history, wargaming

Visions of the Apocalypse

An Apocalypse (Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis; ‘lifting of the veil’ or ‘revelation’) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. (Wikipedia)

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battles, historical, history, Modern, wargaming

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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historical, history, wargaming

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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Board Game Painting Challenge Update

Red Dragon (Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game)

This is a quick update on my progress, this weekend. Well I’ve been quite busy, managing to get some Walking Dead Scenery pieces painted and a Dragon from DD’s Wrath of Ashardalon finished.

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Modern, wargaming

The Walking Dead; All Out War Review

Well another Zombie themed table top game has hit the market. Though this one is based on the Walking Dead comics IP, which in turn is the IP used for the popular TV show of the same name. Which means most people will recognise most of the characters and features of the game from either the comic books or TV show which is currently in its 7th series. As the game is based on the comic book IP, the characters resemble the comic versions rather than the TV actors.

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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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