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Big Guns! - next test. Gig Guns! następny test.

I'm back from my holidays. Crete and Santorini are great places and if you never been there, it is highly recommended! Yesterday I had my first game after a break. I joined Michael's another test game for his Big Guns! This time he tested mechanism for the bigger games. Jestem z powrotem z moich wakacji, Kreta i Santorini to wspaniałe miejsca i jeśli jeszcze tam nie byliście, bardzo je polecam! Wczoraj miałem też pierwszą grę po przerwie. dołączyłem do testów Michaela jego Big Guns! Tym razem zdecydował się przetestować mechanizmy dla większych gier.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Schneider1. Forces. Siły.Both navies had: 4 x dreadnought, 4 x battlecruisers, 4 x pre-dreadnoughts, 1 x submarine. Michael and Alasdair played for Royal Navy whereas Peter with me for the Kaiserliche Marine.Obie floty posiadały: 4 x drednoty, 4 x krążowniki liniowe, 4 x

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How to lose a beer. Jak stracić piwo.

Last Thursday we had another Rebels and Patriots game. Most of the players complain about statistics for Indians with these rules and especially when they were given to me (what not everyone knows is that, for about 10 years, back in my home country, I was doing the Native American Reenactment). During our last game, we decided that the next one I will play against Indians and therefore we had our game.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejne spotkanie z zasadami Rebels and Patriots. Większość graczy narzekała na zbyt mocnych Indian w tych zasadach a jeszcze bardziej, gdy byli oni w moich rękach (większość nie wie, że przez 10 lat, gdy mieszkałem jeszcze w mojej Ojczyźnie, zajmowałem się odtwórstwem historycznym Rdzennych Mieszkańców Ameryki). Podczas naszej poprzedniej gry ustaliliśmy, że to ja będę grał przeciw Indianom i stąd nasza gra.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: Mike Evans, Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I M

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Zadorra River 1814.

Last Thursday we had a big Black Powder v.2 game. After the big Waterloo game (I still owe you the second part of the report from that game, it will be done soon), Peter asked me to have another game with this set. However, he asked me to do it as the rules are written, so with a normal sequence of play, not diverted as we usually play. I prefer the other way, but if there is demand for that kind of game, why not? Unfortunately, after some people left the club our Napoleonic collections don't match. Peter has them for 1815 campaign, Campbell and I for 1812-13 campaigns. So I had to come with some alternative history solution, and I did.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy dużą grę z użyciem zasad Black Powder v.2. Po dużej grze Waterloo (cały czas winny jestem Wam część drugą relacji, która zostanie opublikowana już wkrótce), Peter chciał kolejna grę z użyciem tego systemu. Jednakże, chciał byśmy rozegrali tą grę tak została ona napisana, czyli nie z odwróconą sekwencją, ale z normalną. Ja wolę tą odwróconą, ale jest

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Tales Of Cromwell Tanks

If like me you love Cromwell tanks, then you will enjoy this video of annecdotes and facts about the British Cromwell Tank in WW2. The Cromwell first saw action in the Battle of Normandy in June 1944, equipping the armoured…Read more ›

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Big Guns!

Last Thursday Michael brings to our club his new rules for the naval battles. He called it Big Guns! We all love play naval battles with big ships, especially those from the first half of the 20th century. Sadly all rules known by us are mostly overcomplicated, especially with a lot of paperwork, tables etc. It is not good for the club game, especially when it comes to the end of that (especially when your club shares the roof with a pub ;). So we needed something simple and quick. Michael reduced the ships factors to the 4 elements: hull strength, speed, command and gunpower. Depends on the navy, type of the ship those factors would vary. He also introduced the rules for submarines, which are some kind of novum for the games played by me (I don't remember if I ever played with submarines on the table). Michael idea was: until the submarine stays on the surface it behave as other ships, but as soon it goes underwater, we have to mark its movement on the pice of paper. It is very simple: we mark the direc

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Tiller & Whipstaff 2.

Last Thursday we had another game with Tiller & Whipstaff rules. This time we introduced the fire ships into our game. All ships are from Warartisan. The big ships are in 1/600 scale and the fireships are the biggest ships, 1/1200 version.W ostatni czwartek ponownie spotkalismy się przy zasadach Tiller & Whipstaff. Tym razem wprowadziliśmy brandery do naszej gry. Wszystkie okręty pochodzą z kolekcji Warartisan. Duze okręty są w skali 1/600 a brandery to ich mniejsza wersja dużych okrętów w skali 1/1200.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell Hardie1. Forces. Siły.BRITISH NAVY(Michael, Peter)ANNELIONYARMOUTHFireshipDUCH NAVY(Campbell, Bartek)ZEELANDIAELF STEDENBREDERODEFireship2. The game. Gra.British started the game with a battle line formation, whereas Dutch in swarm formation. British line soon broke and Michael with his two ships (Anne and Yarmout

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Marmon Herrington Armoured Car MK III.

Now then,Continuing with my ongoing western desert force, I've now painted up my Marmon Herrington armoured car.I've always liked this vehicle, very old  fashioned looking, but looks quite sturdy at the same time.Apparently it was very well liked by the crews, as it was reliable and easy to maintain.This is an excellent model from Perry miniatures.Again I have painted it up in the earlier caunter scheme, and taken a bit of artistic license with the markings.So there we go, another step closer to finishing my 8th army project for bolt action.Thanks for stopping by,Stig.

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Tiller & Whipstaff.

Last Thursday Campbell brought a surprise game. It was an old set of rules from Langton Miniatures and it is called Tiller & Whipstaff. The set is created for Anglo Duch wars and is perfect for 17th-century naval warfare. It is also very simple and very enjoyable system, perfect for the club night. With the new rules, Campbell brought his new paper ships made from PDFs, available from a company from the USA (I will give the name of the company with next report from the game). They were 1/600, but you can make any scale you want. W ostatni czwartek Campbell przybył ze swoją gra niespodzianką. Były to stare zasady od Langton Miniatures i zwą się one Tiller & Whipstaff. Zestaw został stworzony z myślą o wojnach angielsko holenderskich, ale znakomicie się nada do wszelkich walk z XVII wieku. Jest dość prosty ale jednocześnie zapewnia doskonałą zabawę, świetny na rozgrywkę wieczorem w klubie. Z nowymi zasadami, Campbell przyniósł swoje nowe okręty, wykonane z papieru. Są one wykonane z PDFu, dostępneg

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Work in Progress 3d print of a Boer War Fowler tractor

I decided to see if my CAD skills where still any good.   I fired up Fusion a 3d CAD program.  Started to hack away. It has been 3 years since I used a CAD program.   Surprisingly I still can do it.  This is version one. A few error now that have been corrected.  Not quite the correct scale.   Having a great time using my skills and brain..  CAD modelCompleted print after 6 hrsEnd on of boiler, taking away the supports.Egg crate supportsCab before removing the supportsView of the CabAll the supports removed

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