Author Archives: jemima_fawr

“The First Horseman of Europe”: Marshal Murat in 15mm (Sho Boki Miniatures)

If you’re a Napoleonic wargamer like me, who enjoys refighting the Great Battles of History, you will at some point require the services of a model of one of the greatest ‘characters’ of the age; Prince Joachim Murat, Marshal of … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Manor Park Raid

With Lord Tenby’s Royalist Administration forces engaged in the north of the county against increasingly belligerent Anglican League and Welsh Nationalist forces, the south of the county had almost been forgotten by the Royalist Administration. With the south relatively quiet, … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938: The Army of the Pembrokeshire Protectorate

As recounted in my short history of the beginnings of the Civil War in Pembrokeshire, the south-western peninsula of the county, centred on the towns of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock and with extensive military infrastructure, was the first non-Welsh Nationalist … Continue reading

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“Glory, Glory Hallelujah!” (Part 3): The Union XI Corps at Gettysburg

Since starting my 10mm American Civil War project last June, I’ve been building up both sides, using the order of battle for the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg as my immediate ‘to do’ list.  In Part 1 of … Continue reading

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‘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

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‘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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