Monday, 03 August, 2020

Month: February 2020


The Games We Play: 14th Army in Burma

John was keen to try out his nice new 14th Army and Japanese figures, so he put on this game set in Burma in early 1945. It was taken from a training scenario on Jungle Warfare, and the idea was Read more…


The Games We Play: 1/144th Avro Anson

When my dad was in the RAF his main job was in the control tower, with a sideline in airfield defence (which he said was fun, but the Lee Enfield was a bit of a challenge to fire left handed). Read more…


The Games We Play: Pig Sticking

John had been doing some research recently and discovered that Baden-Powell of Scouting for Boys fame, was a strong advocate of the sport of pig-sticking as an aid to cavalry training and wrote one of the definitive guides to the Read more…


The Games We Play: 37mm infantry guns

Along with the Skoda 47mm, I also picked up a couple of other guns from the COW Bring and Buy for my generic WW2 minor forces. These were a pair of unusual Russian 37mm infantry guns with spoked wheels from Read more…


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The Games We Play: Lake Trasimine 217 BC

217BC and off to the killing fields of Italy once more. Hannibal is on the rampage and Consul Flaminius sets off to stop him. We are up in the Po Valley today, so the countryside is fairly lush.Hannibal had been Read more…


The Games We Play: Skoda 47mm AT gun

I have a moderate collection of 15mm SCW figures which rarely sees the light of day, but it occurred to me last year that a lot of the figures would be eminently suitable as stand-ins for various WW2 combatants (Rumania, Read more…


The Games We Play: The Twin Villages

After the fun of St Vith, it is back to the Bulge again, this time for a trip to Krinkelt and Rocherath at the northern end of the Bulge. Avid readers will no doubt recognise this setup from my earlier Read more…


The Games We Play: The guns!

Regular readers will have noticed that I play a fair bit of WW1, and a key feature of WW1 is artillery, lots of it. Field guns are generally well catered for in the various scales, but I was after some Read more…


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