What 3D Printers are Wargamers really using in 2019?

When I first started 3D printing for wargaming in early 2018 there was very little information, especially regarding cheaper printers.  Since then, a variety of facebook groups have popped up that offer a wealth of information on the matter, and with more quality, low priced printers coming onto the market.  When I began, my goal […]

Speed Painting WWII Infantry with Citadel Contrast Paints

I’ve been miniature wargaming on and off for the better part of the last 25 years, painting my first miniature using old Humbrol oil based paints that my father purchased for me to build kitset models.  I quickly moved onto my first box set of warhammer fantasty battles, the old starter paint set containing a […]

Cruel Seas Scenario: The Battle of Hampton Roads

From Wikipedia: The Battle of Hampton Roads, also referred to as the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Virginia) or the Battle of Ironclads, was a famous and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War. It was fought over two days, March 8–9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bayadjacent to the city of Norfolk. The […]

Wheels of the Emperor – Japanese Armoured Cars in WW2

Wheels of the Emperor Japanese Armoured Cars The conflict with the Empire of Japan is often thought of as starting on December 7, 1941, with the attacks on Pearl Harbour, the invasions of the Philippines and Malaya, followed by the rapid expansion of the Japanese sphere across the South Pacific. The bloody fighting in the […]

Are You Up for Some Chinese?….

Fielding a Chinese Army in Bolt Action It’s suggested you can identify someone’s nationality by the answer they give when asked  “When did the Second World War start?”. Some Americans would suggest December 7th, 1941. Commonwealth nations and Poles would say September 1939. Residents of the former Soviet Union would likely answer June 22, 1941. […]

3D Printing is(n’t) killing the miniature wargaming industry

Last week, there was a series of rather negative articles on Spikey Bits (and even worse facebook comments) regarding 3D printing that caused a bit of a stir in the 3D printing community. These started off with one regarding a Warhammer 40,000 tournament army that consisted of unpainted, 3D printed proxy models for an Adeptus […]

A Matter of Scale: 3D Printing for 20mm Wargaming 1:72 or 1:76?

Article by VJM787, you can find his store in the marketplace here, or his page on thingiverse here.  In starting a section on this site for 20mm war games and models, the old chestnut of 1:72 or 1:76 for vehicle models emerged.  This is worth revisiting in the context of 3D printing, and the decision […]