Category Archives: Battlefront: WW2

The Forgotten Wargames Army: XIVth Army in Burma (Part 4)

Here’s the last of my Burma stuff for the time being; namely some elements of the Royal Artillery. You might be wondering why I need to have model artillery, as the artillery will ordinarily be flippin’ miles away and only … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Wargames Army: XIVth Army in Burma (Part 3)

Some more Burma stuff today, namely a reconnaissance patrol from the Indian 16th Light Cavalry Regiment.  When we did our game of the Battle of Wetlet late last year, we needed a recce group from that regiment and rather than … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Wargames Army: XIVth Army in Burma (Part 2)

As discussed in Part 1, I’ve been photographing a lot of my old stuff during the recent spell of sunny weather amid Plague Lockdown.  It’s occurred to me that I’ve got nowhere near enough WW2 stuff on this blog, even … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Wargames Army: XIVth Army in Burma (Part 1)

It’s been gloriously sunny here this week while on lock-down from the ‘Flu Manchu’, so I decided a photograph a stack of models.  At the top of the stack were some boxes of XIVth Army British and Indian troops for … Continue reading

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Cold War Polish ATGM Teams

Of all the articles on this blog, my article on the mechanised infantry of the Polish People’s Army of the Cold War has the most hits by quite a wide margin (closely followed by my series on the Cold War … Continue reading

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The Action at Wetlet, Burma 8th March 1945

Following my recent flurry of games using Battlefront: WWII rules (by Fire & Fury Games) to fight actions in 1980s Angola, the lads at The Carmarthen Old Guard were interested in how the rules actually work in their natural environment, … Continue reading

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See You At Crusade! (unless you spot me first, obviously…)

The car’s all packed and we’ll be heading off in the morning at oh-f@£&-hundred-hours to the Crusade 2020 show in Penarth.  So I hope to see a few of you there! 🙂 And the offer still stands: if anyone wants … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 5: The Scenario)

As discussed in the previous articles here, here and here, I decided last year to do a demo game based on the controversial 1978 Cassinga Raid, which was an early engagement in South Africa’s ‘Border War’ in Angola.  I took … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 4): The Game!

At long last, all that research, scenario-writing, model-making and terrain-building finally paid off last weekend as our Carringa Raid game took the prize for Best Demo Game at Warfare 2019!  As regular readers will know, I only do demo games … Continue reading

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My 2019/2020 Demo Game: The Cassinga Raid, Angola 1978 (Part 3): Smuggy McSmugface…

I’ll post a proper battle report up later (we actually managed to fully play the game twice, but my phone ran out of photo-storage at the end of the first day…), but the game’s first outing at Warfare 2019 in … Continue reading

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