Eye Candy: Sudan Campaign

Lonely Gamers has some terrific photos of a Sudan engagement. Photos like these always make me want to start a new period.

Making Stepped Judean Hills

The Legends and Legions blog has a set of instructions for making a nice set of stepped hills for a Judean campaign. I’m interested in this because I have Judean, Assyrian and Philistine armies in 28mm.

Magic Set Editor Software

Here’s a bit of free software that helps you create magic style cards. I use the software to create unit cards for my miniatures games. They’re much better, both practically, and visually, than having unit sheets lying all over the table.

Catan Oil Springs Free Expansion

Oil Springs is a new expansion for the ubiquitous Settlers of Catan game.

The Dice Flew Furiously — Warfare in the Age of the Machine Gun

The Dice Flew Furiously is Ross MacFarlane’s set of rules for modernistic warfare. From his notes:

Notes: This is a simple set of rules for playing wargames in the Age of the Machine Gun. They are meant to provide an enjoyable game and to be evocative of stories told rather than an accurate simulation or recreation of experience or fact. More specifically, they aim to work in OSW fashion, not worrying about consistent time and ground scales and operating on multiple levels at once. Figures and vehicles are treated more or less as individuals so a player can get that emotional feel of being there in the midst of things while putting dozens if not hundreds of toy soldiers on the table and getting the feel of commanding a “battalion” or even a “brigade”, yet still be able to finish a game in 2 to 4 hours. The rules are intended for use with individual figures of 20mm size or larger but it should be able to be used with multi-figure bases either counting each base as a figure or by marking hits.