Posts Tagged ‘historical’

Napoleon en de Franse Revolutie

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Episode 5 of documentaries detailing historical greats, this volume is about Napoleon and his rise and fall.The volume contains two documentaries, each about an hour in length, and while the second one chronicles his life, the first one was something I…

Marching to Quinnsville

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

A build that originated from two very different origin points, my first complete Company for BoBS has been recruited and stationed in Quinnsville for the defence of the town.While I “bought” the troops for the game a week or two ago, I finally came rou…

Charge of the Irish Brigade WiP 1

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

It`s Saint Patty’s today… and for the first time in like forever, I`ll survive it as I`m on kid-sitter duty tonight.But that doesn`t mean I won`t fly the green flag of Erin, albeit virtually.You see, I finally got decently started on my Fredericksbur…

Bolt Action KV-1 / KV-2 Heavy Tank

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

Third and last part of russian tank week is the KV-1 / KV-2 heavy tank kit by Warlord Games / Italeri. The russian heavy tank in 28mm / 1:56 scale is manufactured at Italeri and covers enough pieces to build either the KV-1 heavy tank or the KV-2 heavy assault tank. The KV series was […]

Table Top News: 17th March 17

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello lovely people and welcome to this weeks news round up!  A whistle stop tour of gaming news!First up  we have C’MoN announcing Eric Lang […]

Rubicon Models SU-85 / SU-122

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

Next up in russian tank week is the tank destroyer / assault gun kit SU-85 / SU-122 by Rubicon Models in this review. The SU tanks were built upon the chassis of the T-34 medium tank. The SU-85 was a self-propelled gun, the SU-122 an assault gun. The SU-122 was meant to fill the needs […]

Bolt Action IS-3 Heavy Tank

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

Welcome to russian tank week, comrade! Start of this short series of 3 russian tank reviews will be the IS-3, Iossif Stalin, heavy tank recently released by Warlord Games for Bolt Action and Konflikt 47. As the IS-3 is a mail order only product of Warlord Games, it is made to order and does not […]

Bolt Action M10 Tank Destroyer

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

In december I already covered the Rubicon multi-variant kit of the M10/M36 Tank Destroyer, now it is time in this review to take a closer look on the M10 Tank Destroyer by Warlord Games / Italeri. This is a 1:56 / 28mm scale kit manufactured by Italeri, so much closer to a model kit. The […]

Mustering Vulfgangs Warband

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

After mustering the Romans for the SAGA project, it is time to call the German warriors of Vulfgangs warband to arms. As mentioned in the article about planing a german warband, I started assembling the plastic and metal miniatures from the matching Warlord Games boxed set. As the metal torsos all wore fur, I added […]

Half A Million Views! Contest!!!!!

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

Holy Moly!I looked at my view count today and realized I am likely to cross the half million mark in the next couple days!This calls for a small Contest and Prizes!!!!!So I’m going to make it simple.  Comment on this post on my blog (if you are re…

[Historical] More Pulp for your buck

Posted on February 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

More from the Pulp plastic pile. Mix of Reaper Bones, Cobblestone and Foundry.

The Making of Middle-Earth – Christopher Snyder

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

A new look inside the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, as the subtitle reads, is a hefty 300+ high gloss hardback tome.Cross the treshold to Middle-Earth in this work, which was written between the first and second movies of The Hobbit, and offers some unique …

[Historical] Early 20th Century Mob

Posted on February 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

This collection of Victorian/Pulp models spent almost a full year on my desk before I completed the work. These models are mostly Foundry and Cobblestone with a few Old Glory in there. They are mostly civilian, a mix of armed and unarmed folk. They wo…

Unternehmen Greif – Ersatz StuG

Posted on February 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

As I took care of the Rubicon Models StuG just a few days ago, I already mentioned, that I’ve been tinkering with that kit. The next Bolt Action supplement, Battle of the Bulge, is just around the corner and we have a lot of winter troops around. I have a fable for captured vehicles and […]

Of Kings and Prophets

Posted on February 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

After finishing Vikings season 4 and watching Medici earlier yesterday (yeah, I did a marathon while the GF was out), it was time for a third historical drama series in the form of Of Kings and Prophets.Now, I was weary when I started wathcing, as the …

Medici: Masters of Florence

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

The GF is out with friends, so it was the perfect night to “Netflix and Chill” and I went through all eight episodes of this Rai / Netflix series.One of the recent flood of historical drama`s, this is a fantastic series for sure!Following both the curr…

Vikings season 4

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

The fourth season of Vikings followed a whole other format then before, being split up in 2 blocks of 10 episodes each, spanning 2016 and the beginning of 2017.Now, if you don`t want any spoilers, don`t read on.  Or don`t read any history books fo…

Rubicon Models – StuG III Ausf. G

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

After covering the Maus and some Sci-Fi reviews, it is time to come back to “regular” tanks, like the StuG III. I covered the Warlord / Italeri one last november, and now I want to share the counterpart by Rubicon Models. The Sturmgeschütz III Ausführung G, SdKfz 142, is an assault gun based upon the […]

Bolt Action PzKpfw VIII Maus

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

On friday, January 20th, Warlord Games offered a limited access to the first 35 Maus tanks for Bolt Action and Konflikt 47. I was lucky enoug to get one, as the tanks were quickly sold out. But do not despair, they will be available from mid / late february again in higher numbers. Ordered on […]

Mustering Caesars Legion

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

After introducing the initial idea of Ancient SAGA with Caesar’s Legion, it is time to bring some (plastic) pieces together and get it started. The basic foundation of this project are two boxes of plastic 28mm romans from Warlords Hail Caesar range. To be flexible, it started with both boxes of roman legionaries, those with […]

Ironclad

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

Today’s entry in the Fantasy marathon might be, at first, a miscast, but bear with me…While there is no dragons, skeletons, monsters of even magic in the whole movie, there is another force at work which some these days might call “fantasy”.Religion….

Jason and the Argonauts

Posted on January 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Here we are with the next instalment of our movie marathon special, and today we are handling a classic film from 1963.Now, I have been watching films over the weekend, I just didn`t get around to posting so it may take a few days longer as such :-)The…

Beowulf and Grendel

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

The most recent cinematic tale on this age old saga, this Gerald Butler starring flick hails from 2005.A Canadian – Icelandic coproduction, it tried to feature as many dialogues in the Old English of the poem version of the 1800s…… which is both it…

Inspirational Lego # 104

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

For many AFOL parents in Belgium, today marks the return of the calm and silence as the kids return to school after the Christmas holiday.Or the stress of homework and the likes in the evening…So whatever the case is, let’s just calm and relax our mi…

World War II: Battlefront

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

A 12 episode long documentary series, Battlefront takes a look at various famous battles in the second World War.The series episodes are about 23 minutes long, so the stories told by survivors and historians alike tend to be rather fast paced.Now, what…