Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V: Week 1 Report

Posted on December 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 Week 1 of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V is “in-the-books” and my progress was more or line with plan with 4 submissions totaling 147 points vs a plan of 129.  Of course there was some variation is what was actually done but more …

Blogs of Honour – Capt. Richard’s WWI Airplanes

Posted on November 13th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Capt. Richard has a great blog and is well know for his amazing ACW collections and use of light at night. He’s started on a new project, WWI airplanes, and we thought it was so cool that we needed to feature it! Head on over to his site and chec…

The Battle of Roye 27th March 1918 – WWI Batrep

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello it’s me Postie, I’ve hi-jacked Ray’s blog once again to present our most recent game.Ray was up in London looking at the Poppies in the Tower so couldn’t make the game, but he typed all this out because I’m an illiterate sod! (Postie’s diggi…

The Royal Engineers Museum

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Last week my youngest daughter had a day off school (teacher training day) so I took her to the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. I’ve been here several times over the years but they have made a few changes since I was last here. The Museum has some n…

Product Review: Battlefront’s Stoss Platoon

Posted on October 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedOne of the Great War platoons I was eager to have in my collection was the German Stoss Platoon.  The actual name of these forces was Stosstruppen which means "Storm Trooper" and represent Germany's late war answer to break …

RP No 162 WWI French Dragoons

Posted on October 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Can’t believe I’ve actually painted something!!!! Due to me changing not only my job but my career, you may (or may not) have noticed a distinct lack of newly painted figures on my blog, come to think of it, my whole blogger presence has been a crap, b…

Commander: The Great War, reviewed

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

In which the author reviews Slitherine’s new Wargame for the Ipad, Commander: the Great War, and warns his readers– if you want to play, be in it for the long haul! Continue reading

SELWG 2014 – Photos

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

On Sunday I joined four other members of Posties Rejects for the SELWG show at Crystal Palace. This is probably my favourite show of the year and has a special place in my heart because it was at SELWG in 2010 that I met up with Ray, Fran and Postie fo…

Painting the Beute Mark IV, and Great War List Making

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedWhile luck has eluded me on the playing table, it did find me for the second week of the"Spot the A7V" Contest that Battlefront held via Twitter.Since I already have both army box sets I decided to go for the Mark IV box, in orde…

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…