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1 Nov 2013

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Vol. IIA

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Vol. IIA

Operation Barbarossa: Volume IIA concerns the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history.

An assessment of each weapon system's inherent 'combat power' is provided, as well as attributes such as the relative anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft values. Volume Iia then focuses on the detailed Kriegstarkenachweisungen (KstN, or Toe) for German land units (including those in the West), as well as the unit's actual organisation and equipment.

All significant units in the German Army (Heer), Waffen Ss, Luftwaffe and security forces are included; ranging from the largest panzer divisions, down to small anti-aircraft companies, military-police units, Landesschutzen battalions, and rail-road and construction companies.

In all cases the data is presented in detailed tables, using the weapon systems and combat squads previously analysed.

23 Oct 2013

Confederate Forces from Gordon & Hague

Confederate Forces from Gordon & Hague

Confederate Forces

Confederate Grand Army Box Set Price: $275.00

Confederate Starter Army Box Set Price: $155.00

Confederate Artillery Team Pack  Price: $2.19

Confederate Artillery Team Pack

Confederate Cavalry Pack Price: $2.19

Confederate Cavalry Pack

Confederate Infantry Command Pack Price: $2.19

Confederate Infantry Pack Price: $2.19


Confederate Generals Pack Price: $2.19

Severed Union 1861-1865 The Rules

Players Pack Price: $28.00

Gordon & Hague

Federal Forces from Gordon & Hague


Federal Forces

Federal Grand Army Box Set Price: $275.00

Federal Starter Army Box Set Price: $155.00

Federal Artillery Team Pack  Price: $2.19

Federal Artillery Team Pack

Federal Cavalry Pack Price: $2.19


Federal Infantry Command Pack Price: $2.19

Federal Infantry Pack Price: $2.19

Federal Militia Pack Price: $2.19

Federal Generals Pack Price: $2.19

Federal Scouts Pack Price: $2.19

Severed Union 1861-1865 The Rules

Players Pack Price: $28.00

Gordon & Hague

22 Oct 2013

Building Your Own Custom Battle Boards

Building Your Own Custom BattleBoard

STEP 1
Using a sharpie marker, roughly draw where you want things to go such as roads, plowed fields, towns etc. Having a good plan will make it much easier to construct the field and make it look proportioned.

For this battleboard, I put in a road going across that forks off in two different directions. I also wanted to try my hand at adding some old plowed fields that had been unkept for a good while.

STEP 2
Apply Spackling Paste to the road surfaces and plowed field lines with a putty knife. This will give the surface a slightly raised and well-travelled muddy look. Finished should look like this.

Allow the spackling paste to dry for 24 hours then go over it lightly with sandpaper. Be sure to do this gently because you don't want to remove too much of the paste and not allow it to stand out on the board.

STEP 3
Once the spackling is dry and sanded down, apply Elmers wood glue to the entire board excluding the spackled surfaces. Be generous with your coat because you want to ensure the ground ballast that's applied in the next step hardens firmly to the board.

STEP 4
Sprinkle the Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast over the board so that all areas have a good covering. Allow to dry for 24 hours, this will ensure that the ballast is secure to the board before painting. Once dry it's always a good idea to tilt the board so that any excess ballast falls off.

STEP 5
Its now time to paint the board! Spray paint is recommended because painting the board may cause some of the ballast to come loose. You can spray paint the board brown or for a darker battlefield look, you can spray paint or paint the entire board black first then spray paint or paint it brown.

STEP 6
Now it's time to drybrush the board. Drybrushing is a shading technique where you paint over colours with lighter shades of the same colour to bring out more detail and give it a more realistic view. Mix some flat brown paint with lighter browns or add white paint to get a lighter shade. Put some on a brush and remove most of it with a towel, then gently brush over the board so that just a little bit of the paint sits on the board. You'll begin to see the difference immediately.

STEP 7
Once the paint has dried, it's time to apply some of the Woodland Scenics Fine Turf to show fields and patches of grass. Simply apply more Elmers glue to random areas of your own choosing and then sprinkle fine turf on those areas.

STEP 8
For the last step you can add trees and bushes if you'd like. I usually place my trees on the board permanently, so I drill a hole and insert the tree with some glue.

Another small step that I do is spray some green spray paint over areas of the grass. This gives a little shading to the grass patches.


Now you're all set and ready to go!
Happy Gaming.

Gordon & Hague

21 Oct 2013

Attaching Flags to Infantry Command Units


STEP 1
Cut out one flag from a flag sheet.

STEP 2
Fold the flag over and make sure the edges line up properly

STEP 3
Apply a small amount of glue to the inside of the folded flag, and then slide the flag down the flagpole. Once you are happy with the placement of the flag on the pole, go ahead and pinch down on the flag to seal it around the pole.

