Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lock and Load new core rule 5.0

Lock and load is going to release their latest Core rule.  According to what I heard is that a lot of corrections and updates to make the game easy to understand.



Friday, June 15, 2018

My miniature gaming started here.

A trip down memory lane in the world of  gaming.  Do you remember what store or shop got you started life long pursuit of spending your hard earned dollars.    I do here it is.  The building was once the Alcove Hobby Shop.  The Mecca for miniatures gamer's in Detroit.  On it is a print shop. If the walls could talk. One could still heard if you listen closely the many famous tales of battle




The Old Alcove Hobby Shop.



 MICHIGAN'S GAMING HERITAGE: This is the former location of the store that was the hub of most all gaming in the tri-county area. ALCOVE HOBBY STORE. Located on 12 Mile Road in Berkley, it was run by Bob & Joyce Boyle. This store was the place that introduced most of us to gaming and was the hub of the gaming community (in addition to the gaming centers). The store was very successful, and eventually the Boyles started an entire distributorship (Greenfield Hobbies) and the store would move to Woodward between 12 & 13 mile road, next to everybody's favorite Thai restaurant, Siam Spicy. They would eventually sell the store to a couple guys who, unfortunately ran it into the ground.






Last Alcove Hobby on Woodard.  Now an interior Design company

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pikeman Lament with real pictures.

Have not played Pikeman Lament in long time.  Just finished up my dragoons.  Cavalry is a real pain in butt to paint.  Been pushing these troops around on the painting bench for who knows how long.  Agin in my travel on face book I found this great page dealing with the English Civil War.  The thing the grab me was the detail of the reenactors uniforms.  To myself it looks like the armor pieces have a black paint wash. 









Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Photo of a Maus turrets with a Tiger I turret

This photo shows how big the Maus was.  The Tiger turret on top looks like toy.  What is interesting if that there are two Maus turrets.  This would make one believe the Hitler had put the Maus into full production.  Hope you like the photo.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

White Dragon Miniature

White dragon Miniatures is out of the U.K.    They specialize in resin figures and terrain.  Some really amazing stuff.  They have a line 28mm British troops that fought in the Falklands.  But the items I like are the modern terrain feature that are made for Spector.  Talking some finely detailed building.    Here is the link to their website.  White Dragon Miniatures

Now here is the eye candy.







 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New 28mm figures from Empress Miniature


Great movie for it time.  A group of tough wehrmacht troop facing the Russian streamroll.
Well is your change to have these guys on your gaming table.







Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S / Sgt.) Rolf Steiner 
Unteroffizier (Cpl.) Krüger
Gefreiter (Pvt.) Kern
Unteroffizier (Cpl.) Schnurrbart ('Private Mustache')



Jun 6 , 1944 70 years ago

74 years ago today June 6, 1944. My father landed at Omaha beach in Normandy. His unit was 105mm artillery battery. They started fire their guns off the LST in supporting fire for the troops on the beach. From there he would be many action. The most notable would the battle of the bulge. Where they where surrounded by the Germans in Bastogne.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Playing ASL on Tabletop Simulator on Stream

This was on one my ASL face book pages.  Most people use Vassal to ASL. Great app but kind of clunky to use.  Table Top simulator to me looks like the to play the game with no headache. Grab your favorite drink, sit down and enjoy the video




Thursday, May 31, 2018

Raketen Jag

I think this is a kool tank destroyer.   Already have some in 1/100 scale.  But need to early model with the 90mm gun.  I have QRF model it is terrible hunk of lead.







Sunday, May 27, 2018

Boer Wars Pom-Pom gun

This weapon was used during the Boer War with good effect.  I have one for my army using the TMWWBK Osprey rules.   Here is one in action.



Build your own 40K dreadnought

Okay folks who said you couldn't build your own full scale dreadnought.  All you need is some spare plywood and 2x4's.






Monday, May 21, 2018

Easy Eight Finnish Rifle Squad stats

 Just found this on an old yahoo users group for Battle Front.  Now there stats for the Fins to fight the Soviets.  Enjoy






Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Buddy Anton is retiring shortly

He is calling it quits after 32yrs in the police force.   As he said a thousand little voice in his head told him it is time.   If you read my blog go over and wish him a great retirement.  Click on the link:Antons retirement. and wish him  happy retirement.


Happy Retirement Buddy.



Types of 16 inch fired from the Iowa class battleships.

What I find interesting is the Nuclear shell that these ships could fire.  Talk about some destructive power..


Friday, May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Robbin Williams 40K collection

It has been fours since Robbin Williams pasted away.   Never knew he was a big collector of 40K miniatures.  His daughter Zelda is planning auction off the collection...



Monday, May 7, 2018

Inspiration for Saga Player

This is from the saga facebook page.
I decited to post some Links, images and references for people who plan to paint or assemle Baltic tribes facction ( looking at you Conor ) when new minis roll out.
now sadly some of the links are in Lithuanian or latvian so you will have to use google translate to translate individual sentences or whole page.
Baltic Vikings reenactors that do sea faring Curonian Tribe
https://m.facebook.com/baltu.vikingai
Vilkatlakai provides general balttic tribes info from ancient times till late middle ages, Viking age and baltic crusade aswell.( will need translation)
http://www.vilkatlakai.lt/balt-ginkluot
Leitgirtis Lithuanian reeactors 12/13th century
https://www.facebook.com/Leitgiris/
Viking/Lithuanian Reeactment group, i was part of it for a short while 
https://www.facebook.com/Gyvosios-istorijos-klubas-Utgarda…/
Lithuanian documentary abour weaponry ( though only first bit apply to our period)
https://youtu.be/EeersAP8VCo
Latvian documentary movie about their tribes
https://www.facebook.com/rigensis/
Some musical inspiration:
will edit more later, pics are from random websites ,above included. everything that i posted was sent to gripping beast for inspiration for baltic minis aswell