Tag Archive | wargaming

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 […]

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 […]

Sherman Crushing Cars

Attention WW2 geeks! My son and I play Memoir 44 when we have time, Playing Memoir 44 scratches the major itch we have for WW2 history. Our discussions often lead to photos and emails and sometimes questions. So, it wasn’t a surprise when he sent me the below video of a tank crushing a couple […]

Hellzapoppin

This is personal trivia but here goes anyway. Way back in the days before INET or Facebook games, before Xbox and PlayStation and before pc games I had a M4 Sherman tank model that we used in tabletop war-gaming (1970’s). The models were hand-painted or air-brushed and we used pictures of the real thing from WW2 to detail the […]