I’m an aging nerd who has re-started wargaming a couple of years ago. I mostly enjoy historical miniature wargames, although I do occasionally play sci-fi and fantasy games. I also play role-playing games and board games.

I live in Vienna, Austria, and I’m lucky to have several regular gaming partners. My main partner is my wife, who is something of a born tactician and beats me most of the time.

This blog started out as a way to keep track of my gaming adventures and is therefore rather eclectic. You’ll find gaming reports, reviews, tutorials on how to build scenery and terrain, historical background information and other stuff that takes my fancy.

If you have any questions or just want to say hello, drop me an email at tbrand [at] monochrom [dot] at. You can also find me on facebook.

Wait, what's that - miniature wargames?

Miniature wargames are games played with figures on a surface which models real-life terrain. Like board games, they are played according to rules that govern how the figures move and fight. There's a lot of creativity involved in miniature wargaming: The figures have to be painted, the terrain has to be made, and many people tinker with the rules, devise their own scenarios and research the historical background. If you want to know more, browse this blog, check out this video or the Wikipedia article. If this is not enough, have a look at Henry Hyde's superb Wargaming Compendium.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. John Olsen August 6, 2018 / 2:57 am

    Hi Thomas,

    I came across your blog searching for Pirates and I wanted to introduce myself.

    My name is John Olsen from EOE Orbis. I noticed that you have placed an order with us recently. I would love to send you samples of our new miniatures and support your blog. Just let me know what you would like to see. If that would be okay, please let me know your address and I will have some on the way to you.

    We have just Kickstarted a new Pirate range that I thought you might be interested in seeing. I have included a link below. We have more releases planned and a few more Kickstarters. I have included a quick preview photo of a few figs from an upcoming Dungeon Adventures KS.


    They are very nice imho 😊 The link is


    • cptshandy August 6, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      Hi John, thanks for your kind offer, I’ll send you an email!

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