08 May 2012

1/72 Scale WW2 History Book - When The Time Comes by Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas, a veteran 20mm gamer and modeler from Oregon (US) whom I met over the internet about 10 years ago now, told me some time back that he was working on a history book illustrating scenes and information related to some of the most important battles of WW2 using 1/72 scale models, figures and scenery.

Mark's book is now finished and he's informed me that he'll be making it available to interested parties on a CD-Rom for USD 9.95 + postage which can be purchased directly by contacting him on the following email : cbeta@q.com

You can read some sample excerpts and see some sample pictures his book  as posted by another veteran 1/72 scale gamer and modeler, David Reasoner, on the Command Decision Test of Battle Forum on the following links:

So, good luck with the book Mark and hopefully if this one is a success for you, we can look forward to seeing a second publication from you next year maybe ?


06 May 2012

WW2 British Staff Car

It's not exactly Monty's Humber but I like the look of it to ferry some Brtish top brass around the wargame table.

The car's a 1/76 Oxford die-cast ready-painted model of some British car from the 30s or 40s, but the make and name of the particular car that its supposed to be escape me right now (I threw the box out after I bought it) so if someone in the know could please tell me what car it is I'd appreciate it.

03 May 2012

Pacific Wargame 1/72 - Brazo de Nelson Wargame Club - Tenerife

Unidades de reconocimiento de los Marines descubren un puesto avanzado de transmisiones japonés...

...es momento de transmitir las coordenadas a los carros.

Campamento y posiciones de los Marines sobre terreno elevado.

El momento del despliegue es importante entre tanta jungla.

Había que reforzar a los muchachos llevando los suministros a vanguardia mediante los DUKW.

Lleva tu el lanzallamas Jimmy que a mi me da risa...

El campamento americano parece tranquilo,de momento...

Sácale una foto al palito que siempre queda chulo...

¡Avancen por el sendero que parece estar despejado!

Francotiradores japoneses aparecen de los árboles colindantes.

Los vehículos ligeros Chi-Ha no supusieron demasiados problemas a los Marines.

¡¡Hay que defender el puesto hasta el final!! (esto va en japo pero vaya usted a saber como se dice. Aritai jono teu liu??)

Un DUKW solitario está a punto de llegar a su objetivo.

¡Hay que ayudar a nuestros muchachos! ¡Adelante!

Escuadras de Marines intentan localizar a un enemigo que se hace invisible en la jungla.

¡ No abandones el puesto Flanagan!

¿Esta gente cómo logra meter tanto vehículo por entre la espesura?

24 April 2012

Pirates to the rescue ?

A motley crew of 1/72 Caesar, Orion and Esci/Italeri modern figures I recently finished for a game we'd been planning for a fictional modern-day scenario

The pirates were trying to rescue their leader who had been captured by UN forces and who was being held in a compound in a medium-sized old colonial town somewhere along the coast of East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean. 

The pirates had some help from the local populace who were armed and hostile to the UN soldiers in the town, and even more help from a group of combat-tested renegade troops from the country's regular forces.

In spite of the help, the pirates got soundly thrashed (good show too).

We used a free set of one-page skirmish rules called FUBAR. 

Quite good for the job, but we included some tweaks to the activation process that put the pirates at a great disadvantage so they spent the majority of their time undecided and floundering around getting shot to pieces.