Category Archives: World War 2

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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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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75 Years Ago Tonight…

I’m just having a drink to the memory of my late father-in-law, Chief Petty Officer Harry James RN, chief engineer of a Royal Navy Landing Craft Flotilla, who 75 years ago tonight was being fished out of Portsmouth Harbour by … Continue reading

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Black Cat v White Tiger: The 1st Battle of Bishenpur (Imphal 1944)

This game was our ‘Battlefront Big Bovvy Bash’ game at The Tank Museum, Bovington in 2011.  Most of our Bovvy games have been set firmly in the NW European Campaign, but we have gone ‘off-piste’ a couple of times – … Continue reading

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Refighting Operation ALAN: The Welsh Victory, 22-29 October 1944

From 22-28 October 1944, the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division, with supporting elements from 7th Armoured Division, 79th Armoured Division and 33rd Armoured Brigade, won a remarkable (and now largely forgotten) victory at the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The city (whose … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Operation Market-Garden: The Dreijenseweg and the Third Lift

This is just a short post today, as it’s getting late and my camera played up on the day, leaving me with only a few decent photos of the game! This is another one of our ‘Big Bovvy Bash’ games, … Continue reading

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