Friday, March 23, 2012

Starship Marine Streamline - THE RULES.

The latest version of the Starship Marine rules which is now
available  free in pdf format. Just print it off!

Be sure to look at The Universe web site where the
background for these rules are.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thought experiment - National Re-armament Program

Here’s an interesting little project that I thought might give people a chance to exercise their creative skills and pass some time this summer. Here is the premise:

It is the end of 1935. Germany is rearming; Japanese forces are in China; Italy has occupied Ethiopia. You are tasked by a major company in the armaments industy to provide workable designs for a series of weapons systems to meet a future national requirement for your nation’s armed forces. These are to include a light or medium tank/tank destroyer, a multipurpose armoured utility vehicle/recce vehicle, a fighter/fighter bomber, a tactical or strategic bomber aircraft.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Future War Stories: FWS News Feed: BLOOD AND CHROME Trailer! Holy FRAK...

Future War Stories: FWS News Feed: BLOOD AND CHROME Trailer! Holy FRAK...: It is time, ladies and gentleman! The SyFy Channel has finally put on their big girl panties and are going to drop Blood and Chrome ! The t...

FW 190s

Got these 1/144th scale Focke-Wulf  FW-190s from
21st Century toys on clearance for $2.00 each! Very
nice looking models painted and game ready!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sandy Low Lead

Just got in my 8 A-1H Skyraiders by F Toys in, got four in USAF
camouflage, and and four in Navy Carrier livery. Should get these
done by the weekend! A word on  ebay seller  ltyg27 stuff came
from Hong Kong in about a week!

Ok I couldn't wait till the weekend...)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Choppers The Good The Bad and Nasty!

A pair of ERTL Hind Ds pretty close to true 1/100th scale.

 A pair of Maisto AH64 Apaches, Close to 1/144th scale

Friday, March 16, 2012

Act of Valor - Featurette (2012) [HD]

Battle Of Britain (Scale Request)

Paul requested a scale comparison, so here are the metal planes along side the plastic 1/144th scale

Battle Of Britain

Here are two Messerschmitt 110s, A Stuka, and three ME109s,
these are all metal castings in 1/144th scale that were made in
the late 90s for a Battle Of Britain  game, I also have three Spitfires
and 3 Hurricanes (as of yet unpainted) I can not recall the
manufacturer and only wish I had picked up more back then
as these are great castings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

20mm Nostalgic Revival: Donald Featherstone

20mm Nostalgic Revival: Donald Featherstone: The Father of UK Wargaming is 94 years young around this time, many congrats to him, his books got me started way back in the mists of t...



In peace there’s nothing so becomes a wargamer

as modest stillness and humility;

But when the blast of war blows in our ears,

then imitate the action of the tiger;

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,

disguise fair nature with hard favour’d rage.

Then lend the eye a terrible aspect,

let it pry through the portage of the head

like a brass cannon; let the brow o’whelm it

as fearfully as does a galled rock.

Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide;

hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit

to his full height. On, on, you noble wargamer

whose blood is that of fathers who wrote the rules !

Fathers who, like so many Alexanders,

have at these Conventions from morn ‘till even fought,

and pocketed their dice for lack of argument.

Dishonour not your mothers, for did they not sit

whilst those whom you call fathers painted their armies ?

Feel superior to players with troops in other scales,

and teach them how to wargame. And you, good players,

whose hands were made for wargaming, show us here

the mettle of your army; let us swear

that they are worthy of your painting, which I doubt not;

For there are none of them so mean and base

that hath not noble lustre in your eyes.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,

straining upon the start. The game’s afoot !

Rattle your dice ! And upon the charge

cry ‘God for Scruby! Featherstone! and HG Wells!’

Friday, March 9, 2012

Buffalo MPCV

Latest from Matchbox the Buffalo MPCV, fits in quite nicely with my ROCO stuff!