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New World War Art Picture

Posted on July 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

Glory Indeed: Remembering Fort Wagner and the 54th Massachusetts

Posted on July 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

They called the movie about it Glory for a good reason. While the Union Army failed to take Fort Wagner 155 years ago today, the commitment and valor shown by the 54th Massachusetts as they spearheaded the attack that fateful evening in 1863 would tran…

New 10mm Motorcyclist from Irregular Miniatures

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

New 10mm Motorcyclist from Irregular Miniatures10mm MotorcyclistIrregular Miniatures

Wargames Illustrated 369, July 2018

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

OBSERVATION POSTOur latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.THEME: THE DIADOCHISimon MacDowall takes a look at wargaming with the successors of Alexander the Great.RULES SHOWCASE: 1914Great Escape Games came by to show us their…

Strategy & Tactics 311, Jul-Aug 2018

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Pacific Subs: During World War II, submarines made up less than two percent of the US Navy’s arsenal. Despite their small numbers, American subs sank over 30 percent of Japan’s navy and crippled their merchant fleet.Other Articles:Hammer of the West – …

Miniature Wargames 424, August 2018

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

• Get you Greek on with Greeks Bearing Gifts: an innovative system to help you run a Greek campaign.• Tavronitis Bridge: Maleme, Crete, May 1941. Another Command Decision conundrum by Jon Sutherland.• A Skirmish Sangin  an asymmetrical scenario:&n…

The Great Game – Waterloo Replayed

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The game will take place on the 15th and 16th June 2019 at University of Glasgow, Kelvin Gallery, using the award-winning Black ‘Powder rules. The Great Game is running in support of the Waterloo Uncovered charity that Warlord Games has been pleased to…

One Year, Three Battlefields, One Unique Opportunity to Save Civil War History

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Do you know what Hickenlooper’s Battery, Randol’s Battery, and Latimer’s Battery all have in common?Yes, of course, they are all Civil War artillery units. But today, they are uniquely connected because each battery was part of key battle action near t…

New World War Art Picture

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

12mm French VAB 6 x 6 from Butlers Printed Models

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

One French 6×6 VAB. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Véhicule de l’avant blindé or VAB (“Armoured vanguard vehicle” in French) is an armoured personnel carrier and support vehicle designed by the Eur…

12mm French VAB 4 x 4 from Butlers Printed Models

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

One French 4×4 VAB. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Véhicule de l’avant blindé or VAB (“Armoured vanguard vehicle” in French) is an armoured personnel carrier and support vehicle designed by the Eur…

Korean War – Part 2 Released from Pendraken Miniatures

Posted on July 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

In a slight change to the scheduled programming… we’ve got the South Koreans next! The Brit Commando radio operator sustained a moulding injury so we’ve sent him off to the medic to get him fixed up.  He’ll be back with us next week and we’…

Two Sieges, Two Centuries, 50 Acres of Priceless American History

Posted on July 14th, 2018 under . Posted by

A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about a piece of highly threatened hallowed ground in Yorktown, Virginia that was significant to both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. You may remember that thanks to an unprecedented $76-to-$1 matching opportuni…

Commemorating Bastille Day

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

Saturday, we commemorate Bastille Day, the French holiday celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. A military fortress and prison, the Bastille was used to store firearms and cannons. To many, it symbolized the tyra…

Slingshot 318

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

This issue, rather unusually for Slingshot, is decidedly weighted towards gaming rather than military history. Here is a lists of contents. Expect the issue to start appearing on doorsteps around the beginning of the week after next.GuardroomBattle Day…

10mm The Battle For Berlin 3D Kickstarter by WOWBuildings

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Road to Berlin 3D stl file Kickstarter The road to Berlin was hard fought from both the Russian and US/UK side, both started with river crossings and the bridge that stayed intact (mostly) was Remagen, so what better place to start than there, so t…

What do you want your legacy to be

Posted on July 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

Have you ever wanted to do more to preserve battlefields? Our members sometimes share with me that they wish they could do even more to preserve America’s hallowed battlefields, but they just can’t financially justify it. If you have ever thought this,…

Project Update #6: 10mm Caesarian Roman Army

Posted on July 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Another one with pilum and 2 with gladius, ready to give the Germans a hard time, just stay out of the forestMore legionariesKickstarterLancer Miniatures

FV432 Bulldog from Aotrs Shipyards

Posted on July 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

Aotrs Shipyards is a webstore on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.This month, as promised, we have the last of the current crop of FV432 models – the FV432 Mk3 Bulldog, …

One More Day to Become a Member for Only $17.76!

Posted on July 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

1776. While the year is best known (and rightfully so) for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776’s historical significance doesn’t end there. Not by a long shot. Here are a few other momentous events that occurred in that fateful year.Th…

Happy 4th from the American Battlefield Trust!

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

On this day in 1776, patriots and politicians representing 13 separate colonies gathered at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. There, in stirring words that would reverberate around the globe, they declared independence from Great Britain, r…

The Battle Ends: 155 Years to the Day Since Gettysburg

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

Two days of fighting already had made Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with 39,000 casualties. But it wasn’t over yet.Initially, Lee planned to renew the previous day’s offensive with further attacks on the federal flanks. Around dawn,…

Project Update #5: 10mm Caesarian Roman Army

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Sent more pictures to my sculptor, for the different poses of the legionnaires so there will be 2 poses throwing pilums and 2 with Gladius, he has promised they will be top priority.KickstarterLancer Miniatures

The Battle Continues: 155 Years to the Day Since Gettysburg

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

After the fighting on July 1, Confederate and Union soldiers continued to arrive. By morning of what would be one of the hottest days of the year, both armies had most of their infantry at Gettysburg.The fish hook is formedThe Union army’s defensive po…

Luftwaffe Airfield Equipment and Crew from Combat Group Dynamix

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

Something to spice up your Luftwaffe Airfield?Luftwaffe Airfield Equipment & CrewCombat Group Dynamix