Saturday, October 27, 2018

New Scottish Medieval's by Antediluvian Miniatures

Here are the first pictures of our Wars of the Bruces Scottish schiltron command set, sculpted by Matthew Bickley. We're looking forward to getting these guys moulded and cast up as soon as we can, and more variants on the spearmen done!




Bruce's Spear men.






Inactive Map for Bomber raids

There are quite a few of they play solitaire  Bomber game.  Here is a way to add extra targets.  It is an inactive map.  Click on the dot, which enlarge with the name of the city.  Great play target tonight, B-17 and host other Bomber mission related game.   Here is the link: Bomber mission over Europe.

These are real mission from WW2





Friday, October 26, 2018

JJ's Wargame Londuinium tour

Okay talk about an amazing tour of Londuinium..  JJ blog give one the feeling of been there. It is like standing next to him on his tour.    Here is a link to the article :London 2018

 Myself I have been just fascinated in the roman world since I was a kid by years ago.  The time period is full on amazing feats of engineering, science, culture and warfare.     Here is one of his pictures.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Have a spare 100k,, you could own this gem

found this on Ebay.   A company is selling this movie prop.  It is a fake M1 on a Centurion tank. It would be great for Holloween.






Tuesday, October 23, 2018

General Electric Transportation





12 years ago I had a design position with General Electric in Erie Pa.   My job was was to design parts for the Radiator section of the  Locomotive.    The work at GE was very fast pace.  We had 6 to 8 weeks before the Locomotive was going to be produce.   The design work was challenging with  customer changes during the build.   Some of the programs China Mainland, Poland, Russia, US train companies and last was for Pilbara Mining company in Australia. 

The building I worked in had a lot of history.   It was build in 1911 for making refrigerators.   As I found out the plant produce searchlights for Navy.   Complete turrets for Navy Destroyer. The first production Jet engine for the USAF.  Recently I discovered they made 75 mm Pack Howitzers.

I never knew how much General Electric and the city of Erie Pa contributed to war effort during WW2.


GE produced 75mm

Plant assembly at Erie, Pa








Locomotive I helped design


The train hauling ore was 6 miles long.  The locomotive would only stop for fuel and water.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

ASLSK Scen Pt 2

Continuing the VASAL with Stew here is part two.  I have to say the videos do help explain ASLSK. Hope you enjoy this one.



Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crescent Root Release 28mm Spanish building

Here are the latest releases from Crescent Root. The series is called the Villa.   For all the TFL players that game Sharpe's Practice..   These new building are a perfect fit for your gaming table. Crescent Root building are top notch.   Check out the pictures below. I believe you will agree with me.








Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The ultimate revoler for Men who would be kings

Well any Victorian area game. With this revolver you run out of ammo.  You can just stab them.  It is for real..




Monday, October 15, 2018

Confederate Cook and Brother rifles and carbine

I have a great love for civil war era arms.  For 25year I made first class replicas of  civil war rifles and carbine for peopl in the N-SSA.  The N-SSA or North south skirmish association is a live fire group of  civil war shooter. 

The Cook and brothers carbine was one I wanted to make but didn't get around to it.  This company made enfield pattern rifles and carbine.   They at the beginning of the war where some of the finest weapons around..   Here is a great video on the Cook and Brothers firearms.

Crusaders by Georgios Galazoulas

Looks like I need to hang up my paint bushes.  George's Crusader knights are amazing. Oh did I tell you that they are 28mm!





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dux Britanniarum

 Great introduction /intro to Dux Britanniarum  I would like to find someone interested in this TFL's game


Saturday, October 13, 2018

ASL Solitaire PT2

 Getting started to play Solitaire ASL.  Great videos to help one starting playing.









Thursday, October 11, 2018

ASL Solitaire Part 1

Finding a copy of this module isn't easy.  When you do the price is pretty high.  If one can't find a face to face player this becomes the only option.  The ASL group I play with said that the systems works pretty well.   Here is an excellent video on the module.







Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Advanced Squad Leader Storage solutions and Tools

As you have found out if you are a ASL player that storage can be a problem.  Lucky for me the group of players I have joined give me good advice. 

1.  Buy Plano 3700 series boxes.  5 x 32 compartment.
2. Good ring binders.  These are to store your maps broads and scenario cards.


This video pretty well answers most questions.


Russ Eastern Medieval Militia


These picture ca inspire one to make a Russ Saga army.  The drawing have amazing details.

















Saturday, October 6, 2018

Night Fighter Ace Roster sheet

Night Fighter Ace is a new game by Compass Games.  It is a great solitaire game.  Here is a sheet to keep track of your crew status.



Thursday, October 4, 2018

Atlantic Wall bunker video

The video is something a historian and wargamer should watch.  It is truly an amazing feat of engineering.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Advance Squad Leader components explained.

I know when I opened the ASLSK box I thought.  Crap look at all these parts.  Then how do they all work together to make the game playable.  My poor old brain started to spin.  Lucky for my I have a mentor.  David Lamb is the mentor I have to guide me through the maze of playing ASL.   Lucky for me David is one of the elite ASL player and designer in the country.   He along with PJ Norton, Fred Schwartz and Robert Davis are some of the best in the ASL world.   All to these gentlemen have been playing ASL since the 80's.    More of this later in posts in the future. 

Now for the video.  If you like the ASL system and have  a son or daughter.  See if they are willing to play the game.  It is exciting to play. Also a little cheap to play than miniature gaming. 

Below are the first two video to get one started on the ASL adventure.







Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ASLSK terrain explained

The video explains the terrain features on the game broad.  This will help a new player get their head around the values of the terrain.



Monday, October 1, 2018