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Hong Kong during WW2

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The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong began on the 25th December 1941. It occurred after 18 days of intense fighting, the occupation lasted for 3 years and 8 months until Japan surrendered.

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ancient, historical, history, roman, wargaming

The Criminal Underbelly of the Roman World

 

Just like the modern world, the Roman Empire was infested with criminal elements, and gangs were every where, especially in the capital Rome. Some were merely petty thieves, smugglers whilst others were more like the fore bearers of modern organised gangs, such as the Mafia in Italy and the US or the Yakuza in Japan.

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The Cold War (Part 1) – The Chinese Civil War

mushroom-cloud11Introduction to the Cold War

The Soviets and the United States engaged in a hostile confrontation on political, economic and diplomatic levels for most of the last century post World War 2. Though they managed to avert the outbreak of a third world war, that would most likely have turned nuclear with catastrophic consequences for the world.

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Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815

On the 18th June 1815, two armies faced each other on a muddy field in Belgium. It would be a decisive battle that bring about an end to twenty years of conflict and reshape the future of Europe. Both armies were commanded by formidable military minds, who had a plethora of battlefield victories behind each of them.

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Delving into the Napoleonic period and the Italeri Waterloo Set.

Delving into the Napoleonic period and the Italeri Waterloo Set.

I’ve been a table top gamer for over 25 years, and in all that time I’ve never delved in to the Napoleonic period, even though its one of my favourite periods in military history. So this year being the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, plus the Italeri 1/72 scale Waterloo set arrived on my desk, I decided to take the plunge.

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Persian Empire

Rome’s obsession to conquer Persia dates back to around 55 BC when Crassus needed a victory, and the plunder that would come with that victory, for political ends in Rome. He looked to the Persian empire to provide both. Crassus took a Roman army into Persia near the town of Harran and met with a Persian army under the command of Surena. It was at this battle that the Roman army met a new type of soldier, horse archers and heavily armoured cavalry very similar to medieval knights.

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Alaric and the Goths

Alaric and the Goths played an active part in the downfall of the Western Roman Empire.
The origins of the Goths is still quite a puzzle for modern historians and archaeologists, though some of the written evidence dating from around the second century suggests that they were settled around modern day Poland. It is believed by many that they originated from the Baltic region and possibly from Gotland in Sweden.

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