Friday, 23 October, 2020

Month: June 2020


Plugging the Gap, June 1981

Another lockdown game, another NBC game. The rules seem to work well for multi-player remote play. Tim treated us this time to a trip to WW3, where we haven’t been for a few years. He set it in the same Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Port Fairy Tales

Mr. PnP have been away for a short break, down on the Shipwreck Coast in western Victoria,hence the name “Port Fairy Tales“.I had a great opportunity to finish binding my Heather Ross/ Sawtooth Mania quilt, And to get some pretty photos of it!I Read more…


The Games We Play: QRF 15mm A27 Cromwells

I’ve been meaning to get some 15mm Cromwells for a while (I already have 6mm and 20mm ones) as  had a couple of scenarios in mind which needed them. The QRF Covid-19 offer was still on, so I put in Read more…


The Games We Play: Gridded Age of Sail

We’d played Johns One Hour naval game at the club before lockdown, and we all thought it would benefit from a grid to make navigation easier. John had incorporated some ideas from the Portable Naval Wargame, and lo and behold, Read more…


The Games We Play: QRF Bedford Radio Truck

The Americans have been having all the command vehicles recently, and as I was putting an order in I thought I’d give the British a go. QRF do a nice looking Bedford Radio truck so I ordered one of those. Read more…


The Games We Play: Bumper 400th Blog Post Edition! Operation Goodwood

Blimey, 400 posts in ten years, that is around 40 a year so not bad. Many thanks to my fathful followers who have stuck with it this long. And as a special treat/dreadful torture here is an extended write up Read more…


The Games We Play: Operation Goodwood Part 1

As regular readers may know, I have a bit of a fascination with large scale set piece battles. Some years ago (possibly as long as 20 years ago!) I ran Operation Goodwood on squares using a very early variant of Read more…


The Games We Play: Send more Officers

As I noted in my post on Bofors guns, they come with four crew each but I only used two. Where are the other poor gunners you cry? Well, they haven’t been consigned to the spares box. My WW2 15mm Read more…


The Games We Play: 3 Div on D-Day

This is a really old post. What is blogger playing at?I’ve been looking for a few representative battalion sized NWE engagements to try out a revised version of ‘Battlegroup’ by John Armatys. Originally these were a pretty lean and fast Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Starts and Finishes

I love my Alaska sweater! It is so very cosy and warm. And this flimsy is finished…. My friend Elizabeth @ Occasional Piece Quilts  recently released this Sawtooth Mania pattern 8″ blocks       There’s a good variety of centres to Read more…