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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Final Hours to Make a Tax-Deductible Gift in 2017!

Final Hours to Make a Tax-Deductible Gift in 2017!

Only hours remain in 2017. Have you made a final tax-deductible gift toward preservation?

There is still time to take advantage of the opportunity on the table. Until midnight EST tonight, your gift will be tripled by fellow donors, $3-to-$1.

We cannot lose momentum now. Join your fellow supporters in giving a gift before the end of 2017, and your contribution will be tripled.

Whatever the amount of your gift, I sincerely appreciate your support.

It’s New Year’s Eve, so act now to make a final tax-deductible donation of 2017!

The Civil War Trust

It’s the Last Day to Triple Your Impact!

It’s the Last Day to Triple Your Impact!

This is the final day to take advantage of the final preservation opportunity of our 30th anniversary year. An incredible opportunity is on the table. Thanks to generous supporters, your gift will be tripled, up to $125,000, through midnight tonight.

We are deeply grateful for your support, and strive to be the best possible stewards of your dollars. For eight consecutive years, the Civil War Trust has received the highest rating (4 stars) from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates American charities. This four-star rating means that our organization exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in the similar area of work. Only 2 percent of charities assessed by Charity Navigator have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations.

Eight consecutive 4-star evaluations would not be possible without demonstrated accountability, honesty, and integrity. Perhaps most importantly, this ranking means that your tax-deductible donation will go just where you intend: toward saving our nations threatened hallowed ground. Together, we have been able to produce tangible results. How else would we have been able to save 48,000 acres together?

Whatever the amount of your gift, please know that you have my deepest gratitude for saving the places where brave souls fought to defend our country and create the nation as we know it today.

Donate now to triple your impact and leave a legacy for the next generation.

We are in the final hours of 2017! Donate now to triple your impact with this special matching opportunity.

The Civil War Trust

Wargaming Projects, 2017

Wargaming Projects

Wargaming Projects during 2017 I've done pretty much the same as I do every year  flit from one thing to another  and never really achieving anything

Wargaming Projects

Except for adding an article I've done absolutely nothing with this project this year

Gallic & Celtic Army 99% complete
Caesarian Roman Army 0% complete
Imperial Roman Army 99% complete
Ancient Buildings 99% complete
Painting Romans 0% complete

I actually started off quite well with this project this year I managed to get quite a few bits finished however I still don't have two opposing armies to play with so strictly speaking another failure lol.

American Civil War (ACW) Confederate Army 0% complete
American Civil War (ACW) Union Army 10% complete

I've actually done quite a bit with this project during the year rebased the lot of old stuff Re-painted a lot of the buildings for the Stalingrad project which have been ongoing now for ages

World War II (WWII) British Army 40% complete  Abandoned
Painting World War II (WWII) British 40% complete Abandoned

I've done an awful lot more terrain and scenery and I have mentioned below I'll try to keep better track of it next year

Completed Scenery & Terrain
  1. Dropzone Commander card buildings
I have bought a few supplements this year a couple for black powder I think and one rapid fire supplement and to be honest I don't know why I bought that set of Rules

Rules Bought
  1. CAV: Strike Operations Rules
As for books bought this year It's been rather mad I have spent loads but don't tell the wife as with other things I haven't logged them all

Wargaming Books Bought
  1. Stalingrad Battle Atlas: volume IV
  2. Death of the Leaping Horseman: The 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad
  3. Angriff The German Attack on Stalingrad in Photos
  4. An Artilleryman In Stalingrad
  5. Bagration 1944
  6. Soviet Field Artillery in World War II
  7. Soviet Tanks in Combat, 1941-1945
  8. Eastern Front: Armour, Camouflage and Markings, 1941-45 
  9. Stalin's Heavy Tanks 1941-1945
  10. Warrior Chiefs of Southern Africa
  11. British Forces in Zululand 1879
  12. Zulu 1816–1906
I've only been to two shows this year so it's been rather quiet for me

