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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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

By the Rocket’s Red Glare – Rockets in Warfare

By the Rocket’s Red Glare… Rockets in Warfare The Soviet M-30-4 Rocket Launcher Rockets were first employed in warfare almost as soon as man discovered gunpowder. The first record of their use was in 1232, during the Battle of Kai-Keng. The Chinese defenders repelled the Mongol invaders by a barrage of “arrows of flying fire.” […]

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 […]