Sunday, 6 May 2018

Iron Duke Miniatures

28mm figures for the Indian Mutiny I think. They say For the time being we are preoccupied with producing figures to recreate Brigadier General Henry Havelock's hard fought campaign to reach the besieged garrison at Lucknow. All is explained at the 'Historical Notes' section of the website, where you can also find such useful resources as sketch maps, orders of battle, organizational notes and a comprehensive uniform guide.  Look good - facebook page also. 

Emhar Franco-Prussian war 1/72

I got really excited when these came out in 2007. I thought they would be really popular but I don't think they were. Separate packs and a hardish bendable plastic made these pretty desirable. They did Prussians and Zouaves too. I think the company ended but you can still pick them up on ebay and so on. See them on Plastic Soldier Review.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Centenary of the first tank battle.

Villers-BretonneuxThe first tank against tank combat in history took place on 24 April 1918 when three A7Vs (including chassis number 561, known as "Nixe") taking part in an attack with infantry incidentally met three Mark IVs (two female machine gun-armed tanks and one male with two 6-pounder guns) near Villers-Bretonneux. During the battle, tanks on both sides were damaged. Read more on the wiki

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Red Baron (2008) full movie

Yesterday was the centenary of the death of the Red Baron so I thought I would share this decent film. Wiki

Friday, 20 April 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Kallistra Early World War One 12mm

There are some decent figures out there in this scale.  Website here
Image: 1/1 - Belgian Early War Field Gun Teams and Limbers
(2 teams + bases)

1914 - from Great Escape Games

Designed with 12mm figures in mind this rule set looks good. They do a range of figures available through North Star
Some photos of a game in progress at this blog