Wargaming Recon, a long-running historical wargaming podcast, discussed Altar of Freedom in their latest episode. It's a good perspective from players painting up 6mm Baccus armies to jump into the rules for the first time. There's also a fairly in-depth discussion about the merits of wargaming in smaller scales like 6mm and 10mm. There aren't all that many historical wargaming podcasts out there, so if you want some fun listening while you're in the car or painting miniatures you should give Wargaming Recon a try. They have a long back-catalog of previous episodes worth checking out.
Our method for creating cheap, effective rivers and creeks in 6mm scale now has a video tutorial, courtesy of Little Wars TV! Check it out, along with the rest of the great historical wargaming content available there.
Would you like a free copy of Altar of Freedom? The guys at Little Wars TV (of which I happen to be one!) are giving away a free copy of the rules, plus two other systems, this week only.
All you have to do is sign up to be eligible. Plus, signing up gets you all kinds of other free bonus content at Little Wars TV, so this is a win-win scenario. And if you're already signed up, you're already in the running for the giveaway?
Now Available on Little Wars TV
Little Wars TV is doing in depth rule reviews of each set played in their wargame episodes, and as the first system used in the series, Altar of Freedom was the first to be reviewed! It's a fun review, and although I'd argue the "Support" offered here on this website is much more than the reviewers suggested, they had a very good deep dive into the rest of the game. I mean, they couldn't be right about EVERYTHING. You can the watch the full review below, and of course, if you haven't seen the Antietam episode of the series, be sure to check it out!
First Blood between Lee & Grant
We have a new photo AAR available for the Battle of the Wilderness, the first in a long series of bloody engagements in the Overland Campaign. Our scenario allowed players to do some hidden, pre-battle maneuver in the tangled woods. With limited communication and fog of war hampering plans, our six players made a real mess of things and produced a wildly unpredictable engagement. In some ways in mirrored the historical battle, but our outcome re-writes history in more than one major way...
READ THE AFTER ACTION REPORT!
For the last 18 months my local club has been working on an expansive video project, dedicated to the hobby of historical miniature wargaming. I'm quite proud of what we've been able to film and edit, and hopefully the wider gaming community will enjoy it. The introductory videos for the series launch this week and the official premiere of the first game episode is July 12, when Historicon 2018 kicks off. The season "trailer" appears right here, and you can click over to our YouTube channel for more. After the break, I'll explain what this whole thing has to do with Altar of Freedom.
It's been over a year since the last "news" update here at the Altar of Freedom homepage and some announcements are probably overdue. For more than a year I have been working on a number of new wargaming projects not directly related to AoF, and I'm pleased to report that a couple of them will be wrapping up this summer. Also wrapping up within the next month will be a long, long overdue follow up to Gibraltar of the West, our campaign supplement that has been downloaded for free on this website by nearly 5,000 of you. Read on after the break for all the summer announcements!