Category Archives: Painted Units

The Army of the Duchy of Warsaw (Part 2: The Generals)

In Part 1 I looked at some infantry regiments I’d painted for the Army of the Duchy of Warsaw, circa 1812-1813.  This time it’s the turn of the generals.  These are all AB Figures 15mm models, painted by me. All … Continue reading

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The Army of the Duchy of Warsaw (Part 1)

Since this lockdown started I’ve been looking forward to the games I’m going to have once it’s all over and that has served as an impetus to my painting, as well something to keep my mind occupied and positive. Consequently, … Continue reading

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Hobart’s ‘Funnies’ – 79th Armoured Division in Normandy

I was half-way through writing another Napoleonic post, when it suddenly occurred to me that I really should do a WW2 post to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. So here’s a look at ‘Hobart’s Funnies’. Following the disastrous Dieppe Raid of … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different: 1809 Chess-Set

A blast from the past appeared on my Facebook feed this week, when an old friend posted some photos of the chess-set I made for him about 21 years ago, based on the French and Austrian armies of the 1809 … Continue reading

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‘Active Edge’: Building a Cold War BAOR Battlegroup

My good mate, lapsed wargamer and former Best Man, Gary P was recently browsing this blog.  As a long-serving senior officer of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, a veteran of numerous wars and operations, a Staff College graduate and having undertaken … Continue reading

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The Royal Marines Armoured Support Group in Normandy 1944

As it’s VE Day (or at least it was when I started writing this), I thought I’d better do a WW2 post… 🙂 The Royal Marines Armoured Support Group was a short-lived organisation created for the Normandy Landings of 1944 … Continue reading

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Napoleonic Reinforcements

I’m in trouble with Mrs Fawr… The lockdown means that I’ve been painting AB Figures Napoleonics at an unprecedented rate and have been buying bare metal at an even greater rate, primarily due to hoovering up the remaining stock of … Continue reading

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Churchill Tanks in NW Europe 1944-45 (Part 2)

As if the lockdown weren’t already tedious enough, here I am again with the second part of my Churchill tank waffle!  And there was much rejoicing.  Yay.  If you’re still here, this time I’m looking in a bit more detail … Continue reading

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Churchill Tanks in NW Europe 1944-45 (Part 1)

In my (unpaid) role as historical consultant for Dave Brown Esq, I was this week discussing with him the various marks of Churchill tank used by the British 21st Army Group (i.e. NW Europe from 1944 (Normandy) to 1945 (Germany)) … Continue reading

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“La Garde au Feu!”: My 15mm French Imperial Guard (Part 7: The Heavy Cavalry)

As discussed last time, I’m finally done with the Imperial Guard!  So here’s the last part – the heavy cavalry regiments of the French Imperial Guard: Gendarmes d’Élite de la Garde Again, I’m starting with something of an oddball unit, … Continue reading

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