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Brutal Valor Review

Brutal Valour: The Tragedy of Isandlwana by James Mace I just finished the Kindle Edition and have to say I enjoyed the book immensely. The Zulu War has been an interest of mine since the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn came out many moons ago. I’ve read The Washing of the Spears by Morris twice […]

Hill 621, July 1, 1944

The below pictures were taken at a recent Eastern Front game in 1\72nd scale. The scenario was drawn from the board game Squad Leader Scenario #5; Hill 621, July 1, 1944 (from Operation Bagration and the destruction of German Army Group Center). Operation Bagration The scenario featured elements of the 5th Russian Guards Army assaulting […]

WW2 Ads_Willard Battery

WW2 Ads_Willard Battery

During WW2 Americans received their war news from short movie clips when they went to the theater, from radio and from print media such as Life Magazine. Life Magazine not only brought the war home to civilians via news stories but also encouraged public support for the war effort through the advertisers. The below ad […]

The Battle of Salem Church or 2nd Fredericksburg

The Battle of Salem Church or 2nd Fredericksburg Historical Situation In the spring of 1863 the Army of the Potomac opened it’s offensive against Richmond with a huge turning movement to unhinge Lee’s defenses overlooking Fredericksburg. The maneuver worked and Hooker took the Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River and into the tangle […]