I have always believed that it is best to actually do a thing yourself before accepting the word of others. Not that I harbored any real doubts about the quality of the new S.A.S. figures from Wargames Atlantic, but I just had to be sure. So I popped the box open and started freeing the bodies from the sprues and cleaning them up (which, by the way, there was VERY little to do). As I did so it occurred to me that it might be fun to replicate the characters seen on the cards provided with the game (which are illustrated with photos of the minis). Players will be hard-pressed to get confused about which model goes with which card when they are identical! Well, the models lived up to expectations and I had a jolly time recreating the figures depicted on the character cards.
- Those Magnificent Flying Machines
- Adventures in Blue Board and Foamcore
- The Lace Wars Project
- The Neulandia VSF campaign
- 28mm Plastic Figure reviews Perry, Victix WF etc etc
- Zvezda and Plastic Soldier Company Wargaming Models
- The Road to Leipzig
- Leipzig Orbats
- MDF Madness
- My Own Rules and other wacky ideas
- Fortified Places
- Book Reviews
- The Great Epicurean War
- Rich Uncle Pat and the (non-European) Cold War
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Assembling the Wargames Atlantic S.A.S. figures for 02 Hundred Hours
Monday, November 28, 2022
Gaming Update, 3DEC22 1900hrs, at Rich Uncle Pat's place
Yes, R.U.P. will be hosting the Saturday Night Game at his place. Rumor is that we will be playing Specter Ops using his superb collection of 15mm minis.
Be there, or be reviled!
Friday, November 25, 2022
02 Hundred Hours, Starter Set; a skirmish game with a difference
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Wargames Atlantic 28mm Cannon Fodder  Females
Monday, November 14, 2022
Bastion Gaming Center Going Out Of Business Sale Starts 15NOV22 2pm
Between Covid and inflation Bastion Gaming Center is throwing in the towel. All minis, rules, board and card games are on sale 25% off (the already 10% off MSRP prices). Get there while the selection is still good.
R.I.P. Bastion, such a cool idea, such unfortunate timing.
Friday, November 11, 2022
To My Many Gaming Buddies Who Served, Thank You!
A great many of the guys I game with have served, or are currently in, the U.S. Armed Forces, I would like to thank them for their service;
OldSarge, TankGuy, Trunkmonkey, Tom from Texas, Brad, Honest Dan, Bob Webb, and Joe
I'm proud to count you among my friends
Monday, November 7, 2022
Gaming Update, 12NOV22 7pm, my place
We will be playing at my place at 7pm
Ideas are welcome, otherwise we might just be trying out the new Napoleonic Rules from Issue 418 of Wargames Illustrated
Friday, November 4, 2022
A Little Fresh Air, or at least an entirely different airplane, the Hawker Fury
The first British fighter to exceed 200mph the Hawker Fury was a sleek and diminutive aircraft. Entering service in 1931 and serving in the RAF until early 1939 the Fury never saw combat under British colors. It did fight on behalf of Yugoslavia during the brief struggle against Axis invasion. It also served the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The South African Air Force used them with some success against the Italians in the East Africa in 1941. There is a good Wikipedia article here. The kit is typical Matchbox for the era, cleanly cast in two wildly different colors with a good decal sheet showing British and Yugoslavian markings. The fit is nearly perfect and the model was a dream to build. Now I have another addition to my "what if" air forces for 193?.