Shows & Events
  1. Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show
As always it's been a fantastic year for playing games I will go through my calendar and add all the different games I've played

Games Played

Aliens Rules 1
Black Powder Rules 11
Blitzkrieg Commander Rules 2
Cold War Commander Rules 1
Dropzone Commander Rules 12
Future War Commander Rules 0
Hail Caesar Rules 3
Rapid Fire Rules 11
Zombie Rules 5


Unfortunately pendraken never did the usual painting competition this year however mad Lemmy (Will) Decided to step into the breach and run the painting competition,  however unfortunately time just ran away from me and I never managed to get my entries done. as always the painting standards were fantastic

Painting Competitions
  1. Pendraken Painting Competition 2016
  2. Pendraken Painting Competition 2015
  3. Pendraken Painting Competition 2014
  4. Pendraken Painting Competition 2013
  5. Pendraken Painting Competition 2012
Previous Years
  1. Wargaming Projects, 2016
  2. Wargaming Projects, 2015
  3. Wargaming Projects, 2014
  4. Wargaming Projects, 2013
  5. Wargaming Projects, 2012
Magazines


Below is a list of other projects I do at various stages of completion, however I now class these as distractions.

10mm English Civil War (ECW) Project

French Indian War (FIW) British Army 0% complete
French Indian War (FIW) French Army 0% complete

American War of Independence (AWI) American Army 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) French Army 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) German Army 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) American 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) French 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) German 0% complete

10mm Texas War of Independence (TWI) Project

Making Rorkes Drift Base 100% complete
Painting AZW British 99% complete
Painting AZW Zulus 99% complete 

10mm World War I (WWI) Project Project Abandoned

10mm Wings of War Project

10mm Sci-Fi Projects

I spent quite a considerable bit of time this year with this project, I would say one or two things needs finishing and it should be finished, if anything is ever finished in this game

The Scourge Army 0% complete
Post-Human Republic (PHR) Army 0% complete
Shaltari Tribes Army 0% complete
Resistance Army 0% complete
Painting The Scourge 0% complete
Painting Post-Human Republic (PHR) 0% complete
Painting Shaltari Tribes 0% complete
Painting Resistance 0% complete
Dropzone Commander Battle Reports & Scenarios

Earth Alliance Army 0% complete
Nova Federation Army 99% complete
Painting Earth Alliance 0% complete
Terra Nova Buildings 0% complete

This project was started as a very small distraction however it's actually turned into one of the highlights of the year a very good friend of mine Shaun has designed the set of Rules which we have thoroughly enjoyed playing 

Survivors 99% complete
Zombies 50% complete
Painting Survivors 99% complete
Painting Zombies 99% complete
Buildings 0% complete

10mm Aliens Project 
Colonial Marines 0% complete
Aliens 0% complete
Aliens Buildings 0% complete
Aliens Artwork
Painting Colonial Marines 0% complete
Painting Aliens 0% complete
Aliens Battle Reports & Scenarios
My Aliens Book Library
Useful Aliens Links

10mm Starship Troopers Project 
Mobile Infantry Army 0% complete
Arachnids Army  0% complete
Skinnies Army  0% complete
Starship Troopers Buildings 0% complete
Starship Troopers Artwork
Painting Mobile Infantry 0% complete
Painting Arachnids  0% complete
Painting Skinnies   0% complete
Starship Troopers Rules
Starship Troopers Battle Reports & Scenarios
My Starship Troopers Book Library
Useful Starship Troopers Links

10mm The War of the Worlds Project
Humans Arny 0% complete
Martians Army 0% complete
The War of the World's Buildings 0% complete
The War of the World's Artwork
Painting Humans 0% complete
Painting Martians 0% complete
The War of the Worlds Battle Reports & Scenarios
My The War of the Worlds Book Library
Useful The War of the Worlds Links

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Don’t Delay. Make a Tax-deductible Donation Now!

Don’t Delay. Make a Tax-deductible Donation Now!

