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Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Landing In The Dawn: Dissecting A Legend - The Landing At Anzac, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Landing In The Dawn: Dissecting A Legend - The Landing At Anzac, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Gallipoli Landing of 25 April 1915 is arguably Australia’s best known battle. It is commemorated each year with a national holiday, services, parades and great media attention. 2015, the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, was marked by great publicity and the release of many books, articles, films, documentaries and television series. Despite this attention, the Landing is still a poorly understood battle, with the historiography coloured by a century of misinformation, assumption, folklore and legend.

The Landing in the Dawn: Dissecting a Legend – The Landing at Anzac, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, re-examines and reconstructs the Anzac Landing by applying a new approach to an old topic – it uses the aggregate experience of a single, first-wave battalion over a single day, primarily through the investigation of veteran’s letters and diaries, to create a body of evidence with which to construct a history of the battle. This approach might be expected to shed light on these men’s experiences only, but their accounts surprisingly divulge sufficient detail to allow an unprecedented reconstruction and re-examination of the battle. Thus it effectively places much of the battlefield under a microscope.

The use of veterans’ accounts to re-tell the story of the Landing is not new. Anecdotes have for many years been layered over the known history, established in C.E.W. Bean, Official History of Australia in the War: The Story of ANZAC, Volume I, to cover the existing narrative. Here, detail extracted from an unprecedented range of primary and secondary sources, is used to reconstruct the history of the day, elevating participants’ accounts from anecdote to eye-witness testimony. This shift in the way evidence is used to reinterpret the day, rather than simply painting it into the existing canvas, changes the way the battle is perceived.

Even though more than 100 years have passed since the Landing, and well over 1,000 books have been written about the campaign, much can be learned by returning to the “primary source, the soldier.” The Landing has not been previously studied at this level of detail. This work complements Bean’s by providing new evidence and digging deeper than Bean had the opportunity to do. It potentially re-writes the history of the Landing. This is not an exclusive Australian story – for example, one third of the battalion examined were born in the British Isles. This volume, the most current and comprehensive study since Bean’s, has been rightly described as a major contribution that will change the way the legendary amphibious landing is viewed.

Register for Park Day 2018


Park Day is only one week away! Next Saturday, April 7, join a battlefield or historic site in your community to help keep our nation’s most-storied places not only preserved, but looking their best. It’s a fun and meaningful way to lend a hand, and in many cases, see the land that you have helped save at Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 sites.

Register today to volunteer at a site near you.

This year, volunteers of all ages can get out of the house, give back, and honor our history at one of over 160 participating sites in 32 states and DC. Park Day volunteers will help with projects such as planting flowers, raking leaves, and maintaining interpretative signs and walking trails — and participants will receive a T-shirt (quantities may be limited). Many sites also offer complimentary tours or history talks after the work is complete.

As a Civil War Trust supporter, your impact is critical at these sites. Every day, you are part of the team that is helping to protect and preserve our hallowed grounds. We hope you’ll join volunteers next weekend to help beautify these places and share your dedication to the cause. Your effort makes a difference locally and across the country.

Take a look at our participating list of sites and register for an event near you.

Park Day is a week away! Post about your plans on social media and tag your photos using #ParkDay2018, or forward this email to a friend.

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 30 March 2018

Flower Class Corvette HMS Buttercup from Revell

A model construction kit of HMS Buttercup which whilst under command of the Royal Navy Section Belge (Naval Forces of the Free Belgian Army). Specially equipped for acoustic and magnet mine clearance.

- Detailed superstructures
- 10,2 cm main armament
- Detailed radar tower
- Depth charge launchers
- Acoustic hammer
- Display stand

Authentic representation of the following version:
- HMS Buttercup, Royal Navy Section Belge (RNSB), 1941-1944

HMS Buttercup

HMS Buttercup

Revell

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Miniature Wargames 420, April 2018

Miniature Wargames 420, April 2018

FORWARD OBSERVER
What’s in effective range in (mostly) historical wargaming with reports on Warlord, Rubicon and much more.

SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE
All hail the late King of Ruritainia! Mr Kinch takes an ill advised trip in the midst of a civil war.

