Posts Tagged ‘historical’

Viking: Sworn Brother – Tim Severin

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

The second book in the Viking series, chronicling the adventures of Thorgils Leifsson, this one takes us from Engeland to Iceland and Finland… only to end in Constatinople.A series that gained additional popularity due to the Vikings series (totally …

Viking: Sworn Brother – Tim Severin

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

The second book in the Viking series, chronicling the adventures of Thorgils Leifsson, this one takes us from Engeland to Iceland and Finland… only to end in Constatinople.A series that gained additional popularity due to the Vikings series (totally …

Historicon 2017 Kurt Knispel & Tanks

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

In July, from the 12th to 15th, the Historicon 2017 was held in Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia, United States). It is a large wargaming event by the HMGS, Historical Miniature Gaming Society, and will return to Lancaster, PA, next year (after leaving it in 2009). As many other events, the Historicon offers a special annual event […]

The Haul Report 93

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

Hello everyone to another week of heaps of goodies, and it`s been a pretty big one.And it included a lot of stuff I got through my wargames club, thanks peeps for helping out my forces.The first thing I got was a purchase from eBay, the old Morathi mod…

The Haul Report 93

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

Hello everyone to another week of heaps of goodies, and it`s been a pretty big one.And it included a lot of stuff I got through my wargames club, thanks peeps for helping out my forces.The first thing I got was a purchase from eBay, the old Morathi mod…

TSA Dux Britanniarum Campaign # 1

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

Welcome to the first bunch of ramblings I`ll be doing the coming months about this game and campaign.I enlisted, having never played the game, and I am going to put my thoughts during the run down here on this corner of the internet.Now, today I picked…

TSA Dux Britanniarum Campaign # 1

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

Welcome to the first bunch of ramblings I`ll be doing the coming months about this game and campaign.I enlisted, having never played the game, and I am going to put my thoughts during the run down here on this corner of the internet.Now, today I picked…

New Zealand / Aotearoa 2017

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

You might be wondering, why it was so quiet in July on Chaosbunker. The ones following me on facebook, might have seen it – I was in New Zealand / Aotearoa for a month. It was a great journey and I’m very lucky and happy to have experience the islands for this amount of time. […]

Crisis 2017 limited edition figures revealed

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

The 2017 limited edition figure for Crisis has been unveiled, and here they are!Sculpted once again by Paul Hicks, Tijl is a figure from the 14th century.From our TSA Facebook page:  Please find here Tijl Uilenspiegel. He’ s the free figure for th…

Crisis 2017 limited edition figures revealed

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

The 2017 limited edition figure for Crisis has been unveiled, and here they are!Sculpted once again by Paul Hicks, Tijl is a figure from the 14th century.From our TSA Facebook page:  Please find here Tijl Uilenspiegel. He’ s the free figure for th…

Rorke’s Drift Update

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything directly to do with my own wargaming, and an even longer time since I posted about my 28mm Anglo-Zulu War project! Way back in 2011 Warlord Game’s brought out their fantastic

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Coffeemill Exposition Mortsel

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

In Mortsel, near Antwerp, a rather unique collection is on display until coming saturday, the 22nd of july.


Located in an empty store, the private collection of Rene Vanhove, together with a few pieces of fellow collectors, is displayed for all those loving the black gold.

The Dutch introduction, sourced from UitInVlaanderen, reads as follows:

Oude koffiemolens krijgen bij René Vanhove uit Hove een tweede leven. Hij herstelt ze allemaal eigenhandig en in hun oorspronkelijke staat.
Zes jaar geleden kreeg hij zijn eerste koffiemolen, die van de bomma. Nu heeft hij er een 130-tal staan. Handmatige molens, geen elektrische. Zijn grote trots zijn de twee Brusselse toonbankkoffiemolens van J. Van Cauteren uit 1850. Ook geliefd zijn de ‘boerenvlaamse’ molens en de koffiemolens van Peugeot uit Frankrijk of hangkoffiemolens uit België -Nederland en Duitsland.
“Ik vind het prettig om in alle rust iets te kunnen opbouwen, om vergane glorie te herstellen. Je kan geen brute kracht gebruiken voor koffiemolens, je moet heel geduldig zijn, opbouwend werken en vooral er de tijd voor nemen.”
Ondertussen is hij ook lid van de internationale club van koffiemolenverzamelaars ( AICMC) waarbij slechts een paar Belgen toegelaten zijn.
René stelt zijn opmerkelijke collectie tentoon in Mortsel. De tentoonstelling wordt aangevuld met enkele zeldzame exemplaren van bevriende verzamelaars.

Now, the exposition isn`t a huge museum or something, but it is a nice stroll through the past of the venerable coffee mill, from the old hand models to the first efforts at electrifying the machines.

Personally, I adored this collection of wall hanging mills, a lot of them gorgeously decorated.

It also has some serious oddities, like this italian one where someone did their own “handyman job” on powering it.

If you are in the neighbourhood, make sure to drop by this lovely little exposition for a trip through the history of grinding your coffeebeans!

It`s open between 14 and 18 hrs, and the entrance is totally free.

