Posts Tagged ‘Britain’s Small Wars’

Codename Snake’s Eye

Posted on April 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

I found this 1960’s Royal Navy public information documentary film yesterday, while looking for info on the Royal Marines in Aden. It’s very cheesy but there are some useful details in there including commando assault tactics, uniforms and equipment. I…

Red Vectors 15mm Afghan / African Market

Posted on April 7th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

There are some really nice Red Vectors 15mm Afghan (Arabian) / African laser cut mdf buildings now available via Minibits. I have ordered the set of two market square type buildings and a pack of the market stalls, to use alongside the 15mm Blotz …

Zvezda 1/100 Ural Truck

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

My local model shop had some of these on the shelves at the weekend, so I had a closer look. It was a bit expensive for AK47, as I have used cheap Maisto die cast toys for my trucks in the past, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the detail in…

Thinking outside the Box?

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I have been playing around with the KR Multicase storage box that I was given for my birthday, trying to work out a useful way to make the most of the two hundred 25mm x 50mm foam slots it contains. These are designed for 28mm figures, so I did th…

Danger Close

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I was enjoying the excellent modern rules guide over on the equally excellent Charge Blog today, when I noticed that Empress Miniatures have published their version of Some Corner of a Foreign Field, aptly retitled for ultra modern skirmish games as Da…

15mm Cold War British Bundle Bonus

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

I had a really nice surprise when I opened the Team Yankee Iron Maiden bundle today. The rules supplement was as expected, perhaps better than I thought it would be, full of some really good information, scenario ideas and painting guidelines for Cold …

No I’m not….

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , . Posted by

….about to start gaming anything related to Flames of War and it’s Cold War Gone Hot offshoot, Team Yankee. Why not? To be frank, I just can’t get my head around a 1/100th scale Chieftain with a maximum effective range of 100cm…eh? What? Bonkers. N…

AK47 Cavalry

Posted on January 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I won these on eBay before the holidays and have now unpacked them for a proper look over. I have never used cavalry in AK47 so thought it would be an interesting addition to my third, as yet unpainted army. This uses Peter Pig professional bush hat fi…

French Indochina War Skirmish Starters

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I got a £25 Amazon voucher for Xmas and I blew it on a pair of 15mm LVT-4 Amtracs from the Flames of War range for use in the French Indochina war. This may seem a bizarre divergence from my current wargaming pursuits but, in actual fact, is …

Thunder and Lightnings

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I was doing some reading for the as yet theoretical but dangerously compelling Flashpoint:Fleet Air Arm project, when I stumbled across this excellent online reference website, covering numerous types of 1950’s and 1960’s British militar…

Thunder and Lightnings

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I was doing some reading for the as yet theoretical but dangerously compelling Flashpoint:Fleet Air Arm project, when I stumbled across this excellent online reference website, covering numerous types of 1950’s and 1960’s British militar…