Friday, January 9, 2015

What do tea leaves and camo nets have in common?

Spotted on Paul Foster's blog was reference to creating cam nets for 1/72 & 1/76 vehicles and models using dried tea leaves. A quick Google search and I found reference on the blog of another NZ gamer I follow (Craig) on how to create cam nets for models using dried tea leaves.

Craig's end result!!

Genius .. I enjoy the occasional piece of 1/72nd and 1/76th modelling these days. I'll store this one away for reference.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Collision before Bischofstein

As promised, another lavishly illustrated AAR of a game with Nick G set on the eastern front in the lead up to the battle of Tannenberg.

Go to The Great Adventure:

and navigate to After Action Reports.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bischofstein teaser ...

Another fantastic Great War Spearhead game last night (thanks Nick G) .. with a fully illustrated AAR to come on 'The Great Adventure'.

In the meantime, a teaser ..

Monday, January 5, 2015

Another tiny indulgence

I really like those Litko markers ...  no, I mean REALLY like them.

So I bought a few more - ordered just before Christmas, and here they are:

These are the ten small flame markers

Here with some of their larger cousins

And here with some 6mm German infantry and artillery
I think they really add to the visual appeal of a game, and when incorporated into photos of an AR, they add enormously to the impact of the shots, like this ...

During a 6mm WW2 game

or this ...
In use in a 20mm WW1 game

A tiny indulgence ...

Understanding the battles of 1914

We wargame for all sorts of reasons: social interaction is one. Looking for a better understanding of history is another.

Recently I've added two really interesting pieces of information to the web site 'The Great Adventure - translations of passages from German official Histories for an infantry regiment, and a field artillery regiment, the translations courtesy of Robert Dunlop.

They can be found at The Great Adventure.

Look under

Special Features/ The Battle of Longlier: a case study in infantry tactics
, and also

The Age of Artillery/ The German 60th Field Artillery Regiment on the Marne 1914

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Kings of War v3.0 .. a first game.

No creative narratives here.. this was a 1500 point Kings of War game that Andy and I fought last night. We used 1500 points each, playing a...