Hannibal vs. Rome: STL-Files For Small Scale Miniatures

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At the beginning of January, I tried to order some miniatures in Great Britain. They arrived in Germany quite quickly but have now been stuck at customs for 5 months already. Seriously, we are completely cut off here! With my collaborator, we wanted to replay the great battles of the Punic Wars. Since we are […]

A Worrywart’s Resin Printing FAQs, Part Deux

Back in the Before Times I wrote up an article outlining my trepidatious journey into resin printing. That article, a Worrywarts Hesitant Plunge into the Resin Pool, outlining how I quickly lost my inhibitions about resin printing and consider it a perfect partner for my FDM printer- they make a great team- one can’t replace […]

3D Printing the American Civil War

With the upcoming release of Warlord Games “Epic Scale” version of Black Power ACW (and the excellent freebies on the front of last months issue of Wargames Illustrated) there has been a renewed interest in ACW, especially the idea of 3D printing ACW forces. This combined with my recent Christmas day hike of the Manassas […]

What happened to new Vendors? Where are the updates? What’s happening? Is it still March?

Hi Everyone, It’s been a while! 2020 has been an absolute crazy year. It’s hard to believe it’s the 189th day of March, 2020. For those that are still with us, it’s great to have you hear. For those who we have lost – we will miss you. And for those who have lost friends, […]

A Worrywart’s hesitant plunge into the resin pool…

I started 3d printing for my wargaming in January 2018; way back then FDM the home hobbyists’ tool of choice was an FDM, or filament, 3d printer. That soon changed as inexpensive SLA resin printers came to the market – the Anycubic Photon and the Elegoo Mars leading the charge. These printers gained wide acceptance […]

How to install an analogue Ammeter on a K40 Laser Cutter

I originally purchased my K40 laser cutter without knowing a lot about them, and fell into the trap of purchasing an “Upgraded” K40 laser cutter with a lot of bells and whistles that I didn’t need, but lacking ones that I probably did need. One of these was an analogue ammeter, so I can measure […]

Hidden Units in Bolt Action – Maybe there is a better way….

Hidden Units in Bolt Action – Maybe there is a better way…. A modest proposal and some free .stls   The rules for Warlord Games “Bolt Action” are purposely designed to ensure a rapid pace of play, and some aspects of realism is forfeited to that end. For the most part this balancing act works […]

The Little Engine that could… Pack Some Hurt!! Armoured Trains in bolt Action

The Little Engine that could… pack some hurt! Armoured Trains in Bolt Action   Recently I posted an article on the tactical use of railways in military warfare in general, and specifically in WW2. I noted that as soon as railways came into widespread use, their military application was realized. Not long after that the […]

I Hear a Train a Coming…

‘I hear the train a comin’ It’s rollin’ ’round the bend…” (with apologies to the late, great Johnny Cash) Printing and Using Railways in Bolt Action As soon as railways were widely introduced in the mid-19th century, progressive Armies soon saw the advantage of employing them for both strategic and tactical purposes. The logistical benefit […]