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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

And so it begins…. Eight months to wait.

A22 Churchill Mk I

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Tank Museum is a collection of armoured fighting vehicles at Bovington Camp in Dorset, South West England. Outside the entrance to the car park at the museum is an A22 Churchill Mark I. The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) Churchill was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known … Continue reading “A22 Churchill Mk I”

The Curse of Dead Man’s Hand

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have really enjoyed playing Great Escape Games’ rules, Dead Man’s Hand. It is an enjoyable set of rules that allow for games in the Old West. I like the mechanics and the ease of playing. Great Escape have taken their rules into 1920s prohibition with The Chicago Way and these rules allow you to … Continue reading “The Curse of Dead Man’s Hand”

SDD Matilda II

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank. The design began as the A12 specification in 1936, as a gun-armed counterpart to the first British infantry tank, the machine gun armed, two-man A11 Infantry Tank Mark I. The Mark I was also known as Matilda, and the larger … Continue reading “SDD Matilda II”

SDD 15mm Tiger I

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank used in World War II, developed in 1942. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and … Continue reading “SDD 15mm Tiger I”

British Bedford OXD

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Bedford OY is an army lorry built by Bedford for the British Armed Forces and introduced in 1939. It was based on Bedford’s O-series commercial vehicles with a modified front end and single rear tyres. The OXD was a general service vehicle, a short-wheelbase version of the OY, designed for a 30 cwt (1.5 … Continue reading “British Bedford OXD”

4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This is a laser-cut mdf building from 4Ground for Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand set of rules. When a camp town started becoming more prosperous the residents would start producing town buildings, these were often frame buildings in which the timber frame was built as a shell and then the rest of the building … Continue reading “4Ground Single Storey Small Building Under Construction”

I have no Centurions

Posted on March 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Alas it wasn’t to be…. In a previous post I said So I ordered and purchased a couple of Sho’T models from the Flames of War Fate of a Nation range and will paint them up as British Army Centurions for use in Team Yankee games. They never arrived… Alas the supplier was unable to … Continue reading “I have no Centurions”

15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This is a laser cut MDF (and card) model of a Chateau from Sarissa Precision. It is unpainted model and comes as a flat pack of MDF and card. The chateau has steps back and front. They comprise the steps and go together quite easily. I like the railings which work well and don’t look … Continue reading “15mm Sarissa Precision Chateau”

Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery

Posted on February 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Finally finished one of my Christmas presents (from some time ago) was the 4Ground 15mm Shop 4: Corner Bakery. I already have a couple of the 4Ground 15mm buildings, a pair of semi-detached houses and one of the hotels. The Corner Bakery is a great piece of terrain to enhance your battle board. It comes pre-painted … Continue reading “Finished the 4Ground 15mm Corner Bakery”

Going back to 1971

Posted on February 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Had my first game of Team Yankee at the weekend, using my new painted (but not finished) Scorpion and Scimitar light tanks. This was a blue on blue combat with British forces versus British forces. I had a platoon of Centurions to fight alongside my Scorpions and Scimitars. Opposing them was Centurions, FV432 APCs, with … Continue reading “Going back to 1971”

SDD Daimler Dingo

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Daimler Scout Car, known in service as the “Dingo” (after the Australian wild dog), was a British light fast 4WD reconnaissance vehicle also used in the liaison role during the Second World War. In 1938 the British War Office issued a specification for a scouting vehicle. Out of three designs submitted by Alvis, BSA … Continue reading “SDD Daimler Dingo”

SS-GB

Posted on February 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres on BBC One on the 19th February 2017. Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Bafta Award-winners Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, SS-GB is a complex thriller focusing on British Detective Douglas Archer. Forced to work under … Continue reading “SS-GB”

Painting the roof

Posted on February 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This was the third Sarissa Precision Old West building I constructed, House with Stone Chimney. Like my other Sarissa Precision models, these went together really easily, and are for comparison purposes much simpler than the 4Ground models (but also as a result less detailed). Like my other Sarissa Precision models I have now painted the … Continue reading “Painting the roof”

A&D Hardware Store

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This is a laser-cut mdf building from 4Ground for Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand set of rules. Andrew Dewey and Dave Annabelle met whilst they were serving as elected members of the Territorial Legislator of Montana and both living in Helena. They both had a firm interest in travelling to the Town of Dead … Continue reading “A&D Hardware Store”

More of the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have started working on my Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac for Bolt Action. The LVT-4 is a 1/56th scale 28mm resin and metal kit. Having given the model a white undercoat I then gave the model a base coat of British Armour Green. Here are some more photographs of the model. This is a well … Continue reading “More of the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac”

Finishing the Shotgun House

Posted on February 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having being half completed for a while, I took the time to finish off my The Chicago Way Shotgun House from 4Ground. In the mid C19th on the French island territory of Haiti a narrow gable fronted worker’s dwelling had developed with external door openings in the gable ends in alignment front and rear. Internal … Continue reading “Finishing the Shotgun House”

Painting the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have started working on my Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac for Bolt Action. The LVT-4 is a 1/56th scale 28mm resin and metal kit. Having cleaned the model it was a relatively simple process of putting the kit together, well apart from the issue with the rear mudguards. Having given the model a white undercoat … Continue reading “Painting the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac”

Painting the Scimitars

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

For Christmas I was kindly given not only the Team Yankee Iron Maiden book I also got a box of the newly released 15mm British Scorpion or Scimitar Troop. I have been thinking about the paint scheme for my Scorpions and Scimitars and I outlined this in a previous post. I started them off, with … Continue reading “Painting the Scimitars”

Building the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

There aren’t too many parts to this model, so I thought it would be a simple build, but in the end I made a mistake which meant having to start again. The problem arose when adding the tracks to the main hull. Unlike when building Flames of War resin models which include notches for the … Continue reading “Building the LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac”

Painting the Scorpion

Posted on January 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

For Christmas I was kindly given not only the Team Yankee Iron Maiden book I also got a box of the newly released 15mm British Scorpion or Scimitar Troop. I have been thinking about the paint scheme for my Scorpions and Scimitars. One choice would be to paint them as part of the BAOR tracked … Continue reading “Painting the Scorpion”

Centurion Mk 5 – Team Yankee

Posted on January 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Centurion, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-Second World War period. It is widely considered to be one of the most successful post-war tank designs, remaining in production into the 1960s, and seeing combat in the front lines into the 1980s. According to this source, in 1981, the … Continue reading “Centurion Mk 5 – Team Yankee”

Building the 15mm British Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) – Team Yankee

Posted on January 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

For Christmas I was kindly given not only the Team Yankee Iron Maiden book I also got a box of the newly released 15mm British Scorpion or Scimitar Troop. The British Army Of the Rhine had three tracked reconnaissance regiments. The recce troops of the first two were equipped entirely with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles, while … Continue reading “Building the 15mm British Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) – Team Yankee”