Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Weird WWII Campaign Idea

The length of this Second World War was disastrous and deadly. 60% of the world's population passed due to lack of food and movement thereof. Chemical weapons and the atomic tactical bombs killed civilian and military outright and the long term results are being felt even today. The petty and those not so petty gods put both man and animal to the torch. They all had their reasons. Sport seemed the favorite. Technological death by machine worked as a modern day scythe on life. When the war in Berlin was about to turn against the Russians, again, after three near misses already...the space people arrived. They took the Russian army side and took what they wanted (after the fall) without any argument from their fearful erstwhile allies (the Russians). German captives/POW's disappeared never to be seen again. The space ships and men also went with the captives. Here we have a photo from PRAVDA showing the strange-fearsome-momentary ally and a captive.

Tanker's Tuesday : East vs. West Cold War Warriors

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tanker's Tuesday: 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V

The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37.[N 1] Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone   meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.[

8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Monsters : Type 66 Anti-Monster Maser Cannon

Who else grew up watching Godzilla movies?
I'd like to get my hands on one of the toy replicas of the weapons they used on him

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tanker's Tuesday: WW2-era 6-pounder Anti-Tank

The 6 Pounder was designed primarily as an anti-tank gun but the tank version only differed in having a lug on the breech ring and the first guns produced were intended to be mounted on tanks. The designers of the A.20 tank intention was to mount a gun heavier than the 2 Pounder, the 6 Pounder was reported in January 1940
British 6 lb Anti tank gun

Monday, August 5, 2019

Mecha Monday 40k Titans

Titans are immense war machines built in humanoid form. Most of the major races and forces of the galaxy utilize their own forms of Titans. Imperial Titans are built and deployed by the Collegia Titanica, the most powerful military arm of the Adeptus Mechanicus

40k Titans

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tanker's Tuesday: Pak 40 Anti Tank Gun

Used by the Germans in WWII, the Pak 40 makes other anti-tank guns look like toys. It can fire 10 shots per minute, and the force of one shot can blast through half a foot of steel. Watch as host Paul Shull fires one in the empty desert.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mecha Monday : Battletech Urban Warfare

The fantasy of piloting an impossibly giant robot is the heady fuel that powers the likes of Gundam Wing, Robot Jox, and, of course, BattleTech. And when I first got my hands on Harebrained Schemes' renewed vision of the tabletop game last year, I was also taken in by the nostalgia factor - remembering pushing plastic figures around a large rectangular hex map with my brother in our parents' basement many years ago, looking up tables to resolve indirect fires, and mostly just reading about the massive mechs that are the centerpiece of BattleTech's fiction.
Battletech Urban Warfare
Urban Warfare: Battletech

Monday, July 22, 2019

Having Fun With Classic Army Men!

When my son was younger (11 to 15) we used use STARGRUNT II with his horde of army men by the simple expedient of doubling the ranges …..worked quite well and taught him the system .

Acquisitions GZG Crusties (Prawns)

The last two units of GZG Crusties painted by Dick McGee


As if led by fate, after meeting Guan Yu Nu Gundam and Zhang Fei God Gundam, Liu Bei Unicorn Gundam resolves to save the world.

F 105 Thunderchief