HELL BY DAYLIGHT
Part three of a set of rules for 20th Century Skirmish: Air support and hand-to-hand combat!

COMMAND DECISION
Pyrenees: July 1813 - another wargames poser by Jon Sutherland.

OUTREMER
Fight the Crusades with the new Outremer: Faith and Blood rules by Osprey plus a unique scenario by the author.

FANTASY FACTS
The usual sensor sweep of the latest news in F&SF gaming with releases from North Star; Ground Zero Games; CP Models; Atlantis Miniatures and Brigade.

JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
Rules and suggestions for playing this cinematic legend on a truly epic scale: 1/6th.

VICTORIO CAMPAIGN
Part two of the guide to Wargaming in the US and Northern Mexico in the late 19th Century.

RECCE
What’s top and and what to let drop with reviews of 13 of the latest book releases.

WARGAMES WIDOW
Dusty but flexible roads that stay where you put them!

VAPNARTAK
The editor takes a trip to York.

CLUB DIRECTORY
Find a club in your vicinity and add your club for free!

Miniature Wargames

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Cornered Wolf (Chechen Wars)

Cornered Wolf (Chechen Wars)

Chaos, Simplicity and the Russo-Chechen Wars

Cornered Wolf is a skirmish game aimed at 15mm, 20mm or 28mm miniatures, and aimed at representing the chaos of urban combat with the simplest possible rules.

Uncertain activation, randomly generated forces, deployment that will throw you immediately into chaos, and quick and deadly rules will have you wargaming Chechnya in no time at all. Perfect for playing with younger family members, or for those of you who would prefer to make tactical decisions rather than look up a rule, Cornered Wolf provides everything you need for infantry, weapon teams, vehicles, multi-level buildings and suppression.

These rules cover the basic infantryman armed with AK-47 or AK-74, RPG, SVD sniper rifle or PKM. Weapon Teams like the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher, NSV heavy machine gun, 'fagot' anti-tank missile and mortars are also covered.

Rules for vehicles cover the BTR-80, BMP-1 / BMP-2, ZSU-23-4 Shilka, 2K22 Tunguska, T-72 / T-80 and MT-LB.

While the basis of this game is kept simple (No markers or tokens needed!), extended rules are provided for players to introduce more detail. Extended rules allow troops to ride along inside (and on top of) vehicles, while extended wounding rules allow carrying wounded and loading them into vehicles. Evacuating wounded could potentially save you some points with regards to completing your mission objective.

A points system is also provided for those who aren't too keen on randomly generated forces, although we strongly recommend at least trying the random generation as it makes for very interesting and still quite balanced games.

A printer-friendly version of the rules is supplied.

Wargame Vault

Battles of the Gallipoli Peninsula: WW1 Scenarios

Battles of the Gallipoli Peninsula: WW1 Scenarios

Battles of the Gallipoli Peninsula is a supplement for the ‘Through the Mud and Blood’ Divisional scale ruleset by Dobbies Hobbies. Battles of the Gallipoli Peninsula will give you five historical scenarios recreating battles during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. There are scenarios including various allied armies including the British, Australians and French. To use this scenario book with the ‘Through the Mud and Blood’ Divisional Scale ruleset, you will need the core rule book as well as the ‘Struggle at Suvla’ supplement with the army rules. These scenarios are also usable with various other rulesets.

Scenarios included are….
- The disaster at the Nek
- Lone Pine
- Breakout at Suvla
- Royal Naval Division at Gallipoli
- 3rd Battle of Krithia

Wargame Vault

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 96, Jun-Jul 2018

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 96, Jun-Jul 2018

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 96 with Raiding actions during the American Civil War

Special Feature:

Raiding actions during the American Civil War
Jack Perry, 'Raiding actions during the American Civil War - American chevauchées'.
Jack Perry, 'Pre-war violence in the Kansas territory - Kansas bleeds'.
Mark Backhouse, 'The Battle of Sacramento, 28 December 1861 - Forrest's first fight'.
Thomas Brandstetter, 'A daring riverboat hit and run - The Combahee River Raid'.
Guy Bowers, 'Cavalry in the American Civil War - Mounted raiders'.
Rubén Torregrosa, 'Setting the scene for the theme - The Red Badge of Courage'.

