Showing posts with label new osprey books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new osprey books. Show all posts

18 Apr 2016

Black Ops

Just back from a couple of games of Osprey's new-ish Black Ops modern skirmish rules... and I'm pleased to report that they appear to work !

They are set in the same era as Force on Force, but are a lot more beer & pretzels, whilst still maintaining a bit of tactical depth and that real pace that is needed to make a modern skirmish game feel "real"

Here are photos from our games using mostly Elheim modern US figures.

The squad ready themselves to move out

A cautious advance past a stalled technical

Taking cover behind the HUMMVEE whilst the news crew interview a pedestrian

Peering over a concrete barrier

Possibly not the safest place to hide....

Move first, form, a firing line and open up...

Taking cover behind a storage tank

USMC advance cautiously along the street

Matchbox-scale Toyota acts as cover

 The LAW hit the LPG cannister, so we made up a quick rule to allow me to use this flame thing!

Black Ops is available on and also for not that much really.

10 Apr 2016

6mm Neo-NATO and Neo -Soviet SF forces

Having done some wargamer-scale "dabbling" in 1/300th Moderns for a while now (erm... 3 whole large armies and a lot of eBay fishing...) I'd been strangely drawn to the idea of supplementing the increasingly futuristic looking tanks and rather indistinct infantry with some SF Mechs and Walkers.

This new habit started with an unusually restrained initial outing at Warfare 2014 where I picked up a handful of Mechs and Walkers from Ground Zero Games. But then... I caved in and did some online shopping...

Now, 2 years later, it's all gone SF mad!

There are now two full pages and loads of photos of this stuff being painted and fully finished for you to browse on this website.

Of course, I have no rules yet but with Salute! coming up I think I will be investing in Horizon Wars (the new Osprey set), and possibly probably FWC as well.

27 Nov 2012

Macedonian Armies after Alexander 323-168 BC (Men-At-Arms / Osprey)

This new Osprey book on the Post-Alexandrian Successor armies seems to be generating some heated debate on TMP right now - and I thought everyone only bought them for the pictures !

UK Edition :

US Edition:

17 Jul 2011

Force on Force

I've had a load of 1/72nd scale plastic soldiers lying around in boxes for ages, but the new Force on Force rules from Osprey & Ambush Alley have prompted me to dig them out - and buy a few opponents for them too. Of course, project creep inevitably sneaks in, and now I have the thick end of 200 modern 20mm figures. Just need more time to play !

20 Nov 2009

Random Osprey Book Title Generator

Remember the Geekspeak generator? It's had an offspring! The Random Osprey New Book Title Generator is now live and kicking on this site .. If you have any titles or subjects you'd like to see added in, just email me and I can include them...

Osprey Rules on Amazon

Broken Legions is a set of fantasy skirmish rules for a war unknown to history, fought in the shadows of the Roman Empire. Various factions recruit small warbands to fight in tight, scenario-driven battles that could secure the mystical power to defend or crush Rome. A points system allows factions to easily build a warband, and mercenaries and free agents may also be hired to bolster a force. Heroes and leaders may possess a range of skills, traits and magical abilities, but a henchman's blade can be just as sharp, and a campaign can see even the lowliest henchman become a hero of renown

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