Mad Maximilian

My friends at Eureka Miniatures recently sent me a few photos of models from their upcoming range “Mad Maximilian” – a 1930s post-apocalyptic world where anarchistic gangs use hotted...

Ridotta Capuzzo (Fort Capuzzo, Libya)

Within a few days of Italy declaring war on Britain in 1940, British forces attacked a number of forts along the Egyptian/Libyan border. RAF Gladiators and Blenheims provided support as the 7th Hussar...

Tabletop World – stunning stuff

For a couple of years, I have been eyeing up the model buildings from Tabletop World (clicky linky thing) and trying to decide whether I should buy some or not. If you haven’t seen their work be...

Chain of Command

“You know what the ‘Chain of Command’ is? It’s the chain I go get and beat you with ’til ya understand who’s in ruttin’ command here.” – Jayne, Fi...

Naval Gazing

I spent an enjoyable evening pushing tiny ships around last night with a group of friends. We played a heavily modified version of the Trafalgar rules with 1:600 scale ships. Pete and I were the indef...

Shipwrecked!

The players start the game on board a Roman corbita, making their way across the Sea of Atlante to Ys, the chief city in the Duchy of Gwaelodd. The ship is slow and heavy with cargo destined for the m...

A sort of homecoming

Earlier this year I ran a 4th Edition D&D session with members of my family and it was great fun. This was the first time since the mid 1980s that I had played the game and it rekindled the flame...

Cutting wood now…

After extensive research touring the hamlets and villages of Yorkshire (via Google Street View), I’ve come up with a design that I feel meets all of the criteria for Malton’s Angel Inn (se...

Ey Up (part 3)

I just received a model of the ‘Velocitas’ in the post today from my good friends at Eureka Miniatures. I have to say, this is the oddest vehicle I’ve ever seen. Only Eureka would ev...

Ey up (part 2)

Been doing a bit of research on the (now demolished) Angel Inn at Malton, and I think it’s safe to say there’s 2/3 of sod all info out there. This is what I know: It was built in 1711 and ...