Mark Latham, (previously responsible for work on such titles as: the Batman Miniature Game, Marvel Universe Miniatures Game, Sedition Wars, Star Wars: Edge of Empire RPG, The Walking Dead and Kings of War 2nd Ed) so not really that big a deal talks about writing the rules for armoured syndicate. both the Batman Miniatures Game and the Marvel Universe games are great and Kings of War 2nd edition is just going from strength to strength so you know this ruleset is going to have some legs on them.
Hi all. This week you’ll be pleased to know that I actually managed to play some games! I’m going to concentrate on a particular game each week and this week I am talking Tribal! This is a game one of my friends picked up at Salute and it centres around the violent conduct of the Maori. It is however useable in any pre-gunpowder setting so for our games we re-played England (Saxons) vs Wales (Welsh). Despite being the most English player at the table I ended up being the Welsh… Continue reading Learning Curve Act Seven→
The Big League deck is now available for pre-order. This deck is going to be critical for those wishing to take part in and run a Big League which is the new season 2 Campaign method of playing Guild Ball and it looks fantastic, as well as being fully prize supported by Steam Forged.
Inside the pack you will find
9 Guild Sponsorship Cards
12 Favour Cards
46 Generic Cards
72 Guild specific Cards
The Big League Deck is available from Friday 1st July.
As you are reading this me and Mark are hopefully sitting down and playing a game, what game it is I am not really that sure as there are a few things we have spoke about playing and a few things we have been itching to try out.
Bushido is a game of savage battles, of cunning stratagems and last-ditch defences, and where debts of honour are paid in blood. In Bushido, the fate of the world hangs not on armies but on individual heroes, men and women of extraordinary capacity, attuned to the all-permeating life force known as Ki. This force is the very fabric of the universe, and those with the appropriate training or natural talent can tap into this energy source and gain seemingly superhuman powers. In the world of Bushido, the delicate tapestry of Ki – and thus the universe itself –is threatened by the forces of imbalance, and it is up to you to protect it – or help rip it apart. In a game of Bushido, nothing less than the universe itself is at stake. Are you ready for the challenge of the Way of the Warrior?
So I know have a copy of Tanks as well as the Perschig and Stug G expansions, looking through the rules, it seems very much a quick and easy game with minimal messing around and just tracks out action.
Knowing D-Day approached, and in order to assault fortifications, the US army looked to ‘upgrade’ the standard M4A3 Shermans.
The resultant tank arrived in the June–July 1944, with the US Army receiving a limited run of some 250 M4A3E2 Jumbo heavy assault tanks. Equipped with very thick (100mm) frontal armor (glacis plate), sloped at a steeper angle than normal to eliminate the hull bulges on the standard glacis, and a further 150mm of armour to the front of the turret. It was praised for being the only US tank able to survive a direct hit from a German 88. The 43 ton heavy assault tank arrived armed with the reliable 75mm gun in a new, heavier, T23-style turret.
As the Americans gained more bitter experience against the heavier armoured and better gunned German tanks the call went out to re-arm all the M4s to the 76mm, this project would eventually be canceled due to the many difficulties presented by the small turrets of the M4, the Jumbo however had the larger turret already, so in February 1945 Patton’s third army was to refit in field workshops (adding the .50cal mount at the same time to replace the older .30cal). Eventually other armies followed suit and some 100 M4A3E2 were converted with the new 76mm.
In Bolt Action
This beast has a good chance of survival and has a psychological shock value you could use to your advantage. Look to advance ahead of your infantry, making use of the superior armour to make direct assaults.
So over the course of this week I have been chatting to a few people in the industry, what has come of it so far has been rather encouraging and hopefully withing the next few weeks we should be adding a few more game titles to the website. Hopefully more titles will be added soon and lots of new pictures.