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

Forcing the Uvarova

The vastness and the difficulty of the terrain through the Caucasus meant that by 1915 there were still avenues to be explored if victory wa...