30 November, 2014

Battlecry 2014 (LW Tournament AAR)

It's likely the last tournament of 2014. Battlecry 2014!! 1650 Late War at Perkins Hobby's in Petawawa Ontario. A few of us made the trek through sleet and snow in order to play in this annual event. Have a look at some of the armies and some of the tabletop action.

24 November, 2014

Tank Gunnery 101 (by: Major(Ret) G. Barling)

From the inception of the tank in 1916 up to the present time, tank gunnery essentially consists of two activities. First, either the gunner or the crew commander (depending on the type of tank) tries to determine the range to the target. Second, with the range either known or estimated, the gunner aims the gun as best he can to engage and hit the target successfully.

22 November, 2014

Dice Devils PodCast Episode 4 is here!

Welcome back to another Dice Devils pod cast. This week we recap the Petawawa Late War Tournament from last week. We discuss our hobby plans and what we have been working on, and we talk about World of Tanks.

We also discuss upcoming events and games we are looking forward to along with our recent messing around with Dropzone Commander.

You can take a listen here:

As always, we welcome any and all feedback, and hope you enjoy the show!


18 November, 2014

Weapons of Choice M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer

In this segment of Weapons of Choice, I'll be taking a look at the M1A1 75mm Howitzer. It's compact size and the power of the gun proved to be very versatile during WW2. Its use in Flames of War is not any different, with a few options to get it into any number of US or British lists. I'm a new fan of this addition to my US 82nd Airborne, it has proven to be a great choice for inexpensive artillery support.

12 November, 2014

Painted Panzers

I've had a few tanks lying around and have not been painting very much lately. I decided to break out the airbrush and some Pzr IV/70 tank destroyers that came in one of my German army boxes. We'll look at the tank and how it's represented in FoW.

08 November, 2014

Starting into Dropzone Commander

Last night saw Chris and I run our first Dropzone Commander game! The game is produced by Hawk Wargames (http://www.hawkwargames.com/ ) and it is a 10mm Sci Fi game of fast moving dropships and building to building battles. We thoroughly enjoyed the rule set. It was fast playing, simple to follow and the alternating activations of Battlegroups (units) kept each of us in the game the whole time.

I played the basic starter force of UCM (United Colonies of Mankind) which came in the stellar starter set :

Chris had picked up the PHR (Post Human Republic) starter with consisted of some very cool cybernetics enhanced fighters with mech style walkers in support :

02 November, 2014

Dice Devils Pod Cast Episode 3 is here!

Hi all! Welcome back to another episode of the Dice Devils Pod Cast. This time around we chat about our recent hobby adventures, the new Battlefront Tournament point total changes and Matt's trip to the National War Museum. We also discuss the upcoming Petawawa Late War tournament and the lists we are looking to field. I also pulled the pin on backing the new Heavy Gear Kickstarter, so we talk about that and other games, along with "Kickstarting" in general.

More information about the Heavy Gear Kickstarter can be found here :


We hope you enjoy the episode as we plan to have a follow up pod cast right after the Petawawa Late War Tournament in two weeks - so stay tuned!

Episode 3 :

A "small" diversion...

 BATTLTECH! This was my first miniature game. As I mentioned in my last post, Battletech holds a dear place in my hobby heart. I remember do...