Geordie's Big Battles: Audible - Vietnam, Max Hastings

28 November 2022

I knew I needed to read this book, so I bought it, but it sat on the shelf (as it is no small volume) for a long time. I knew I needed something to complement the numerous first hand accounts I had read, to try and to get a wider picture of the conflict. I relished Ken Burns marvellous TV documentary series and it stands out for its graphic imagery and cinematography. The hurdle of "reading about it" (a much more intimate process) defeated me though.

FAEIT 212: Vashtorr the Arkifane Revealed

21 November 2022

Vashtorr the Arkifane has been revealed as what is going to be quite the opportunity for a Dark Mechanicus forces in the near future. Great looking Daemon. Great job on this one. His name has been echoed in mechanical vox-whispers, scrawled in the corners of maddening scrap-code, and even emblazoned across the cover of one of the first three Arks of Omen books. But who is Vashtorr, and what are his designs for the galaxy?

Ed M's Wargames Meanderings: Battle of Schleswig, 23 April 1848, 1st Schleswig-Holstein War: Game Report

14 November 2022

Greetings, dear readers. Before I move on, I feel obliged to include a small explanation (apology?) for my recent absence from the comments section of the circle of bloggists that I generally visit (you know who you are, I think). Life has been busy lately (in a routine way: nothing drastic), and other things have simply taken up the time and energy available. I hope to get back on track in the next few weeks and return to form. Now, on to the topic du jour: toy soldiers! I wanted run a game using my Post Napoleonic battalion-level VNB Variant, incorporating lessons learned from the Austro Prussian Frontier Battle game.

Demi's Log: Undead army wyvern #1

07 November 2022

October was pretty busy month.
I had it all planned but unexpected load of work from real life pushed away whole painting I was hoping to finish. Life's a b!tch, but apparently that's nothing but yesterday news. 
Hoping to get on track again, so after returning from this year's Oldhammer Weekend I decided to add some more models to the Undead army. Not that I expect to start playing Warhammer Fantasy Battle on regular basis (or playing it at all...), but working on fantasy themed stuff is just fun: lots of colors and lots of ideas contrary to Bolt Action armies for example.

Campaigns of General William Augustus Pettygree: EMPIRE OF WRATH Chapter 1

31 October 2022


My dear readers, Empire of Wrath takes place in an imagineered region of The Northwest Frontier on the Indian Sub-Continent. There I will face my most cunning, dangerous and malevolent opponent ever. You will meet him soon enough. Meanwhile, perhaps you will remember my 10th Hussar familiars as they commence this new and perilous adventure. They are en-route to take post at old abandoned Fort Albert. Let's get started with Chapter 1.

Baber on wargames: Drive to the Sea April 1938

24 October 2022

The Rebel offensive which began at Belchite on March 10th continues a pace, the government forces have no answer to the Rebels overwhelming air support and artillery. The entire front has shattered and the Rebels are now trying to drive south to the sea and split Catalonia and Valencia!

As columns spread out south towards the Mediterranean, one such column meets up with the enemy!