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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

New ECW Artillery Crew & WSS Dismounted Dragoons by Pendraken Miniatures

Another couple of revamps for you here, ticking off another couple of items we've been wanting to upgrade for some time.  First we've got some new ECW artillery crewmen to replace the existing 2 poses (+ foot officer) so this gives a lot more variation.  And then we've got some better dismounted dragoons for our WSS/Marlburian range, as the current ones were done by a different sculptor and have never quite matched in style.  We've had a horse holder done as well, just for some extra options.

ECW Artillery Crew:

ECW Artillery Crew:

WSS Marlburian Dismounted Dragoons:

WSS Marlburian Dismounted Dragoons:

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New North & South Korean Sculpts by Pendraken Miniatures

Phil's been busily working on these for some months now and the first two sets have arrived here at Pendraken HQ.  With these North and South Koreans done, Phil's moving onto the Americans and Brits next.  We'll probably release these in two batches with the first lot due around the end of summer I'd expect.

North Korean (KPA)

Adv w/ rifle x 2 / Adv with LMG / Firing rifle / Firing carbine / Firing SMG / Kneeling firing:

Adv w/ rifle x 2 / Adv with LMG / Firing rifle / Firing carbine / Firing SMG / Kneeling firing:

Officers x 2 / Radio Op / Mortar crew x 2 / Throwing grenade:

Officers x 2 / Radio Op / Mortar crew x 2 / Throwing grenade:

Prone, firing rifle / Prone, firing LMG / Casualty / Tank Commander:

Prone, firing rifle / Prone, firing LMG / Casualty / Tank Commander:

South Korean (ROK)

Adv w/ rifle x 2 / Firing rifle / Firing carbine / Firing SMG / Kneeling firing:

Adv w/ rifle x 2 / Firing rifle / Firing carbine / Firing SMG / Kneeling firing:

Officers x 2 / Radio Op / Throwing grenade / Throwing satchel:

Officers x 2 / Radio Op / Throwing grenade / Throwing satchel:

Prone, firing rifle / Casualty:

Prone, firing rifle / Casualty:

More to come soon!

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Revamped 1860 Austrian Jager / Grenzer by Pendraken Miniatures

We had a bit of space in the sculpting schedule last month, so we got the Austrian Jager and Grenzer figures revamped.  These were the final codes in that range needing an upgrade so that completes those now and we can move away from the 1860's for a while!

Jagers in kittel

Jagers in kittel

Grenzers

Grenzers

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Last batch of 1849-66 Italians from Pendraken Miniatures

We've had the remaining sculpts through for our upcoming range of Italians for the Risorgimento period.  We're just waiting on the artillery pieces to arrive and then we'll be getting these into the moulding queue.

Garibaldini

Garibaldini:

Carabinieri Reali

Carabinieri Reali

Dragoons

Dragoons

Cavalleggeri (Early with lance)

Cavalleggeri (Early with lance)

Cavalleggeri (Later with sword/pistol, same command as above)

Cavalleggeri (Later with sword/pistol, same command as above)

Command (Officer / General / Garibaldi)

Command (Officer / General / Garibaldi)

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

10mm German Reiter (Riders) Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

Warmonger Miniatures is running our fifth Kickstarter. Help us add this one to our list of success stories (Great Swords, Arquebusiers, Crossbowmen, Halberdiers).

In a nutshell, I'm a Warmaster gamer who's after a Dogs of War army where I don't have to worry about out-of-production models, conversions and size differences between ranges. 10mm Landsknechte fit the bill here, plus they could find a home in an Empire or historical army as well.

The Miniatures

Each unit of reiter is made up of twelve strips (12 figures total) you'll get one hero and one standard bearer strip each (the two on the left), and ten rank and file strips randomly selected from the five pictured below (the five on the right).

10mm German Reiter (Riders)


The figures are designed to fit on 20x40mm bases without too much of the figures hanging over (for easy ranking and base contact).

Add-ons

Extra units of reiter are available at a price determined by your pledge level:

$10.00 per extra unit if you pledged at the "Donation" or "2 Units" levels.
$9.50 per extra unit if you pledged at the "4 Units" level.
$9.00 per extra unit if you pledged at the "8 Units" level.
Bases will not be available this time as I can no longer source them locally.