STEP 4
After an hour of drying the glue will be set and the flag will have a harder texture. Bend the flag ends to give the illusion of wind. You can also hold a lighter near the flag to give it a worn and tattered look.

And that's it!
Equipping your army with flags is an easy and quick way to enhance your gaming experience and make your models shine on the tabletop. It also allows you to get creative and build unique units and help differentiate between all the different elements of your army.

A Federal division with flags held high, desperately cling to control of the high ground.

Gordon & Hague

20 Oct 2013

Enhancing Your Entire Army In Three Fast Steps

Enhancing Your Entire Army In Three Fast Steps

STEP 1
Adding Some Color Variations Amongst The Ranks
This is especially important with your Confederate models because they had a wide variety of fabrics, uniforms and styles. Take some earth tone colors and paint some of the details of the models such as, hats, blanket rolls, trousers, jackets, and leathers. Don't worry about being perfect with your painting, the dipping step will help to blend in any imperfections. You don't need to add many colors to federal models because they typically were very uniform in appearance, unless you wanted to do a western theatre federal unit or a zouave unit.

STEP 2
Dipping the Miniatures
Using Army Painter Quick shade dip, brush over the miniatures with a solid coat. You will begin to see the results almost instantly. The dip darkens the miniatures, adding shading and it also blends all the colors together perfectly. The dip also helps to give the models a dirty ragged campaigner look. Allow the dipped models to dry for 24 hours before moving on to step 3.

STEP 3
Basing Your Models
Enhancing the look of your model's bases can greatly improve the look of your army. There are many types of static grasses and flocks available on the market to use. Typically we use a standard green field grass.

To apply the static grass to the bases, simply use a small brush and paint on some white glue in 2 or 3 areas on the base.
Then using your hands simply apply some static grass to the glue covered areas and gently press down on the grass with your finger. Allow to dry for a few hours and that's it!
You can also paint on some lighter browns to give the illusion of muddy areas and boot tracks.

Gordon & Hague

19 Oct 2013

Gordon & Hague Miniatures

Gordon & Hague Miniatures

About

Hi and welcome! I created this company because I wanted to provide a line of wargaming miniatures that were playable right out of the box; so that veteran wargamers and beginners alike can get started quickly in the hobby while spending a lot less time modeling and painting. I began wargaming in my early teens and was heavily involved in the hobby until I reached my Junior year of college. It was then that my workload picked up, I joined a few sports teams and started reenacting the Civil War. I found it difficult to continue wargaming and modeling so I put the hobby on hold for 7 years. In November of 2009 I began thinking about my exit from wargaming. As I talked to fellow gamers, I got the impression that I wasn't alone in my decision to give up the hobby due to lack of free time and ever increasing responsibilities. It was at this point that I set out to produce a line of historical miniatures that would be pre painted and ready to game with right out the box.

Our First product is Severed Union 1861-1865: An American Civil Wargame. The miniatures are 10mm scale and require no assembly or painting; they are ready for the battlefield right out of their blister packs. The line is supported by a first edition rulebook that is free to download off of this site. If you are experienced with other rule-sets, we more than welcome you to use them with our miniatures if they are compatible. Our objective is to provide a line of miniatures that allow gamers quick and easy access to the wargaming hobby with minimal prep time. We also hope to provide a quick way for veteran gamers to transition into other genres and time periods without having to spend months modeling a new army.

In the future we plan to add many more units to our initial offering of "Severed Union" units such as artillery limbers, veteran units and specialty zouave units. We also have plans to branch out into other genres such as WW1, the American Revolution, and the Anglo-Zulu Wars. Thanks for visiting the site and happy gaming!

Products
American Civil War, miniatures

Rules
Severed Union 1861-1865 Rules


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Gordon & Hague Miniatures
Baltimore
Maryland
United States

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15 Oct 2013

Days of Battle: Armoured operations north of the River Danube, Hungary 1944 45

Days of Battle: Armoured operations north of the River Danube, Hungary 1944 45

A very important new study that throws much-needed light on armoured warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II.

In three separate studies, Dr Norbert Számvéber, drawing from files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources, presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armour north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia).

The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division Szent László saw action for the first time.

The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6 22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation Konrad.

The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation Südwind in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945.

7 Aug 2013

10mm Caesarian Romans from Adler Miniature

10mm Caesarian Romans from Adler Miniature

Having been asked to produce Ancients in 1/300th a fair bit over the years we have finally decided to do an Ancient range but to go up to 10mm. Myriad reasons for this but mainly its the extra size means we can depict the armour and dress of the period with greater detail and variations.

It also has the benefit of making the weapons more robust and also allows for the casting of figures with 'open hands' to allow for the fitting of separate more robust spears..

