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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Santa Anna Rules: Warfare in Mexico: 1820-1870

Santa Anna Rules: Warfare in Mexico: 1820-1870

Santa Anna Rules: Warfare in Mexico: 1820-1870, Santa Anna Tactical (SAT) is Buck Surdu’s tactical system for larger battles. This volume contains orders of battle and background information on the Mexican-American War and the Maximillian Adventure. In addition, this volume includes scenarios for all the major battles of the Mexican American War, San Jacinto, and Puebla. Volume I includes several special mechanics to bring out the peculiarities of this locality and era. It is designed to accurately portray the feel of battle in the “Santa Anna era” with each player controlling a brigade. While warfare of this period is Napoleonic-like, the Mexican-American War and the War of Texas Independence are neither Napoleonic Wars nor like the American Civil War. Santa Anna Tactical Rules captures the aspects of these wars that are unique. In addition, this new reprinting of Santa Anna Tactical includes a supplement about the South American Wars of Liberation and a scenario for the battle of Maipu by Mark Ryan.

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Rifles in the Ardennes


Rifles in the Ardennes, "You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.”  - Winston Churchill

The quiet, frosted hills painted with ancient woods which characterized the Belgian Ardennes were rattled and thundered to life as they became the setting for one of the most renowned battles in all of history.

Rifles in the Ardennes recreates the tense action that characterized Ardennes in a unique single-player format.  Designer and Artist Gottardo Zancani has replaced the literal map typical of World War II games with a stylized track, allowing for endless customization of the battlefield. 

A simple solitaire system allows the recreation of small combat engagements (five to ten units per side) over a bevy of scenarios. Blind chit draws and die rolls, combined with artfully crafted charts create an impressive “artificial intelligence,” embuing the game with a true fog of war.

The rules are generic enough to cover many periods and genres (the World Wars, Classical Battles, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and more), but the units (American, German, and Russian) and scenarios are specific to the European theatre of World War II, focusing on the years 1942-1944.

A fast paced and exciting solitaire World War II game, Rifles in the Ardennes offers electrifying combat action in a tiny package.

Includes:

    43 Unit Counters

    42 Operational Markers

    One Simplified Map Card

    Three Army Sheets

    A Whopping Eight Action-Packed Missions

    One Full-Color Rulebook

    One Combat-Ready Ziploc Bag

Game Design and Art:  Gottardo Zancani

Players:  One

Duration:  60-120 Minutes

Complexity:  Low

Solitaire Suitability:  Extremely High

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We Need Your Help to Protect 145 Acres at Second Manassas and Kelly's Ford

We Need Your Help to Protect 145 Acres at Second Manassas and Kelly's Ford

In the sweltering heat of the afternoon on August 30, 1862, the men of the 5th New York listened to the sounds of fighting off to their right. For the last two days, Union and Confederate armies had been locked in a struggle along an unfinished railroad, just north of Manassas, Virginia. Now, the New Yorkers guarded the army’s flank while the rest of the Fifth Corps assaulted Stonewall Jackson’s men in the railroad cut. Just as the sound of firing died down, the Zouaves were stunned by the sudden appearance of Confederates under James Longstreet bursting out of the trees in front of them. Joined by their sister regiment, the 10th New York, the Federals made a valiant, but ultimately futile effort to fend off the Confederate attackers. The two regiments from the Empire State were no match for Longstreet’s force, which consisted of half the Army of Northern Virginia. Within just 10 minutes, the 5th New York lost 332 men out of roughly 525 engaged.

The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to save two tracts at the Second Manassas battlefield associated with both the assault on the Unfinished Railroad and Longstreet’s attack that overran the New Yorkers. Both of these tracts are adjacent to National Park land and right near land previously preserved by the Civil War Trust. When combined with another opportunity at Kelly’s Ford (where members like you have already helped to preserve 1,234 acres), your donation will help us save a total of 145 acres of irreplaceable hallowed ground in Virginia.

Help Save Second Manassas and Kelly's Ford!