Have you taken advantage of the chance to triple the impact of your tax-deductible donation? Remember: fellow supporters have pledged to triple your online gifts, up to $125,000, until the end of 2017.

During this special time of year, your support is needed more than ever. Your gifts will allow us to finish the year on a strong note and prepare for our work in the new year. Your commitment to this cause is instrumental to our success; we are dependent on you to save this hallowed ground before it is lost forever.

This is why we strive to be the best possible stewards of your hard-earned dollars. We owe it to our supporters to be transparent and share the results of your support. As an organization, we are committed to accountability, honesty, and integrity. And it shows in our scorecard and charity rankings. This year, we were awarded the coveted Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency, the group’s highest award for excellence in management and transparency. This designation marked the fourth year in a row that we received top honors from GuideStar. We were honored to receive this, and it serves as another example for how we aspire to be worthy of your trust.

This designation also demonstrates that your tax-deductible donation goes where you intend it: to saving hallowed ground. We’re in this fight together, and your support is needed more than ever. Your fellow supporters have set an offer on the table to magnify your impact through the end of the year. If you make a gift before the end of 2017, it will be tripled, up to $125,000. So I ask you to please consider taking advantage of this incredible opportunity before the year comes to a close.

Thank you for your continued support in this fight.

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 29 December 2017

Triple Your Impact at Sites Like Appomattox

Triple Your Impact at Sites Like Appomattox

I recently told you about a special, limited-time opportunity to end the year with a gift that will benefit Americans of all ages, both now and in the future. Thanks to an extremely generous match made available by our donors, any gift made between now and the end of the year will have triple the impact, up to $125,000!

What better way to celebrate the final days of the Civil War Trust’s 30th anniversary year than by helping us to preserve sacred sites such as Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee’s fabled Army of Northern Virginia finally surrendered. The magnanimity and compassion in victory demonstrated by Ulysses S. Grant and the humility in defeat shown by Lee continue to serve as examples to people of all ages. Grant, for his part, later wrote, “I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were opposed to us.”

Everything the Civil War Trust has achieved, we have achieved because of members like you. I know we can count on you again to help ensure that sites like Appomattox will be permanently protected from developers.

Please take advantage of this special opportunity to triple the impact of your tax-deductible donation!

The Civil War Trust

Thursday, 28 December 2017

10mm Babylonians from Magister Militum

Here come the 10mm Babylonians They are the BYL codes and these are the first ones back from our painter.

£5.80 for a pack of 30 infantry or twelve cavalry.

Babylonian

BYL4 Qurbuti Guard with Spear and Shield

BYL4 Qurbuti Guard with Spear and Shield

BYL6 Chaldean Levy with Tower Shield

BYL6 Chaldean Levy with Tower Shield

BYL2 Persian or Median Cavalry

BYL2 Persian or Median Cavalry

Magister Militum

Epic History: Suez Crisis Part 2


In 1956, an international crisis over control of the Suez Canal put Britain and France into direct conflict with President Nasser of Egypt, a proud Arab nationalist determined to stand up to foreign powers meddling in Egyptian affairs.

Part 2 explores how Britain, France and Israel cooked up a secret plan to invade Egypt, overthrow Nasser and reassert their standing as global powers. But when the international community, and in particular the United States, condemned their actions, the aggressors were forced into a humiliating climbdown. The repercussions for the Middle East and global history were long-lasting and profound.

Epic History TV

Final Days of the $3-to-$1 Match

Final Days of the $3-to-$1 Match

We're in the home stretch of 2017 and there's so much to be proud of. This year, we have saved more than 2,000 acres of hallowed battlefield land at 25 battlefields across 10 states. That is remarkable.

In these final days of 2017, I am asking you to make a contribution to the cause before the end of the year. We have an amazing, limited-time opportunity to celebrate the season of giving. Thanks to an extremely generous match made available by our generous donors, any gift made between now and the end of the year will have triple the impact, up to $125,000!