Shipping

Once the units are ready to be shipped I will invoice you for an additional fee to cover postage (you can also add additional landsknecht units at this point too). Please note that these are estimates. I was liberal when calculating the weight of the units so hopefully they won't be higher. Add-ons will affect the cost of postage.

United States

$4.00 for 1 to 4 units.
$7.50 for 5 to 32 units.
$14.50 for 33 or more units.

Rest of the World

$15 for 1 to 4 units.
$24 for 5 to 22 units.
$37 for 23 to 54 units.
$60 for 55 or more units.

Risks and challenges

The reiter are sculpted and a master mold has been cut. If this Kickstarter fails to be funded I will still produce them just at a later date (after I've recouped some of the costs from other sales).

In terms of a time-frame, I figure production molding and casting from May to June, and shipping in June. If that changes you'll be seeing an update from me here.

Warmonger Miniatures

Reign of Anger, May 2017 Release from Aotrs Shipyards

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

This month, just in time for their debut tomorrow at Partian, we have the Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle and Sentry Drones for the titular Aotrs ground army (in 144th).

Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle

Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle

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The Reign of Anger is a refit of the old Rain of Fury fire support vehicle. The hull remains the same, but improved sensors have been added, as well as small shield generators. The biggest difference is that the Reign of Anger no longer carries a MRLS system (which has been outdated by the introduction of the Horde Semi-guided warhead munition). Instead it carries two sizeable Warhead Launchers. They have the same capacity as the Foul Wing Fighters but divided into two launchers on independent loads, rather than the four launchers attached to a large bay. This means the Reign of Anger can only load one type of warhead at once in each launcher (and typically the same in both). Despite this drawback, they are surprisingly effective. Most foes underestimate the Reign of Anger, believing (not unjustifiably) that it is the older Rain of Fury. This can come as something of a shock when it fires out warheads.

The Reign of Anger is even capable of heavy demolitions; they can manage to take a pair of Shatterer Heavy Anti-Starship munitions. The Shatterers are capable of blasting the heaviest planetary defences apart. In at least one recorded occasion, they have seen combat against starships! Elven forces attacked the Caradat Moon Base. With few available fighters and only a Subterfuge Scout Ship to fend them off, the commander created an unorthodox strategy. The base put up a token resistance before appearing to be disabled. Under cover of the engagement, the commander deployed a pair of Reign of Angers from a shipment that was due to go out in the transports. In the low gravity, they had to be tied down, and were not able to move. Fortunately, the Aotrs practise of making sure all vehicles are self-sealing enabled them to function. The Elven cruiser ignored them, and they were able to fire a spread of Shatterers from relativistically point-blank range as it moved over the horizon (a few scant miles away) to fire at the base. Because of the range and the cruiser flying in to a stop, they were able to use purely visual targeting to pinpoint the optimum targeting spots on the cruiser. As there no was sensor lock and no significant power source to detect (since the Reign of Angers were otherwise powered down, aside from just enough juice to power the actual firing system) there was no warning for the cruiser. As it lowered its shields to start teleporting marines down, the Reign of Angers fired. The warheads crippled the cruiser, and it retreated. Amazingly, the Reign of Angers both survived, and their crew and commander were decorated by the Lichemaster for heroism under fire above and beyond the call of duty.

Sentry Drones

Sentry Drones

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Sentry Drones are aerial recon drones, developed shortly after the Hunter Drones. They can be mag-clamped to almost any vehicle. They are equipped with a variety of stealth devices to lower its signature (though to keep the costs low, none of these are especially powerful). They have no weapons, but serve as less expensive and faster recon and target designation than Hunter Drones. They do not have shields and are considered completely disposable. They generally fly over the battlefield, spotting targets. While sensor array is primarily directed downwards, they have the appropriate targeting sensors and software, which combined with the battle management system, allows them to link in to other vehicles, and provide the targeting locks for missiles for indirect fire.

Reign of Anger and Sentry Drones

Sentry Drones are frequently attached to Reign of Anger detachments, as they are the ideal size for a pair to be mag-clamped to the missile launcher.