The Civil War Trust

Monday, 16 October 2017

10mm WWII Americans from Lancer Miniatures

First of my 10mm infantry for my ww2 range. Shermans are being worked on as I type this, and hoping first ones will be listed early next month. mortars and hmg's hopefully end next month. Sorry pictures not brilliant hard to focus, once painted should show up detail better

10mm Americans from Lancer Miniatures

10mm Americans from Lancer Miniatures picture 2

WW2 3 Riflemen Different Poses

WW2 3 Riflemen Different Poses

WW2 American Firing BAR

WW2 American Firing BAR

WW2 American Firing Bazooka

WW2 American Firing Bazooka

WW2 American Sergeant with Thompson

WW2 American Sergeant with Thompson

There is more to come.

Lancer Miniatures

10mm Peninsular British from Lancer Miniatures

10mm Peninsular British arrived today, will get cast this afternoon, so hopefully listed in next couple of days.

10mm Peninsular British from Lancer Miniatures

10mm Peninsular British from Lancer Miniatures picture 2

Thank You for your patience guys.

Lancer Miniatures

1914 German Infantry Command Pack from Van Dyck Models

2017 November release: 1914 German infantry command pack!

Command pack holding five officers, two trumpeters, one drummer and two (portepee) high ranking NCO's. After thorough research these highly detailed 10-12mm figurines have the correct 1914 German uniform and equipment worn in the early stages of WWI.

1914 German Infantry Command Pack


1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 2

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 3

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 4

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 5

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 6

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 7

1914 German Infantry Command Pack picture 8

This command pack matches our earlier released 1914 German infantry.

Van Dyck Models

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

By 1943, the war was lost, and most German officers knew it. Three quarters of a century later, the question persists: What kept the German army going in an increasingly hopeless situation? Where some historians have found explanations in the power of Hitler or the role of ideology, Robert M. Citino, the world’s leading scholar on the subject, posits a more straightforward solution: Bewegungskrieg, the way of war cultivated by the Germans over the course of history. In this gripping account of German military campaigns during the final phase of World War II, Citino charts the inevitable path by which Bewegungskrieg, or a “war of movement,” inexorably led to Nazi Germany’s defeat.

The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand analyzes the German Totenritt, or “death ride,” from January 1944 with simultaneous Allied offensives at Anzio and Ukraine until May 1945, the collapse of the Wehrmacht in the field, and the Soviet storming of Berlin. In clear and compelling prose, and bringing extensive reading of the German-language literature to bear, Citino focuses on the German view of these campaigns. Often very different from the Allied perspective, this approach allows for a more nuanced and far-reaching understanding of the last battles of the Wehrmacht than any now available. With Citino’s previous volumes, Death of the Wehrmacht and The Wehrmacht Retreats, The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand completes a uniquely comprehensive picture of the German army’s strategy, operations, and performance against the Allies in World War II.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Preservation Victory at Bristoe Station

Preservation Victory at Bristoe Station

Earlier this year, we announced a campaign to preserve 34 acres at Virginia’s historic Bristoe Station battlefield. This valuable real estate had previously been approved for development, but the landowner Bristow Manassas LLC was willing to donate it to us. Thanks to this generous partner in preservation, and committed preservationists like you, we can now celebrate victory in protecting this historic land!

On October 14, 1863, Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s corps collided with two corps of the retreating Union Army of the Potomac at Bristoe Station. Hill attacked without proper reconnaissance, falling into as one observer termed it “as fine a trap as could have been devised by a month’s engineering.” Outnumbered nearly 5-to-1, the Confederates were cut down in waves. It all lasted scarcely an hour, and the Army of Northern Virginia suffered its most one-sided defeat in more than two years. On surveying the field strewn with nearly 1,400 killed or wounded Confederate soldiers he could ill afford to lose, Confederate chieftain Robert E. Lee angrily said, “Well, General, bury these poor men and let us say no more about it.”

You have helped us save a total of 168 acres at Bristoe Station, but this hallowed ground is the first to be preserved from the Union side of the battle. The property was the likely site of R. Bruce Ricketts’ Union six-gun battery, just a few hundred feet behind the main battle line along the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, opening incredible new interpretive opportunities for this battlefield and a possible “domino effect” of future preservation.

This weekend, commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station with luminaria, living history programs, an encampment, and more.

The Battle of Bristoe Station

A Roar From the Portals of Hell

Photo Gallery: Bristoe Station

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 13 October 2017

Aotrs Shipyards Oct 2017 Release: T-80U

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, we have the somewhat long-awaited T-80U in 144th!