I know this is a busy time of year for you and your family, but as you are planning for the holidays, please keep us in mind. We need your help if we are to save sites such as Slaughter Pen Farm and Cold Harbor in Virginia; Princeton in New Jersey; and Monocacy in Maryland. It was at places like these that hundreds of thousands of young Americans laid down their lives in struggles that defined our nation.

Everything the Civil War Trust has achieved, we have achieved because of members like you. I know we can count on you again to help ensure that sites like those I mentioned (and many more) will be permanently protected from developers.

But our work is far from complete. Which is why I am asking for a final push for preservation as the year comes to a close. With your help, we will enter 2018 with the strength to continue protecting critically important acres of America's history for future generations.

Only a couple more days are left to give a tax-deductible gift in 2017. Your donation will be tripled through midnight on December 31st!

The Civil War Trust

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Our Successes in 2017

Our Successes in 2017

Since the founding of the Civil War Trust, we have relied on donors like you to create a legacy of preserved hallowed ground for future generations. Throughout our history as an organization, each year has brought new and often daunting challenges as we race against time to save our historic battlegrounds. And every year, I am in awe of the commitment, generosity and fortitude of the members of this organization. I am deeply grateful to work with such outstanding individuals—from the board to the staff to our steadfast members and supporters. Our success is entirely due to you.

In the past year alone, you helped save more than 2,000 acres at 25 battlefields across 10 states. You helped to save Civil War land in places like Gettysburg, Manassas, and Antietam. Through your support of Campaign 1776, you have also propelled us to save battlefields associated with the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 at places like Fort Ann and Sackets Harbor in New York, where we protected historic landscapes in the Empire State for the first time. You have made it possible to bring our total of land saved to 48,000 acres in the last 30 years.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video as I reflect on a spectacular 2017

I think you'll agree when I say we can't stop our momentum now. There's still more to do before the year comes to a close. Please make your tax-deductible contribution before 2017 ends. Your gift will have triple the impact to save battlefield land at places like Slaughter Pen Farm and Cold Harbor in Virginia; Parker’s Crossroads in Tennessee; Brandywine Battlefield in Pennsylvania; and on and on.

Please make your year-end contribution today.

Only a few more days are left to give a tax-deductible gift in 2017. Your donation will be tripled through midnight on December 31!

The Civil War Trust

Monday, 25 December 2017

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Timber Lined Emplacement 30mm Insert from Battlescale Wargame Buildings

One of our 10mm emplacements housing a newly painted Pendraken Sherman.

10mm Earthworks & Defences

10EW001 Timber lined Emplacement 30mm Insert

10EW001 Timber lined Emplacement 30mm Insert

A timber lined emplacement suitable for bases 30mm wide.

Generic timber lined emplacements suitable for a wide range of wargaming eras.

Supplied unpainted.

Pivotal Moments in the Month of December

Pivotal Moments in the Month of December

For those of who remain fascinated by the Civil War, it can be staggering to contemplate the sheer density of important events that transpired between 1861 and 1865. The onset of cold weather did little to slacken the pace of events. Indeed, many of the war’s most pivotal moments occurred in the month of December.

At Fredericksburg, Union soldiers hurled themselves at Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in a series of futile and bloody assaults from December 11 to December 15, 1862. Two years later at Nashville, on December 15 and 16, 1864, Union forces again launched a mid-December offensive, this time with vastly different results. A week later, General Sherman famously declared in a telegraph to President Lincoln, “I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah.”

All of these events involved courageous sacrifices by soldiers from both North and South. In preserving our nation’s sacred battlefield lands, we honor the heroism of these courageous soldiers.

As the year comes to a close, you have a special opportunity to honor the heroism of these brave Americans by preserving our nation’s sacred battlefield lands. Thanks to an extremely generous match made available by our donors, any gift made between now and the end of the year will have three times the impact, up to $125,000!

Your gift will not only go toward saving some of the most important sites in American history places such as Appomattox Court House, Champion Hill, and Second Manassas but also help millions of American children learn the amazing story of our nation’s history.

