More 1948 Planes Being Painted

This morning I sent off six more 1948 Arab-Israeli War planes to Miscellaneous Miniatures for painting.  Once these have been completed this will allow me to do all the scenarios that appeared in Wargames Illustrated.  Two Macchi MC.205s, two Spitfires (Late model for the Brits), a Beaufighter, and a Hawker Sea Fury will grace the gaming table in a few months.  Kevin at Miscellaneous really

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[Origins 2018] Origins After Action Report Part 1

Part 2Part 3 Another year, another Origins. As every year, it is a roller coaster of highs and lows. Of great and suck. So let's take a trip down memory lane... Before OriginsFor a few months now, I have been writing, thinking, tweaking, and reviewing the adventures I wanted to run. This year, I would run Akhamet and Saggakar - I chose not to run Rhym in order to focus and force myself to put my time on specific locations. Getting there and WednesdayAfter a long day of work on Tuesday, where I touched a bunch of things and loaded everything upon my good friend in the QA department. My hope was that something would pass review and testing so that when I came back, they would roll out. I got on the road shortly around 3pm. Traffic in Nashville is much different at that time, as it would get much worse a mere 30 minutes later. The trip was uneventful. The road was clear, traffic light, and in good time, I was at my hotel north of Cincinnati. Sleep was good. I woke up late (around 8AM), showered and heade

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12mm Series 3 Land Rover from Butlers Printed Models

One Series 3 Land Rover. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The Land Rover series I, II, and III, to distinguish them from later models) are off-road vehicles produced by the British manufacturer Rover Company. The Land Rover was the first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car with doors on it. In 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had built were still in use.Most series models feature leaf-sprung suspension with selectable two or four-wheel drive (4WD), however series I's produced between 1948 and mid-1951 had constant 4WD via a freewheel mechanism, and the Stage 1 V8 version of the series III featured permanent 4WD. All three models could be started with a front hand crank and had the option of front & rear power take offs for accessories.The Land Rover is available as either 88" short wheel base (SWB) or 109" long wheel base (LWB), in hard top or cut down open topped.Four variants of Land Rover are available:SWB Hard topSWB op

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12mm 8.8cm Flak from Butlers Printed Models

One 8.8cm Flak 37 anti-aircraft gun. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41 is a German 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was widely used by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognised German weapons of that conflict. Development of the original model led to a wide variety of guns.The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37. Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone meaning "aircraft-defence cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.The versatile carriage allowed the 8.8 cm FlaK to be fired in a limited anti-tank mode when still on its wheels; it could be complete

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Battle Report – Rangers of Shadowdeep – Burning Light: The Abbess’s Quarters

  Could the head of the order of St Emilia shed light onto the fate of those cloistered there? The Shadowdeep continues to invade the Abbey as Bron and Jauriel attempt to learn the fate of the sisters there.

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Kickstarter Highlights 25th June

As always, we at Collider Towers have our collective fingers pressed to the pulse of Kickstarter Board Games.  We are on the very bleeding edge of what is hot and that is why we can tell you about amazing current Kickstarters but also campaigns that begin in the very near future that we think you'll want to keep your eye on.This week we look to defend the body from infection in Trouble in Templetown, explore new ways to win with the expansion for the rather excellent Endeavor.  There's polyomino cats in Isle of Cats and a reprint for the very first game entered into the BGG database.Read more »

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RPG Vesti 25.6.2019: Tinejdžerski problemi… u svemiru!

Dobrodošli u nove RPG vesti! Ove nedelje imamo nova izdanja Osprey Games ogranka Osprey Roleplaying. Tu je i nova edicija legendarnog SLA Industries koji stiže posle 25 godina. Prvi poljubac, prva ljubav i prvi raskid su lepši i podnošljiviji, naravno, u svemiru! O svemu ovome čitajte u nastavku! […]

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The Spanish Army in Haiti - 1790 - 1802

With a change of job just around the corner, I seem to have a little more time on my hands in the evenings, which is good as the Spanish won't paint themselves, with a self imposed deadline of Thursday evening I wanted to ensure these were off the paint table.Within the campaign setting they will be regulars in sections of 8. I have a couple of Big men to bolster the ranks with a couple of mounted figures to come later. As usual the Infantry are from Trent Miniatures, with Officers and drum from Front Ranks Spanish Range, they are a good match once painted and based.The Spaniards whilst a major player in the region seem to be somewhat overlooked in terms of history and documented accounts, I suspect because they seem to be on the losing side in a number of the encounters. There may be some Spanish text but I have not been able to track down much.Here's my take on events pulled from a couple of different sources for those interested.Once the French Revolution reached Haiti shores it's impact was bound to sprea

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1st Modern African Imagi-nation project WIP

Hi guysMy first modern platoon sized skirmish project (might use modern chain of command), an Infantry platoon for my central African imagi-nation, The democratic republic of Botswalia, figures were converted from Italeri's 1/72 plastic Vietcong, Warsaw pact, and US special forces bodies with various US M1 helmet heads, added cargo pockets on their pants, various packs/pouches, scratch built some machetes, I have given all the leaders beret heads, which I will paint either red or green.Not sure what camo I will use, thinking of using several cammos, maybe 70% Rhodesian or British  denison smock, and 30% another 2 different camos, any suggestions? maybe US woodland and soviet sun bunnies? maybe a tigers stripe pattern? i'de like something with a majority bright green, I want them to look a little irregular but professional.Thinking I will be able to use them in scenarios from the 70s to today, vehicles will be a mix of British (former British colony, Britain continued to supply) and soviet (captured from

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Chat: Introducing Tale of Tuesdays

We all love "Tale of Four Warlords" (previously Tale of Four Gamers) in White Dwarf. It was the inspiration for Stahly naming this blog. Well, it's about time we actively participated in our namesake and launch Tale of Tuesdays. And best of all: You can join us painting your Blood Bowl team and win a plastic Blood Bowl team box of your choice! Get the low down after the jump.More after the jump

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