Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

Imperial War Museum London

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a few years since I have visited this excellent museum and I have been eagerly awaiting the reopening after its two year long refurbishment and enlargement. While I enjoyed the old building in its previous layout I’m not one of these people t…

‘From the Prairies to the Trenches: Saskatchewan and the First Months of World War One, June 1914 – February 1915′

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Me proudly mugging for the camera as we install our exhibit at the Legislature. Picture by the ever-radiant J. Fedorak.Well, sadly, it looks like summer is slipping through our fingers. Usually my work is fairly low-key during the hot months, but this …

The First VCs of The Great War: Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Frank Godley, 23rd August 1914

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

One hundred years ago today, on August 23rd 1914, the 4th battalion, Royal Fusiliers were ordered to defend the Nimy bridges, which were only a few kilometers from the main British force at Mons.By 10:00 that morning the British positions around the br…

Trenchworx: French FT Tank

Posted on August 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

 Trenchworx is a new miniature company that is currently running a very successful Kickstarter campaign for 28mm WW1 tanks.  At Historicon, one of the guys behind the company (Nate) very generously gave me some sample models to try out and al…

One of the ‘Guns of August’: 28mm Great War in Greyscale French 75, Caisson and Crew (& Major LaBossiere)

Posted on August 4th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

August commemorates the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. So to mark the occasion I thought I’d finish a set of models for my greyscale project that’s been sitting in the wings for quite some time, something fitting for those first te…

War and Peace – Pt 2 WWI Vehicles

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Given that 2014 is the centenary of the commencement of WWI its not entirely surprising that there were some special guest vehicles and displays for the public to view. Here’s a selection of those that I saw. I’m sure I missed some, but the site is jus…

WWPD Sneak Peek: The Great War Pt II – Army Lists

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Great War takes the core Flames Of War game, and modifies it to better represent the fighting of 1918. In part II of our sneak peek into The Great War, we will dive more seriously into the two army lists and the rules that make them work.Read mor…

All Quiet on the Martian Front – Now They’ve Gone a Stepped in It!

Posted on June 27th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

 Another Assault Tripod to add to my growing Martian arsenal.  I wanted the basing to show the true fiendish nature of our Martian advisories.  It’s true – the respect nothing, not even a man’s private sanctuary! The outhouse is scr…

The Bay Museum at Canvey

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Over the weekend I visited a small but very interesting military museum that I have known about for some time but never, until now, managed to visit. The Bay Museum is run entirely by volunteers and only opens on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10am …

More All Quiet on the Martian Front Painting: Infantry

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

 Some infantry units for AQMF – these figures were a lot of fun to paint up and were done as tests. First up a single platoon of US Infantry.  These lads are member of the “famed” Louisianna Militia unit the :”Les Bon Ton Muertriers Mart…

My 10th and Last Entry to the Lead Painters’ League – Belgian Refugees, August 1914

Posted on June 4th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

The final round of the 8th Lead Painters’ League asked the participants for submissions focused on the Great War. With this in mind, I decided to once again draw upon a previous entry to the Challenge, this time a group of greyscale Belgian refugees. T…

Essex Regimental Museum

Posted on May 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Monday was a Public Holiday here in the UK and we (the family and I) made good use of the time to visit Chelmsford Museum. We have been making a point of visiting smaller ‘local’ museums in the Essex area and have found that many are really very good a…

A Mountie Always Get His Man: On Vacation to Blog-Con and Lard Island

Posted on May 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We finally finished transiting from planes, trains and automobiles and are now enjoying the first leg our much anticipated spring vacation. I write this from the picturesque town of Delft, Holland after spending the previous week in the St Alban’s area…

WWI, 10mm German Stormtroopers…

Posted on April 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Other 10mm WWI miniatures for Pz8 rules and Great War Spearhead II…This time, some German Stormtroopers, Pendraken miniatures.For your curiosity, some pics of the real men…And of the miniatures… ;-) And Happy Wargaming to All!

Bovington : Warhorse to Horsepower

Posted on April 18th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Another post of pictures from my Dorset Holiday. This time my all time favourite place to visit, the Tank Museum in Dorset. My pulse always starts racing as I drive towards this world class collection of armoured vehicles and no matter how many times I…

The Keep Military Museum

Posted on April 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Continuing with a selection of pictures from the various military museums I visited while on holiday in Dorset, next up is The Keep in Dorchester. I’ve been to this museum before, several years ago, and its a real gem. I love Dorchester and its a popul…

Nothe Fort

Posted on April 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

One of the first places we visited while on Holiday in Dorset was Nothe Fort. This was one of the Palmerston Forts built to protect Britain from invasion during the latter part of the 19th Century. Commissioned in 1872 it is located at the entrance to …

10mm WWI French infantry…

Posted on March 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Other 10mm WWI French infantry, Pendraken miniatures, painted and based…Ready for some late war scenarios for Pz8 rules, and for the new Spearhead Great Battle of WWI, 2nd edition… Some pics for your curiosity… And some pics with Britis…

From TimB: 28mm WWI Canadian Infantry & WWII German MG Crew (325)

Posted on March 20th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

From Tim:8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, CEFThe 8th Infantry Brigade was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s 3rd Division in the Great War. It consisted of four battalions of “Mounted Rifles” which had been originally been raised in…

From KevinS: 28mm WWI Early War British Infantry (100 points)

Posted on March 20th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

From Kevin:Here’s my last submission for the challenge: 20 Early War British infantry from Battle Honors.  Included in the series are a colour sergeant, an officer and a heavy machine gun team on the run. I started these (and others) …

From KevinS: 28mm WWI Captured British Mark IV in German Service (15 points)

Posted on March 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

From Kevin:More pics for you today as I finish up a few “almost done” projects.  Here’s an Old Glory Mk IV converted into a German Beutepanzer.The Germans were adept at capturing and salvaging or appropriating British tanks for their own pu…

More Shapeways

Posted on March 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I finally got one of my shapeways Nieuport 10 fighters painted up.  The Nieuport 10 was designed as a 2-seated observation plane that was pressed into service as a fighter by covering over the rear seat.  I am unhappy with it as the khaki looks too…

From KevinS: 28mm WWI Early War German Officers (10 points)

Posted on March 5th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

From Kevin:These two early First World War German staff officers present an interesting comparison – the corpulent Junker and his gaunt colleague – both in 28mm.  I’m not sure who the manufacturer is.  I spent some time researching th…

From KevinH: 28mm WWII Soviet Scouts, Feudal Japanese Monks & Royale With Cheese (80 points)

Posted on March 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Kevin returns with this wonderful selection of miniatures for us to enjoy.From Kevin:For this entry, I have some BOLT ACTION WWII Russian Scouts.  Nothing too fancy with these figures, basic “amoeba” style camouflage suits and one model with a DP …

From ByronM: 28mm Great War Highlanders & Challenge Desperado (80 points)

Posted on February 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

From Byron:Here are two more submissions for the challenge, first up is another unit of Canadians for my Great War project.  This unit is made up of a rifle section of 10 brave men from the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) 16th Battalion along w…