Category Archives: Painted Units

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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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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“La Garde Au Feu!”: My 15mm French Imperial Guard (Part 2 – The Middle Guard)

In Part 1 last week, I looked at the infantry of Napoleon’s Old Guard and my recreation of them in 15mm, using AB Figures.  In Part 2 I’m going to look at what was initially the ‘Young Guard’, but which … Continue reading

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“La Garde au Feu!”: My 15mm French Imperial Guard (Part 1 – The Old Guard)

I doubt that there’s a single Napoleonic wargamer who doesn’t have at least one Imperial Guard unit in their collection and I’m certainly no exception… And having recently painted my very LAST Imperial Guard infantryman (for the two Young Guard … Continue reading

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“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 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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