Features:

Colin Philips, 'Covert operations in the arctic - Ice Station Harp Seal'.
Nicholas Stock, 'Using Congo for the Cuzco - Adventures in darkest Peru'.
Carl Titterington, 'Assault on the Tannenberg Line, July 1944 - The Battle of Orphanage Hill'.
Rubén Torregrosa, 'Painting the "warriors" of NYC - Street Wars'.
John Bond, 'Converting your WWII 28mm miniatures - Plastic surgery'.

Departments:

Miniature reviews
Richard Clarke, 'The power of points'.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - Ancient and medieval cavalry'.
Ian Beal, 'The irregular - Don't be a bore. It's just a game'.
David Davies, 'Looking at the new second edition - Let's play Saga 2'.
Ken Baker, 'The new tank game from TooFatLardies - Let's play What a Tanker'.
Mark Backhouse, Guy Bowers, and Eoghan Kelly, 'Game reviews - For King and Parliment, Forager, and Burrows and Badgers'.
Book reviews
Parting shots

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Charge Burnside Bridge! Register Today for Our April 7 Generations Event

Charge Burnside Bridge! Register Today for Our April 7 Generations Event

This free, family friendly event will take place at  Antietam National Battlefield Tour Stop 8 on Saturday, April 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please register today to reserve your spot.

If you have never attended a  Generations event  before, you’re in for an awesome experience. Kids will choose their side, learn how to march like a soldier, and charge Burnside Bridge! As always, our “Cadet Conference” format employs hands-on activities and stresses teamwork, leadership, ethics and responsibility lessons as the history of the Burnside Bridge comes to life.

Our Generations events connect younger and older generations by exploring our nation’s history, at the sites where that history was made. So, bring your son, granddaughter, nephew, or friend and instill a lifelong love for history with them.

Come share your passion for history at this special event, sponsored by the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service. This event is FREE and open to anyone who brings someone from another generation, but space is limited, so please register today.

Questions? Feel free to contact us at education@civilwar.org.

Hope to see you there,

Register today to reserve your spot to attend this free Generations event on April 7 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Civil War Trust

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

RAF ground equipment set WWII part I from Pavlamodels

New RAF ground equipment set WWII part I from Pavlamodels

Scale 1:144.

U144-01  RAF ground equipment set WWII part I

U144-01  RAF ground equipment set WWII part I picture 1

U144-01  RAF ground equipment set WWII part I picture 2

Pavlamodels

Monday, 26 March 2018

BR Steam Train Loco from eBay

Vintage Lone Star N gauge BR Steam Train Loco from eBay

BR Steam Train Loco

Cold Harbor: a Victory & a New Opportunity

Cold Harbor: a Victory & a New Opportunity


I am delighted (but not particularly surprised, knowing as I do the generosity of our members) that we can announce that two of those five tracts are now saved! One of those properties marks a portion of the line held by the Sixth Corps during the nightmarish fighting on June 3, 1864. The other spot formed part of the Confederate line at both Cold Harbor and the 1862 Battle of Gaines’ Mill.

As successful Civil War generals well understood, nothing can be gained by resting on our laurels. We have momentum, and we need to keep it going.

We are adding a new target property to our Cold Harbor campaign. In addition to the three tracts (totaling 53 acres) you already know about, we now have an opportunity to acquire an additional, critically-important 28-acre property. Not only does this tract include land over which Confederate forces passed while attacking the Army of the Potomac at Gaines’ Mill in 1862, it represents one of the locations that saw some the heaviest bloodletting during the tragic Battle of Cold Harbor.

It’s not every day that we get the chance to save a parcel that played a key role in two different Civil War battles!

If we want to keep this sacred land out of the hands of developers, we need your help.

The combined cost of our current target properties at Cold Harbor is now $2,722,000 for 81 acres. This is valuable real estate, and it is not just historic preservationists who would like to acquire it. Thankfully, an extremely generous donor has pledged $1,200,000 to the cause! That leaves us with a current fundraising goal of $1,522,000.

