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Duty And Daring

Proserpine & Commerce de Bordeaux face HMS Defence

*+-It was a devastating battle, leaving several French and Spanish ships struggling to remain afloat. Proserpine (a 36-gun Frigate) was not involved in the battle, having been on picket duty nearby. Now having arrived at the scene of the battle to deal

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (3)

Audacieux vs. HMS Vanguard Wargaming.info

*+-With a second glorious victory for the Royal Navy, we prepared to set sail one more time – the mighty HMS Vanguard set forth again under my command opposed by the French Téméraire Class 74 Audacieux (actually the Sails of Glory model Généreux again)

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (2)

Généreux vs. HMS Vanguard

*+-After our brief but brutal Frigate Encounter we moved on to a pair of SOLs (Ships Of the Line), being a pair of 3rd Rates (74 Guns). Joel was once again the French (commanding Généreux) while I again represented His Majesty’s glorious

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (1)

Frigate Encounter: HMS Concorde vs. Courageuse

*+-As I mentioned in my Setting Sail with Sails of Glory post I’ve been keen to get my teeth into playing the rule set recently, I’ve always been keen on Age of Sail naval gaming, and while I enjoyed playing

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Our Ships Were French Oak And Hearts of Oak Our Men

HMS Vanguard takes on the Duguay-Trouin Wargaming.info

*+-Contre-amiral Thierry Victore’s ad-hoc squadron has been in pursuit of an enemy Royal Navy ship heading towards the safety of its waters. Aboard the ship was a passenger carrying vital intelligence of great importance to The Directoire. Capitaine Géroux’s mission

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When The Fog Lifts

Dryade collides with HMS Sybille and is raked - Wargaming.info

*+-Capitaine de frégate Josepe Aurèle Géroux had been pursuing the English frigate for several days now, but finally he had outthought his foe and was almost upon them. His command, the Dryade (a 36-gun Frigate of the Republic) was in

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Setting Sail With Sails Of Glory

Sails of Glory

*+-Ahoy there shipmates, we’re setting sail with Sails of Glory! That’s right, hopefully there is finally a playable, fun, Age of Sail ruleset – and it features ready painted ships for those who just want to get into playing… After

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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

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“Maurice” Reviewed

Maurice Rulebook Cover

*+-For those interested but who may not have seen it – there is a fairly comprehensive Audio-Visual review of Maurice on YouTube by Shieldwall100. Watching it again, its enough to make me want to get back to my WSS project

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A Spanish Village near Waterloo

French Dragoons Advance On Foot

*+-In a Spanish Village somewhere between Quatre Bras and Waterloo, in Belgium, Napoleon’s advanced guard clashed with rearguard elements of Wellington’s retiring British & German allied force. My detachment of dragoons were in the vanguard of the returning Emperor’s advance,

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1866 And All That

Mark's scratch built German machine gun carriage and limber

*+-1866 And All That is the blog of well known New Zealand Wargamer & Sculptor Mark Strachan. Mark has been involved in Historical wargaming since 1972. He is most well known as the sculptor behind many (or most) of the

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Blenheim Redux! Another Take With Maurice…

Maurice Rulebook Cover

*+-Back in December 2011 before Sam Mustafa’s full version of  “Maurice” was released Cam and I had been play testing it. As I previously posted we had done a re-fight of Blenheim, but weren’t completely happy with how we modelled the terrain and the armies – so with

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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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