Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tanker's Tuesday: M1 Abrams


Total : 8800 – 3273 M1 (US Army), 4796 M1A1 (US Army + USMC), 755 m1A1 co-produced in Egypt, 77 M1A2 for the US Army, 315 for Saudi Arabia, 218 for Kuwait.


Abrams Tank History

US Army - M1A2 SEP V2 Main Battle Tanks Live Firing At Exercise Combine ...

US Army - M2A3/M3A3 IFVs TOW Missiles Live Firing At Exercise Combined R...

Wargaming Miscellany : Colonial inspiration!

Colonial inspiration!
I have been fumbling about for some inspiration for my first tabletop battle in some time ... and then I came across some pictures that I had used in a blog entry that I wrote quite some time ago.
As I said to Bob, I think I checked the copy my school library had in the early 70s
more times than I can remember! 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee - M1 Abrams Kit Preview

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee - M1 Abrams Kit Preview: Hello It feels like Team Yankee is almost upon us, stores are taking pre-orders and some have copies of the rule-book out on display.  We&...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Morval Earth : The Inch High Club

On these  pages you will find information and pictures about those tiny warriors who fight the battles of history, the present day and the future.  They do so in a myriad of homes and clubs throughout the world.  Their owners and commanders derive a great deal of pleasure from them.  Ours is a hobby of research, modelling, painting, collecting, organising and playing.  We regard it as a fun social event to be shared though sometimes it is, like many pleasures, enjoyed alone.  Our miniature soldiers and armies fight their way through jungles, over mountains and in deserts.  They face foes from all over the world, throughout time and from Hollywood! 

These pages are dedicated to those who play with little soldiers and all their equipment, their vehicles, their weapons, their aircraft and ships. 

The pages reflect the interests of our little group of friends.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Battle Game of the Month: Newsflash:Run! Run for your Lives!

Battle Game of the Month: Newsflash:Run! Run for your Lives!: Yes indeed, the Martians are back! Bigger and badder and there's more of 'em to boot! The landscape seemed empty as the giant mac...

New Byzantium: Cold War turns hot

New Byzantium: Cold War turns hot: The Backround Recent posts have been about the "Cold War" Byzantine project - the genesis of this is that my club mate Iain has ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tanker's Tuesday: Retro-Steampowered

Breakthroughs in power technology in the late 19th Century made possible large steam-powered fighting vehicles as early as 1880. Upon hearing of German experimental models, the British established the RNLS (Royal Naval Land Service) in 1882, and the French and Americans soon followed suit. The German landship sent to Ouargistan for testing so awed the native chiefs that the other powers had to bring in landships of their own to save face, launching an absurd arms race in the primitive subcontinent. This is the fictional universe for the Landships of Ouargistan games.


Monday, November 16, 2015

The Battle of Al Bunrab

Ouargistan's Landship Trafalgar
Al Bunrab was the first, and the best, of the landship battles. David had handed Steve, Max, and Charles boxes of assorted parts, junk and makeshift tools, and asked everyone to build at least one land ironclad; when the day came, there were eight landships plus lesser vehicles. It was a festive event, captured for posterity in the video images below.

Charles and David came up with the scenario. Rules were a simplified version of The Sword and the Flame, plus David's Landships of Ouargistan rules, which (it is to be hoped) will be available on the Landships page soon.


Yellowbird Down

The desperate struggle of two isolated aircrews cut off in downtown Mogadishu. The various warring factions of Mogadishu have been roused by a warring Dervish tribe from the North East. The disparate tribes hold a meeting in Mogadishu to determine the best way to rid themselves of the Italian occupation troops.

Any resemblance to a current movie, is purely coincidental.

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee - Shilka review

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee - Shilka review: So here's the first platoon which I've done for my Soviet force. I chose to do the Shilka first as it was the most tank like of what...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

DLD Productions

Welcome to DLD Productions, where we have an extensive selection of 15mm 
futuristic/scifi military vehicles!

We take pride in every vehicle we make, so you get the best there is. Period.

Quality cast resin vehicles that will hold paint well, and assemble quickly! Take a look around and see what is waiting for you in our Motor Pool! 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Armistice Day - Veterans Day 2015

November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."
In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.