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

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

Najewitz Modellbau Buildings Arrive

The assorted Najewitz parts - this is 3 buidling kitsets' worth

Over the past 18 months I’ve regularly looked at the models buildings and wagons (and the Berlin Tram) by Najewitz Modellbau in Germany – they look fantastic in the photos and I’ve always been keen to take the plunge –

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, 28mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Europe 1944-45, Grognard Chatter, Round The Bazaars

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

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

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

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Posted in Africa 1914-18, The Sword And The Flame

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

A Wadi near Chunuk Bair

As the morning fog cleared the companies of Australian & British Troops moved into the wadi below the height known as Chunuk Bair – their mission to secure the hills on the far side for the following battalions to assault

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Posted in Gallipoli 1915-16, The Sword And The Flame

Johnny Turk & the ANZACs

For quite some time I’ve been wanting to get into some Great War gaming in 28mm using TSATF. As such I have a small force of German Schutztruppe for Africa that can double as pre-WW1 Colonial forces or the German

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Posted in Gallipoli 1915-16, The Sword And The Flame

Wings of War: WWI & WWII Air Combat

Wings of War (WOW) is a World War I (& World War II) air combat game, based around using cards for manoeuvring your aircraft – the aircraft themselves can be miniatures, or for the beginner can just use the cards

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Posted in Wings of War, WW1 Aerial, WW2 Aerial

WW2 (& WW1) Mosquito Fleets

Having been recently inspired by a David Manley article reprinted* in the latest SOTCW (Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers) Journal for fast play Motor Torpedo Boat rules for World War II, I am looking to dust off my reasonable fleet

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Posted in In The K-Rations, WW1 Naval, WW2 Naval
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