The first instalment are Gauls and Ceasarian Romans

Caesarian Romans

CR 1 Legionary advancing with sword ( 20)
CR 2 Legionary advancing with pila
CR 3 Legionary throwing pila
CR 4 Legionary standards(4), musicians(8), Optios (4), Centurions (4)
CR 5 Mounted and dismounted Legate and tribune, musicians (2)Aquifer (1)
CRC 1 Bodyguard cavalry (4) ( Not yet available)
CRC 2 Legionary cavalry ( 15) ( Not yet available)

TRANR 1 Legionary shield transfers ( 21 scutum and 4 round patterns ( Four patterns available)

Adler Miniatures

23 Jun 2013

Skytrex Ltd

Skytrex Ltd

About

Model Railway Ranges.
Skytrex also manufacture buildings and accessories for Model Railways.

Our most extensive range is of British O Gauge products, which is 1/43.5 or 7mm to the foot. You may find that many of the more general pieces in this range, barrels, boxes & crates plus walls, bridges and pieces of infrastructure are more than suitable for "28mm" and above. If you're at all interested then perhaps visit our O Gauge site www.ogauge.co.uk and look in the "Accessories" section under the "General" tab.

We also have an ever expanding range of British OO Gauge models. OO is 4mm to the foot which is 1/76th scale or "20mm" of course!! Once again there's a specific website www.skytrexmodelrailways.com

Products
Modern, American, British, German, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Russian, Vietnam
World War II, American, British, French, German, Italian, Russian, Aircraft, Sea Vessels
Scenics & Accessories

Skytrex Ltd Pictures

Skytrex Ltd Website


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Skytrex Ltd
Unit 1
Charnwood Business Park
North Road Loughborough
LE11 1LE
United Kingdom

Phone

01509 213789

Email

sales@skytrex.com

Manufacturers

6 Jun 2013

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Vol. 1

Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, Vol. 1

In June 1941 the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa: the attack on the Ussr and the largest land invasion in recorded history.

Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation focuses on 1941 when the Ussr came closest to defeat. It includes full analyses of the belligerents' armed forces, weapons, equipment, personnel, transport, logistics, war production, mobilisation and replacements.

The work employs a unique military simulation methodology, extending from the tactical to the strategic level, and applies this methodology to each of the belligerents.

Volume I, the first of six volumes, is primarily concerned with the structure of this methodology, but uses many of the events and weapons from Operation Barbarossa as illustrative case studies. The complete work represents the most historically accurate, advanced and comprehensive analysis of the first six months of the largest and most decisive military campaign of WWII.

26 Apr 2013

Colours & Guns (10mm Napoleonic Rules)

Colours & Guns (10mm Napoleonic Rules)

Colours & Guns an 80 page set of land based rules system designed for 10 mm Napoleonic figures. They will whet your appetite for Napoleonic wargaming in our speciality scale, 10 mm.

The rules are simple enough to get a grasp of quickly but have enough variety and complexity to make it a game you'll want to play again and again.

With so many nations to choose from where will you begin……? The rules are choc full of photos, diagrams, army lists and sketches of some of the most famous Commanders of the day.

We've placed the quick play sheet on the back cover, so they don't take up much room on the table and the spine of the book stays neat. Units are infantry battalions, cavalry regiments or batteries of guns.

Magister Militum

15 Apr 2013

Colours & Guns Rules

Colours & Guns Rules

Colours & Guns an 80 page set of land based rules system designed for 10mm Napoleonic figures. They will whet your appetite for Napoleonic wargaming in our speciality scale, 10mm.

The rules are simple enough to get a grasp of quickly but have enough variety and complexity to make it a game you'll want to play again and again. With so many nations to choose from where will you begin……?

The rules are choc full of photos, diagrams, army lists and sketches of some of the most famous Commanders of the day.

We've placed the quick play sheet on the back cover, so they don't take up much room on the table and the spine of the book stays neat. Units are infantry battalions, cavalry regiments or batteries of guns.

Colours & Guns Downloads

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Magister Militum

3 Apr 2013

Colours & Guns 10mm Napoleonic Rules to Debut at Salute

Colours & Guns 10mm Napoleonic Rules to Debut at Salute

We are expecting to release our new 10mm ruleset, Colours & Guns (written by Iain Dickie and Gareth Harding) at Salute.

A set of rules aimed at 10mm Napoleonics, for which we will have more 10mm releases soon.

Magister Militum

13 Feb 2013

Langton Miniatures

Langton Miniatures

About

Our models cover different periods in history, some are also in different scales. They are sold in kit form, ideal for both wargamers and modellers.

To navigate our site, please select the period you are interested in. Once there, the menu bar will show all related topics. For example, the menu in the Napoleonic link offers naval models as well as naval wargame rules, buildings & dockside and general information related to that period.

Good Ground LLC, the home of Cracker Line Miniatures, is proud to announce to acquisition of the Starfort Miniatures American Civil War line of 10mm figures, previous owned by Rod Langton. Included as part of the sale are all of the Starfort 10mm resin ACW buildings.