T-80U

T-80U

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Photo is of the Replicator 2 prototype. As is usual for an ERA model, the print quality is not great (I haven't had chance to get one done in WSF or something yet), but I always feel it better to give you a photo, rather than a render, if I can! (The webshop automatically generates renders better than I do anyway.)

I did look at doing the T-80UD, but while I did find some technical drawing, I haven't found any walkarounds or even model kit images to be able to work from (and, like the T-80U, these variants have to be done more by eye than not). So that's on the back-burner.

Next month will be the BDRM-2 (possibly with some alternate variants, depends how I get on!) Particularly chosen because I had done about 66% of the job with the Sci-Soviet BDRM-22 Marzanna yonks ago – it was thus less work to bring it up to scratch (the Marzanna being the second model I ever attempted to do even partly from real vehicles) and I'm trying to do a few quicker things to build my backlog up a bit while still making the monthly releases. (Plus, my list of Things People Have Asked For has turned out to have quite a few entries not feasible simply due to lack of suitable source material (several of them have no suitable technical drawings or even technical drawings at all.)

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Char B from Arrowhead Miniatures

Have just unearthed some of the older model of the Char B which we produced a while back. They are on sale now on the website @ £2.50. Bargain

This is the older version of the Char B tank with just 5 parts to assemble.

Arrowhead Miniatures

Battle Damaged Stone Bridge from Battlescale Wargame Buildings

A battle damaged version of our popular 10mm stone bridge piece which is suitable for most wargaming eras.

Battle Damaged Stone Bridge

Battle Damaged Stone Bridge

Length: 120mm

Total Width: 50mm

Road Width: 30mm

Arch span : 25mm

Supplied unpainted.

Battlescale Wargame Buildings

Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 2017, New Release by Panzer Depot

New Release of Panzer Depot in Oct.


Russian BRM-1K

Russian BRM-1K

Russian BMD-1 IFV

Russian BMD-1 IFV

Russian Tank Grotte-1

Russian Tank Grotte-1

German Faun ZRS tractor

German Faun ZRS tractor gray

German Faun ZRS tractor

German Faun ZRS tractor

German FUCHS APC

German FUCHS APC

USA M1921 tank

USA M1921 tank

Polish Vickers MK V tank

Polish Vickers MK V tank

Italian Fiat 665 armored truck

Italian Fiat 665 armored truck

Panzer Depot

Painting Competition by Hawk Wargames

Painting Competition by Hawk Wargames

Hawk Forum Painting Competition is running until the end of October so if you haven't entered yet there is still time! You have the chance to win exclusive miniatures and be featured on our website's gallery like these previous winners.

You can enter and view the entries here:

Hawk Wargames

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 93, Dec-Jan 2017-2018


Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 93 with the Dutch During the Eighty Years' War

Special Feature: The Dutch during the Eighty Years' War
Michael Leck, 'Bitesize battles: The Ako Vendetta - 47 Ronin'.
Michael Leck, 'Defending the Finns from the Pagan Rus - The Papal Bull and the Novgorod Bear'.
Mark Backhouse, 'The Battle for the Coaling at Port Republic - They fought like demons'.
Stephen Luscombe, 'Bolt Action for the Great War - The Battle of the Marne'.
Mark Backhouse, '2mm Roman triplex acies made easy - DIY epic legions'.
Stephen Tunmore, 'An island in the ocean of sand - Making a desert oasis'.
Steve Beckett, 'Creating Captain Joe Darkie - Death from the jungle'.

Features

Sidney Roundwood, 'An introduction to the Dutch Revolt - Wargaming the Eighty Years' War'.
Bouko de Groot, 'A running battle or a fixed fight - Gembloers, 1578'.
Michael Leck, 'Don Juan tries to seduce the States General - Battle of Rijmenam 1 August, 1578'.
Jan-Willem van der Pijl, 'A clever ruse takes the day - The Peat Ship of Breda'.
Guy Bowers, 'Building an 80 Years' War army - Revolt against the empire'.
Tim Spakowski, 'On the cover - A cunning plan'.

