Monthly Archives: April 2019

‘Going Dutch’: Building a Cold War Dutch Battlegroup (Part 3)

Following on from my previous updates in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I’ve recently added a few more bits and pieces to my 15mm 1980s Cold War Netherlands battlegroup for the (under-development) Battlefront: First Echelon variant of … Continue reading

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Some M48 Chaparral SAM Vehicles (Butler’s Printed Models)

Last September I posted here about my first experience of 3D-printed models (SKOT APCs from Butlers’ Printed Models).  Since then on the Cold War front, I’ve been working my way through the stack of unmade plastic kits and unpainted lead … Continue reading

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“In Dixie Land I’ll Make My Stand”: Building a 10mm Confederate Army (Part 2)

Pender’s Division at Gettysburg As discussed in Part 1 of this series, I’ve been building 10mm Confederate and Union armies for the American Civil War, using the orders of battle for the first day of the iconic Battle of Gettysburg … Continue reading

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The Battle of Brandywine, 11th September 1777

Up until the 2000s, all of my wargaming stuff, aside from a small sci-fi collection, was 15mm or smaller.  In 2005 or thereabouts, my mate Jase Evans had been badgering me for a while to ‘do something in 28mm’, but … Continue reading

Posted in 28mm Figures, American War of Independence, British Grenadier! Rules (AWI), Eighteenth Century, Games, Scenarios | 2 Comments

‘Brown Squadron’ X-Wing Campaign: Game 1 – ‘Graduation Day’

Yesterday I detailed the rules I use to create a cooperative campaign for X-Wing: The Miniatures Game (1st Edition).  Over the last couple of years, my young Padawans have taken on the role of pilots in the Rebel Alliance’s Brown … Continue reading

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‘X-Wing: The Miniatures Game’ Cooperative Campaign System

“Just me, the boy and the two droids… No questions asked…” Until now this blog has been, if not 100% historical, at least loosely based on history.  However, I have to admit that I do occasionally like to dabble in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jemima Fawr!

It’s party-time here at Fawr Towers, as this blog is one year-old today! 🙂 During the past year, this blog has received over 20,000 hits from sufferers of insomnia seeking a cure for their affliction; no doubt with a very … Continue reading

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The Battle of Raab, 14th June 1809 – A Scenario for Napoleon’s Battles

Following my various game-reports, a few people have asked for the full versions of the scenarios, so that they can play them as well.  Until now, I’ve generally tried to give a rough outline of the scenario, in order to … Continue reading

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The Battle of Champion Hill, 16th May 1863 (Fire & Fury 10mm ACW)

Following our last ACW game , the Battle of Cedar Mountain, I had some very positive feedback from none other than Rich Hassenauer, author of the Fire & Fury family of rules.  He liked what I’d done with his old … Continue reading

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