The photos (for a rare treat) are of the painted WSF models!

Still got a lot going on, but we may well be back to starships for next month (at least one is in the backlog); the Wodef Enclave fleet is one step close to release, and Accelerate & Attack creeps ever closer to the nebulous release! (I would dearly like to get it out for Other Partizan in August, but we'll see.)

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Friday, 19 May 2017

Update 1980s British Infantry from TimeCast

Our 10mm 1980s British Infantry will be available very soon, the masters are with the mold makers, and the figures will be in production as soon as we can get our hands on the molds.

Update 1980s British Infantry from TimeCast

The models have been sculpted with all the gear for 1984 – SLRs, SMGs, 58 pattern webbing, and the post-WWII-style steel helmet (often covered in camouflage material). A full range of support weapons (MGs, antitank weapons, and mortars) is included, plus forward observers and mortar fire controllers.

For those who dread the thought of painting 10mm DPM camouflage, the models can also easily be painted in a dark green to match the NBC suits which would have been worn for chemical protection at the beginning of any conflict with the Warsaw Pact.

Several new Soviet vehicles have been sent off to be put into molds. These include the BRDM-2 and some of its variants.

Work has also started on the first of the British vehicles – watch this space…

TimeCast

Generations Event in Pittsburgh, Memorial Day, Lee's HQ Open Houses, Staff Rides In4

Generations Event in Pittsburgh, Memorial Day, Lee's HQ Open Houses, Staff Rides In4

As Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army swept through central Pennsylvania in 1863, a wave of patriotism mixed with fear spread over the Keystone State. Many Pennsylvanians old and young alike rallied to the colors and joined the army to help protect their homes from the invading Rebel horde.

Now you and your loved ones can help us recreate that thrilling period in our nation’s history by joining us at our next Civil War Trust Generations event. Join us at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 24 as we enlist new recruits, teach them how to be soldiers, and ultimately defend Library Hill.

As with all of our Generation's events, we ask that you bring one person from another generation a child, grandchild, niece, or nephew to help share your love of history with the next generation of Americans.

Registration is free but space is limited, so register now to claim your spot.

Update on Lee’s Headquarters and Open House Dates

Thanks to your help and support we completed our restoration of the Widow Thompson House site of Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg last year. We are now pleased to announce the house will be open several dates this year. Watch this video to learn more about the completion of the restoration process and see when you can enter Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg.

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Staff Rides in4

For more than a century, soldiers have used the battlefields of previous conflicts as outdoor classrooms, learning the lessons of history and applying them to today’s military. These military field trips are commonly known as staff rides. In our newest Civil War in4 video, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Doug Douds talks about the advent of staff rides and the lessons our modern military personnel learn by walking the battlefields of the past.

Memorial Day Activities

After the Civil War, men and women across the United States set aside one day each spring to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died to bring the nation back together. That holiday, now known as Memorial Day, has been a popular tradition ever since. Learn how you can honor the Civil War generation on this Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, by attending these historic sites.

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Miniature Wargames 410, June 2017


The June issue of Miniature Wargames goes on sale today! Get your copy here:

Includes:

  • Airfix Battles – an exclusive Recce scenario for WW2 games with downloadable cards (and 5 game sets to give away plus discounted sets as well)

  • Zulu wars – a complete ruleset with online content for players to download

  • Ulterior Motives: a talk about the Frostgrave add-on with author Joe McCullough plus two unique extra cards to play with!

  • Salute Photo report – the biggest show in town

  • Rules Of Engagement: an article exploring gaming options for asymmetric warfare on the Northwest Frontier and modern conflicts.

Plus! A chance to win an Airfix Battles Base Game. Enter here:

Miniature Wargames

Thursday, 18 May 2017

1/44 Heron UAV from Small Scale Shop

New 1/44 Heron UAV finished.

The IAI Heron (Machatz-1) is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries.

