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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

Posted in Books, Mags, Websites, Chewing The Cartridge, Community News, Grognard Chatter, Roundhead Roundup, Talk In The Trenches 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fantastic 1879 Anglo-Zulu War Photos

Camp At Isandlwana @ The Playset Addict's Website

The following link was posted by one of the chaps on the Colonial Wars Yahoo!Group and features lots of staged photos using the Britains, Conte, and similar 54mm Plastic Figure “Play Sets” and such like – some of the photos

Posted in Anglo-Zulu War, Round The Bazaars, The Sword And The Flame 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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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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa

Another of the World War I ‘side shows’ I’m keen on is the campaigns in East Africa against the German East Africa Colony (today primarily Tanzania). I have had some units for this (and pre-war 1890-1914 Colonial actions) for some

Posted in Africa 1914-18, The Sword And The Flame Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

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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WCFD Game 18

Date Played: 04 April 2009 4.00pm US PDT (04 April Midnight GMT); 1830 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Stephen Phenow. The Germans had retreated to the fortified head of a steep valley. Here they had emplaced a very well-camouflaged

Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

WCFD Game 9

Date Played: 04 April 2009 11.00am BST (04 April 10.00am GMT); 1230 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Martin Groat. Each side has released their respective propaganda, published with this report (see below), and provided here is also the third

Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

WCFD Game 2

Date Played: 04 April 2009 11.00am NZDT (03 April 10.00pm GMT); 0630 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Errol Hooker (Umpire). Table is 4′ x 4’ – the whole table has quite dense terrain all over it – woods, rough

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