New Directions in 20mm

Our gaming group regularly plays Rapid Fire in 20mm scale, set in North Africa. The extensive range of vehicles, figures and terrain we use all belong to Dave, although a few of us have donated the od...

Defenders of the Kamarg

The legions of Castle Brass assemble for their annual Christmas photograph. In all their under-coated glory, the first batch of Kamarg troops are assembled ready for a lick of paint and a bit o’...

“A Bastard of a Place”

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign through the highlands of New Guinea, where the Imperial Japanese Army sought to capture Port Moresby and use it as a forward operational base to ...

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...