Posts Tagged ‘historical’

The Divided Union

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

The Divided Union is a now 30 year old (it`s from 1987), 5 part documentary series about the American Civil War.Back in the days it aired on Channel 4, but you can find it on YouTube as well these days.While it is one of the many documentary series abo…

Ford M8(a) captured vehicle and further winter gear

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

On the weekend I managed to do the last touches on the captured M8 Greyhound, named Ford M8(a) by the Germans. Applying the last few weathering bits and the fitting decals onto the vehicle. I used the Decal Fix and Medium by Vallejo, quite easy to use and the results speak for themself. Some suggest […]

History’s Greatest Hoaxes

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

History’s Greatest Hoaxes is a 6 part documentary handling just that, the greatest hoaxes pulled in history.The series looks into how they came about, but most importantly how they could be maintained for a long time.Looking into the revelations often …

Mounted Irish Noble

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Et voila, the final model I need for the Dux campaign has been finished, in the form of a mounted noble.He will be “drafted” for battles where I will be using my cavalry, to lead them from the front.The model is from Gripping Beast, but I did a small w…

Mounted Irish Noble

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Et voila, the final model I need for the Dux campaign has been finished, in the form of a mounted noble.He will be “drafted” for battles where I will be using my cavalry, to lead them from the front.The model is from Gripping Beast, but I did a small w…

Late Roman Elites and Warriors

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

In order to “romanize” my force for Dux, I finished two more units of Gripping Beasts plastic Late Roman models.This allows me to use my irish and dark age warriors as the levy and mercenaries, while the core force of elites and warriors consists of ro…

Late Roman Elites and Warriors

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

In order to “romanize” my force for Dux, I finished two more units of Gripping Beasts plastic Late Roman models.This allows me to use my irish and dark age warriors as the levy and mercenaries, while the core force of elites and warriors consists of ro…

Perry Miniatures AEC ‘Dorchester’ Armoured Command Vehicle

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Fresh from the molds, the AEC Command Vehicle by Perry Miniatures, directly covered as a review as part of the Africa themed week. The AEC 4×4 Command Vehicle was the most common ACV (armoured command vehicle) of the British Army. It was based upon the AEC Matador chassis (although available by the Perrys as code […]

Rubicon Models SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. C

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday we had the shorter command SdKfz 250/3, today it is time for the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. C by Rubicon Models in a review to shine. The SdKfz 251 series was introduced as an armoured fighting vehicle, and designed to transport Panzergrenadiers (Mechanized Infantry) into battle. With at least 15,000 units (including various variants) the […]

Rubicon Models SdKfz 250/3 “Greif”

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

Continuing with the Africa theme week, we stay with the vehicle kits, switch the manufacturer to Rubicon Models and take a look at Rommel’s personal command car, the SdKfz 250/3 “Greif”. Rubicon Models released a broad range of armoured vehicles and added later conversion sets to some of them, to give them even more options. […]

Bolt Action Light Tank M3 Stuart ‘Honey’ / M3A1

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

You can’t play a proper Duel in the Sun without the matching gear, and what would be a better match for this as the M3 Stuart? To show you all the different options of this kit in our review we went with the platoon box. The M3 Stuart was used by most of the allied […]

Bolt Action Duel in the Sun

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

The Bolt Action supplement Duel in the Sun covers one of the most well known campaigns of the second world war, the African and Italian Campaigns. And we want to share it with you in this review. Next to the final cover, we see the early cover shown in some of the Osprey newsletters. The […]

Rorke’s Drift Ready To Go

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

It’s been a long process, working on my Anglo-Zulu War Armies, and although the figures are all painted (and have been for nearly 10 years) they still await their basing completed. Luckily the terrain is a happier story, thanks to

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Crisis 2017 Haul

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

Of course, no event coverage is really completed without the haul, the loot, the goodies that you’ve brought home. So let’s see what I got myself this time. So let’s take a look into the Goodie Bag. The current Crisis Gazette, the event miniature and an individual sprue. Yes, that is all. I’m a bit […]

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

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

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in […]

Turn: Washington’s Spies season 4

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

The fourth and final season of the AMC hit series, this year is all about knotting up loose ends.Against a war of independance, the spy ring struggles on to free their country from the British.Central this year is vengeance.  Washington versus Arn…

Turn: Washington’s Spies season 4

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

The fourth and final season of the AMC hit series, this year is all about knotting up loose ends.Against a war of independance, the spy ring struggles on to free their country from the British.Central this year is vengeance.  Washington versus Arn…

Winter is coming

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the last two month of this year right around the corner, the planning for Winter is necessary. One of the next events on my schedule is the Crisis, as I already shared with you here – Crisis 2017 prelude. Usually I prepare an advent calendar for December, but this year I’ll schedule something different. […]

SAGA Mounted Fianna

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

One of the “must paint” units for SAGA / Dux I had to finish was a cavalry unit, and that means for the Irish a unit of mounted nobles, or Fianna.Coming from Gripping Beast, these 4 lesser lords are ready to take the battle to the enemy in a fast manne…

SAGA Mounted Fianna

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

One of the “must paint” units for SAGA / Dux I had to finish was a cavalry unit, and that means for the Irish a unit of mounted nobles, or Fianna.Coming from Gripping Beast, these 4 lesser lords are ready to take the battle to the enemy in a fast manne…

Romano British Warriors and Archers

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

In an effort to “romanize” my force some more for the Dux campaign, I grabbed a box of Gripping Beast plastics and started work on some units.The idea is to use them for all the “non Levy” and “non Mercenary” troops, and to fit a bit more in the time p…

Romano British Warriors and Archers

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

In an effort to “romanize” my force some more for the Dux campaign, I grabbed a box of Gripping Beast plastics and started work on some units.The idea is to use them for all the “non Levy” and “non Mercenary” troops, and to fit a bit more in the time p…

Micro Art Studios Foam Hills

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

The polish manufacturer Micro Art Studio offers a broad range of terrain, made from resin, mdf and foam. They even carry licensed products for systems like Wolsung or Infinity. In this review I’d like to cover generic wargaming items in form of hills, made from foam. The pictures above are from the MAS online shop […]

The Last Kingdom season 2

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

Uther of Bebbanberg is back, in the second season of the stories written by Bernard Cornwell and his The Saxon Stories.Like the previous one, it touches upon the material of two books, each one going into a 4 episode arc, all covered over by the creati…

The Last Kingdom season 2

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

Uther of Bebbanberg is back, in the second season of the stories written by Bernard Cornwell and his The Saxon Stories.Like the previous one, it touches upon the material of two books, each one going into a 4 episode arc, all covered over by the creati…