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...

“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 ...

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...

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...

The Road to Dunkerque

A while ago I watched a film starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough simply called Dunkirk. Despite being made in the 50s it still stands up today as a well made and story-driven film that illust...

Hanomag 251/1 Ausf C

One of my favourite vehicles, the ubiquitous Hanomag. The workhorse of the German war machine, this vehicle saw service on every front throughout the war. Produced in great numbers and myriad variants...

Jurassic Reich in North Africa

I just took delivery of an order from Artizan Designs for several 28mm Afrika Korps figures. Riflemen, NCOs, LMG teams, a mortar team and a MMG team – enough for 3 squads, a command unit and two...

Flakasaurus – FdKfz 213 Ausf B

Just received two of these behemoths in the post from Eureka. The Ankylosaurus itself is actually a Schleich model and surprisingly well detailed. All it needs is a good paint job and it will do very ...

Rail Cruisers of the Soviet Union

Late in the First World War, several Powers experimented with armoured trains as a means to protect the movement of troops and supplies and provide significant fire-power at the point where the troops...