The Civil War Trust

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Witch Hunter Party from Laran Miniatures

WIP of my next release for Laran Miniatures Witch Hunter Party. Didn't paint for a while.

Witch Hunter Party

Witch Hunter Party from Laran Miniatures

Laran Miniatures

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Czechoslovakian DANA 152 mm SpGH from Butlers Printed Models

One Czechoslovakian DANA 152 mm SpGH  in 6 mm (1/285), 12 mm (1/144), 15 mm (1/100), 20 mm (1/76) and 28 mm (1/56).

Also known as ShKH VZOR 77 DANA 152 mm SPH, a Czechoslovakian wheeled self-propelled artillery piece.  First produced in 1981 and still in use today (2018)

Supplied in 3 parts, the barrel can be glued in place at any angle.









Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

Friday, 23 March 2018

10mm ESR Napoleonics Box Sets from The Wargaming Company

Starter Boxes | 1809 & 1812

Starter Boxes | 1809 & 1812

ESR Starter Box Sets supply the basics that you and an opponent need to get started with ESR Napoleonics.

Each of the Starter Boxes offers two Formations per player: one of infantry and one of cavalry, along with associated artillery. And just like every ESR Box Set, Starter Boxes come complete with Commanders, vehicles, bases, and flags.

Our first two Starter Boxes feature the French vs the Austrians in 1809 and the French vs the Russians during the 1812 invasion. Pair these Starter Boxes with our ESR Campaign Guides for 1809: The First Battle Lost; or 1812: Master of the World and begin your journey to recreate entire historical campaigns!

When you're ready, Starter Boxes can be expanded by adding Attachment Packs and bulk up your Force!

Core Boxes | French, Austrian & Russian

Core Boxes | French, Austrian & Russian

Charge out of the gate with an ESR Core Box Set! Each one contains everything needed for a single player to prepare for their first battle.

Every ESR Core Box Set contains an entire ESR Napoleonics Force organized according to its nationality's methods: The French Corps d'armée includes two divisions of infantry with artillery, and a light cavalry brigade; the Austrian ArmeeKorps has two infantry divisions with cavalry and artillery that can be attached to either Formation; and the Russian Infantry Corps has two large infantry divisions complete with light infantry and artillery. And just like every ESR Box Set, Starter Boxes come complete with Commanders, vehicles, bases, and flags.

Once you decide you need more troops to get the job done, Core Boxes can be expanded by adding Attachment Packs to strengthen your Force.

Attachment Packs | Brigades & Divisions

Attachment Packs | Brigades & Divisions

Attachment Packs are complete ESR Formations that can be added onto a Force. This let's players customize their Force for their next battle or even to organize it to match a historical campaign.

Attachment Packs are the best way to add supporting Formations like heavy cavalry, or powerful reserve artillery. Attachment Packs can also provide additional infantry Formations if you simply need more rank and file soldiers for the next engagement.


The Wargaming Company

Update 26: Post Kickstarter Update 12 · 10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

First off, sorry this is taking so long. It was never my intention that this Kickstarter would drag on but sometimes life just gets in the way.

The good news is that the Junk Lobba production is complete. It is going to be a mighty impressive piece on the table. I have also managed to get four of the six production moulds for the Greenlings running, leading to half the Greenlings being already cast up. Photos are below. We are absolutely on the home stretch now.

Bad news is that I have a break planned for the first couple of weeks of April and so shipping will likely now start shortly after that.

Junk Lobba parts


Half The Greenlings Are Ready

Half The Greenlings Are Ready

Ogres forever!

Barry

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

10mm Fantasy Monsters III from Magister Militum

Installment 3 of the 10mm Fantasy Monsters. We said there are quite a few!!

Fantasy Monsters III

FMC612 Giant Snakes x2

FMC612 Giant Snakes x2

FMC617 Hydra

FMC617 Hydra

FMC615 Temple Lion Dogs x9


Magister Militum

Thursday, 22 March 2018

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture


New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture


New World War Art Picture

New World War Art Picture