The Civil War Trust

Christmas in the Civil War

Christmas in the Civil War

Many of America’s most beloved holiday traditions have been celebrated since the time of the Civil War. Often posted far from home, soldiers sought solace in customs like caroling, gift exchanges, and decorating. One soldier, Alfred Bellard of the 5th New Jersey Infantry Regiment, recalled a small tree, “decked off with hard tack and pork, in lieu of cakes and oranges,” that added festivity to life in a winter camp. Another soldier, from the 17th Maine, recorded that he and his fellow troops eagerly awaited the “sundry boxes and mysterious parcels” directed to them “with feelings akin to those of children expecting Santa Claus.”

Yet, despite troops’ best efforts to partake in holiday celebrations on the front, the season also served as a reminder that soldiers were separated from their loved ones and the comforts of home. Soldiers preparing for the bloody Battle of Stones River in late December 1862, or shivering in the trenches outside of Petersburg in 1864, found little respite on Christmas or New Year’s Day. As we approach the end of 2017, please take a few moments to learn about how soldiers in both blue and gray celebrated the holiday season.

Christmas in Wartime 

Learn more about how Americans experienced the Christmas holiday during the wars that defined the United States.

Christmas Bells

Did you know that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1863 poem “Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” has its origins in the American Civil War?

Christmas in the Confederate White House

You can help save battlefield land while shopping for apparel and other gifts. Proceeds from the sale of goods in our online store will be used to purchase more of our nation’s hallowed ground.

Christmas Night of 62

Confederate soldier William Gordon McCabe sat down on Christmas night 1862 to write his thoughts and remember his family far away. 155 years later, his words are still poignant.

Christmas on the Rappahannock

This story was published in Harper's Weekly in 1886 by the Rev. John Paxton, a veteran from the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Paxton's account takes place on Christmas Day, just weeks after the Battle of Fredericksburg, while performing often-miserable picket duty.

Triple your impact through 2017

As the year comes to a close, we have a special opportunity for you to triple your impact. Thanks to an extremely generous match made available by our donors, any gift made between now and the end of the year will be tripled, up to $125,000! Max a tax-deductible gift today.

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 22 December 2017

Epic History: Suez Crisis Part 1


In 1956, an international crisis over control of the Suez Canal put Britain and France into direct conflict with President Nasser of Egypt, a proud Arab nationalist determined to stand up to foreign powers meddling in Egyptian affairs.

To understand the deep roots of the crisis we go right back to the creation of the canal in 1869, and the long history of British intervention in Egypt - all with the usual Epic History TV maps as well as loads of brilliant and rarely-seen archive film from the period.

Epic History TV

Blood on the Dungeon

Blood on the Dungeon

Blood on the Dungeon is a free expansion for Blood on the Blade that includes everything you need to introduce a classic Dungeon Crawl play in BoTB.

The new rules makes it possible to play a BoTB Scenario using “classic” dungeon tiles (rooms and corridors). Every major fantasy game includes standard dungeon tiles and it’s also very easy to find cheap (or even free) map tiles on the web. Playing BoTB using dungeon tiles provides a different mode of play and can be a fun interlude within your Campaign… of course, nothing prevents you from playing a Dungeon-only Campaign either! Rules cover map making, encounters, traps and treasure.

Content

Dungeon Crawl rules
“The Crypts of Aghamon” Scenario Sheet
Three Dungeon Sheets
Dungeon Denizens sheet
Dungeon Reference Tables
Countersheet
You need the Blood on the Blade rules to use this expansion.

Wargame Vault

10mm Marine Reptiles from Magister Militum

But the water was stirring too, the 10mm marine reptiles were roused, hungry, menacing.

Check them out 

Marine Reptiles

DIN5 Archelon x1

DIN5 Archelon x1

DIN117 Liopleurodon x1

DIN117 Liopleurodon x1

DIN6 Kronosaurus x1

DIN6 Kronosaurus x1
DIN7 Elasmosaurus x1

DIN7 Elasmosaurus x1

DIN87 Ophthalmosaurus x1

DIN87 Ophthalmosaurus x1

Magister Militum

10mm Triassic Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

Way way back, millennia ago, there roamed the earth, the first dinosaurs, the Triassic dinosaurs.

