Aaron "Lenoon" Bowen

What happened to… Starship Troopers? Part 2: Fall

How many games have you bought into that died? The official support dried up, the community drifted away, the models went into shoeboxes until one day you either chucked them or realised the hassle of eBay might be well...

What happened to… Starship Troopers? Part 1: Rise

What happened to Starship Troopers? Now, it's a game which is increasingly fading into memory, but at one time looked like it might just be the one to steal Warhammer 40k's crown. Today we'll talk about the history of how Starship Troopers came into being; in part 2, we'll look at what caused its dramatic fall.

Soldiers of Napoleon: Interview with Warwick Kinrade

Two weeks ago the Goonhammer Historicals team got our hands on Soldiers of Napoleon, a new mass battle Napoleonic ruleset from Artorus Games - you can check out the review here. This review was based on a preview copy...

Soldiers of Napoleon: The Goonhammer Review

Soldiers of Napoleon is a 2022 miniatures wargame by designer Warwick Kinrade and Artorus Games designed to emulate battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Unlike many other games in this genre it is a genuine attempt to portray, in a...

Lenoon’s Road to Austerlitz 7: it’s about what you do with it

I feel like most of these articles have followed the same basic pattern: Have idea Do idea Realise I was wrong about idea on some level But not this time! Well, not to the same extent anyway, because I really feel like I've...

Bolt Action: Your next steps

So you've read Getting Started with Bolt Action. You checked out Bolt Action at Adepticon, then you salivated over gorgeous models in our reviews of Panthers and Stukas. How do you go from all that to a fully functioning Bolt...

Lenoon’s Road to Austerlitz 6: Geldings in the Name Of

Breaking News: Napoleon is Dead This urgent update interrupts your scheduled rambles about horses. As we go to press it is May 5th, 2022. Napoleon has been dead for 101 years and we would like to mark this solemn occasion...

Goonhammer Historicals: Activation Roundtable

Welcome to Historical Roundtables, our regular column where the Goonhammer Historicals team gets together to talk over a particular aspect of historical wargaming. They’ll share their insights, recommendations and warnings about the best way to engage with the hobby....

Lenoon’s Road to Austerlitz 5: Section, Company, Cardboard Box

I got to a point last article when I felt: I've got this. I know what I'm doing, I more or less know the history, and I know the games and the plan. You might have noticed the smug...

Goonhammer Historicals: Warhammer Ancient Battles – English Civil War

Welcome to Goonhammer ‘02! We’re taking a look back to 20 years ago and some of the key releases of 2002. Today we're getting historical, looking back into the history of historicals to review a strange 02 release: Warhammer...

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Age of Sigmar July 2022 FAQ – The Goonhammer Hot Take

Age of Sigmar July FAQ’s Today we got a whole set of FAQ’s and Errata for Age of Sigmar, the...
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