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The Real Fort Apache

The Real Fort Apache

I grew up on John Wayne westerns. Among my favorites was the 1948 production of Fort Apache starring John Wayne as Captain York and Henry Fonda as Colonel Thursday. Captain York is the sensible officer who understands the Apaches and is sympathetic to them. Colonel Thursday is arrogant and contemptuous of the Apaches. He clashes […]

American Civil War in 1\72 Scale

This is an experimental post as I work with pages on the blog site. I just want to see of it works.

Pencil Art from Yank Far East: Dec.15, 1955

Pencil Art from Yank Far East: Dec.15, 1955

Yank Magazine was a WW2 weekly that was initially intended for US servicemen serving overseas. It quickly became a weekly for servicemen serving anywhere. It came out in 15 editions (according to the magazine issue below) each for a geographical location. The edition featured here in this blog is the Far East Edition as you […]

Reconnoiter the Town

Reconnoiter the Town

This is an example of what my friend and I call Grand Manner wargaming after the late Peter Gilder. The game board is 16′ by 4′ and as you can see contains an enormous amount of detail. The scale of the miniatures is 1/72 (slightly under one inch). Grand Manner wargaming takes an enormous amount […]

Private Michael Fuchs, Bavarian Death Card, 1915

Private Michael Fuchs, Bavarian Death Card, 1915

Private Michael Fuchs a farmer from Unterhohenstetten, Bavaria…
Owner of the Iron Cross
Who, in the fighting of the war in France, in Rheims,  on the 7th of March, 1915 died a hero’s death.
He is at peace! Honor his memory!
Do not look for me on earth! I greet you from the stars!

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

On December 17th myself, two friends and my son went to see They Shall Not Grow Old-a powerful movie\documentary that chronicles the experiences of the average British soldier in the Great War. The movie will be again shown on the 27th in the US. The Imperial War Museum gave director Peter Jackson of Lord of […]

War is Hell

War is Hell

Over the years I’ve seen the below picture pop up on social media many times. If it had a caption the caption usually read “an unidentified soldier in Vietnam” or something to that effect. In one case it was labeled as a soldier from a South American country; something it clearly is not. It popped […]