X-Wing en Armada spellen over gevechten in de ruimte zijn, is het wel zo leuk om op een sterrenachtergrond te spelen – iets anders dus dan de groene mat die menig miniaturenwargamer thuis heeft liggen. Er zijn een aantal bedrijven die deze maken, ook Fantasy Flight Games zelf heeft […]

Rogues & Villains painted

Finishing fourth (out of four…) at the Massing at Sullust tournament in Leiden, I was given the choice between the Raider and the Rogues & Villains expansion, and decided to go for the latter, as this expansion adds something for both Rebels and Empire, and looked like fun. I did […]

Armada online resources

Just like X-Wing, Armada has quickly gained a considerable following, with plenty of information scattered over the Internet. This is a collection of useful sites. Information Official product site with rules, tournament rules, and FAQ. Armada wiki, all expansions and cards on one site. On-line fleet builders Star Wars Armada […]

X-Wing: A review after two years of playing

When X-Wing first hit the shelves, I was hesitant to get started with it, despite being both a miniatures wargamer and a Star Wars fan. It was mostly the price tag that put me off. I eventually caved in when I had the chance to pick up a core set […]

X-Wing online resources

Fantasy Flight Games’ X-Wing miniatures game has attracted a large following within a short time. This has, of course, led to plenty of coverage on the world wide web, too. This post lists sites and forums I have stumbled across. Information Official product site with rules (including tournament rules) and […]

X-Wing software tools part 4: Apps

This is a repost from This is part 4 in a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found here, here, and here. Android Android users can get several useful and free apps from Google’s Play Store. I tested […]

X-Wing software tools part 3: VASSAL

This is a repost from This is part 3 in a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Part 1 and 2 can be found here and here. VASSAL URL: VASSAL was originally developed as tool for playing boardwargames (the hex-and-counter kind) via internet of […]

X-Wing software tools part 2: tournament software & analysis

This is a repost from This is part 2 of a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Part 1 can be found here. Tournament software Running a tournament may sound like a simple thing to do, but computing standings and match-ups using the margin of […]

X-Wing software tools part 1: squad builders

This is a repost from The popularity of FFG’s X-Wing game has lead to a large, worldwide community of players. In the Netherlands you can play in a store-run tournament almost every weekend. Given X-Wing’s target audience (age 30+ Star Wars fans with disposable income, technology-minded and a little […]