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Italeri Country House With Porch

1/72 Italeri Country House with Porch

Back at the start of 2013 I posted about my gaming buddy Kieran building some Italeri Kitsets for his WW2 Normandy Games – and that as he did such a great job I might need to get him to build

Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45, Mediterranean 1940-45, Pieces Of Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stunning M42 Twin-Forty Night Shots

Opening salvo: The assault on the sniper's position begins with rounds fired from the 40mm auto-cannons on an M42 anti-aircraft tank.

A friend recently sent me a link to these stunning Vietnam War photos of an M42 Twin-Forty “Duster” in action at night against a ground target in Vietnam in 1970 (The image is © James Speed Hensinger / Rex Feat). “A

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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

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

Combat Tanks Collection NZ Update

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The full running order for the de Argostini Combat Tanks Collection in New Zealand has now been available for sometime (i.e. since mid-2012) – I thought it might be useful to quickly post it up here along with updated links

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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

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

Off To Sink The Bismark? But With Which Rules?

While I had the camera out the other day I thought I’d snap a few quick shots of my 1/2400th World War II naval models. I picked these up several months ago off a wargamer in the USA as I

Posted in General Quarters, In The K-Rations, Victory At Sea, WW2 Naval Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Vaagso Raid: A Crossfire Game

Operation Archery, the Raid on Vaagso Island in Norway on 27 December 1941, involved over 500 British Commandos, Sappers, and Norwegians with the intent to take pressure off the Russians and to protect Allied convoys heading to Murmansk – and

Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1939-43 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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 –

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

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

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

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

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

Samokhodnaya Ustanovka Arrive!

Yes, they are here, masses of Soviet Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (SU) Assault Guns and Tank Destroyers – part of (a larger than planned) arsenal I’ve been accumulating for my 20mm scale World War II Russian forces for Crossfire! The real bonus

Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45 Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

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

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

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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