ancient, asia, boardgame, Modern, painting, tabletop

Big Trouble in Little China Town

Big Trouble in little China is a cult film from the 80’s starring a rather young Kurt Russell. The film was directed by the horror master John Carpenter, who also made other classics such as The Thing, Halloween and Escape from New York.

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ancient, historical, history, roman, skirmish, wargaming

Gangs of Rome (Blood on the Aventine)

Welcome, Dominus to ancient Rome. A cruel and deadly city, it takes a cruel and deadly soul to survive and prosper here. As the head of a rich house with ambitions on the senate, you have chosen to do more than survive, more than prosper. You’ve chosen to recruit, to dominate and to ascend.

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armies, battles, historical, history, Modern, wargaming, WW2

What A Tanker (Review)

What a Tanker is a new and much awaited set of rules by Too Fat Lardies, its basically World of Tanks on the table top. In recent years tank combat has become quite popular, especially those set during WW2 which has been made popular by Bolt Action.

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China 1937-1945, historical, history, Modern, WW2

Major John Monro and the Asian Great Escape

POW escapes in Europe are well known to the public through books and films such as the Great Escape and the Colditz story, but prisoner of war escapes in Asia are generally not so well known. Some of the reasons for this were the conditions those prisoners were kept in. Most Japanese POW’s didn’t want to talk about their experiences, my Great Uncle was one of them. The Japanese treated prisoners horrifically regardless of nationality, many were made to perform hard labor under extreme conditions, and many females were forced into becoming comfort women.

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battles, historical, history, Modern, wargaming, WW2

Hit the Beach Flames of War

Recently I decided to jump into playing WW2 in 15mm, yeah, I picked up a copy of Hit the Beach by Battlefront Games. Playing and painting this scale will be a new challenge for me as I’ve never gone below 20mm before, yet this year I’ve started by Team Yankee and now Flames of War. I’ve always been tempted in the past but the combination of resin and metal parts had always put me off getting into the game, but with the push towards more plastic I decided to bite the bullet and grab a copy of the starter set.

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armies, asia, battles, China 1937-1945, historical, history, Modern, wargaming, WW2

Xie Jinyuan; The hero of Sihang Warehouse

The Defence of Sihang Warehouse took place from October 26 to November 1, 1937 and marked the beginning of the end of the three-month Battle of Shanghai in the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Defenders of the warehouse held out against numerous waves of Japanese forces and covered Chinese forces retreating west during the Battle of Shanghai.

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ancient, Ancient Greece, armies, battles, boardgame, greek, historical, history, wargaming

Armies of the Hellenistic States 323 BC to AD 30

Author: Gabriele Esposito
Publisher: Pen and Sword

This book provides a complete and detailed analysis of the organization and equipment employed by the armies of the Hellenistic States. After Alexander the Great’s death in 323 BC, his immense Macedonian empire was divided between his ambitious generals, who in turn formed their own monarchies across Eastern Europe, Asia and North Africa.

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