Some useful resources to level up your hobby experience.



A selection of some useful resources on the web.


The Slow Hobbyist

Inspiring hobby manifesto

Tutorial Casualties

DIY corpse markers

  • soon …


The following non-exhaustive listing contains some works of literature (both fiction and non fiction), which we as a sports club that reads, found particularly interesting. Either as inspiration or to broaden our knowledge.

Read more … literally.
  • The shortest history of war by Gwynne Dyer – non-fiction
    The book gives a rather broad and digested overview on war, how it evolved and on general principles. It is not a book on tactics or strategy, but makes the concept of war approachable for the average reader.
  • Vom Kriege (On War) by Carl von Clausewitz (1816-1830) – non-fiction
  • Star Ship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1959) – fiction
    The novel inspired the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film by the same name. It is a science fiction novel with a heavy military theme. What makes it more fascinating is the indoctrinated, propaganda-bombarded, humanity first society, depicted by Heinlein. The conflict with the alien “bugs” adopts a familiar >us vs them< theme. Being written during the cold war, shortly after World War two (1945) and the Korean war (1953), Heinlein’s futuristic depiction of an ideologically motivated conflict with “the other” has a rather chilling feeling.
    For gaming purposes it might be an inspiration for scenarios and settings.
  • The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1974) – fiction
  • The Expanse Novels by James S.A. Corey (2011-2022) – fiction
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937) – fiction
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954) – fiction
  • Conan novels by Robert E. Howard – fiction
  • Call of Cthulhu and other works by H. P. Lovecraft – fiction
  • Elite, Combat and Man-at-arms -series by Osprey publishing
    Next to gaming systems and rulebooks, Osprey publishes a vast number of quickly read and very digest books covering warfare and the soldier throughout the ages. “Elite”, “Combat” and “Man-at-arms” are excellent series with reference material on tactics, campaigns, fighting style, military structure etc… covering the ages. They are not as precise as specific scientific works, but fairly sufficient to enter a subject. So if you just want to launch your very own punic war over a glass of brandy, here’s your how to 😉
    Sadly some of the very good earlier publications are hard to come by, especially if you live outside of Britain.
  • Drachenfels by Kim Newman (pen name: Jack Yeovil) (1989) – fiction
    One of the first Warhammer Fantasy novels. It’s an old-school horror fantasy novel with a very healthy dose of honest humor … and lots of gore.


Inspiration for your movie nights

Selection of our favorite blockbusters
  • Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  • Conan, the Barbarian (1982)
  • Legend (1985)

Video games

Occasionally we do our gaming on the computer be it single or multi player.

Video games we like to play
  • Drakensang II – Am Fluss der Zeit (River of Time)
  • Divinity Original Sin II
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • XCOM


Enhance your tabletop gaming with our selected soundtracks on YouTube and Spotify.

  • spotify


Freebies from us for you

STL files
Gaming Resources


Jingle spells, jingle spells, kaboom your face away…
A Frostgrave 2022 Holiday Special


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Army lists
One Page Rules

Links to OPR Army Forge

Grimdark Future Firefight

Kings of War

Kings of War Fantasy

  • Orcs & Goblins
  • High Elves

Kings of War Historical

  • Romans
  • Carthaginians