Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Germans v French
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wishing all my blogging friends and their families a very merry Christmas, and a safe and happy new year - wherever you are in the world. I am on duty Christmas Day and they have forecast a stinking hot day. Home to the aircon, open my presents, eat the Turkey and down some beers in the evening. Good luck with your presents everyone.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The situation : At 1500hrs, on the 4th of July 1943 various German units of the 4th Panzer Army are sent forward into Soviet positions on reconnaissance in force missions. The objectives of these missions were to discover traps and gain lodgement in the Soviet lines.
Godders in Command of the 15th Company, 3rd Battalion, Panzer Fusilier Regiment, Grossdeutschland is tasked to capture the western edge of a low treeless ridge west of the village of Butovo. High command believes the ridge consists of dummy positions.
Godders sets up in his starting positions. He is in command of 9 Infantry Sections, 2 HMG Sections, a FAO and off board 81mm Mortars.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Put your hands up if you got home from school everyday and watched this. Sometime in the late 70's, early 80's I think it was. Well, it's back as a movie. AWESOME. And I found a company that does miniatures.
Some editional information about the plot for those who did not have a TV in their house
"In the distant future, the war between the human race and the Gamilon has taken its toll on the planet Earth. Constant bombardment of radioactive asteroids has rendered the planet's atmosphere uninhabitable. As a means of relief aid, Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar offers the Earth Forces a device that can completely neutalize the radiation off the planet. For this task, the space battleship Yamato is launched from the remains of its World War II ancestor on a 148,000 light-year journey. However, the crew of the Yamato has only one Earth year to travel to Iscandar and back, or the human race will come to an end".
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I have some 28mm figures on the paint desk now. 80% complete. Should have pictures soon. I also got too cocky in Battlefield Academy. I got absolutely smashed in my latest game. Back to the loser corner for the time being.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Today I finished a Ford-Marmon Herrington Armoured Truck for my Belgium Blitzkrieg Commander Battlegroup. This particular truck will be the HQ for my armour formation. I stuck an officer figure in there to give the vehicle the look of command. I have been doing a bit of research on these trucks. Mainly used by Belgians and Dutch. The Germans and Japanese also used them as captured vehicles. The Japanese got hold of them in Timor. Blitzkrieg Commander don't do stats for this truck as an armoured vehicle so it will played as a normal truck when not in use as a HQ model.
Truck is 15mm from QRF. Officer is 15mm from True North.
"Hail Caesar is indeed the title - but the game does cover the broad ancient and early medieval periods - New Kingdom Egyptians through to Crusaders in the battle write-ups. I think the rules cover the whole period equally well - they would need a little work to cover the high middle ages - but that wasn't really the idea when we started. Ist C Romans have certainly seen a lot of action - as have the Britons -the Roman conquest of Britain being my 'thing' I'm afraid. But the rule are in the framework style of BP with lots of suggested tweaks covering weapons, formations and unit status."
I like the name. What do you think?
Friday, November 19, 2010
The Australian army has gone all American. Our troops are now wearing US multicam combat uniforms with the Australian Government signing up with the US manufacturer. The current all Australian design cams will be gone forever. The multicam is for use in the jungle and desert and has been tested and given the big thumbs up from the SAS. The only thing left to pick our lads out from the yanks is the AuSteyr rifle. This video shows Australian soldiers in their new gear heading out from the wire in Afganistan.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
If you want to know more down load Episode 33 of SOCAL. Link below (although you will need to listen to the English Civil War bit first).
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Thanks to all who have asked about an ancients version of Black Powder - I'd suggest that anyone interested keep an eye out on the Warlord games forum.
I think I could see myself getting into this. An enjoyable non competive alternative to WAB.
Other news, my 12 year old daughter Emma made the ITN Tennis final at the state tennis centre yesterday. She lost after surrendering a commanding lead half way through the match. A lot of tears after the game but she definitely played a tough player. I am very proud of her. Go Emma.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Just finished the first two tank units of my Blitzkrieg Commander Belgium Battle Group. A couple of French made FT-17's with the 37mm Anti-Tank gun. Pretty easy to paint up and nice little models. Tanks are 15mm from Peter Pig Miniatures.