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 […]

3D Printing in the Age of Sail – 3D Printing 1/600 and 1/700 Ships

I never took any interest in Naval Wargaming until Warlord Games released Cruel Seas (an excellent, if poorly proofread beer and pretzels type game focusing on the smaller ships battling it out on the coast during World War Two in 1/300 scale, you can read our 3D printing guide here).  Following on from this success, […]

The complete idiots guide to Chinese “K40” Laser Cutters for Wargamers

A month of so ago I purchased myself one of these big blue “K40” style Chinese laser cutters from Ebay, and over the last few weeks I’ve been working towards getting it usable for cutting and engraving MDF and Acrylic plastic for a wide variety of miniature wargames products: from Tokens and Templates to Terrain. […]

Get started with Gaslands and 3D Printing

Osprey Publishing’s Gaslands game is one of my favorite tabletop games at the moment, it’s cheap, fun and easy to get into and perfect for 3D printing, whether it be accessories, gaming tokens, terrain or digital kitbashing entire vehicles, the possibilities are endless. What is Gaslands you ask? Well according to the official site: Shoot, […]

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 […]