What's going to hatch out of those eggs?

Triassic Dinosaurs

DIN130 Coelophysis x3

DIN130 Coelophysis x3

DIN139 Saurosuchus x1

DIN139 Saurosuchus x1

Eggs

Eggs 1

Eggs 2

Eggs 3

Magister Militum

10mm Flying Reptiles from Magister Militum

In the air, there circled gigantic flying reptiles with enormous wing spans - good job they are 10mm scale!

Flying Reptiles

DIN93 Quetzalcoatlus x1

DIN93 Quetzalcoatlus x1

DIN140 Quetzalcoatlas, standing x1

DIN140 Quetzalcoatlas, standing x1

DIN118 Flying Hatzegopteryx x1

DIN118 Flying Hatzegopteryx x1

DIN141 Hatzegopteryx, standing x1 

DIN141 Hatzegopteryx, standing x1

Magister Militum

Warning Order 47, December 2017

Warning Order 47, December 2017

Warning Order, a free wargaming e-magazine, now has issue #47 available to download.

This issue features battle reports for Grand d'Armee, Saga, Warmaster Ancients, plus a review and AAR for Kings of War Historical. Also included are two new Engagements scenarios and a fictional Renaissance campaign, To Naples!

You can download the issue directly with this link.

Back issues are available by going to this page.

Warning Order

10mm Cretaceous Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

The Cretaceous were the next to the stage in frightening variety, hardly anywhere to escape them on planet earth - there they were.

Our largest range in the 10mm (1:160) dinosaurs.

Cretaceous Dinosaurs


Magister Militum

Thursday, 21 December 2017

More WW2 Americans from Lancer Miniatures

Just added some new bits to the American range. A GMC 2.5 Truck in metal with resin tilt, and a .30 cal mg team.

GMC 2.5 Truck. The tarpaulin lifts off to make an open backed truck

GMC 2.5 Truck

.30 Cal mg team 3 figures

.30 Cal mg team 3 figures

Next up 50 cal mg and mortar team next, and the sculptor is working on M3 half track.

The Gift of History

The Gift of History

Are you searching for a gift for a history lover or preservationist in your life? Give a gift membership and make them a part of the Civil War Trust team that is working hard to save America’s threatened battlefields. When you give a gift membership online, the recipient will join the ranks of our dedicated members, and receive battlefield maps, invitations to special events, and a subscription to Hallowed Ground our quarterly, award-winning history and preservation magazine.

A gift membership is particularly meaningful at this time when people receive many gifts they may only use for a few weeks or months. A gift of history and preservation lasts forever. Your recipient will know that they are helping to save land so future generations can appreciate and experience the story of America.

Giving a gift membership is quick and easy. Membership levels start at just $35, and your gift recipients will receive a personalized eCard from you. Plus, your contribution is tax-deductible.

This year, please consider giving a gift membership in the Civil War Trust and sharing your commitment to protecting our nation’s history.

Give a gift membership today

Give An Acre

Through our easy online gift system, you can symbolically “Give an Acre” of endangered battlefield land to a friend, coworker, or loved one. Your recipient will receive your personalized eCard notifying them of land saved in their name. Plus, as the giver, you will be eligible for tax donations on your contribution to the Civil War Trust.

Amazon Smile

We’ve got an easy way for you to make a difference. When you select the Civil War Trust as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile, a percentage of eligible purchases supports battlefield preservation!

More Gifts and Apparel

You can help save battlefield land while shopping for apparel and other gifts. Proceeds from the sale of goods in our online store will be used to purchase more of our nation’s hallowed ground.


2018 Calendar

Order the stunning, full-color Civil War Trust wall calendar for 2018. The calendar features beautiful photos highlighting some of the very landscapes that would have been lost to development if they were not preserved by the Trust and its partners. Plus, every purchase helps save additional hallowed battlefield ground.

