There comes a time when  a Man just has to Werf some Nebels

  The German Nebelwerfer Family The Germany Nebelwerfer family. They were known by the recipients of their wares as “Moaning Minnies” or “Screaming Mimi”, because of the frightful sound given by the projectiles in flight. These weapons were called “Nebelwerfer”, or “Smoke Mortar”, not just because they were able to fire smoke ammunition, but also […]

“Oh Chutes!” A Bolt Action Scenario… and .stl

The following is a modification of the scenario “Supply Drop” which was put out by Warlord games on line a few months ago. I have play tested it and tweaked it to remove some ambiguity in the original scenario and playability. I also have designed an .stl of an objective marker ideal not just for […]

You Want Another Great Thing from France? How About The Schneider Model 1917 155mm howitzer!

You Want Another Great Thing from France?  How About The Schneider model 1917 155mm howitzer! The French went to war in 1914 anticipating a quick, fast fight, between large, tightly packed field armies fighting on open ground. They planned, trained and equipped their large military for just that type of fight. It didn’t quite work […]

The Spanish Bilbao armoured car…. Not your average “police” car…

The Spanish Bilbao armoured car Not your average “police” car… This is another one of my niche projects related to the Spanish Civil War (“SCW”). As I wrote in an earlier article, the Spanish Civil War was a large, complex and savage conflict which has been largely lost in the shadow of the Second World […]

You Dirty Beast!! The Spanish Civil War’s Tiznao Armoured Trucks

The Dirty Beast! The Spanish Civil War Tiznao As I noted in my earlier article on the Spanish Civil War (the “SCW”) it was a truly savage war fought by a desperately poor country. Despite arms supplied to the two opposing sides from fascist Germany and Italy and Communist Soviet Union, both sides had to […]

The CV 33-35 / L 3 tankette Italy’s Reluctant Tankette… the AFV they had, not the AFV they needed…

The CV 33-35 / L 3 tankette Italy’s Reluctant Tankette… the AFV they had, not the AFV they needed…   Volumes have been written, and too many jokes told, about how unprepared Italy was for World War 2. We don’t need to rehash that here, but we can quickly review how a small interwar training […]

Where can I find files for 3D Printing for Miniature Wargaming?

So you’ve got the basics down, you’ve either got a 3D printer or are thinking of purchasing one.  Now you are going to need to find something to actually print. This means you are going to need to track down some .STL files that match your needs. You’ll then turn them into .gcode files if […]

Resin & FDM Printing for Miniature Wargaming: A Comparison of Costs and Material Usage

Recently I’ve been asked what it costs to print a model in FDM vs Printing it in Resin, as well as printing a hollowed vs solid model. Lots of prices get thrown around, but I haven’t really dug into how much it costs me in raw materials. So I thought I’d take a look at […]

Wargaming the Spanish Civil War in Bolt Action

Wargaming the Spanish Civil War Unofficial Bolt Action Rules Overview The very term “a Civil War” is an oxymoron in any context, but doubly so in reference to the Spanish Civil War. There are tomes written about this savage conflict and I would be doing a disservice to both you, the reader, and to the history […]

“And the Big Wheel Keeps on Turnin’…” – The Great Panjandrum

The Big Wheel keeps on Turnin’…  The Great Panjandrum Great Britain has given the world a lot of wonderful thing. Parliamentary Democracy. Vaccines. The Steam Engine. Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Plus countless other things that have advanced our standard of living and quality of life. Nowhere on any such list are you likely to find […]