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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 2 – the Playtest)

As discussed last time, I’ve spent the last few months building the terrain and forces for a demo-game of the Cassinga Raid, with the intention of going around a few of the UK wargame shows, starting with Warfare in Reading, … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 1)

As mentioned in recent posts, I’ve spent the last few months building terrain-boards, painting troops and sticking together aeroplanes for my forthcoming demo game at Warfare 2019, which will be held on the weekend of 16th/17th November, at the Rivermead … Continue reading

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The Great Angolan Gecko-Hunt (Operation FOX, December 1983)

This week I actually managed to get down to club (the Carmarthen Old Guard) and get a game! 🙂 As previously mentioned, I’m going to be running a demo game of the Cassinga Raid (Angola 1978) at Warfare 2019, in … Continue reading

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Angola Air Support (Part 2)

As mentioned last month, in November I’ll be putting on a demo game of the 1978 South African airborne assault on Cassinga, during the Angola ‘Border War’.  This scenario requires rather a lot of South African air power, so I’ve … Continue reading

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NATO Helicopters of the 1980s

Everyone who wargames with model helicopters knows that the bloody things are too fragile to play wargames with, so I do wonder why I persist with collecting the bloody things… However, they do look damn good on the table, so … Continue reading

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American War of Independence Action

As previously mentioned, in 2005 we suddenly decided to do ‘something in 28mm’.  By fate, a couple of random packs of Foundry AWI figures fell into my possession and my mate Eclaireur released his excellent British Grenadier! rules for the … Continue reading

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Some Angola Air Support

In November I’ll be doing my first show demo-game for many years at Warfare 2019 in Reading.  My original plan was to do a large ‘Cold War Hot’ game based on the book ‘First Clash’ by Kenneth Macksey (the Canadian … Continue reading

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“Beware of the Leopard!” (Part 2) – West German Panzers of the 1980s

One of the perennial problems with historical wargaming, particularly when researching a particular army for a specific battle or timeframe, is finding out exactly who was using what and when.  In the Industrial Age, it becomes much more than just … Continue reading

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“La Garde au Feu!”: My 15mm French Imperial Guard (Part 4 – The Young Guard – Uniforms and Painting)

In the last part of this series I looked at the organisation of Napoleon’s Young Guard at various stages in its development.  This time I’m looking at the uniforms of the various regiments that made up the Young Guard infantry … Continue reading

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“La Garde au Feu!”: My 15mm French Imperial Guard (Part 3 – The Young Guard – Organisation)

In Part 1 of this series I looked at the infantry regiments of Napoleon’s Old Guard and in Part 2 I looked at the regiments of the Middle Guard (who as discussed in Part 2, were actually known as the … Continue reading

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