Give Stock in 2017

A gift of stock could be one of the most advantageous ways of giving this year. With our Stocks & Securities donation model, you have the opportunity to save on taxes by making a gift of financial assets. Your broker can transfer stocks, bonds, and securities directly to the Civil War Trust.


Have you included the Trust in your will?

Everyone who lets us know that they have included the Civil War Trust as a beneficiary of their estate plans in 2017 will receive a beautiful battlefield photograph hand-signed by Jim Lighthizer. Please let us know by December 31 if you have made or updated your estate plans this year to include the Civil War Trust and haven’t already told us.

The Civil War Trust

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 94, Feb-Mar 2018

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 94, Feb-Mar 2018

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 94 with Tank combat and tactics during WWII

Special Feature: Tank combat and tactics during WWII

Eoghan Kelly, 'The development of tank warfare in World War II - Wielding the armoured fist'.
Eoghan Kelly, 'The Battle for Dubno, Ukraine SSR, 27 June 1941 - Thunder at the crossroads'.
Piers Brand, 'Tank combat in the Lorraine, Lunéville, 1944 - The destruction of a Panzer brigade'.
Olivier Peronny, 'T-34s versus cats in Ukraine - South of Skalat'.
Guy Bowers, 'Collecting tanks for WWII gaming - Panzer, los!'.
Steve Perry, 'Cologne, 6th March 1945 - Panther vs Pershing'.

Features

Ian Beal, 'Edward III's Scottish Revenge - The Battle of Halidon Hill'.
Jeff Jonas, 'The Battle of elephants - Raphia 217 BC, Part I'.
Prof. Tony Pollard, 'Making the biggest wargame - The mother of all battles'.
Steve Jones, 'The attack on Breed's Hill. 17th June 1775 - A fierce Breed'.
Sean Souter, 'Making a Renedra mud-brick house - Dwelling in the desert'.
Paul Burkin, 'How one man refund his inspiration - Painting 10mm is easy'.

Departments

Miniature reviews
Rich Clarke, 'Up Front - Big is beautiful.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - The complex curse of cavalry'.
Mark Backhouse, 'The Irregular - Do we really want something new?'.
David Davies, 'Fantasy warband skirmish - Let's plays +Strongsword+'.
Rossco Watkins, Guy Bowers, and Rob Rhodes, 'Game reviews - Rommel, Gaslands, and Gangs of Rome'.
Book reviews
Parting shots

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Jurassic Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

Quite a long time later, something Jurassic hatched, small enough to handle in 10mm!

Jurassic Dinosaurs

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

Magister Militum

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands This is a reprint of the Falklands supplement published in 2005 for the FIRST EDITION of Air War C21. It has been reprinted due to a number of requests for copies of this long out of print title. The intention is to update this supplement during 2018 to reflect the latest edition of the rules.  But for now, users of the latest edition can use the content here as a guide. And, as such, its "pay what you want"

Wargame Vault

Carter Smokehouse from Good Ground LLC

The Carter Smokehouse is now available for sale on the Good Ground Website. It is also now included in the Franklin Carter Compound set.

Carter Smokehouse

Carter Smokehouse

Good Ground LLC

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge) from Good Ground LLC

The Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge) from Antietam is now available for sale on the Good Ground Website. 

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge)

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge)

Good Ground LLC

10mm Jurassic Hatched from Magister Militum

Quite a long time later, something Jurassic hatched, small enough to handle in 10mm!

Jurassic

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN62 Camptosaurus x1

DIN62 Camptosaurus x1

DIN111 Scelidosaurus x1

DIN111 Scelidosaurus x1

DIN136 Compsognathus x5

DIN136 Compsognathus x5

DIN138 Megalosaurus x1

DIN138 Megalosaurus x1

DIN137 Cryolophosaurus x1

DIN137 Cryolophosaurus x1

Magister Militum

Aotrs Shipyards Dec 2017 Release: Wodef Enclave (Wave two)

Aotrs Shipyards is a webstore on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the the Netherlands.