1/44 Heron UAV

1/44 Heron UAV picture 1

1/44 Heron UAV picture 2

Shapeways, Small Scale Shop

The French & Prussian Armies at War 1805-1806

The French & Prussian Armies at War 1805-1806

The war of 1806 has long been accepted as just another example of the ruthless efficiency of Napoleon's Grande Armée, and while this is true, it is only half the story of that strange campaign. For, while Napoleon's formations whirred with matchless, lethal efficiency across northern Europe, outwitting and destroying the hapless Prussians, they were being assisted in their endeavors by their enemy themselves. Napoleon was emperor and commander-in-chief of his army, and was a genius in the military field as much as he was in many other spheres. In contrast, his opponents were commanded by a gaggle of geriatrics, jockeying for favor and influence about their well-intentioned, clueless King, Frederick William III. As General Blücher observed: The king is surrounded by a gang of malicious, inferior idlers. Although there was much that needed revision and improvement in the Prussian army of 1806, it would be false to think that all their generals and officers were blind to these multiple, extremely serious defects. Many reforms had been identified and it had been resolved to correct them, but events rolled over the army before they could be implemented. The twin defeats of Jena and Auerstedt on 14 October, 1806, triggered one of the most comprehensively catastrophic military defeats of an entire army in Western military history.

The results were that the performance of the Prussian army in this momentous campaign was often so abysmal that it was as if the entire high command was obsessed with a lemming-like death wish. Indecision, procrastination and subordination were rife throughout the command structure. While the French army outwitted and out-maneuvered the Prussians in every aspect of military operational skill, it was, as if the Prussians were so obsessed with shooting themselves in both left feet that they willfully ignored the presence of their deadly enemies.

This volume exposes the Prussian side of this tragi-comedy to English-speaking students for the first time; it will open many eyes.

The composition of the French army of 1806 is included, so that the reader may make a comparison between the two organizations.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Vollmer Baden Baden Station from eBay

Vollmer Baden Baden Station from eBay for my World War II Project.

Baden Baden Station

Baden Baden Station picture 1

Baden Baden Station picture 2

Baden Baden Station picture 3

Baden Baden Station picture 4

Baden Baden Station picture 5

Baden Baden Station picture 6

10mm Tiger Tank from Arrowhead Miniatures

The Tiger tank master is nearing completion.

10mm Tiger Tank from Arrowhead Miniatures picture 1

10mm Tiger Tank from Arrowhead Miniatures picture 2

Arrowhead Miniatures

37 Acres at Gettysburg's First Day

37 Acres at Gettysburg's First Day

Last fall, we called on our members to help preserve 37 acres at Gettysburg battlefield, the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Situated on Barlow’s Knoll, the land saw intense combat on July 1, 1863, resulting in hundreds of casualties including Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow.

Thanks to the generosity of preservationists like you, we can now celebrate victory on this significant land! The property runs adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park near the monument to General Barlow and ultimately will be used to enhance interpretation of the battle’s first day.

Together, we have now saved nearly 1,000 acres at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s largest battlefield. I am honored to celebrate this important victory with you and am continually humbled by your support for our mission and our great nation’s history.

The Civil War Trust

Monday, 15 May 2017

10mm Dark Age Buildings by Total Battle Miniatures

A really nice selection of 10mm Dark Age Buildings by Total Battle Miniatures.

Saxon Great Hall

Saxon Great Hall

Unpainted (10DASS01U)
£8.00

Saxon Wattle and Timber Dwelling

Saxon Wattle and Timber Dwelling

Unpainted (10DASS03U)
£3.00

Saxon Sunken Dwelling and 2 Small Shelters

Saxon Sunken Dwelling and 2 Small Shelters

Unpainted (10DASS05U)
£3.00

Saxon Village Set

Saxon Village Set

Unpainted (10DASSS1U)
£35.00

Saxon Workshop/Store

Saxon Workshop/Store

Unpainted (10DASS02U)
£5.00

Saxon Timber Dwelling

Saxon Timber Dwelling

Unpainted (10DASS04U)
£3.00

Wicker Fence 10 Pack

Wicker Fence 10 Pack

Each Section 60mm Length
Unpainted (10DASS06U)
£6.00

Saxon Village and Enclosure Set

Saxon Village and Enclosure Set

Unpainted (10DASSS2U)
£50.00 add to basket

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30th Anniversary Milestones: Chancellorsville & The Wilderness

30th Anniversary Milestones: Chancellorsville & The Wilderness

As we recap some of the Civil War Trust’s biggest accomplishments of the last 30 years, this month we highlight efforts at Chancellorsville and the Wilderness, two crucial battlefields of the Civil War.

