History

332 Fighter Squadron?

332 Fighter Squadron?

This ad in the November 22, 1943 edition of Life Magazine caught my eye. The art work is neat; just the kind of thing to catch your eye and have you buy more war bonds. The insignia is supposed to be the insignia of the 332nd Fighter Squadron. The description in the upper right of […]

Outpost #3_a recent war-game

Outpost #3_a recent war-game

My wargaming interests run the gamut from ancient times to WW2. The link goes to my blog and illustrates a scenario from a rule set called The Men Who Be Kings. The rules deal with colonial conflicts. This scenario is related to the Mahdi who controlled the Sudan after the fall of Khartoum (Charles Gordon) […]

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!