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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 […]

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- Day!!

Operation Overlord    Commemorating a “3D-Day” This coming June 6th, 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion on North West Europe; the landing of American, British and Canadian forces on the beaches of Normandy and the airborne landings that immediately preceded them. There are multiple scenarios for replicating these battles in existing […]

M 24 Chaffee: Is there anything it can’t do?

M 24 Chaffee Is there anything it can’t do?   Once the American military viewed the ground combat that commenced in 1939 in Europe, it quickly realized that its nascent tank design program was far behind those of other combatants. The Stuart line of light tanks, just entering service, were a reliable and nimble design, […]

Glues for Joining PLA Printed Parts

Stick with me, kid… Gluing PLA Filament   Many of us whom print with FDM 3d printers generally do most of our printing with PLA filament. PLA is a versatile, stable and economical print medium. PLA does have some limitations, but for many of us, it is our “go-to” filament. PLA does have one notable […]

The Italian SPA Autoprotetto S37. Your Italian Armoured Uber

The Italian SPA Autoprotetto S37 The FIAT SPA S37 Auroprotetto (“self-protected”) was developed in 1941 on the chassis of the FIAT TL37 light artillery tractor. After some trials by FIAT, the Regio Esercito (Italian Royal Army) ordered 150 vehicles in 1942. This lightly armored vehicle was used primarily for police and law enforcement missions, especially […]

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 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 […]

Jeepers Creepers! Is there anything a Jeep can’t do?

Jeepers Creepers! American Armoured Jeeps   The “Truck, ​1⁄4 ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance”, or the “jeep” is likely the most recognizable vehicle coming from the Second World War. Although it was only conceived in 1940, the proposals were offered to various manufacturers by the U.S. military with a turnaround time of a mere 49 days to […]