Posts Tagged ‘historical’

Salute 2018 – Part 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As Salute being such an important event for the wargaming community, lots of companies schedule their announcements and releases for that particular saturday in April. Some of them are just teasered, some proudly announced in the newsletter before the show and others are huge surprises. And as a enthusiast you have your hopes, what will […]

Salute 2018 – Part 2

Posted on April 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let us focus on the gaming tables and participation rounds at Salute in this part of the coverage. A table, that I was really looking forward to see, was the one by Andy Singleton and Kildaire Paintworks, it is a 20mm / 1:72 World War two Setting in the mediterranean. He documented the different kits […]

Payback on the Farm! A Dux Battle Report

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Last campaign month, Richard invaded my lands in an effort to burn down my watchtower, as could be read HERE.While he was unsuccesfull and suffered heavy losses that battle, this month it was time for me to return the favour and I set out to raid one o…

Salute 2018 – Part 1

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute began early for us, after the day-trip to Nottingham, we we’re ready and waiting at 7 a.m. at Cambridge Station. Taking the Great Northern towards London, we had some time on our hand. It takes roughly an hour and gets you to Kings Cross without a stop. Spending that time on going through our […]

Intro to Salute

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last thursday, on April 12th, Operation Sealion 2018 started. We went to Cologne Bonn Konrad Adenauer Airport, for our four day trip to the UK for Salute and a brief day trip to the Leadbelt. There are a couple of ways to get to London. Two years ago and before that, we did the Salute as […]

King Albert I of Belgium, the "warrior king"

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

When Leopold the second died, the Belgian throne passed on to his nephew, Albert I.While the previous monarch became infamous for his role in the Congo aquirement, this king would become famous for completely different reasons.When the First World War …

Regimental Fire & Fury Battle Report – The Fight in Godly Wood (Hotlead 2018)

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

At Hotlead 2018, I got a chance to try out a game of Regimental Fire & Fury. This is the
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More from the Balearic Island of Mallorca

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

On friday, March 30th, our exploring journey of the island continued. We set for the southern part and made several stops along the coast, beginning with Cala Figuera. We had great luck with the weather, it was bright and sunny, and just look at these blues of sky and sea. The second row shows the weathered […]

King Leopold II, that one by the Perry’s

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

The second Crisis entry model we did, waaaaaaay back in 2006, was one of two (the first year Ambiorix wasn`t either) miniatures not sculpted by Paul Hicks for us.No, he was sculpted by none other then the Perry’s, you now, those (in)famous twins ;-)Leo…

Vacation on the Balearic Islands, Mallorca

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

On March 26 we said goodbye 3° and !Hola! 20°, as we were on a Easter vacation to Mallorca. The flight was taken care of by Condor and it was such a positive start into the week off, to exit the airport and to be welcomed by this warm breeze and sunshine (especially after having […]

Violin Player

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I have absolutely no clue where I got this figure from about a decade ago.Rummaging through my bits boxes and left over piles, I came across this fellow together with the gypsy dancer I painted up as a crone for my Dark Age force of Irish.The model is …

History Channel: Marco Polo – Journey to the East

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A documentary by History Channel, Marco Polo – Journey to the East is the tale as told by perhaps the first ghostwriter in history.When Marco ends up in jail at age 44,  he tells his story to his cellmate, a writer of novels.  The book will l…

Exodus Gods and Kings

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under , . Posted by

An epic biblical movie from 2014, Christian Bale portrays Mozes in this generally negatively received epos from Ridley ScottSo Noshi wanted to see it, I hadn`t seen it yet, and as such we couched down for a nearly 3 hour ride through the old testament …

New Project: 15mm Dacians for DBA 3.0

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

Okay, let’s put the obvious one on the table first: I always liked the `engine` behind DBA.The fact you play with 12 elements each, and a game lasts about half an hour to 45 minutes, make this the ideal small scale game for “in between”.In the past I h…

A Plague of Heretics – Bernard Knight

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

The most recent book I finished, this is one of a series of murder stories apparently.I got it from a second hand store a while ago for half a euro, and it was “historically placed”, so it can`t be bad in the end… or can it?PlotNovenber, 1196.With th…

History Channel: The Mongol Empire Kublai Khan

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

I “discovered” Kublai through the marco Polo Netflix series, and took a serious intrest in the “Wise Khan” excellently portrayed by Benedict Wong.Yes, I`m forming an army for them as such… but while scrolling through YouTube I came across this old Hi…

Rangers Lead The Way: First Outing in Dust 1947

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week my good friend Leon gave me a demo game of Dust 1947, a game I have been looking at for ages. While I […]

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Aviators, get your engines running!

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I got my hands on a Airfix Dogfight Doubles set back in 2016, and build the Messerschmitt Bf109 and a Spitfire MkVb right away. Now I found some more 1:48 scale kits, that could be used as terrain. So I bought a Junkers Ju-88 by Revell and a Ju-87 by Italeri. About the scale, that […]

There are Picts on my lawn!

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Another Dux Britanniarum campaign report from our TSA campaign.  This time, another Hostage Raid as Pictish Raiders landed on my shores.It was a sunny day as Clustfeinad strolled his gardens.  Soon his noble, Petif would arrive with his retin…

More Irish Bonnachts

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Nothing fancy painting wise this post though…As a result of the challenge, I had painted up quite a few of those plastic Gripping Beast Dark Age warriors.These serve on the one hand to boost my SAGA force (far beyond the average points for a game at …

Blitzkrieg Miniatures Black Friday Unboxing

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Blitzkrieg Miniatures had a cracking Black Friday offer on many of their 1/56 vehicles such as a wonderful £10 per vehicle. It would be rude […]

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They where the terror of the woods…

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

So this is it, the final wednesday entry for the AHPC8, and what a journey it has been!This challenge is great fun, and very, very motivational on the painting front.As has become a bit of a habbit for myself the past weeks, I’ve been painting up one o…

Dinant – the city of the mighty Citadelle, Leffe and Saxophones

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The past weekend found Noshi and me in the walloon city of Dinant, for a bit of culture sniffling and a night away from home.Famous for it`s 19th century citadel fortress on top of the cliff to protect the bridge over the Meuse, and for being the birth…

Bolt Action: Afrika Korp Project Part 3

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on with the tradition of being very slow to post updates for my Afrika Korp Force. I have neglected it for far too long […]

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Bolt Action M3 Lee medium tank

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is a M3 review double feature, as I’ll show you today the M3 Lee and the M3 Grant (with track guards). The M3 Lee kit is a regular shelf product, that comes in a boxed set. Warlord offers the Grant as a made-to-order / direct order product. The M3 medium tank (not to be […]