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Engle Matrix Games

Matrix Games will work with any style of Map

I’ve recently been introduced to Engle Matrix Games (well perhaps re-introduced as I had read about them briefly in an issue of the SOTCW Journal sometime ago) by Steve Thomas. This came about in a discussion around how to play a

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Polish Army Video 1939

Polish 7TP Light Tank

Here’s a fantastic video of the Polish Army’s equipment (taken sometime pre-September 1939) showing lots of great shots of things like Bofors 37mm AT & 40mm AA Guns, both types of tanks (the Vickers and the 7TP), Armoured Cars, Infantry

Posted in Community News, Crossfire, Europe 1939-43, Films & TV, WW2 History Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Miniature Wargaming: The Movie

Miniature Wargaming The Movie

A new project in the hobby that is underway is Miniature Wargaming The Movie looking to “explore the fascinating world of miniature wargaming; a hobby enjoyed by millions of people across the globe”. This will include “exclusive interviews & stories from

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Operation Crossfire: World Event Aftermath

Operation Crossfire Aftermath

As mentioned in my “Operation Crossfire: A World Wargaming Event” post, following on from the hugely successful “World Crossfire Day” event in 2009, Nikolas Lloyd organised Operation Crossfire in 2014; another global Crossfire event. You can read the details of some of

Posted in Community News, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45, In The K-Rations, Mediterranean 1940-45, Operation Crossfire Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Operation Crossfire: A World Wargaming Event

Operation Crossfire 5

Following on from the hugely successful “World Crossfire Day” event in 2009 is Operation Crossfire, another global Crossfire event staged in 2014. Originally mooted in July 2010 (see my Operation Crossfire: 11 September 2010 post) it was unfortunately postponed, but finally took

Posted in Community News, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45, In The K-Rations, Mediterranean 1940-45, Operation Crossfire Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interesting Look Behind World Of Tanks

World of Tanks

For those interested there is an interesting little peak behind Wargaming.net who are the hosts of World of Tanks and other on-line games (World of Warplanes/World of Warships), talking about how they manage their massive game & player databases using

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Valdemar Miniatures

Valdemar Miniatures 25mm Medieval Figures wargaming.info

I was recently contacted by Valdemar Miniatures – and looking at their website they look to have a pretty stunning series of products. Including 3D Printed ships suitable for Viking Longships and small Medieval Cogs. They describe their figures as

Posted in 28mm Figures & Models, According to Pheme, Buildings & Fortifications, Community News, Pieces Of Nature, The Dark Ages, The Middle Ages Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Waterloo 200th Anniversary (3)

Christchurch Wargaming Club Waterloo 200 Refight

Following on from our previous Wellington & Auckland refight posts, on Saturday 21 June a third Waterloo Re-fight happened in New Zealand – at the Christchurch Wargaming Club, in 28mm using General de Brigade rules rather than Blackpowder that had been used in

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Waterloo 200th Anniversary (2)

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

Continuing on from Waterloo 200th Anniversary (1) the second re-fight was staged by our own Auckland Wargaming Club, here in Auckland on the 21 June 2015. The game was played in 6mm scale using Sam Mustafa’s ‘Grand Armee’ rules to facilitate the

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Waterloo 200th Anniversary (1)

Wellington Waterloo 200 Re-fight Wargaming.info

The 18 June 2015 is the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo, the battle – that along with Wavre on the same day – saw the final defeat of Napoleon and ushered in the ’50 years of peace’. Here in New Zealand

Posted in Bataille d' L'Ordre Mixte, Black Powder, Community News, Grognard Chatter, Napoléoniennes Tirailleurs, The Hundred Days 1815 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Peter Jackson’s Gallipoli 1915 Exhibit

Part of Sir Peter Jackson's Chunuk Bair Diorama

Over the past months over 100 New Zealand wargamers have been painting 5,000 miniature soldiers for a huge diorama of the Battle of Chunuk Bair for the forthcoming The Great War Exhibition in Wellington. This is part of an ANZAC commemorative project

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‘Lest We Forget’ Exhibit Papatoetoe

Nick Papadopoulos's Chunuk Bair Display

I previously posted about Nick Papadopoulos quest for 1/72 scale figures & human volunteers to help complete ANZAC Day 2015 exhibits he was working on – Nick managed to get the figures he needed and with some hard work complete his

Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Community News, Gallipoli 1915-16, Some Other Things, Talk In The Trenches, Western Front 1914-18 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

WW1 Vehicle Parade

Wellington ANZAC Day Parade

In Wellington today they held a WW1 commemorative parade in recognition of ANZAC Day (25 April). Present were 13 authentic vintage WW1 vehicles from the private collection of Sir Peter Jackson, as well as horse drawn artillery & ordnance, actors

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Urgently Wanted: 1/72 HäT WW1 Figures

Nick's WW2 Battle of Crete diorama

Nick Papadopoulos of Papatoetoe in Auckland is currently in the process of mustering 1/72nd scale figures to produce two dioramas to display on behalf of the Papatoetoe Historical Society for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings. The dioramas will be a ‘Gallipoli

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