Products
19th Century, American Civil War, Buildings

Langton Miniatures Pictures

Langton Miniatures Website

Owner

Rod Langton

Address

Langton Miniatures
North Trendeal
Ladock
Cornwall
TR2 4QQ
United Kingdom

Phone

01726 882805

Email

rod@rodlangton.com

Manufacturers

9 Feb 2013

Minicraft Model Kits


About

For over 40 years, Minicraft's mission has been to develop quality model kits at value prices. That tradition continues with our newest product releases.

We invite you to explore our site, and view all the products we offer including aircraft, automobiles, ships, and more!

Products
Modern Planes, American, Russian
World War II Planes, American, German, Japanese, British, Russian

Minicraft Model Kits Pictures

Minicraft Model Kits Website
Minicraft Model Kits Facebook

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Address

Minicraft Model Kits
2136 12th Street
104 Rockford
IL 61104
United States

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Email

models@minicraftmodels.com

Manufacturers

Mick's Metal Models

Mick's Metal Models

About

Mick’s Metal Models is a site devoted to gaming and modelling. With a huge range (over 2,500 items!) we bring you quality products from some great manufacturers. It doesn’t matter if you’re into Napoleonic or Fantasy, World War Two or Babylonian straddle cars, at Mick’s Metal Models we’re sure to have something to please you.

Products
Ancients, Byzantine, Carthaginian, Gauls, Greek, Indian, Numidian, Parthian, Pontic, Roman, Sassanid
Dark Ages, Norman, Saxon, Vikings
Colonial, Anglo-Zulu War
World War II, American, British, German, Russian
19th century, American Civil War, Crimean War, Franco-Prussian War,


Mick's Metal Models Pictures

Mick's Metal Models Website
Mick's Metal Models Facebook

Owner

Mick

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mick@micksmetalmodels.com

Manufacturers

5 Feb 2013

Kerr & King

Kerr & King

About

Formed in 2005 guys named Juan who had been keen gamers for many many years. Both passionately believe in the hobby and are totally committed not only to the production to the very finest wargames scenery, terrain and accessories but to deliver them to the gaming community at a very affordable price. the company is now in it's second year and continuing to improve, we are constantly striving to improve our product either through better methods and techniques or sourcing even better quality materials.

Originally started in a garden shed our 'Voodoo Lounge' Production Facility came on line last year and continues to work flat out to provide you with the fasted (a relative term when dealing with zombie workers) possible turn round on your orders. We aim to dispatch with in 2-3 days of receiving payment dependant on stock levels and items, some of our catalogue is cast to order. They have a small range of 10mm buildings.

Products
Middle East, buildings

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3 Feb 2013

Specialist Games

Specialist Games

About

Warmaster is a ruleset for tabletop wargames written by Rick Priestley, published by Specialist Games a division of Games Workshop, and set in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. It is different from Warhammer Fantasy Battles in both appearance and gameplay. It is intended for 10 –12 mm miniatures. Basic troops are based on stands, of which typically three make a unit. Generals, Heroes and Wizards are mounted individually or with their retinue.

Gameplay focuses on command and control. While magic is used in the game, its effect on the game is limited. The game is designed to focus on the general's ability to command rather than just his army's ability to fight.

Products
Fantasy, Warmaster

Rules
Warmaster Rules

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Games Workshop Ltd

Games Workshop Ltd

About

Science fiction games (Warhammer 40,000), Adeptus Titanicus and fantasy games (Warhammer). Figures and paints produced under Citadel Miniatures brand name. Publishes White Dwarf magazine. Also produces games under the Specialist Games brand name.

Products
Science Fiction, Miniatures

Rules
Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy Rules Set

Games Workshop Ltd Pictures

Games Workshop Ltd Website
Games Workshop Ltd Blog
Games Workshop Ltd Facebook

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Address

Games Workshop
Willow Road
Lenton
Nottingham
NG7 2WS

Phone

0115 91 40000

Email

uk.custserv@gwplc.com

Manufacturers

2 Feb 2013

Hovels

Hovels

About

Hovels have an excellent range of buildings,in all scales and periods, specifically designed to compliment any Wargaming table. The buildings and accessories are cast in resin and are available fully painted to a very high standard suitable to grace the table of the most discerning wargamer,but are also designed that when bought unpainted a very acceptable standard can be achieved by the do it yourself player. We plan to extend our range of buildings over the next year and are always open for suggestions for new additions.

Products
European, buildings
Fantasy, buildings
Middle East, buildings

Hovels Pictures

Hovels Website

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Address

Hovels
18 Glebe Road
Scartho
Grimsby
N.E.Lincs
DN33 2HL
United Kingdom

Phone

01472 750552

Email

sales@hovelsltd.co.uk

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