Monday 25 September 2023

Yarkshire Gamer Podcast - Episode 47 David Manley - Naval Wargaming


Welcome to Episode 47 of the Podcast and this time we take a look at one of my  favourite Wargaming niches, that is Naval Wargaming.

The episode is avaliable on all major Podcast hosts or via the link below

And to help me on that journey I have press ganged David Manley to guide us through a minefield of turning circles, broadside markers and wind gauges.

David has been involved in Naval Wargaming most of his life, inspired by his fathers service in The Royal Navy in WW2, he has gone on to a career in Naval Ship design and currently uses wargaming within his course content at UCL.

If its Ancient Galleys, Ships of the Line, Pre and Post Dreadnoughts or Nuclear Powered Carriers, David has written a set of rules for them or desigend a 3d ship for them so who better to help us get our feet wet.

David's rules and 3d ships can be found on the link below,

Sit back and enjoy our chat about all things Naval.

The next episode will be out in 10 days, its already recorded. I will be speaking with Peter Thompson who is the owner of Pro Arte, The manufacturer and supplier of paint brushes to Yarkshire Gamer (and a few others !) for over 40 years.

The last episode is also now available on the utubes

Until then, Sithee

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer

Thursday 14 September 2023

The Grand Final of The World Cup of Historical Wargames Rules


OK it's time to vote, it's the Final !

Voting open until 14.30 on this Sunday 17th Sept.

#WW2 vs #Napoleonics - Sean Bean as Sharpe vs Anthony Hopkins as Frost - @TooFatLardies vs @TooFatLardies - skirmish vs skirmish (insert shaking head emoji)

#wargames #wargaming #history

We have a winner ! 

On the 22/7/23 The Yarkshire Gamer World Cup of Historical Wargames Rules began.

105 sets of rules were nominated, 14,111 were votes cast. At the end there could be only one winner and that of course is Wargaming 😎

With 612 votes to 575 Chain of Command is thetop dog over Sharp Practice. 

Congrats to @TooFatLardies and @Dozibugger for getting 2 sets of their rules in the final it's a fantastic achievement in itself especially with the volume of votes cast.

Although our tables look very different I admire massively their drive and determination to push the boundaries of our hobby, to make it accessible to more people. By doing events like those at the Hartenstein Hotel and the We Have Ways Festival they are fantastic ambassadors for our hobby.

I think that the Lardies and their community do an excellent job in spreading a brand of fun and interactive way of Wargaming that is not only entertaining but is also firmly based in the history.

I Salute You

Now stop mucking about with skirmish games and get some figures on table 🙄 😆

Regards and Respect 

The Yarkshire Gamer

#wargames #wargaming #history #tabletopgaming 

Thursday 7 September 2023

World Cup of Historical Wargames Rules - The Semi Finals


OK here we go again, it's Semi Finals time and the first one sets the 2 remaining WW2 Rules in the competition against each other, it's O Group vs Chain of Command. 

O Group is relatively new to the scene but has generated a dedicated set of players who enjoy the set immensely. It's been a long journey to the Semis making its way through a tough 1st Round against Crossfire, then defeating the old school Behemoth WRG Ancients in Rd 2. A classic scrap in the QFs was won against For King and Parliament.

Chain of Command has proved hugely popular since its introduction and is the go to skirmish level game for WW2. The last seeded rule set in the competition it saw off Mortem et Gloriam in Round 2 before beating General de Armee (another Dave Brown set) in the Quarters.

Are you Team Brown or Team Clarke, time to decide and get voting below

#wargaming #wargames #tabletopgames #tabletopgaming #History


The second semi final is up for voting and it sees To the Strongest take on Sharp Practice.

It's Spears vs Muskets in the last hurdle before the Final !