Tag Archives: wargaming

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- 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 […]

Heading down the Wargaming Roadway… printing 28mm scale wargaming roads

Heading down the Wargaming Roadway…   Terrain on a gaming table can’t affect your dice rolls and it won’t prevent you from forgetting that your opponent’s shrek team was on “ambush’ as you advance your T-34, but it can greatly improve your gaming experience. Terrain is most often thought of in terms of buildings, trees, […]

Chapter 9 3D Printing for Fun…  and Profit?

Chapter 9 3D Printing for Fun…  and Profit?   If you own a 3d printer, or know someone who does, you will have heard the suggestion that “you should run a home business – you would make out like a bandit!” Well, before you start daydreaming….     … we need to talk… We need […]

Chapter 8 : There Is More To 3D Print Than Tanks!!

Chapter 8 – There is more to 3D Print than Tanks! You can do so much with your printer to improve your gaming experience. Every game table benefits from good looking terrain, and there are a lot of .stls available to help you print your own. Terrain makes the game table, and much like ambience […]

The Soviet Universal Carrier

The Soviet T-20 Komsomolets The Soviet Universal Carrier     The History The T20 Komsomolets was a small armored tractor which was designed for towing artillery pieces. The T-20 played part in the motorization of Red Army artillery units in the late 1930s and saw extensive action in the Winter War and first half of WWII […]

Chapter 7 : Be Choosy!!!

Chapter 7 : Don’t Hesitate to be Fussy!!   Okay, let’s jump ahead and say that you have plunged into the 3D printing pool, which is the only way as there is no shallow end. Aided by  your printer’s manuals and tips from Facebook user forums and YouTube videos, you have succeeded to fine tune […]

Chapter 6 : Sometimes Size Does Matter!

Chapter 6 Sometimes, Size Does Matter! As you gain experience in hunting down printable .stl files for your gaming needs, you will encounter the fact that there are a good many different scales used by the creators of 3D designs. Personally, I game exclusively in 28mm, which is 1/56th scale. The other common scales in […]

Chapter 5 – Actually Printing Something!!

Chapter 5 – Actually Printing Something? In this chapter we will give a quick overview of the process of printing on an FDM (printer) printer. I will keep this as generic as possible, due to the many variances among makes when actually setting up before commencing a print. Each printer will be different, and you […]