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A Myth Concerning Custer and The Little Big Horn

A Myth Concerning Custer and The Little Big Horn

As a kid I was enthralled by a movie titled Winchester 73. Apparently, my father was too because later in life he began to collect Winchesters including two Model 73s that are worth some money today. (Model 73 refers to the year 1873 and the model’s first year of production.)   Trailer for Winchester 73 […]

Hicks Pasha Disaster Preview

My plan is to play out the destruction of the Hicks disaster in the Sudan on September 30. The pictures below are roughly the initial set-up for the hapless Egyptians. The savage attack by forty thousand screaming dervishes had smashed into the Egyptian column in the forest of Shaykan, Kordofan Province, in the western Sudan, […]

Telamon 225 BC DBA_BR_Mod

This is the fourth game in the series in which I am adapting a Command and Colors Ancients  (CCA)scenario to play with my modifications to DBA 1.0. The game was played on a 36″ by 36″ table. Converting the CCA game pieces to match elements in my DBA system was not exact but fairly close. […]

Who was Gunther Grunau?

Who was Gunther Grunau?

The above picture on the left shows Gunther Gronau at age 14 holding an American flag. The picture on the right shows Mr. Gronau in 1939. This side-by-side picture and most of the ones below appeared in the July 24th issue of Life Magazine. The pictures were not part of a feature article that Life […]

Who was Private Charles E. Teed?

Who was Private Charles E. Teed?

I’m back with another “history stuff” blog entry that I got from Life Magazine. The issues I possess are a treasure trove of Americana (late 1930’s) through the war years when Life was fully dedicated to the war effort. The US military drafted 3,033,361 men in 1942. In 1943 slightly more were drafted but 1942-43 […]

Faesule 225 BC

I’ve continued to adapt scenarios from the Command and Colors Ancients website to my version of DBA that I call DBA 1.0_BR (in 1\72nd scale). The original scenario was authored by a chap named Joe Bisio so I want to give credit where credit is do. I hope Mr. Bisio will forgive the liberties I […]

Okinawa Kamikaze story

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
This is an odd story that involves a flight instructor, his family, and a single-minded request. The whole thing was so strange, in fact, that the Japanese government censored it at the time. Hajime Fujii was born on August 30, 1915, in Ibaraki Prefecture as the oldest of seven children.…