Departments

Miniature reviews
Rick Priestley, 'This Gaming life - Time, tide, and yesterday's lead'.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics -All the 'C's '.
Joseph A. McCullough, 'The Irregular - Social mechanics in game design'.
Guy Bowers, 'Fast play World War 2 aerial action - Let's play Blood Red Skies'.
Eoghan Kelly, Ian Beal, and David Davies, 'Game reviews - Powder & Sword, Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, Bonnie Blue Flag and Maximilian 1934'.
Book reviews
Parting shots

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

7 New Packs, Early WW1 Austro-Hungarian from Kallistra

7 New Packs, Early WW1 Austro-Hungarian from Kallistra
7 New packs now available to order from our Early WW1 Austro-Hungarian range.

WW1-AH04 Austro-Hungarian Early War 76.5mm Field Gun and Crew - (4 Guns and crews + 4 bases)

WW1-AH04 Austro-Hungarian Early War 76.5mm Field Gun and Crew - (4 Guns and crews + 4 bases)


WW1-AH05 Austro-Hungarian Early War 76.5mm Field Guns, Teams and Limbers - ( x2 + bases)

WW1-AH05 Austro-Hungarian Early War 76.5mm Field Guns, Teams and Limbers - ( x2 + bases)

WW1-AH12 Austro-Hungarian Early War Uhlan Cavalry

WW1-AH12 Austro-Hungarian Early War Uhlan Cavalry
WW1-AH13 Austro-Hungarian Early War Uhlan Horse Holders and mounts - (16 mounts, 4 horse holders + 4 bases)

WW1-AH13 Austro-Hungarian Early War Uhlan Horse Holders and mounts - (16 mounts, 4 horse holders + 4 bases)
WW1-AH15 Austro-Hungarian Early War Command - (Approx 30 Figs)

WW1-AH15 Austro-Hungarian Early War Command - (Approx 30 Figs)

WW1-AH17 Austro-Hungarian 1915 Cavalry - (16 figs + 4 Bases)

WW1-AH17 Austro-Hungarian 1915 Cavalry - (16 figs + 4 Bases)
WW1-AH19 Austro-Hungarian 1915 Horse Holders and mount - (16 mounts, 4 horse holders + 4 bases)

WW1-AH19 Austro-Hungarian 1915 Horse Holders and mount - (16 mounts, 4 horse holders + 4 bases)
Coming Soon!

WW1-AH07 – Austro-Hungarian Early War Dragoon Horse Holders and mounts
WW1-AH10 – Austro-Hungarian Early War Hussar Horse Holders and mounts
WW1-AH14 – Austro-Hungarian Early War Dismounted Uhlans Firing
WW1-AH18 – Austro-Hungarian 1915 Dismounted Cavalry Firing

Check website for full listings

Kallistra

Big Sale by Armory Models Group

Big Sale by Armory Models Group

We'd like to remind You about Big Sale in our "Armory" store! Discounts from 15 % to 35 % and more!

Armory Models Group

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

10mm Cold War AFVs Now Available to Order, from Timecast

Following their successful debut at the Derby Worlds show last weekend we are pleased to announce that our 10mm British Cold War AFVs can now be ordered online.

The Chieftain proved very popular and we did sell out of the Chieftains at the show but replacement stock will be with us shortly!

Chieftain Tank

Chieftain Tank

FV432

FV432

FV432 Mortar Carrier

FV432 Mortar Carrier

FV438 Swingfire

FV438 Swingfire

Next up will be the Scorpion and Scimitar.

US Customers: we will shortly be shipping stocks of these models to Battlefield Terrain Concepts in the USA. Please contact Doug at BTC for more details:

For more details please visit our website:

Timecast

Saturday, 7 October 2017

10mm Goodies On The Way from Good Ground LLC

10mm Goodies On The Way from Good Ground LLC

First-up will be the Carter smokehouse from Mike Randles, which will complete the five-building Carter home and outbuildings, including the cotton gin.

Closely following this will be Rohrbach bridge (aka Burnside's bridge) from Paul Bernardino.

Rohrbach bridge (aka Burnside's bridge)

Paul is also working on tents of all types, which many of my customers have requested over the last year.

Tenting tonight

Finally, to go with our little pack howitzer, we will release a packed howitzer 3-mule team.

Come on you mules

On the worklist for the coming months are:

Tishomingo Hotel – Corinth (Mike)
Chinn House – Manassas (Paul)
H.P. Bottom House – Perryville (Mike)
Dogan House – Manassas (Paul)
It will be a busy holiday season for the staff at Good Ground Miniatures.

Thanks for Your Business!

Good Ground LLC