Coffeemill Exposition Mortsel

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

In Mortsel, near Antwerp, a rather unique collection is on display until coming saturday, the 22nd of july.


Located in an empty store, the private collection of Rene Vanhove, together with a few pieces of fellow collectors, is displayed for all those loving the black gold.

The Dutch introduction, sourced from UitInVlaanderen, reads as follows:

Oude koffiemolens krijgen bij René Vanhove uit Hove een tweede leven. Hij herstelt ze allemaal eigenhandig en in hun oorspronkelijke staat.
Zes jaar geleden kreeg hij zijn eerste koffiemolen, die van de bomma. Nu heeft hij er een 130-tal staan. Handmatige molens, geen elektrische. Zijn grote trots zijn de twee Brusselse toonbankkoffiemolens van J. Van Cauteren uit 1850. Ook geliefd zijn de ‘boerenvlaamse’ molens en de koffiemolens van Peugeot uit Frankrijk of hangkoffiemolens uit België -Nederland en Duitsland.
“Ik vind het prettig om in alle rust iets te kunnen opbouwen, om vergane glorie te herstellen. Je kan geen brute kracht gebruiken voor koffiemolens, je moet heel geduldig zijn, opbouwend werken en vooral er de tijd voor nemen.”
Ondertussen is hij ook lid van de internationale club van koffiemolenverzamelaars ( AICMC) waarbij slechts een paar Belgen toegelaten zijn.
René stelt zijn opmerkelijke collectie tentoon in Mortsel. De tentoonstelling wordt aangevuld met enkele zeldzame exemplaren van bevriende verzamelaars.

Now, the exposition isn`t a huge museum or something, but it is a nice stroll through the past of the venerable coffee mill, from the old hand models to the first efforts at electrifying the machines.

Personally, I adored this collection of wall hanging mills, a lot of them gorgeously decorated.

It also has some serious oddities, like this italian one where someone did their own “handyman job” on powering it.

If you are in the neighbourhood, make sure to drop by this lovely little exposition for a trip through the history of grinding your coffeebeans!

It`s open between 14 and 18 hrs, and the entrance is totally free.

Flint and Feather by Crucible Crush

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

One of the mandates of Must Contain Minis is to introduce its readers to games out on the market. Today’s post is exactly that. Today, we will be taking a brief look at a game called Flint and Feather by Crucible Crush.All of the images in this post ar…

Flint and Feather by Crucible Crush

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

One of the mandates of Must Contain Minis is to introduce its readers to games out on the market. Today’s post is exactly that. Today, we will be taking a brief look at a game called Flint and Feather by Crucible Crush.All of the images in this post ar…

Jamestown season 1

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

The recent british historical drama, Jamestown, takes us to the colony of the same name in 1619.It was created by the team behind Downtown Abbey, and while it lacks the action or intensity of series like Black Sails or other high production budgets, it…

Jamestown season 1

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

The recent british historical drama, Jamestown, takes us to the colony of the same name in 1619.It was created by the team behind Downtown Abbey, and while it lacks the action or intensity of series like Black Sails or other high production budgets, it…

Bolt Action: Afrika Korp Project

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

Part 1: So it begins People often stop me in the street and say “Craig where do you get your army ideas from? (True story […]

The Haul Report 87: the Steam sales are here

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It`s that time of the year again, when Steam does it large sale weeks, running from the 22nd until the 5th of july.So I jumped on it, and purchased myself a 20 euro charge card, so that I could go crazy on the items on my wishlist and purchase a heap o…

The Haul Report 87: the Steam sales are here

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It`s that time of the year again, when Steam does it large sale weeks, running from the 22nd until the 5th of july.So I jumped on it, and purchased myself a 20 euro charge card, so that I could go crazy on the items on my wishlist and purchase a heap o…

Chosen Men – Mark Latham

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

Part of the Osprey line of wargame rules, Chosen Men is meant for skirmish battles in the Napoleonic age.And these rules aren`t to difficult at all!The base system is the use of action points, the TAC, of which every figure in your band has 2.  No…

Chosen Men – Mark Latham

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

Part of the Osprey line of wargame rules, Chosen Men is meant for skirmish battles in the Napoleonic age.And these rules aren`t to difficult at all!The base system is the use of action points, the TAC, of which every figure in your band has 2.  No…

Cantabrum Indoctum Iuga Ferre Nostra

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

“Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra – Cantabria, that won’t bear our  yoke”, Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Continuing the ancient SAGA projects, more cavalry arrived for the Iberians. I had a bit of trouble continuing this part of the SAGA warbands, as Victrix is a bit of a problem to get your hands on. Some sets, like […]

Haul Report 86

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

Welcome all to another weekly oversight of stuff I obtained, and this week it’s a big one, but not really an expensive one.Because fleamarket season is in full swing, and some other bargains where found along the road as well…It started last saturday…

Haul Report 86

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

Welcome all to another weekly oversight of stuff I obtained, and this week it’s a big one, but not really an expensive one.Because fleamarket season is in full swing, and some other bargains where found along the road as well…It started last saturday…