Just in time for Christmas, we have the second wave of Wodef Enclave ships!

Nar Flon-Kaylo Class Strike Corvette

Nar Flon-Kaylo Class Strike Corvette

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Named for a predatory sea-creature that attacks in swarms, the Nar Flon corvette was introduced shortly after the Jodinf cruiser family. The Nar Flon is a typical standard corvette vessel, with average manoeuvrability and slightly-above average defences. The Nar Flon sees typical use in a supporting role.

The Kaylo configuration is a missile support craft. It is armed with three Solon Missile pods on its side and forward hardpoints. Two Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets give it some protection, though it typically relies on escort vessels for defence against fighter or missile attack. The Nar Flon-Kaylo sometimes is used as an escort vessel by replacing its standard warheads with point-defence missiles.

Nar Flon-Noalo Class Corvette

Nar Flon-Noalo Class Corvette

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The Nar Flon's Noalo configuration replaces the Solon Missile Pods with three Dalaon 348M Heavy Lazer Projectors. While having no weapons outside of the forward arc aside from the Rulifnoor PDTs, the Nar Flon-Noalo is capable of dealing considerable damage, thanks to the Kil-Dusi-Paor 9 firecontrol system. Typically used in formations of six with a single point-defence vessel (often a Dofio-Noalo Point-Defence Frigate), the Nar Flon-Noalos make sweeping flank attacks.

Dofio-Kaylo Class Frigate

Dofio-Kaylo Class Frigate

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The Dofio Frigate family fills various supporting roles in the Enclave fleet. Agile and well-protected for its size, the Dofio's main armament is centred around spinal-mount Dalaon 349K Heavy Lazer Projector, a larger version of the 348M, which is common to most versions. Six Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets supplement the main gun.

The Kaylo configuration uses the side hardpoints to mount a pair of Solon Missile Pods. Most often used to provide additional missile support, sometimes, like the Nar Flon-Kaylo, the Dofio-Kaylo is equipped with point-defence missiles. They are more commonly seen operating with Jodinf-Kaylo cruisers, however, supplementing the larger vessel's firepower with their own.

Dofio-Noalo Class Point-Defence Frigate

Dofio-Noalo Class Point-Defence Frigate

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The Noalo configuration of the Dofio mounts six additional Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets. This version serves as the most common point-defence platform in the Wodef fleet.

Hadfe Morr-Kaylo Class Torpedo Cruiser

Hadfe Morr-Kaylo Class Torpedo Cruiser

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The Hadfe Morr light cruiser family fills a small set of supporting roles in the Wodef Enclave fleet. Designed primarily around the requirements of the Kaylo configuration's torpedo launchers, the volume of space in the hull lent itself to other secondary functions better than the older hulls.

The Hadfe Morr- Kaylo configuration is centred around the four forward and rear Fonolun Torpedo Launchers. The launchers are supplied with sixty torpedoes.

The four side and two rear dorsal side hardpoints are occupied by Gerfery 279 Heavy Lazer Cannons on 0152-class turret mounts, and the forward ventral hardpoints both carry Solon Missile Pods. Nine Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets complete the armament.

All photos are in WSF. (The Wodefs just barely predate us getting our Replicator!)

Next month will see the last wave of Wodef ships, and hopefully February or March will see the release of the Xyriat carriers and small craft.

Have a good Christmas (and/or appropriate holiday otherwise) and the Shipyards will be back in the New Year!

Accelerate & Attack: Aeons of War is also out now (a generic build-your-own ships system suitable for any set of models) is also now available of Wargames Vault here:

There is also a free Web Enhancement Pack; this contains the markers and the QR sheet the latter of which is an indicator of the level of the game if you want to have a quick nosey.

And, of course, I'm always happy to answer questions about it (though your best bet is to contact me through the Wargame Vault or Shapeways PM, since that PM system here isn't open to everyone and these days, putting your email address on a forum is a no-no!)