Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Another project? Falklands War?

I'm currently reading "Logistics in the Falklands War: A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare" by Kenneth L. Privratsky, a retired US Army Major General.

Before I started reading this book, I thought I knew about the Falklands War ... now I've nearly finished it, I realise that I knew nothing about just what a monumental task it was for the British armed forces to project Operation Corporate 8,000 miles from the UK to the Falklands.

Although the title made me think that it would be a dry struggle to read, it is very easy to read and well written. It is more of a history of the conflict with the logistical difficulties (and the struggles to overcome them) included - which is not something that you normally see in campaign histories.

In short, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and it's the only book I've bought for Kindle that I'm going to get a physical copy of, because I want to see it on my bookshelf

I've long toyed with the idea of gaming the Falklands and this book has pushed me over the edge - I've just ordered 3 on the Osprey books on the war and I'm off to the Pendraken site to look at their range!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma

Well I'm in my new house now, and hopefully will be actually playing a game on my new kitchen/dining table now that I have the room to leave a game set up!

Anyway, at the moment I am reading "Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma" (hence the title of the post!), a fascinating book full of ideas for scenarios using my Peter Pig 14th Army figures with my Skytrex Lees.

For instance, I certainly didn't know that the Japanese had used captured Lees! Unfortunately, I've not been making notes, so I'm going to have to read it again and do that!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Vanquish '17

Well, I made it to Vanquish and here's the obligatory loot photo:

The envelope in the lower centre is my pre-order from Newline, and the box at the top was a spur-of-the-moment 10mm Anglo-Zulu war purchase ...

I did sell my Parthians on the bring'n'buy - because I put the wrong price on them ... the Sumerians didn't sell as there were fewer figures for a higher price ... d'oh!!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Changing Size

As I've decided to go to Vanquish this weekend, I have made the decision to change the size of some of my figures.

I'm taking my 6mm Sumerians & Parthians to the bring & buy there & taking advantage of Newline Designs show offer to get the same armies in 10mm.

As I have a bunch of 10mm fantasy stuff they'll then be compatible with that, along with the addition of a few monsters, Wizards, etc.

That's the cunning plan anyway!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Legionary '17

Legionary is the annual Exeter area wargames convention and as my brother was putting on a display game this year, I dragged my sorry arse out of bed on Saturday morning and made the 2hr drive to see it ...
It had a couple of competitions - I forget what games - and in the pic above you can see one of them going.

Mr brother's game was Warzone : Resurrection (IIRC!) and here are some pics of it

And finally the obligatory loot photo (the box of books was from the bring'n'buy & was £5 for the whole box!):