historical, history, wargaming

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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battles, historical, history, Modern

Gulf War 1990 -1991 (part 1)

I thought I’d take a look at a more recent conflict and one in which I served with the Royal Artillery. Even though the land war was quite short, it does have some scope for tank battles, there is also potential for an alternative history campaign, where by the war didn’t end when it did. The possibility for an extended middle east conflict could be an interesting alternative, with allied forces going into Iraq, and Iran deciding to intervene, and a mirror of the current situation with insurgents. 

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history, medieval, wargaming

Artillery during the War of the Roses

Artillery had been in use within Europe for over a century prior to the War of the Roses, which meant that most armies during this period of viloence had some form of artillery.

War of the Roses artillery

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