So I managed to get to London’s Docklands last weekend, for the mother of all wargaming shows, Salute. Normally its a well attended show, but this year was the busiest I’ve seen (admittedly I’ve only been going for four years). Perhaps the improving economy has increased disposable incomes. I saw some excellent games – the Battlegroup… Read More Salute haul
So, long time no post. Real life has intruded on hobby things in a number of ways over the past few months – not least getting my PhD thesis submitted and passing my viva. I’ve not had much time for hobby related things, but I have developed a notion for doing 15mm Napoleonics, which is… Read More Hiatus and some real tanks
I don’t generally link to other people’s stuff – perhaps something I ought to remedy. Taco Bat from The Guild produces some absolutely stunning modern vehicles, and the latest selection on his blog, Modern Warfare, is no exception. Definitely worth visiting now and again for a view of how good 20mm models can be.
So, I’m helping to organise a big game next summer – it will be set during the Ardennes offensive in late December ’44, in the vicinity of Celles, Belgium with the 2nd Heer Panzer division finding itself it surrounded by American forces. In preparation, several of us had a play through of the core scenario… Read More Battlegroup Bulge – the Ardennes – Celles
Just a few support elements for my late-war British BGO force: Some medium guns in the shape of a 25-lber battery A 4.2 inch mortar battery, a Vickers HMG team and a FOO to spot for the guns And some terrain I’m about to start on, with a just finished Britannia piper for my Forward… Read More Some more Brits and pieces
A large box of resin arrived today from France…. And this isn’t all of it – I’ll be working on these for a bit, and I may do a quick review if anyone is interested…
Context Last night saw me putting on another BG Overlord game at the Hitchin club. This was set loosely in the context of Operation Charnwood on 8/9 July 1944, with the British and Canadians pushing into the north of Caen. It was the preparation for this operation that saw Caen pulverised by the allied air… Read More Club Night – Operation Charnwood, Normandy – Battlegroup Overlord