Sunday, July 24, 2016

NSL Panzergrenadier Starter Pack Deal

I ordered and received from GZGs : 
NSL Panzergrenadier Starter Pack Deal   - NSLpzgrStarterPack  
plus the following: 
1 SG15-N33 - SG15-N33 
1 SG15-N32 - SG15-N32  
1 SG15-N31 - SG15-N31 
2 SG15-N19 - SG15-N19  
4 SG15-N02 - SG15-N02 
2 V15-79A - V15-79A  
2 V15-79B - V15-79B  
1 SG15-N10 - SG15-N10  
1 SG15-N11 - SG15-N11
1 SG15-N15 - SG15-N15 
1 SG15-N18 - SG15-N18
Plan to do these up in urban camo and brigade them with some
Heavy Gear Mechs


THE BLACKSTAR CHRONICLES: Scale change: Since playing 5150: Star Army with Ed a week and a half ago, I am really beginning to think that maybe I need to go back to using 15mm mi...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: ZTZ99 Main Battle Tank

The ZTZ99 main battle tank (MBT) entered service in 2001. It is also called the Type 99 and the Chinese industrial code isWZ123. ZTZ99 is a successor to Type 98 G, which in turn was a successor to Type 98. Manufactured for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by China Northern Industries Corporation (CNGC) or Norinco, the ZTZ99 MBT is considered one of the 12 best tanks in the world.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday : Rebel Minis Merka 9 Mobile Artillery

Grunt: "Hey Sarge! I have never seen that tank on the field before.. what's it called?"
SGT: "We call it the Merka 9.. just shipped in from Earth."
Grunt: "I wonder what the Sahadeen will end up calling it..."
SGT: "The "Hand of God"... now quit your yapping and hit that trench!"

Rebel Minis is proud to present the Merka 9 Mobile Artillery. The Merka 9 comes with a Main Gun Turret as well as a radar and mini vulcan anti-personnel system. The tank is designed to fit with our 15mm scale sci-fi minis. Sculpted by John Bear Ross, this highly detailed Tank is a must for any Sci-Fi gamer!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Hi all, a quick update: If folks on here could do me the favour of spreading this around all the usual websites, blogs and various places where people may find it of interest, that would be very much appreciated as always!

UPDATE - TUESDAY 5th July 2016:
BIRTHDAY FREEBIES, from now until the weekend....

It's my Birthday this weekend, so to celebrate it I'm turning things round a bit - instead of people giving ME gifts, I will be giving YOU a little something extra if you place an order! For FIVE DAYS ONLY, from today (Tuesday 5th) to Midnight on Sunday 10th, if you place any order for at least £10 worth of goods (excluding shipping) and - this is the important bit - put a brief "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" message in the "comments" field of your order, then I will send you a free extra Birthday Gift packet with your order - mostly the free item(s) will be something relevant to the goods you've ordered, though I may also include the occasional out-of-production or novelty item if I feel like it (nothing naughty from our over-18 ranges, so don't worry about that). The amount of extra free stuff will be proportionate to the size of your order, but the item(s) will be of my choice - those of you who have had our Christmas freebie bags will know the kind of thing!
The offer closes on the dot of midnight on Sunday evening, by UK TIME, so please allow for the time difference if you're outside the UK.
Jon (GZG), 5th July 2016.

Tanker's Tuesday: Cruiser Tank Comet

The Cruiser Tank Comet (A34) was probably the best British tank of the Second World War and was a reliable cruiser tank armed with a high velocity 77mm gun. Unfortunately it entered service far too late to have any significant impact on the fighting, seeing combat for the first time after the Rhine crossings. It was rare amongst British tanks of the period in that it was purpose-built to carry its gun, rather than being an unsatisfactory conversion of an existing design,

Comet tank 1

Friday, June 24, 2016

Origins After Action Report: Hive, Queen And Country

At origins we were provided with our own area, which was even clearly marked on the map! The space was perfectly sized having enough room for game play and auxiliary tables on and under which all the various units not in play and carrying cases could be stored or stacked.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Leo II

A total of 380 Leopard 2 were built in the first batch, 209 by Krauss-Maffei (chassis nbr. 10001 to 10210) and 171 by Mak (chassis nbr. 20001 to 20172), with the first six delivered in 1979 to Kampftruppenschule 2 in Münster. Another 100 were delivered in 1980 and 229 in 1981, replacing the M48A2G in units among I (GE) Corps. The first Leopard 2 went to Panzerbattalions 31, 33 and 34 of 1 Panzerdivision, with partially parallel delivery to Panzerbattalions 81, 85 and 84 of 5 Panzerdivision. The Leopard 1s then in service were passed to the Panzerbattalions of the Panzergrenadier Divisions, were they replaced the M48A2G. By 1982 production was running at 300 a year, with the last first batch Leopard 2 delivered in March of that year.