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Recently a friend a I decided on a new project (as if we needed a new project but what the hec). World War 2 on the Western and Eastern Fronts seems to get most of the attention so we decided we were long overdue to do something in the Pacific Theater of Operations. I’ve always […]
Like my other Zulu War figures I’ve organized my units to be used in two sets of rules. For a skirmish type game I use The Men Who Would be Kings. In TMWWBK Regular Infantry are in 12 figure units. For larger games with more spectacle I want to use Black Powder. By combining two […]
The oldest wartime Life Magazine I have in my small collection is from February, 1941. That’s at least 10 months before the US entered WW2 and so the articles in Life that deal with the war do not have the American focus they would a year later. In this particular issue (February, 24, 1941) the […]
Excellent, detailed explanation as to how and why the US entered WW1. I highly recommend Martin’s blog. Source: U-boats, the Zimmermann Telegram and the US Entry into the War
When I decided to get involved in 1\72 Colonials I had in mind organizing them for The Sword and the Flame (TSTF) rules. In TSTF each infantry unit has 20 figs plus a officer\leader. It wasn’t long however before I discovered two other sets of rules that I liked. One is The Men Who Would […]
The Axis forces in Tunisia, North Africa finally surrendered on May 12th, 1943 after more than 3 years of fighting. A month after the surrender Life Magazine (June 14th, 1943 issue) did a photo spread on the aftermath. Below I captured some of the photos from that spread that feature some of the war hardware […]