Tag Archive | Airfix

The American Revolution in Miniature_Saratoga Campaign

In 1975 there was a lot if interest in the upcoming Bicentennial. A friend and I put aside our interests in Napoleonic wargaming to produce war-game armies for what is now called the American War for Independence or AWI for short. At the time metal war-game figures were just becoming readily available and they were […]

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 […]

A Test Game in Ancient Warfare

Recently two of my friends played a game to test an old set of rules called Hoplite Warfare. The available figures consisted of a Greek army and Celt army. I got to roll dice, give pithy comments, have a beer and take some pictures. The Greeks (Italeri, Zvezda) were painted by my friend Mike (MS) […]

Stauponnen Revisted (East Prussia, 1914)

Stallup√∂nen, East Prussia, 17th August 1914: As the Russian 1st Army advanced into East Prussia, von Francois, the II.Armeekorps commander, was adamantly opposed to giving one meter of ground to the Russians, since the Russian advance was occurring in his own corps district. He insisted that von Prittwitz, the commander of 8.Armee, should attack the […]

Eastern Front in 1/72 Part IV

Part IV of Eastern Front in 1/72 features the dreaded 88mm dual-purpose gun. In the game the 88mm gun proved to be a decisive factor in stopping the Russian tank assault in their efforts to retake the Ukranian village. View #1 Airfix 1/72 88mm Gun View #3 Airfix 1/72 88mm Gun Top View Airfix 88mm Gun […]

WW1 German Dragoons and some Prisoners

About a year ago I reentered the war gaming and painting hobby after being out of it for more than 20 years. The impetus to re-enter the field was a chance meeting between my son and my old war game pal from our High Schools days through the 1980s. Through him I re-established contact with […]