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Normandy Buildings

Italeri House With Porch Looking Over The Wall

I recently caught up with my gaming buddy Kieran (6mm Wargaming), and he brought round his completed 1/72 scale Italeri European Building kitsets he has done for his 1944 Normandy terrain. Kieran’s been taking a break from Crossfire and playing a lot

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45

Some Great New WWII Dragon Armor

Dragon Armor has announced in the last few weeks the release of several of their new models planned for the 2011-2012 period, as many will know the Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha have both been released (there

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45

Najewitz Modellbau Buildings Arrive

The assorted Najewitz parts - this is 3 buidling kitsets' worth

Over the past 18 months I’ve regularly looked at the models buildings and wagons (and the Berlin Tram) by Najewitz Modellbau in Germany – they look fantastic in the photos and I’ve always been keen to take the plunge –

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, 28mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Europe 1944-45, Grognard Chatter, Round The Bazaars

More 20mm Eastern Front Buildings

Following on from my order from Lancer Miniatures I previously posted about, as mentioned I had ordered buildings from several other manufacturers as well, and my order from Area 9 arrived a couple of days after the Lancer one. Area

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Posted in Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45

Some 20mm Eastern Front Buildings Arrive…

Right now my 20mm WW2 & Modern era buildings are rather bare on the ground – I have a couple of very nice larger 15mm TimeCast buildings (a Belgian Townhouse and a Petrol Station), and a 20mm bombed out German

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Posted in Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1944-45

Crossfire Training Day!

My friend Wayne has been expressing interest in Crossfire for gaming WW2 and Vietnam – it’s all part of his WW2 Wargaming revival (see “A Bit Of WW2 Wargaming & Some Nostalgia“) – and as he had reason to be

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

A Bit Of WW2 Wargaming & Some Nostalgia

A friend of mine recently sent me some pics of some of his WW2 Wargaming terrain – we used to wargame together in the 1980’s and early 1990’s and his stuff has been mainly in storage for the last 15

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45, In The K-Rations

Large Scale Crossfire at Salute 2011

John Lander’s group once again put on an impressive 1/35th scale Crossfire game in the UK – The Oosterbeek Cauldron (1st  British Airborne Division in Market Garden, September 1944) – and you can see more photos at the Wargames Society

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

Scottish Corridor II

Kieran and I had arranged to play a “Hit The Dirt” scenario with Errol Hooker (who was coming down from Whangarei for the day), so we selected ‘Scottish Corridor’, as we had played it previously and knew it was a

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

Scottish Corridor I

Kieran and I decided to play yet another “Hit The Dirt” scenario, so we selected ‘Scottish Corridor’, as a suitable medium-sized scenario that matched our available forces on the day. Before going further please note that all hedge lines and

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

Green Hell (Revisited)

Kieran and I have had copies of “Hit The Dirt” for sometime (in fact I have had a copy since it was published) and had not made a serious attempt to play any of the scenarios. However we recently decided

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

Higher Ground

Saint Lô & Falaise, France, August 1944 – Light US forces press forward against the encircled Germans… Historical Situation Mid-August 1944, central France, the German front is collapsing (although they haven’t realised it) and Hitler is insisting on an armoured

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45
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