Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Baron Rides Again!

An "Aeronef over the Aegean" campaign report, by Ruaridh.  Its great to see one's creations being used by others - now I know how Mssr Blease feels all the time!
http://ooh-shiny-complex.blogspot.com/2012/01/aeronef-over-aegean-photo-report.html

Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Russian Ironclads

An interesting (and short) essay regarding the development of the Russian ironclad fleet from the Crimean war onwards:  http://www.neva.ru/EXPO96/book/chap9-1.html

Though I notice there is not much mention of the Tsar's Aquanefs...

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Usuthu!!!!

Yes, today is the Anniversary of the Battle of  Isandlwana and day 1 of of the Battle of Rourke's Drift, in which the most Victoria Crosses were awarded for a single engagement.  May you have a better day than the lads of the 24th and raise a glass to the courage of the participants.

Friday, 13 January 2012

New Sky Fortresses and Carriers

Now available from Spartan: the wait is over!

Covenant of Antarctica Epicurus Class Sky Fortress, Federated States of America Savannah Class Sky Fortress, Kingdom of Britannia Illustrious Class Sky Fortress



Empire of the Blazing Sun Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (left), Federated States of America Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (right)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

More Stout Chaps

Warlord Games continue to develop their comprehensive (and impressive) line of Zulu war figures with more plastic British Infantry, out in time for the Anniversary of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.  Have at 'em chaps!

http://www.warlordgames.com/15830/new-plastic-anglo-zulu-war-british-infantry/

"Alright then - nobody told you to stop working!"
And certainly not least, are these Heroes of the Empire!
The sullen but doughty Private Hook VC, the stoic but reluctant Lt Chard VC, the dandy English gentleman Lt Bromhead VC and the unflappable bayonet fighting Colour Sgt Bourne.

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