Friday, 23 October, 2020

Month: October 2013


Across the Canal Part 1

Followers of my fictional 1981 WW3 campaign may recall that in the previous installment the spearhead of 10th Guards Tank Divison was blunted by Task Force Golf of 4th Armoured Div as it crossed the Mitelland canal northwest of Wolfsburg. Read more…


The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~Saint Augustine Travel changes everything!  When you travel, you broaden your horizons.  You open your mind to new experiences and you are never truly the Read more…


What is the one of the most under valued secrets to success?  I believe its the ACTION of MOVING FORWARD.  Some of the greatest moments of our lives happen right after some of the most trying.  To many times we Read more…


By Tami Racaniello CPFT-HFI My formerly extremely active dog, has been not her usual self. During an exam the vet “felt something”. Further testing showed that my Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix, Jacki, had a tumor the size of a lemon. Read more…


20mm WW1 French (Part 1)

We’ve already met my 20m WW1 British and Germans, so here are my late war French. The bulk of them are based around a load of Revell figures obtained from Ian Russell Lowell via Tim originally painted up as 1940 Read more…


The Games We Play: Airfix conversions: AA Crusader

We’ve not had a conversion for a while, so here is another old clunker from the 1970s. This a Crusader 20mm AA built on the Airfix Crusader chassis. The main item being the scratchbuilt turret as well as the hacked Read more…


The Games We Play: Czarnovo 1806

Tim put this game on at the club a couple of weeks ago, 15mm Napoleonic Command & Colours and the first  outing for his 15mm Russians. Not a battle I’d ever heard of, but you could tell Russians were involved Read more…


Note:  Reprinted from Doreen L. Guma’s Huffington Post article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doreen-guma-ma-fache-cpc-clc/life-control_b_4014189.html published 10/1/2013  I know the title of this blog sounds gross. You can see actually see the open wound, right? But, sometimes, it’s important for us to take notice of things. Sometimes Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda Flammpanzer III

I discovered I ‘needed’ some Panzer III (Lang) for mid 1943 Eastern Front engagements, less down to Kursk than the accounts of the post Kursk battles in George F. Nipe’s ‘Decision in the Ukraine’. I was struck by the mixture Read more…


The Games We Play: Friendly Fire

This was a game put on by Tim a few weeks ago. For no apparent reason, our erstwhile allies and ideological comrades, Svenhasselstein conducted a raid on peace loving Vulgaria and made off with the only motor vehicle in the Read more…