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s victory at Chancellorsville was one of his greatest military accomplishments. Rather than retreat before a Federal army twice the size of his own, Lee opted to attack the exposed Union right flank on May 2, 1863. However, Lee’s victory came at a terrific cost in men, including the mortal wounding of his most valuable lieutenant, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

Almost exactly one year later, on May 5, 1864, the Army of the Potomac again locked horns with the Army of Northern Virginia in the dense thickets of the Wilderness. The two armies fought to a terrible and bloody stalemate. Though the fighting took a massive toll on their numbers, the Federals continued their march south toward Richmond.

Just as it was during the Civil War, the region encompassing the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields has continued to be contested territory in the last 30 years. Since the creation of the Civil War Trust, the Trust, its partners, and members like you have waged a long, hard battle to protect the sites of terrible combat and heroic sacrifice. With your help, we have saved more than 1,288 acres at Chancellorsville, including a significant portion of the first day's battlefield and several key tracts over which Stonewall Jackson launched his fabled flank attack. We have also saved 259 acres at the Wilderness battlefield, notably a 180-acre portion of Saunders Field the very heart of the battlefield. In total, the Trust has helped save over 1,500 acres at these two battlefields, land that would have been lost forever without your support.

The successes of these projects and the genuine collaboration that brought them about prove that preservation and progress need not be mutually exclusive. I look forward to seeing what more we can achieve in the years to come!

The Civil War Trust

An Army Of Brigadiers: British Brigade Commanders At The Battle Of Arras 1917 (Wolverhampton Military Studies)

An Army Of Brigadiers: British Brigade Commanders At The Battle Of Arras 1917 (Wolverhampton Military Studies)

There have been two major studies in recent years that have explored the roles and responsibilities of British generals at different levels within the British Expeditionary Force's command structure. Dr Simon Innes-Robbins has written about the generals at predominantly GHQ and Army levels whilst Dr Andy Simpson has explored the development of the role of corps commanders during the Great War. For the first time Dr Trevor Harvey's study provides an analysis of command at the level of the infantry brigade. His study is based on a critical period during the Great War, the period from late in the Battle of the Somme to the end of the Battle of Arras in mid-May 1917. Dr Harvey's analysis is based on the service records of 116 brigadier-generals whose brigades played some part in the Battle of Arras. He explores their roles, responsibilities and backgrounds, both in theory and in practice, in the lead-up to and during the battle to explain and illustrate the range and limitations of their commands.

Based on this analysis, Dr Harvey presents case studies of five brigadier-generals, their staff officers and their battalion commanders. Each brigadier-general has been selected from one of the five corps that participated in the Battle of Arras which provides an operational backdrop to the exploration of their roles. The brigadier-generals exhibit, in different combinations, their different operational experiences, their different career paths and their different personal characteristics. In undertaking his research, Dr Harvey has drawn on a wide variety sources, including diaries, letters and personal papers privately held by descendants of his chosen subjects.

From the evidence drawn from the case studies, Dr Harvey identifies a series of threads about the responsibilities and actions which these brigade commanders share. He argues that the application of these threads enables the orthodox ‘administration and training' interpretation of the role of brigadier-generals to be successfully challenged as both unnecessarily narrow and unduly limited. Dr Harvey's study has been praised by his examiners because ‘it provides unique and original insights on British operations on the Western Front in 1916-17 which will be of great interest to scholars interested in British generalship during the First World War'. This ground-breaking study is a significant addition to the historiography of generalship during the Great War.

Job lot of 21 N scale vehicles from eBay

Job lot of 21 N scale vehicles from eBay

Job lot of 21 N scale vehicles from eBay.




21 used mixed N scale vehicles, including:
Tomix tanker lorry
Tomix street wiper truck
Two Tomix snow blowers
Tomix fork lift
Tomix roller
1 metal bus
14 plastic cars