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The Last Jedi

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

We now have the last trailer for the The Last Jedi, the next Star Wars film. There are many elements that are reminiscent of The Empire Strikes Back, the big AT-AT Walkers, new Jedi learning to use the force. The Last Jedi is in cinemas on the 15th Dec…

Dystopian Wars Reborn

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

  In my recent blog post I reminisced about the demise of Spartan Games and the demise of their fabulous steampunk game, The Dystopian Wars. Though as quoted in an TMP thread: “A game is never dead as long as rules and players exist, or rather, a game is as dead as players want it … Continue reading “Dystopian Wars Reborn”

It’s the Navy!

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

As I start to reflect on possible forces for Operation Sea Lion games I have been looking around to see what is available, there have been some useful articles in the mainstream wargaming press on this subject too. I already have on the workbench some Bolt Action partisans, which though designed for the Eastern Front … Continue reading “It’s the Navy!”

Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.Mk.1

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I am impressed with the range and variety of aircraft on display at RAF Cosford. The first aircraft you see (well apart from the VC10 and Hercules by the car park, oh and the huge Bristol Britannia 312! So once you have entered the museum, proper, the first aircraft you see is the Hawker Siddeley … Continue reading “Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.Mk.1”

The demise of the Dystopian Wars

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

I was saddened to hear of the demise of Spartan Games, the company behind the wonderful Dystopian Wars and hope the future bears well for all the staff there. The Dystopian Wars is one of my favourite games, though to be honest I’ve not played for a while. What I think is interesting reading the … Continue reading “The demise of the Dystopian Wars”

RAF Regiment Scorpion

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

On a recent visit to RAF Cosford Museum I took some more photographs of the RAF Regiment Scorpion that was on display in the Cold War exhibition. The RAF Regiment’s mission is protection of RAF bases from ground attack, and patrolling a large area around main operating bases abroad, in order to defend aircraft on … Continue reading “RAF Regiment Scorpion”

Then and Now

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

I’ve always found the comparative photographs showing photographs from the 1940s and how those same locations look today. In the past you would have needed to physically go the locations to take those comparative photographs, however with tools such as Google Street View you can now find the same locations online. The harbours of Weymouth … Continue reading “Then and Now”

I just need to make a call…

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So you are trying to set the scene for Operational Sea Lion games for Bolt Action. One of the challenges has been finding British scenery. If you were playing in 20mm then there was a whole model railway scene for an English landscape. However if you went down the 15mm (or the 28mm) road then … Continue reading “I just need to make a call…”