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Steven Zaloga Says Fury OK

Fury Movie Brad Pitt

*+-Stumbled across an interview with Steven Zaloga (c/- Mad Padre Wargames Blog) and it’s discussion around the movie “Fury” and the performance of the Sherman (and Allied Armour in general) in North-West Europe 1944-1945. Zaloga criticises some of the accepted truisms on

Posted in Books, Mags, Websites, Europe 1944-45, Films & TV Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Italeri Church

Italeri Church

*+-Following on from my last post (Italeri Country House With Porch) the other model I picked up from Kieran’s cancelled commission project was the Church (Italeri Kit 6129). This includes an attached (custom made) cemetery and is an outstanding model (if

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

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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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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MMS Classic Models – Listing by Nation

*+-One of the really great Model Manufacturers around is MMS Classic Models – they produce some really high quality World War 2 vehicles and guns for 20mm scale (I believe they are nominally very accurate 1/76th scale on par with

Posted in 20mm Figures & Models Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friend or Foe Figures

*+-Recently I’ve been looking at the Friend or Foe (FoF) figure range from Shell Hole Scenics. However there is a marked lack of photos to compare the figures. Enquires on the web such as at the 20mm Miniatures Yahoo Group

Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, WW2 to Today Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Operation CROSSFIRE: 11 September 2010

*+-In April 2009 the Crossfire community conducted a global mini-campaign where games were played on the same day all around the world and linked together so the result of the games in each time zone affected what happened in the

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World Crossfire Day Report in Miniature Wargames

*+-A full report of World Crossfire Day with photos has just been published in the latest Miniature Wargames Magazine (Issue 316 – August 2009).                

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