Posts Tagged ‘History’

Poltava part 2 – the terrain

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Jon and Diane used artificial grass for the terrain and the manual paint job was very effective. The playing surface is very robust and would take a fair bit of punishment if unfortunate enough to experience it.The table was twenty feet by six and the …

We think 20 siders are so modern…

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

In which the author posits about the existence of lost games from Greek and Roman times. Continue reading

Drevna društvena igra pronađena u grobnici germanskog princa

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

U Slovačkoj je tokom građevinskih radova slučajno pronađena grobnica iz 375. godine. Među pronađenim stvarima su i krevet dekorisan srebrnim listićima, sto i jedinstvena društvena igra koja je stara preko 1600 godina. Igra se sastoji od table sa poljim…

Pull Your Socks Up Man!

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

Well I missed the big nosh up last night, I had harboured a slight hope that despite everything I would still limp along, but it was not to be, after opening the shop and dealing with at least a dozen customers and coughing constantly I had lost the wi…

Feature- Russian Commanders

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

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Feature- Russian Commanders

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

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

Lenin – the Man, The Myth, The Poster

Welcome to the Revolution Comrades! 100 Years ago today the Bolshevik Guards (directed by one V.I. Lenin) stormed the Winter Palace to topple the post Romanov Interim Government. Good job mobilising the masses and standing up to a really crap regime! 

1930s Soviet propaganda re-enactment of the storming of the Winter Palace

Of course, it tailed off a bit with the subsequent Civil War and the less said about those Soviet Chaps the better (though they were pretty handy against those angry Germans). Dasvidanya Tovarish!

Comrade Kitty, because the internet breaks if you dont post enough cat pictures.

Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

Lenin – the Man, The Myth, The Poster

Welcome to the Revolution Comrades! 100 Years ago today the Bolshevik Guards (directed by one V.I. Lenin) stormed the Winter Palace to topple the post Romanov Interim Government. Good job mobilising the masses a…

A Fascinating detour Part 2 – Brielle

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

Gateway in Brielle’s inner defensive rampartsPanel beyond the outer works explaining Brielle’s position and historyThe moat between out ramparts and the Molenbolwerk – can you see its cannon?Whilst in Den Haag Toggy spotted an article about the fortres…

The Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Today is the centennary of the Battle of Beersheba, fought in Syria during the Great War.  In this action the British Egypt Expeditionary Force, comprised on a range of British and Imperial troops (including Australians and New Zealanders) under…

The Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Today is the centennary of the Battle of Beersheba, fought in Syria during the Great War.  In this action the British Egypt Expeditionary Force, comprised on a range of British and Imperial troops (including Australians and New Zealanders) under…

Transylvanian TYW Flag – Free Samples

Posted on November 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

At the end of September I posted an article about the above. I was very pleased to get a reasonably “historical” flag for my Transylvanian ally general so quickly.

At the end of October I placed an order with Donnington to bulk out the samples I’d bo…

Sixth AHPC – March 2016 and Final Tally

Posted on April 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The dust has settled after the manic last week’s of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. Votes have been cast and prizes awarded, as things should be. The Challengers are able to shuffle back into the sunlight for another nine months. My first…

ReCast: Ancient History Magazine Kickstarted – Wargaming Recon #131

Posted on December 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hope you enjoy the first of two “Best of” 2015 episodes. This one focuses on the brand new Ancient History magazine. Originally released on March 16, 2015 the episode discussed the Kickstarter project to launch this magazine and why you sho…

"Conservatism With Knobs On"

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Getting my grubby mitts on a set of Blind Beggar’s uniformed female militia got me thinking… I was originally going to paint them up as a women’s BUF unit, but in the end decided to go for one of the smaller right-wing units – the British Fascisti.The …

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE "CURSED SOLDIERS" 1.03.2015 / NARODOWY DZIEŃ PAMIĘCI ŻOŁNIERZY WYKLĘTYCH 1.03.2015

Posted on March 1st, 2015 under . Posted by

PONIEWAŻ ŻYLI PRAWEM WILKA – HISTORIA O NICH GŁUCHO MILCZY.HONOR AND GLORY TO THE HEROES. WE NEVER FORGET YOU.CZEŚĆ I CHWAŁA BOHATEROM. NIGDY WAS NIE ZAPOMNIMY.1. Basic historical information for foreigners 2. Basic historical information for fore…

A return to the desk and slow progress ………..

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It has been four months since my last post on the blog. To be honest I had thought that maybe I would not return to blog anymore.  There were conflicting challenges of the Family, Study and work. The Bride and I have begun the seemingly Everest size ta…

Prelude to Jackson

Posted on May 28th, 2012 under , , , , . Posted by

On May 1st, Grant’s army had pressed its way into Mississippi and defeated Bowen’s Brigade at Port Gibson.  Now, with the East Bank of the Mississippi abandoned by the Confederacy, Grant was free to do what he pleased without confederate supervision  and it pleased him very much to march on Jackson.  Jackson was the point […]

Toys for Boys; Artillery

Posted on February 26th, 2012 under , , . Posted by

Artillery has a magical way of irritating the average Civil War infantryman.  Because of its tremendous range compared to the rifled musket, it punished the soldier that had found good position and was not eager to move.  Many battles hinged on where guns were or could be placed.  Little Round Top, probably the most famous […]

The Invasion of Mississippi

Posted on October 23rd, 2011 under , . Posted by

General Grant began landing his army at Bruinsburg Mississippi on April 29th.  His original plan had been to land at Grand Gulf a few miles upstream but with the timely advice of a local slave decided instead on Bruinsburg.  At Grand Gulf roads both north and south were impassible due to seasonal flooding and the […]