Jay's Wargaming Blog

February 18, 2014

Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More…

Filed under: News — Jay @ 11:25 pm

It’s been around three years since my last blog post, which is quite a gap. During that time I’ve had a long break from gaming to focus on other stuff, apart from occasional head-to-head sessions with a local chum.

Now I have a bit more time on my hands I inevitably find myself turning once again to solo gaming. In truth it’s never been far from my thoughts.

In the past few weeks I’ve been planning new projects, trying out new stuff and getting some of the little fellas back onto the painting table.

I’ve tried my hand at a few games of Tusk, a neat set of solo/cooperative mammoth hunting rules from Irregular Miniatures that have been around for quite some time but which I’d never previously got around to sampling. The games were fun and it’s a system that has definite potential for adaptation and development. I’ll take some photos to upload next time I give it a whirl.

I’ve also invested in some 2mm (yes, 2mm!!!) armies from Irregular as part of a new project focusing on the re-enactment of Diadochi warfare. I’m aiming to develop my own fast play rules for these games, using a hex mat with the 2mm figure blocks. Once I’ve got the basic rules up and running I’ll work on the solo dimension of the game.

Finally, again from Irregular Miniatures, I’ve purchased a set of Riot rules. Riot is another solo/cooperative ruleset whose name is pretty self-explanatory. I’m looking forward to giving the rules a run-out once I’ve sorted out the relevant figures and buildings. Initially these will be for the medieval era, with revolting peasants trying to put one over on the lord of the manor and his brutish tax collectors.

Now that I’m back into the hobby I’m aiming to post regular updates to the blog. These will include solo wargaming ideas and scenarios, battle reports, game reviews, book reviews and of course the ever-important eye candy! I promise the next gap between posts won’t be quite as long as the last one…

Happy gaming, folks!




  1. If you’re back I’d better start following you from my blog 😉

    Comment by Alan — February 18, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

  2. Hello Alan :O)
    Ta; and I’d better add your new blog to my links (which could do with a serious tidy-up after three years). :O)

    Comment by Jay — February 19, 2014 @ 12:04 am

  3. Hi, Glad to see your back posting as I enjoyed your old posts. I have only played one game of Tusk and it was fun so I plan to do some more. All the best Paul

    Comment by Jacko — February 19, 2014 @ 12:13 am

  4. Welcome back! I did like reading your posts.

    Comment by Shaun Travers — February 19, 2014 @ 11:42 am

  5. Thanks chaps :O)

    Comment by Jay — February 19, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

  6. Sounds pretty cool Jay! Jeff

    Comment by wargamer707 — February 26, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

  7. Great to hear you are going to get blogging again – welcome back!

    Comment by Alan — March 2, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

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