Saturday, January 1, 2022

Wednesday, November 10, 2021


                                   November > Thanksgiving > Turkey

   The Triple Entente, or Allied Powers, declared war on the Ottoman Empire on November 4, 1914. What have you done, Enver Pasha ? 

   Time for testing the WARG rules with World War 1 paper armies (courtesy of Junior, but, not on the Eastern front. Instead, it's the Western front with the "Harlem Hellfighters" (369th Infantry regiment) versus the Germans. Objective: repair a damaged "Water Tank" during a lull in Artillery fire.

The "Harlem Hellfighters"

German machinegun and mortar crews

The Germans take some advanced shell holes for cover

The battle is joined

The Germans suffer losses on their right flank, while US engineers trying to start the tank are eliminated

The Hellfighters attempt a Sergeant Alvin York maneuver to outflank the Germans

But, the Germans push them back

The Hellfighters are taking heavy casualties

The battle centers on the disabled tank, as repairs begin

The spark plug installed after 3 turns and the engine fires.
Mission accomplished

While we were experimenting with the WARG rules, there is another simple & inexpensive set of WWI rules, available as a PDF, named  "Trench Hammer" .

With further credits to director Howard Hawks's movie "Sergeant York", starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween


The good people of the post civil war town of Cody faced the threat of a take over from a Vampire led gang of zombies and ghouls.  However, led by Marshal Marshall, the city folk bravely defended their town and dispatched their ghastly foes.   

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The irrational defense of Minas One

                                              The red dragon bides its time
The red dragon flies to the center.
             The Dwarven catapults inflict some damage to the Skeletons on the flank.
            The dragon's breath misses but sets a portion of the battlefield ablaze
                   The dwarves have initial success against the Orc Commander
The dwarves form for battle while the dragon waits
The dragon descends
                                       The dragon begins clawing & biting
As the dwarves retreat from the battlefield, defeated.

I had this idea. I thought it might be a good one. Let's add a dragon to our fantasy battle. Well, the battle was fun. Everything was fine until the red dragon decided to participate.

                     So its time to rethink the original WARG fantasy rules  8-)

         The victorious forces 

Dwarven catapult

OoB:                                                    Orcs

2 Skeleton Light Infantry
2 Skeleton Light Cavalry
2 Skeleton Bows
2 Orc regular infantry
1 Orc regular command
1 Troll unit
1 Red Dragon


2 catapults
2 crossbows
5 regular infantry
1 Dwarven Command (Bix the almost Bold)
2 spears

Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday's Green Dragon, rework & misc.

 Two versions of Green Dragon

rework of prototype small red dragon

Trolls, and Hill, Fire & Ice Giants

There is a fantasy battle brewing to test the WARG (Wednesday Afternoon Retired Gamers) Fantasy rules.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Prototype small Granny Grate Red Dragon

Left view
Right view


                                Some widgets to re-enforce wing structure

Will probably use some red crepe paper on wings to finish.

Friday's Green Dragon day (apologies for local joke)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Granny Grate Orcs versus Dwarves WARG 1.4

Lost Mine


          The two sides advance with the Dwarven leader reaching the mine first.

The Dwarves attempt to secure the mine, but their right flank seems out of touch.
                                            Both sides trade casualties
   The Dwarves seem to have secured the mine at the expense of their right flank. 
The Dwarves continue to hold the mine, but have taken heavy casualties in doing so. 
                       The Dwarven casualties mount further as they try to hold on. 

A Victory for the Orcs & Goblins at the Lost Mine.