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Eine kleine Maus

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

The Maus was a German World War Two super heavy tank that was completed in late 1944. Five were ordered, but only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by advancing Soviet forces. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built at 188 metric tons. It … Continue reading “Eine kleine Maus”

Somerset Pillbox

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

Went for a walk along Sand Bay (near to Weston super Mare). I find it interesting that there is a pillbox on the beach, as you wouldn’t have thought that this coastline was under threat of German invasion back in 1940. However doing some research about the pillbox, I came to realise that the British … Continue reading “Somerset Pillbox”

Eighth time lucky?

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I was around and did buy the first edition of Warhammer 40000 way back in 1987. I went with Orks mainly as I had an Orc army in Warhammer (the fantasy version) and since then they have been the mainstay of my 40K gaming. The last edition of 40K I bought was the fifth edition … Continue reading “Eighth time lucky?”

For Queen and Country…

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

Warning, spoilers ahead… I had high expectations about the Victorian Science Fiction’esque episode of Doctor Who this Saturday and to be honest I hoped I wasn’t going to be disappointed and I wasn’t. I really enjoyed watching the episode, I thought the plot was interesting and the use of the Ice Warriors technology made this … Continue reading “For Queen and Country…”

Why has ‘God save the Queen’ been scrawled on the surface of Mars?

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

Really looking forward to Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who, The Empress of Mars, where we see Victorian era British soldiers on Mars fighting the Ice Warriors. ‘God save the Queen’ has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath … Continue reading “Why has ‘God save the Queen’ been scrawled on the surface of Mars?”

Full circle

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

My first “experience” of wargaming was back in the 1970s with those bendy and flexible Airfix and Matchbox model soldiers and using Britain’s matchstick firing weapons. One of my favourite toys and probably the thing that got me into gaming was the 1:32nd Matchbox Counter Attack Playset. Combining Americans and Germans, with an M8 Greyhound, … Continue reading “Full circle”