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The Battle of Gela in 1\72nd

Recently our little group did a tabletop recreation of the Battle of Gela during the Invasion of Sicily. The scenario was part of the action fought on the second day of the historical battle. Operation Husky, July 10th 1943 504th PIR Sicily, July, 1943 Photographs of the actual terrain reveal a relatively flat, open type […]

Classic Airfix ACW in 1/72 scale

My friends and I go way back, waaay back in the hobby of miniature wargaming. Because of this at least two of us collect old Airfix figures for nostalgia purposes but also to serve in our current wargame armies along side more recent productions. At present I have one unit USA and one unit CSA […]

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Adds detail to my last post.

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

The beginning of Saving Private Ryan was, at least for me, twenty minutes of the most intense movie watching ever. It’s so intense and so realistic you feel compelled to turn away but cannot. The movie illustrated in full living color the hazards of an amphibious landing during the Second World War in all its […]