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Chitty Chitty Bus Bus!

A month or two ago I was lucky enough to pick up this Corgi Transport Through The Ages collectors set from a wargamer in Australia. It is a Limited Edition Military Transport Set consisting of an A.E.C. Omnibus and a

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Posted in 28mm Figures & Models, Africa 1914-18, Eastern Front 1914-17, Talk In The Trenches, The Sword And The Flame

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Let Them Get The Commissariat’s Train!

Somewhere in Galicia in sight of the Carpathians, 1916 – the Brusilov offensive is in full swing and the Austro-Hungarian front line has temporarily collapsed – The Russian forces are pouring into and across Galicia rapidly and in huge numbers…

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Posted in Eastern Front 1914-17, The Sword And The Flame

Siberian Assault: The Troops From The North

Following on from the World War 1 Russian Artillery my unit of Siberians is now ready for action – although I plan to ultimately rebase these off those dreadful plastic Games Workshop Warhammer bases and onto good quality Litko plywood

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Posted in Eastern Front 1914-17, The Sword And The Flame

World War 1 Russian Artillery

As things slowly progress with my 28mm World War 1 forces for TSATF the Russian Artillery Battery is now complete and awaiting basing. It consists of 3 (what I believe to be are) 7.62cm Putilov Field Guns. However the long

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Posted in Eastern Front 1914-17, The Sword And The Flame

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

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models

The Carpathians Will Rumble

The Russians and Austro-Hungarians arrive! The latest addition to my World War I stable has been both Russians & Austro-Hungarians – which will be ideal for not only the Carpathian Campaigns & Brusilov Offensive; but also the Russians will also

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Posted in Eastern Front 1914-17, The Sword And The Flame

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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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009

WCFD Campaign Summary

The following are summarised Game Situation Reports taken from those actually posted to the Crossfire Group during the course of World Crossfire Day on 04 April 2009. The Allies today launched an operation designed to cut off retreating Germans in

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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009

The Russians Are Coming!

Colonial participation game at CanCon (Canberra, Australia) wins ‘best participation game’ of convention. Depicting the feared Russian invasion of Australia, and generously supported by Askari Miniatures who donated figures to promote the game, the guys involved have done a fantastic

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Posted in Round The Bazaars, The Sword And The Flame

Valuable Assets

Somewhere near Kursk, during one of the Soviet counter-offensives, Summer 1943… Historical Situation This scenario is set in the Central-Northern Russian countryside at the time of the great Kursk battles, in 1943. A German attack has been cut in two

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Posted in Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45
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