Tag: Normandy

Scuffle In The Hedgerows

Hetzer approaches the 6pdr ATG

It’s been a while since Kieran and I played a Crossfire game, but last weekend we managed to get one in – it was great getting back to playing an old favourite. We opted for a simple ad-hoc game which we

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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

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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

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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

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Wargame Holidays 2014

Wargame Holidays have announced their 2014 Schedule. They include World War 2 (20mm Normandy 1944 and Crete 1941); Anglo-Zulu War (Isandlwana in 15mm and Rorke’s Drift in 28mm); Black Powder in 28mm (American Civil War, Indian Mutiny, and French &

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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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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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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

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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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World Crossfire Day Report in Miniature Wargames

A Marder I waits somewhat casually (a partially painted Skytrex/Hinchliffe model with AB Figures crewmen).

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

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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

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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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WCFD Game 1

Date Played: 04 April 2009 10.30am NZDT (03 April 9.30pm GMT); 0600 WCFD Game Time. It is 1944 and the Germans are on the retreat. Allied forces are pressing forwards and hoping to encircle pockets of the enemy and force

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