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Eastern Front in 1/72 Part IV

Part IV of Eastern Front in 1/72 features the dreaded 88mm dual-purpose gun. In the game the 88mm gun proved to be a decisive factor in stopping the Russian tank assault in their efforts to retake the Ukranian village. View #1 Airfix 1/72 88mm Gun View #3 Airfix 1/72 88mm Gun Top View Airfix 88mm Gun […]

WW1 Russian Artillery

This series of pictures features my Russian Divisional Artillery for our games. The rules we use for our WW1 games are derived from MEM44 developed by Richard Borg and available through Days of Wonder. Mr. Borg gave permission to Gregory Privat to develop a variant titled MEM14. The adaptation was unofficial and was available for […]

Eastern Front in 1/72 Part III

Eastern Front in 1/72nd Part III features the majority of the Russian armor involved in the game. The scenario was early war so the majority of tanks were BT-7s on the Russian side. The BT-7 was the main battle tank of the Soviet Army and 2,000 were lost in the first 12 months of the […]

Eastern Front in 1/72nd Part II

The game mentioned in the post titled Eastern Front 1/72nd Part I featured a number of infantry units although I only have pictures of some of the Russians. The figures pictured are all from the collection of JZ. The game was played on MS’s finely crafted wargame table and the pictures are from the actual […]

Eastern Front in 1/72 #1

Eastern Front in 1/72nd will feature a series of pictures from a wargame played out in January, 2015. The scenario was early war-1941 and the rules used were homegrown. The pictures below feature the work of contributor MS. A StugIIIb makes it way down the street of a Ukrainian village. The model is an out […]

2nd Day Gettysburg in 6mm

The pictures are from an actual recent 6mm ACW game. Figures, game board and terrain for the game was provided by contributor JZ. The rules used were On to Richmond (mod). The game reflected the second day’s fighting at Gettysburg as Longstreet attempted to turn the Union left.   The pictures were taken from an iPad […]

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

Today in American Civil War History the 54th Regiment of ¬†Massachusetts Infantry, a regiment of free blacks assaulted Battery Wagner. Battery Wagner was situated on a small island that guarded the approaches from the sea-side of Charleston SC. The regiment was the lead regiment in Strong’s Brigade and thus would take the bulk of the […]

Union Dismounted Cavalry by IMEX

Dismounted Union Cavalry. Figures by IMEX. The unique feature of the figures is the fact they are carrying Colt pistols with a stock as opposed to the more usual carbines. The bugler is an interesting figure as well. He wears the braided jacket of a Hussar. The lack of a guidon figure is my only […]

Introducing the Last Man Club Blog

The Last Man Club blog is about historical war gaming and painting miniatures-primarily, but not limited to 1/72nd plastics. The name of the blog implies there are few of us left who use the old scale (HO) and are dedicated to plastic figures. This is in no way a knock to the producers of the excellent […]

Austrian Ulans, 1914

20mm Austrian Ulans from IT Miniatures in Great Britain.  The lances are dull needles from the local craft store. My goal is to produce an Austrian war game army in 1/72nd plastic. Cavalry is non-existent so I had to hunt for metal. ITS and Irregular Miniatures in England both have extensive ranges of WW1 figures. […]