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Now this is a gaming web page

November 27, 2004 6:32 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: On the Net

May I turn everyone’s attention to Back of Beyond Magazine: a magazine / web page dedicated to pulp wargaming, and formatted and laid out in the way one would expect of a pulp newspaper. And all the pictures are off well painted miniatures, too! So everybody go there, but read the next paragraph first :).

There really should be more web pages on miniature wargaming like this. The only one I can think of that is comparable in content and setup is the Major General Tremorden Rederring home page. Which brings me to a possibly interesting question - why is it that it is this general period of wargaming and wargamers, i.e. the Victorian / Pulp genre, seem to be the ones that come up with this type of quality page? Is it difficult or impossible to do for other periods, or is it that there are in fact pages out there that I don’t know about which are comparable in quality? Comments welcome!

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Interesting. I guess this is where wargaming meets RPGing, so the focus is not just on the set piece battle (as is the case with ancients in general, with the notable exception of the Tony Bath and the Alan Huyton Hyboria campaigns).

The Back of Beyond subject is perfect for this, with the romance of the setting (putting aside the brutality of the actual campaigns).

November 28, 2004 11:32 AM - Posted by Alan

Actually, somehow I think it’s a throwback in time. Roleplaying games evloved out of miniature wargaming exactly because of this style of gaming: put more emphasis on individual characters and less emphasis on army units.

But it is quite enjoyable genre!

November 29, 2004 12:40 PM - Posted by Phil Dutre