Thursday, 06 August, 2020

Month: December 2019


The Games We Play: San Francisco Harbour forts

The last of my holiday snaps! When you think of San Francisco, fortifications aren’t the first thing which spring to mind, but one of its most famous landmarks, Alcatraz, was originally developed as a fort long before it became a Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/200th scale Li-2/Dakota

Hannants had some Li-2s in stock, so I bought three. They were licence built Dakotas, and a cheap source of easy build Dakotas is not to be sniffed at. They certainly look like Dakotas. The models are pretty big, so Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Trixie Zip Pouches

I really should finish this quilt.  but I am not ready to commit all that time into  basting, quilting and binding in the lead up to  Christmas. So I decided I wanted to make some  Trixie Zipper Pouches. pattern available Read more…


The Games We Play: Commando Raid

John put on another outing of Don Featherstones WW2 Commando rules, this time set in late 1943 as part of ‘Operation Hard Tack’, the series raids aimed at gathering intelligence on the Atlantic Wall. These were typically conducted by quite Read more…


The Games We Play: Roco Flakpanzer IV

The good old Mobelwagen (furniture van), who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humour? According the Chamberlain and Doyle, this clunker was actually called Flakpanzer IV (2cm Flakvierling 38) auf Fgst PzKpfw IV, and entered service in 1943 Read more…


The Games We Play: San Francisco maritime museum

Back to the holiday snaps this week. Along with the JOB and Pampanito, San Francisco boasts a maritime museum which hilariously is treated as a State Park so is run by the Ranger service. Yet another set of uniforms to Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/144th scale Lagg-5

Along with my Lagg-3, I wanted some more modern Russian fighters and these Zvezda Lagg-5s were just the ticket. They look very sleek and modern with their long radial engines, but also distinctively stubby. I got two, done in slightly Read more…


The Games We Play: Shock on the Seret

I’m sure you’ve all had enough of my holiday snaps for now, so here is a proper game report. In late March 1944 with the Siege of Tarnopol well under way in the Ukraine, 4th Panzer Army was reinforced with Read more…


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The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/100th M3 Lee

Another offering from Zvezda, the M3 Lee, a.k.a. The Grave for Seven Brothers by Russian tankers who served in them. In fact they weren’t as bad as that and served in the British, US and Russian armies until 1945.I fancied Read more…